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  • Afterlife  / Can't Stop Me (5:23)

    from Matadors


    Afterlife

    There is a light that wakes us up, and gets us out of bed us out of bed each day. 



    It is not the blue neon of digital clocks announcing a central point in a specific time zone.

    Nor the orange ball breaking the horizon, creating the very time zones of day and night. 



    Though it does create its own time zones. 

Here. Now. Back then.... and tomorrow. 



    The light of life creates and crosses each of those horizons. 



    There are those that believe in an afterlife. I am one of those. 



    But after life is as complex as the soap operas of our daily lives, 


    as simple as human history itself,

    as misunderstood as a the pearly gates,

    as over interpreted as the river Styx. 



    After life is simply that: After Life. 



    The life that we leave here on earth – after life. 

It is the life we leave - the world we have helped create 
for those after our own life has left us. 



    You have left for us is a perfect heaven 
through the light you have shown. 



    That is that light that gets us out of bed each day… 



    …may we continue to shine your light - right here - in the heaven that you have created

    so that others may feel it - right here

    - in the after life –

    forever.

    Credits:

    Afterlife/Can't Stop Me
    Chris Chandler/ Paul Benoit

    “Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.”  - Ali ibn Abi Talib


    Paul Benoit: Guitar, and Vocals
    Tige Decoster: Bass
    Dan Weber: Drums
    Frankie Hernandez: Trumpet
    Chris Chandler: Spoken Word

    Recorded originally at: Lost and Found Studio by: Blake Harkins
    with additional tracks at 31st Ave Studio by: Jakael Tristam, Seattle, WA
    and by Dirk Price in Ashland, OR
     
    Published by: 9th Wave Publishing/ Stray Dog Music

    Afterlife/Can't Stop Me
    Chris Chandler/ Paul Benoit

    Published by: 9th Wave Publishing/ Stray Dog Music

    updated: 2 months ago