Arcade Fire - Afterlife Lyrics




Afterlife
Oh my God, what an awful word
After all the breath and the dirt and the fires are burnt
And after all this time, and after all the ambulances go
And after all the hangers-on are done hanging on in the dead lights
Of the afterglow

I’ve gotta know…

Can we work it out?
If we scream and shout, ’till we work it out
Can we just work it out?
Scream and shout ’till we work it out
’till we work it out, ’till we work it out
’till we work it out, ’till we work it out

Afterlife
I think I saw what happens next
Oh, it was just a glimpse of you, like looking through a window
Or a shallow sea
Could you see me?
And after all this time
It’s like nothing else we used to know
And after all the hangers-on are done hanging on in the dead lights
Of the afterglow

I’ve gotta know…

Can we work it out?
If we scream and shout, ’till we work it out
Can we just work it out?
Scream and shout ’till we work it out?

But you say, “Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?”
And you say,
“Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?”
And where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?

And after this
Can it last another night?
After all the bad advice
That had nothing at all to do with life

I’ve gotta know...

Can we work it out?
If we scream and shout, ’till we work it out
Can we just work it out?
Scream and shout ’till we work it out?

But you say,
“Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?”
And you say,
“Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?”
We know it’s gone
But where did it go?
And where do we go?

Is this the afterlife?
It’s just an afterlife with you.
It’s just an afterlife.
It’s just an afterlife.
It’s just an afterlife with you.
It’s just an afterlife.
It’s just an afterlife.





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Arcade Fire Afterlife Comments
  1. Luis Reds

    I’m sobbing so hard. This video is, by far, one of my all-time favorites.

    Pedazo de video!

  2. Sergio Bulla

    Por queeeee! Quitaron la canción de Spotify

  3. myusername0wns

    I hate Mexicans.

    Harry D

    That's because you're a piece of shit. Fuck you 🖕

  4. Brian Earner

    RIP roxcett, influence

  5. Alex Oyarzabal

    Amazing video. Awesome song

  6. CommunistNumber1

    *"..What did you do today?"*

    How is this kid *survive* that?

  7. Mari Leyva Tejero

    Esos chicos me recordaron un poco a Sean y Daniel del videojuego "life is strange" ... Nadie mas? 😢

  8. do Teu

    the older videoclip with umbanda was amazing; from a brazillian fan

  9. Melissa Goretti

    By reading the comments I just realized that I’m not the only one in tears while listen to this song, and the video it’s heartbreaking... my husband showed me this song and its my favorite from ARcade fire.

  10. joseph yourgan salinas garcia

    bro, please somebody tell me why isnt the album reflektor on spotify?, im su Fckn sad

  11. David Quijada Fernández

    Afterlife, oh my God, what an awful word
    After all the breath and the dirt
    And the fires that burn
    And after all this time
    And after all the ambulances go
    And after all the hangers-on are done
    Hanging on to the dead lights
    Of the afterglow

    I've gotta know
    Can we work it out?
    We scream and shout 'till we work it out
    Can we just work it out?
    Scream and shout 'till we work it out?
    'Till we work it out, 'till we work it out
    'Till we work it out, 'till we work it out

    Afterlife, I think I saw what happens next
    It was just a glimpse of you
    Like looking through a window
    Or a shallow sea
    Could you see me?
    And after all this time
    It's like nothing else we used to know
    After all the hangers-on are done
    Hanging on to the dead lights
    Of the afterglow

    I've gotta know

    Can we work it out?
    Let's scream and shout 'till we work it out
    Can we just work it out?
    If you scream and shout 'till we work it out?

    But you say
    Oh, when love is gone
    Where does it go?
    And you say
    Oh, when love is gone
    Where does it go?
    And where do we go?
    Where do we go?
    Where do we go?
    Where do we go?
    Where do we go?
    Where do we go?
    Where do we go?
    Where do we go?

    And after this
    Can it last another night?
    After all the bad advice
    Had nothing at all to do with life

    I've gotta know

    Can we work it out?
    Scream and shout 'till we work it out?
    Can we just work it out?
    Scream and shout 'till we work it out?

    But you say
    Oh, when love is gone
    Where does it go?
    And you say
    Oh, when love is gone
    Where does it go?
    Oh, we know it's gone
    Where did it go?
    Oh, we know it's gone
    Where did it go?
    And where do we go?

    Is this the afterlife?
    It's just an afterlife, with you
    It's just an afterlife
    It's just an afterlife, with you
    It's just an afterlife

  12. Claudia Pulgar

    Es triste la pérdida de un ser querido. Pero más difícil es cómo vivir sin ellos.

  13. robert velez

    This is one my my favorite bands one of the most beautiful songs this band has ever written, the video is completely compelling to me at this moment as I search for songs that with soul that I can connect because my mother had just past away not realizing how much I and my father relate to this as we try to move and grieve. 😪🙏😁❤👩‍🦳

  14. Lucas Pires

    Showing the reality of many people around this globe... I1m from Brazil and I see everyday people like these strong and brave people. Congrats to all involved in this...

  15. Ahmad Gül

    Perfecto ! 👌🏻

  16. Paul Whelan

    New order 10 yrs ahead of this song Boring childish yrics

  17. David Milroy

    Phenomenal video, thank you to the ARTISTS

  18. Bennies Pizza

    This album is still my favorite of Arcade Fire's
    Yall should listen to Running by Retrofile ... Another great Canadian indie group!

  19. Lee Senkowych

    Not just a band but true artists

  20. wereververgas s

    Yo no jalo pero la canción esta chida jajajaja xd

  21. Narcy Romero

    I miss my mom so much.

  22. Victoria P

    I played this multiple times a day when my grandma died. I think it perfectly encompasses the feeling of heartbreak in all stages of our lives. The feeling of loss in a loved one. You still feel the love for them but you also sit there wondering where did it go?

  23. carstereobandits

    im not crying you're crying. ok I'm crying too.

  24. Raskacio 34

    "pasando", como dice pablo a algunos les gusta hacerse los ciegos, yo paso.

  25. Yazmin Estrada

    The best song ever! ❤

  26. Frankie Poag

    When love is gone where does it go?

  27. Erika Vergara

    Excelente producción. Felicidades a Emily

  28. Alyson Flaviano

    I'll never be able to watch this video and do not cry.

  29. Daniel Lohnes

    How can ANYONE possibly give this song and video a thumbs down?

  30. heardashot

    An emotional masterpiece!...thank you Arcade Fire. Sincerely.....

  31. Tim Goa

    One of the beautiful things about this is that the mother was the salvation in each of their nightmares.

  32. OnTheEDge

    why mexicans??? can't get it...

  33. Carlos Garcia

    Arcade fire, una banda que toca el corazón con su música, los vídeos tienen algo que te mueve los sentimientos.

  34. Karina Arte

    Eres perfecta CARAJO

  35. SovTekBestTek

    There's almost nothing on youtube I care about - less I find interesting. Of those few that matter to my life, there's a few that impact me and I consider defining. Then, there's this video, that I literally can't watch without crying like a child. I think people either feel it and understand what it feels like directly, or they haven't gotten old enough yet to understand. But every six months or so I think of it, and cry all over again.

  36. federick

    This is pure art! And how the hell this isn’t on spotify??

  37. Logan Cochran

    It took me forever to find love for this album, it's hard after an album like The Suburbs, which is in my top 10 of all time. Reflektor is miles ahead of Everything Now though. This song is great

  38. HarryMason 85

    The narrative of this video is so strong. But you have to watch it at least a hundred times to get everything. And at that point, you could write a whole novel about it... if you had the skill.
    so sad I don't have it...

  39. Andrew Mojzer

    The kid's look at 1:21 kills me.

  40. Scott

    I definitely have some rain on my face now. Beautiful video.

  41. Paul Baker

    Obviously this shudda been the ‘OFFICIAL’ video, amazing, amazing band🔊🔊 https://youtu.be/WrJSFNSjlI0

  42. Alfonso Barona

    missing you so much...

  43. Jojo Hod

    Siempre escuché esta canción y me ponía nostálgica, pero definitivamente con el video tiene un mayor significado acerca de lo que es la vida al lado de las personas que uno ama, esto es arte, transmite ese sentimiento de dolor y de sanación

  44. Nini Cs

    Donde quiera q estés, quiero q sepas q yo si te veía. Te fuiste demasiado pronto y no pudimos conocernos. Hasta siempre

  45. Matt

    Its ok to cry, we "all" deserve love, freedom and a better future! Hate no one!!

  46. Xavier

    le début de la fin... dommage quel gâchis ..

  47. Colleen Crawford

    i just heard this song and saw the video for the first time. Have I been under a rock? Beautifully done

  48. Michelle Xochicale

    Volvió

  49. Jasmine De la Vega

    I always cry when I see this video.

  50. Janderson Rocha

    Why 2019.

  51. Carmelina Gando

    No me esperaba un vídeo así desde que escuché la canción, me imaginaba algo mas psicodélico o algo así, no esperaba algo tan profundo💖 me encantó! Que buen vídeo.

    Felicidades🍃

  52. Sofía Ponce de León

    Vine a llorar

  53. Dein Busfahrer

    0:59 one ,to' too much

  54. Gamer 303

    im here in 2019 at 5 in the morning! these comments are years old. this video is like his dreams in the basement, faded away and lost.

  55. Carlos Magana

    This is a himn for life and death...

  56. Ambers Adventures

    I’ve been watching loads of music videos and I have been bawling my eyes out while watching them.

  57. Edgar Cross

    This music video is better than ROMA

  58. Daniel Schloss

    I really like this music video. To me its about emotionally dying after a divorce and asking where the hell you are after being without your love. You are dead in the afterlife stuck with memories. Great song.

  59. Rodrigo Caballero

    Outstanding job on the video and song :)

  60. Imported TV

    Always great to come back to watch this video!!

  61. Cyber Set1890

    Es un crimen que no este en spotify, un crimen te lo digo!

  62. sad girl1996

    Que nostalgia mano 😍❤😭

  63. Enrique Garcia

    Mis respetos para esos señores que dios los bendiga mucho me acorde de mi papa

  64. David Bradshaw

    I text my wife I lover her almost every time I watch this

  65. Flor Hernandez J

    Amo esta canción y video. En un momento de decisiones difíciles en mi vida, la escuchaba una y otra vez. La letra me confortaba y entonces fue natural decidir por lo realmente importante. Continuar. Six years after, thanks for this Arcade Fire.

  66. Tony Queen

    if you are just starting to tune into AF... start from the funeral and work your way through.

  67. Aaron Calderon

    Por que no sale esta canción en Spotify? :c

  68. Isabella Ramos

    I have never cried so hard

  69. Christopher Willoughby

    What a beautiful film to accompany an amazing, haunting song. Very poignant and almost hard to watch without thinking of loss.

  70. Joan González Porta

    very beautiful video, timeless!

  71. Erik Fuchs

    Un video muy conmovedor que siempre trae lágrimas a los ojos, especialmente cuando perdiste a alguien que amas :-( Un gran cumplido especialmente para Pablo, este es uno de los videos musicales más hermosos que he visto y realmente He traducido este texto del alemán al español, espero que aún puedas reconocer algo que quiero decir :-)

  72. maite

    Wonderfull vídeo.

  73. alex ortega

    This video always makes me cry, omg i love this song and video

  74. Clara Sbrt

    2019? ❤️

  75. 羅宇志

    The video recalls me the movie "Eternity and a day"

  76. Sean Smith

    when he hugs her at the end. and she barely reacts. cry. every. time.

  77. Enrique Garcia

    Familia 💪

  78. Carl Johnson

    Why does this song make cry?

  79. Will W

    Another masterpiece by Arcade Fire, one that moves you to dance and cry at the same time.

  80. Devin Taylor

    Why is it in mono...

  81. Vianey Villegas

    Such an amazing piece of art.

  82. esteban abarca

    Habia escuchado la cancion , pero cuando vi este video se me hizo un nudo en la garganta . . .

  83. Tristan Williams

    Absolutely perfect amazing song

  84. slipknoises

    Shitttt músic

  85. Sofía del Río

    I wanna smoke pot with Win Butler

  86. Jack's Broken Heart

    My boyfriend passed away last year and I dedicated him this song, I told him 'If this wouldn't work, I would look for you in another life'. This song is so powerful, so full of love and wishes, please don't erase it.

    Eric Stefko

    I am sorry for you loss

  87. Naquana Beretta

    AFTERLIFE, Oh my GOD, what an awful word🦋

  88. Top Secret Sound

    https://youtu.be/vBBdsLfGyB0

  89. Gilberto Ramirez Hernandez

    Este video me sigue haciendo llorar

  90. Maja J

    When love is gone
    Where does it go?

  91. Giovanni Jay

    love this song

  92. Parker Romanek

    I’m not crying are you crying

  93. I have something to say

    There goes my heart. 💔

  94. Sebastián Zamorano-Cofré

    New Order - Temptation ?? 🤔🤔

  95. canadalotuseater44

    mother or wife. song to really think about religion and the afterlfe

  96. Royal Radish

    I listen to this song as I’m getting ready for church.❤️

  97. Izabela Costa

    This song overflow my heart

  98. Raquel Pereyra

    Hermoso vídeo..cada vez que lo veo me emociona, es hermosa la idea que transmite. Gracias Pablo Soriano por su mensaje, excelente trabajo de los tres..el pequeño es muy tierno...