Menzingers, The - After The Party Lyrics




It's the little things my mind commits
To etch behind my eyelids
Like getting stoned when we wake up
Coffee grounds in coffee cups
Your silhouette in high top sneakers
And hardcore from laptop speakers
The classics to the more obscure
From Minor Threat to your old roommate's band

Like a kaleidoscope in vibrant hues
I navigate 'round your tattoos
Said you got that one on a whim
When you were breaking up with him
And that Matryoshka Russian doll
That lines your shelf from big to small
What a way to start anew
To shed your skin and find the old you

Everybody wants to get famous
But you just want to dance in a basement
You don't care if anyone is watching
Just as long as you stay in motion
We put miles on these old jean jackets
Got caught up in the drunk conversations
But after the party, it's me and you
After the party, it's me and you

With a new outlook on everything we see
From high up on this rooftop over South Philly
To the nights we lose all self control
From the sex, from the drugs, from the rock and roll

Everybody wants to get famous
But you just want to dance in a basement
You don't care if anyone is watching
Just as long as you stay in motion
We put miles on these old jean jackets
Got caught up in the drunk conversations
But after the party, it's me and you
After the party, it's me and you
After the party, it's me and you
After the party, it's me and you





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Menzingers, The After The Party Comments
  1. Kai Xi

    Why is that part at 3:06 even in the video?

    ZMOLIE

    Kai Xi to show that they have a weird & unique relationship. They enjoy doing dumb shit like going to thrift stores and dressing up. I think they show that at the end as a memory of the good times as they are falling apart.

  2. Theo Black

    Tip service workers

  3. Luiiz Neto

    Flow the Cure haha,good job guys!!!

  4. Toby R

    I get it. We were young. I was 21, she was 19. It was absolute CHAOS. But within that chaos, was something absolutely fucking beautiful.

  5. 1984vsAk47

    So have an abortion because you don't want to stop partying? Nice message there.

  6. signed_y0urs_truly

    I love this song and video me and my girlfriend to the fullest

  7. John Johnson

    whoa the date above the ATM machine is my 11th birthday wow

  8. Planet_Eater0819 YT

    Late 2019? Anyone else on this masterpiece?

    Avery Lovell

    2020 here and i can never get enough

  9. Philip Tomah

    Modern day Sid and Nancy but with survival

  10. IЯΟΛ†

    My life in a nutshell without hapoy end :D
    The best band Ive ever found to be honest :) Maybe someday I'll meet u in a Prague <3

  11. Bradlee Burnham

    This song to me is about how important it is to be okay with being alone. Because if you can't be okay being alone with yourself, how will you be okay being alone with someone when everything else has stopped? During the silent moments, during the boring ones. When everyone else has left the party, and it's just the 2 of you, are you both strong enough individually and together that you have a great foundation? That you can sit through the silent or boring or still moments together and still feel just as happy. Or did you need the craziness and chaos of the party around you to keep you together? Because at the end of the day, when you're in a relationship, it comes down to just the 2 of you. Nothing else matters but how the 2 of you are together, separate from everything else.

  12. lala

    this makes me miss not having a care in the world and just having reckless fun with friends

  13. Jack H

    Anyone from reddit?

  14. ScottsSlasherWorld

    I love this song and video so fucking much!!!!

  15. Adrian Steele

    audio engineer was like "shit this snare sounds good better make it loud af"

  16. julien englin

    Great song!

  17. glass4breakfast

    this is like watching a life or a really good movie reflecting life which takes really good actors n good directing n filming. amazing job to everyone involved here! made me feel feelings, alot of them! good n bad memories I'd never trade for anything.

  18. Glenn Danzigg

    Bring back Bob and the Sagets

  19. ADucksOpinion

    so like the girl was a hoe and fucked over both guys? sound about right

    Brad and Mieke's Adventures

    It's the same guy throughout the video. Just during the 1 shot she's just talking to someone at the bar and he gets jealous. You can even read her lips when the boyfriend comes up she goes "hey babe." Unless you saw something else in the video, or interpreted the lyrics differently than I did, which may be possible, haha.

  20. nicholas bravo

    You know this song makes me think of wtf went wrong between us ........ ☝️ so true

  21. Oh its Mike

    I've had times like this, but haven't in years. Fuck depression.

  22. lew0015

    Why did you have to make me cry guys. I was already in love.

  23. Gary Smith

    I will always come back to this song and video. Fucking Menzingers. Heartbreaking nostalgia in an audio-visual bottle.

  24. Gustavo Franco

    on repeat

  25. Justin Wood

    Powerful video

  26. NitroZachmo

    I noticed a Hyster forklift in one scene of the music video I approve because I build those 😊

  27. Dan Berkey

    Beautifully directed. Brought back memories of a different life, or so it seems, ha. Good memories.

  28. The Hollow Truths

    amazing video dudes.

  29. The Shelf TV

    honestly the best music video ever

  30. 1987Magnus

    Saw them in Worcester Sunday.  Damn did they bring the noise!

  31. Michael Somer

    This is sad but she is hot

  32. Ramus Doyle

    Holy Fuck. An actual real fuckin music video compared to most junk these days

  33. Andrew Gonzales

    I mean it's always the toxic relationships that's stay with you forever and you wouldn't have it any other way even if you claim you love the one your with now......

  34. heidi morrow

    💙💚💜💛 one of my all time forever fav bands!!!! Awesome live

  35. Jim Parker

    Idk if you guys are familiar with Trophy eyes, but they used that same laundrt mat in their music video "Chlorine". Lol

  36. Anthony Vaccaro

    This song hurt my feelings.

  37. K Da Poor Kid

    I'm in one of these relationships and this makes me miss something I already have.

  38. Gut Pile

    Well I’m glad I’m single

  39. shottingham

    Jusssst to hop on my previous statement about feeling like shit and good music/videos -- I dont regret much in life. Besides what everyone else does. But my actual biggest regret is fobbing off seeing Modern Baseball at the Vic Inn in Derby. Fuck anxiety, fuck depression, fuck self-doubt. There is so, so many bands that I have missed because of this shit mentalhealthbullshit. Do yourself a favour, don't miss out -- go see that band. You'll appreciate it.


    Yep. The same for The Menzingers. I've been going through some absolute shit these past few weeks, months, years and these guys have been a fuckin' beacon of hope. I'm on the brink of death but I just pop on Chamberlain Waits and I think things might just be okay.

  40. Michael Maia Schlüssel

    Try watching this video listening to 'Casey'. Just do it.

  41. Nayeli Guadalupe

    This reminds me of andy black

  42. Ricardo .Ramos

    I have something in my eye, excuse me for a sec.

  43. jeffrey jacobson

    At the gym doing leg press, phone on my stomach. Mid set my thigh presses my phone and this wound up playing this, happy accidents

  44. Jhesi Ortega

    Como se llama la chica del video?

  45. Jhesi Ortega

    Como se llama la chica?

  46. Isaac Hernandez

    Let’s be honest; this is the best band of the 21st century.

    Procur3

    This and Belmont

  47. 1987Magnus

    I had a love like this and lost a baby the same way they did.  To live this authentically, despite the pain, is beyond words.

  48. Joshua Spradlin

    I don't care where life takes me, as long as I have you

  49. xLazarusEnvy

    Never watched such a fitting and absolutely beautiful video to go with hearing the song for the first time.

  50. Max Maexchen

    this song is so great

  51. Desolate Soul

    Nothing short of an amazing band.. meaningful music!

  52. Robin Breyl

    Yeah, nice video.
    But the song... that Song, that‘s one of the most powerful rock songs I know. It‘s like. a rocket booster propelling me through my day.

  53. Hey Kellaway

    This song just never gets old

  54. christy simarmata

    It was like yasinta and her ex tho :') she love this song very much!!

  55. Bruna Elle

    Discovered this song by accident a month ago, now I can’t stop listening to it and every time that I watch the video it makes me cry so much. I don’t even know why

  56. Godless Commie

    I love and relate so much to the story this song/video tells. Ive been in a couple of these amazingly disfunctional/codependent relationships. They are paradoxical in that from my experience the passion and companionship experienced compared to that of which most would call a "healthy" relationship is greatly unsurpassed. The inseperable attraction, the sex, comradery, usually drugs, reckless devotion, and what i call the "Bonnie and Clyde" or "Sid and Nancy" mentality are what make these relationships so intensely devoted yet highly destructive. For me memories of this type of relationship comprise equally the best and worst memories of my life. I think what happens is a rare phenomena when two rebel kindred spirits discover, come to understand and identify each others true nature. While this sounds ideal for any relationship the issue is the "rebel" side of their nature (for lack of a better word, character flaw would be innacurate of what im describing). These are characteristics and behaviors that when paired with another spirit with its own unique characteristic/behaviors tend to ideally balance each other out.
    When the two aforementioned "kindred rebel spirits" meet these potentially damaging characteristics are embraced, brought to the forefront and exacerbated. Again, from my experience these two souls form a perfect storm of unflinching loyalty, unhealthy infatuation, lovedrunkeness, the melting of each of their individual needs and identities and more often than not at the very least borderline substance abuse tendencies. The merger described above often devolves from an intense unparalleled bond/romance to a codependent, drug riddled embodiment of chaos and debauchery. The end of which usually for me signaled a trip to rehab, a requisite changing of phone number/address and emotional scars which usually take me a couple years to move past. Dont get me wrong. Im not entirely denouncing this type of relationship. As i said before the love and connection i felt in these relationships is still to this very day incomparable and unmatched. I wouldnt trade that experience of having felt so intensely about and forging an unbreakable bond with another person for anything. Was it highly unhealthy behavior that ultimately ended in an equally intensive chaotic heartbroken dischord? Absolutely but experiencing this vast, complex range of feelings/emotions concurrently with someone else is what comprises the best parts of being human. Of course the destructive nature and woes that follow would comprise the other nature of being human. You either get burned by the fiery passion, learn from it and move on/heal or it consumes you and a departure in a fiery blaze of debauched, codependent glory is inevitable. I have personally experienced two such relationships. One sent me down a dark path where once passion and burning love reigned but were replaced by vengeful anger and spiteful indignation. I didnt understand what the saying "a thin line between love and hate" really meant until embarking on that darkest of journeys. The second aforedescribed scenario culminated in a trip to rehab followed by a still to this day ongoing process of self rediscovery and emotional healing. Sorry for the longwinded sappy verbal diarrhea, but seeing this video dredged up intentionally buried feelings. I felt it necessary for cathartic ends to tell my story of life,love,sex,violence and heroin as I relate it to this song/video.
    I would love to hear similar stories from others. When im feeling robotic from the work/eat/playiflucky/sleep cycle i watch this video and take a stroll down debauched memory lane to remind me im still human and was fortunate to know the absolute best and the infernally worse the human experience has to offer. #noregrets #theanarchyandtheecstacy # lovemolotovsandrevolution

  57. Gianni Antonaccio

    Just wow.

  58. Raised Fist

    This make me miss my youth...

  59. Juan Barcelo

    Was listening to headbanding metalcore then listen to this song and watching the video and im crying now. Beautiful band

  60. Rodrigo Barata

    who are the actors?

  61. Renaldo Matadeen

    2019 and we still here

  62. retror0b0t

    this video looks like a hold steady song

  63. Herbert Cioran

    LYRICS

    "After the Party" by The Menzingers

    It's the little things my mind commits
    To etch behind my eyelids
    Like getting stoned when we wake up
    Coffee grounds and coffee cups
    Your silhouette in high top sneakers
    And hardcore from laptop speakers
    The classics to the more obscure
    From Minor Threat to your old roommate's band
    Like a kaleidoscope in vibrant hues
    I navigate around your tattoos
    Said you got that one on a whim when you were breaking up with him
    And that Matryoshka Russian doll
    That lines your shelf from big to small
    What a way to start anew
    To shed your skin and find the old you
    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    With a new outlook on everything we see
    From high upon this rooftop over South Philly
    To the nights we lose our self control
    From the sex, from the drugs, from the rock and roll
    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

  64. Freek Achu

    It's the little things my mind commits
    To etch behind my eyelids
    Like getting stoned when we wake up
    Coffee grounds and coffee cups
    Your silhouette in high top sneakers
    And hardcore from laptop speakers
    The classics to the more obscure
    From Minor Threat to your old roommate's band
    Like a kaleidoscope in vibrant hues
    I navigate around your tattoos
    Said you got that one on a whim when you were breaking up with him
    And that Matryoshka Russian doll
    That lines your shelf from big to small
    What a way to start anew
    To shed your skin and find the old you

    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

    With a new outlook on everything we see
    From high upon this rooftop over South Philly
    To the nights we lose our self control
    From the sex, from the drugs, from the rock and roll

    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

  65. Cult Magic

    Josh I miss you.

    Cult Magic

    You said you would date me in a heartbeat yet you left just like that after i begged you not to.

    Cult Magic

    I dont know if you'll ever see this but I love you and I dont care if its not what strangers usually say to each other. I love you. please come back.

  66. Freek Achu

    Like the Flatliners, but soo much better. Forgive me.

  67. Duane Hicks

    Damn, this is a really great video.

  68. Lila Flanagan

    this music video is like tumblr in 2012

  69. Gabriele Mallegni

    I could see this video and listen this song forever. A love story that never ends.

  70. Dad Monster

    This ain’t it chief.

  71. tbirdpunk

    Well... that was 3 minutes and 40 seconds of trashy people making bad decisions. Decent tune, though.

  72. kaela satin

    It's the little things my mind commits
    To etch behind my eyelids
    Like getting stoned when we wake up
    Coffee grounds and coffee cups
    Your silhouette in high top sneakers
    And hardcore from laptop speakers
    The classics to the more obscure
    From Minor Threat to your old roommate's band
    Like a kaleidoscope in vibrant hues
    I navigate around your tattoos
    Said you got that one on a whim when you were breaking up with him
    And that Matryoshka Russian doll
    That lines your shelf from big to small
    What a way to start anew
    To shed your skin and find the old you
    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    With a new outlook on everything we see
    From high upon this rooftop over South Philly
    To the nights we lose our self control
    From the sex, from the drugs, from the rock and roll
    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

  73. Michael C

    The girl in this video is the same girl from churches music video - the mother we share.

  74. MaugothWolfGoat

    this is a bit gay, but still, it's a guily pleasure

  75. Moka .-.

    Sick fucking video, probably the best way to shoot the lyrics. Great quality and lighting

  76. Erick Mazur

    This a little too close to home

  77. oryan katzav

    It's the little things my mind commits
    To etch behind my eyelids
    Like getting stoned when we wake up
    Coffee grounds in coffee cups
    Your silhouette in high top sneakers
    And hardcore from laptop speakers
    The classics to the more obscure
    From Minor Threat to your old roommate's band

    Like a kaleidoscope in vibrant hues
    I navigate 'round your tattoos
    Said you got that one on a whim
    When you were breaking up with him
    And that Matryoshka Russian doll
    That lines your shelf from big to small
    What a way to start anew
    To shed your skin and find the old you

    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

    With a new outlook on everything we see
    From high up on this rooftop over South Philly
    To the nights we lose all self control
    From the sex, from the drugs, from the rock and roll
    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

  78. 1987Magnus

    God I hope they make it.  Fuck I hope they do.

  79. Michael Spoto

    they should break up. it's a toxic relationship

  80. Dave Melroy

    SVA sticker at 3:04 lets go!!! (my alma mater)

  81. corre Marquinho, corre se inscreva no meu canal

    It's the little things my mind commits
    To etch behind my eyelids
    Like getting stoned when we wake up
    Coffee grounds and coffee cups
    Your silhouette in high top sneakers
    And hardcore from laptop speakers
    The classics to the more obscure
    From Minor Threat to your old roommate's band
    Like a kaleidoscope in vibrant hues
    I navigate around your tattoos
    Said you got that one on a whim when you were breaking up with him
    And that Matryoshka Russian doll
    That lines your shelf from big to small
    What a way to start anew
    To shed your skin and find the old you

    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

    With a new outlook on everything we see
    From high upon this rooftop over South Philly
    To the nights we lose our self control
    From the sex, from the drugs, from the rock and roll
    Everybody wants to get famous
    But you just want to dance in a basement
    You don't care if anyone is watching
    Just as long as you stay in motion
    We put miles on these old jean jackets
    Got caught up in the drunk conversations
    But after the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you
    After the party, it's me and you

  82. Yasinta Eka

    It was like me and my ex tho :') love this song vrry much!!

  83. Joey Charles

    Philly stand up

  84. Max Maexchen

    Great Song

  85. Dominique Rodriguez

    This video reminds me so much of my current relationship, evertime I feel that my relationship is dysfunctional I go to this video and It helps me..

  86. Arlyn Maas

    This song makes my heart hurt in a good way. Perfect.

  87. storiestobetold12

    reminds me of the Kids in Love video by mayday parade

  88. We Want Sound

    it is really american...love this song but this movie...cliché...bisous

  89. Sloth King

    Jesus what happened to Kyle Thrash?

  90. Leslie Dom

    Someone punch me in the face

  91. Juliana Villafradez

    This song makes cry like a baby.

  92. tazmon122

    i don't think i can ever hear this song without crying. what i've lost. what is gone.
    it's ok she didn't stay. she just left a lot of scars that will never heal.
    it's ok my friends moved back home. the cops still barge into our old haunts on noise complaints no one made.
    the only regret is that i let it all go to my head.

    Jake Geeslin

    tazmon122 fuck me. That one hit hard.

    Zane Sherwood

    Wow. Just, wow.

  93. brownpunk

    Guy who directed this vid needs a goddamn oscar..

  94. Jeff Panetta

    Scranton PA 😍

  95. mroriginal1984

    How did this never make it on to Shameful?

  96. Its Maya

    she's flat

  97. Chase Allsup

    The fact that this song is not in the billboard top 10 proves the world knows nothing about quality music anymore

  98. naiLhead

    Drug addiction sucks

  99. streetdog75

    2018 is coming to a close, and I hope that couple is still together.