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"After the Play" by Faye Manning (c) 1997

She said you looked like the Devil
when you came to bed
you with your dark black eyes
you with your mouth so red
     But that's OK
     because I feel like HELL
     I wanna BE dead

**He said you crazy girl
**it's tearing me apart
**You are my one true love
**I want to touch your heart

Hey it was just a dream
but still I feel like lead
I'm gonna ride that snake
and feel its wicked head
     come on and take my soul
     you gotta feed that fire
     until we're BOTH dead

**He said you pretty girl
**You are so soft are warm
**I'll take you to the stars
**come lay inside my arms

She said, uh, you look like Jesus
now you got that beard
You with your clear blue eyes
You're what the Devil fears
     You gonna save my soul?
     You think it's worth the trip?
     Can't bear to BE here

**I'm such a messed-up girl
**I need OUTTA this skin
**I'm just hell-bent on death
**can't find a way to win

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Your life's a passing dream
It's over all too soon
You're dead a long, long time
and once the play is through
     nobody takes a bow
     there ain't no curtain calls
     that's it for me-n-you

**You are my sweetheart girl
**You make my life a rhyme
**don't be so mean to you
**I love you all the time

She said now you're my angel
won't you hold my head
You are my saving grace
Your lovin' keeps me fed
     come on and hold me close
     and we can sleep all night
     until the pain's dead

**He said you shine so bright
**Your soul's a burning flame
**a raging river flows
**you are consumed with shame

You take it all so hard
You got to laugh, my dear
a smile is magic grace
Your load'll disappear
     and when you get the joke
     then you can say good-bye
     to all your pain and fear

**She said my dearest one
**You are my truest friend
**You are the stars that shine
**You are the living end

Now we are dark and light
just like there's day and night
You gotta take what's here
It's like this everywhere
There is no other place
Her fingers brushed his face
I'm staying here in bed
and that was ..... all she said

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