After All

After all
The heart is not an empty vessel passively receiving.
After all
The heart can find no true escape though it may think it's leaving.
Some believe it's dangerous,
So they try to shut it off.

After all
The heart can be a cruel weapon when it's unforgiving.
After all
The heart continues keeping time though it has tired of living.
Some think they can rise above.
Some think that their love is weakness.

Chorus: After all is said and done.
After all around has changed.
After all you've loved has gone.
Something that is yours remains.

After all
The heart knows many things it doesn't have a way of saying. 
After all
The heart supplies the rules the mind's unknowingly obeying.
Some think things are as they seem.
Some think that their dreams are foolish.

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus

After all the failed attempts.
After all the hope in vain.
After all that never came to pass.
Something that is yours remains.

© Clive Smith 1997

© Clive Smith 2017