Life AfterLife

by Dee Long

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1.
Toronto 04:06
I was born in an average family grew up in a happy home. Got no stories no there ain't no crimes I've done I'm just singin' you this song. There ain't nowhere that I like more than Toronto Lord I know she'll never die. Even if I never come back to Toronto I will never say goodbye. Aaah Maybe south down cross the border Visit US of A. Spend my life well I'm doin' just what I need to But I'll never be free. There ain't nowhere that I like more than Toronto Lord I know she'll never die. Even if I never come back to Toronto I will never say goodbye. Aaah Goin' where I need to Doin' what I have to.
2.
I just can't help myself You've got control of me I'm not the kind who likes to hang around I just can't help myself I should walk away But something's telling me to stay I can't help it I can't help it if I love you I can't stop it And I'm not gonna try to I can't help it I can't help it if I love you Got to fill this emptiness inside It's like telepathy Almost magnetically Every part of me is drawn to your side It's not like me to be Goin' out of control You could stop it if you tried I can't help it I can't help it if I love you I can't stop it And I'm not gonna try to I can't help it I can't help it if I love you Got to fill this emptiness inside I just can't help myself You've got control of me It's a tragedy what you have done to me A major catastrophe It's getting out of control You could stop it if you tried I can't help it I can't help it if I love you I can't stop it And I'm not gonna try to I can't help it I can't help it if I love you Got to fill this emptiness inside I can't help it I can't help it if I love you I can't stop it And I'm not gonna try to I can't help it I can't help it if I love you Got to fill this emptiness inside I can't help it I can't help it if I love you I can't help it I can't help it if I want you
3.
Dog Star 03:57
It really doesn't matter where you are You could be living on a distant star Just as long as you're feeling right You could be happy on this fine night If you just use a little imagination And put your mind in a new situation You could be tripping through the galaxy Lost in a dream just you and me You reach your arms up to the sky And cast your love across the universe You're feeling happy but you don't know why And I'll go dancing on the distant dog star with you As we go traveling through time and space And leave the earth to the human race On our approach to the dog star We can see the Milky Way bar On a planet in a new constellation We begin a great celebration We will sing and dance until the day For tomorrow is a week away You reach your arms up to the sky And cast your love across the universe You're feeling happy but you don't know why And I'll go dancing on the distant dog star with you
4.
As I walk along a lonely street Autumn leaves fallin' at my feet I can feel my heart skip a beat as I Recall you standing in the Winter snow on this corner where we used to go And the problem is I'll never know quite why It's not right The way you walked away From my life Without a word to say It's not right, it's not right The way the years have gone right by But you can never, ever go back again As I turn the corner round the bend Suddenly I think I'm back again I can hear your voice calling out my name As I turn around and you're not there And the only sound upon the air Is the trickle of a tiny tear again And there in front of me one last time I can see the old five and dime Near the bus stop where we used to meet And as I step into the street I can see the driver in his seat A look of horror as the tires begin to screech
5.
Older 02:54
It seems like each day you get older And each day the world becomes colder In a cynical way Time Do you feel like you've missed your time? I feel like I've missed mine And I'm losing my way I think it's time you realized For I can see it in your eyes You seem convinced that you will live forever Over I feel like my life has blown over I keep looking over my shoulder And seeing nothing but grey It's a crime Don't it seem like such a crime I wish I had more time But I'm drifting away Older You see it's like I told you You've gained the right to grow older By living today I think it's time you realized For I can see it in your eyes You seem convinced that you will live forever
6.
Many years ago in a town of York I know There was born a child and on his face he had a smile. Smile The people gathered round and tried to teach him how to frown He did not heed a word to smile that way is so absurd. Smile Soon he'll be a Man we must make him understand Life is a bore that's for sure. Daa da da He's getting old these days with still a smile upon his face. And no one is his friend with so much love they'll not contend. Friend Sad a soul has he companionship is not for me. I cannot take a wife so now it's time to take my life. Life After Life Life Afterlife
7.
He looks at the girls with his evil eye Makes them wish they was someplace else He'll twist their thoughts with his pretty words Make them extensions of himself He's the reincarnation of Hitler The daughter of the devil all right Let me ask you Mister Manson Do you sleep at night? Well he'd like to melt your mind with hydrochloric Acid in a little pill He'll take a thing called love and make you hate it And claim to cure your ills He took the madness of a generation And made them madder still Tell me won't you Mister Leary Keep your little pills He'll fill you with his empty statements Directed to a fool Then he'll ignore his own unending speeches And bend the golden rule In the name of God he'll tell you That he's better than all the rest Let me tell you Mister Manson Jesus has been and left Let me tell you Mister Manson Jesus has been and left
8.
Mexico 03:20
I saw a man just a day ago Walkin' down the road to Mexico And on his back he carried all the good things that he'd owned He'd carefully remove them when he wanted to get stoned. I saw his face he was a friend of mine But still he was no friend of mine And as he passed he looked at me with eyes all black and red And in his face as pale as sand I saw that he was dead. I want to leave him far behind And yet I stay here by his side I just can't hide. I saw a man just yesterday And he had a lot of truth to say And in his eyes I saw the light of all the days and nights I followed him, home again into a better life.
9.
Mine 04:37
I know your name, in any language it's the same It's only words that make it change Take my hand and help me understand the ways that intersect to make a plan I can not believe it's you again I can see that's all I'm your friend, but no I'm not the end in all we're just a port below the storm Take my hand again I ask you and you know it's getting easier all the time I can not believe it's you again I can hear you call I know your name, in any language it's the same It's only words that make it change Take my hand again I ask you and you know it's getting easier all the time I can not believe it's you again I can hear you call
10.
Late last night while wishing on a star Down from the sky came a man in a car He said "Get in, Jackson Come on let's go for a ride" Outta sight Sitting in the cockpit strapped down in a chair I said, "Hey, tell me What's that over there?" He said, "Meet my computer." He's a friendly son of a gun and we're having fun Playing cards on Venus in a cloudy room Pass a glass of ammonia, I got to get off soon Sunbathin' on Mercury or jammin' on Jupiter Which do you prefer? It's getting pretty late, I got to go home Nice to have met you, what's your telephone? Maybe soon I'll call you If I can afford the fare It's long distance out there Anus of Uranus, he's a friend of mine He's a first-rate party and a real fine time Anus of Uranus, he's a friend of mine He's a first-rate party and a real fine time
11.
Honesty 03:16
Making music is one way I can say what I want to say Now I know your the only one who can hear Met a fool over a year ago Now I know, should have never known Still she's taken truth away from me, so Can't you see what you've done to me Only honesty can set you free A girl I knew broke an hour glass Now she's waiting for time to pass Though she's gone she's the only one who can hear Can't you see what you've done to me Only honesty can set you free
12.
Silver Ocean 04:47
When I say your name I Feel I should refrain from Speaking out of turn like just such a fool Is it not like me to Feel I have to see through Everyone I know or would like to, know All I ask to see, is proof of your virginity Swimming is such fun In a Silver Ocean I'm glad that you came along with me Golden sunlight glistening I'm not sure you're listening Lazy summer day not long to, be All I ask to see is proof of femininity Up and down in time Waves of perfect sine Beads of radiance surround my mind Lower down we go Solar waves in tow Chromium mountains loom below us Silver Ocean you're the image of my life When I've seen you I will gladly say goodnight Slither through the sand In this never land You could say that everything is light Slower down we grow, not much left to go Stainless valleys all, confound us Silver Ocean you're the image of my life When I've seen you I will gladly say goodnight Silver Ocean
13.
I have been living in a four dimensional World And I pass through time and clearly find each moment, unfurled Flying like a butterfly I skip from year to year And alight to find the World is dying and there's nobody here. We're on a collision course with History I know for I have seen what is to be I must shout out loud Behind every silver lining there's a cloud. Mankind is festering in a most familiar way And the cities are a fungus, spreading the decay The death of Man is progressing in a geometric way Less than half a century remains 'til Judgment Day We're on a collision course with History I know for I have seen what is to be I must shout out loud Behind every silver lining there's a cloud. We're on a collision course with History I know for I have seen what is to be.
14.
Whatever 02:50
I said to Alice girl I can't go with you. Bear me no malice girl but I've been untrue. Girl you're taking me down with you Down with you Girl you're washing me out to see Whatever is left of me. I said to the doctor get me your answer now. Though you're the Doctor I'll listen anyhow. Sir you're taking me down with you Down across and through Sir you're dumping me out to see Whatever is left of me. I said to my sorrow let us not fool this way Maybe tomorrow really will be a better day. You you're taking me down with you Down with you. You you're calling me back to see Whatever is left of me.
15.
1 2 3 5 04:38
1 2 3 5 what is it for? Where did it come from is there any more? What is it doing? Never understood. Would you try to listen even if you could? When will I find out? When will it begin? Flood of a Nation payment for our sins. I seem to be free. Feel the flood wash over me. Has it begun? The exodus of every one. I seem to be free. Feel the flood waters washing over me. Has it begun? The exodus the exodus of every one. Of every one.
16.
Across your open mind I trace erratic lines In motion and in time I fought a battle won To the surface of the sun Through fires on and on It's only you It can't be me For I myself refuse to be I am someone you'll never know I am the little neutrino Solus is not far away It's face is brighter than a day So don't turn me away It's only you It can't be me For I myself refuse to be I am someone you'll never know I am the little neutrino And now I'm passing through The one who's known as you And yet you'll never know I do
17.
Anywhere 04:57
In the morning when I wake up And find it hard to clear my head Then I think back to the days when a man worked hard to keep his family fed. And I wake up and I wonder When the rest of the World will too. People everywhere walking up and down the avenue Everybody's getting in the way I don't know what to do Hit by a truck or run over by a bicycle In the city you can't see the forest for the people. Let's get away we'll take a trip to anywhere Far back in time or maybe to the nearest star Wonderful day, we'll leave the World behind and I'll go anywhere as long as it's with you. If I asked you would you come or are you just like the rest If we try hard don't be surprised If we find a paradise And we'll wake up without a care And the rest of the World will too. People everywhere walking up and down the avenue Everybody's getting in the way I don't know what to do Hit by a bus or run over by a bicycle In the city you can't see the forest for the people. Let's get away we'll take a trip to anywhere Far back in time or maybe to the nearest star Wonderful day, we'll leave the World behind and I'll go anywhere as long as it's with you. In the daylight when I look up And find the World has let me down Then I think back to the days when a man could live his life without a sound. And I wake up and I wonder When the rest of the World will too. People everywhere walking up and down the staircase Everybody's getting in the way and gettin' in my face Hit by a car or run over by a court case In the city you can't see the forest for the human race. Wonderful day we'll take a trip to anywhere Far back in time or maybe to the nearest star Wonderful year, we'll leave the World behind and I'll go anywhere as long as it's with you.

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A "new" album of old songs, "Life AfterLife" is a collection of songs written decades ago including a few written over 40 years ago.

Some of these songs were recorded by Klaatu, while others have been released previously in demo form.

I wanted to revisit these songs and bring them up to date, and record them the way I always heard them in my head, or at least as close to my hopes and dreams as possible.

I hope the Klaatu fans will find them unique and interesting, and just maybe they will find a wider audience in the future.

I dedicate this album to the memory of my best buddy, Ringo the cat who passed away during the time I was recording “Life AfterLife”. His memory is as precious to me as these songs are.

Dee Long

Song list:

Toronto
I can't Help It
Dog Star
Never Go Back
Older
I Cry Out
Life AfterLife
Mister Manson
Mexico
Mine
Hanus Of Uranus
Honesty
Silver Ocean
Collision Course
Whatever
1 2 3 5
Little Neutrino
Anywhere

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released January 20, 2011

All music and production by Dee Long except "Little Neutrino" drums by Randy Cooke, drum recording production by John Jones.

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Dee Long Sunshine Valley, British Columbia

My band Klaatu found World wide attention in the 70s.
Albums on this site were all recorded after leaving Klaatu.
“Been Here Before” was recorded at ESP studios in Buttonville Ontario.
“Digital” was recorded in Britain where I worked at AIR studios with George Martin.
“Outside”, “Welcome To The Future”, “Life AfterLife” and “Run 4 Cover” were all recorded at my home studio on Seton Lake, BC.
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