The 1997 album by the popular alternative band Everclear. The album went double platinum and spawned hits such as I Will Buy You a New Life, Everything to Everyone, Father of Mine, and One Hit Wonder. It has thirteen songs, plus one "secret" song at the end. All songs are by Alexakis/Everclear The tracklist is as follows:

  1. So Much For the Afterglow
  2. Everything to Everyone
  3. Ataraxia (media intro)
  4. Normal Like You
  5. I Will Buy You a New Life
  6. Father of Mine
  7. One Hit Wonder
  8. El Distorto de Melodica (instrumental)
  9. Amphetamine
  10. White Men in Black Suits
  11. Sunflowers
  12. Why I Don't Believe in God
  13. Like a California King. (This includes Hating You For Christmas, the hidden track.)



This is the first track off of Everclear's 1997 album So Much For the Afterglow. The song was written by Art Alexakis/Everclear. The title is sometimes abbreviated as SMFTA. It opens with a Beach Boys like vocal solo, and then the actual song begins. The lyrics are as follows:

this is a song about susan
this is a song about the girl next door
this is a song about the everyday occurences
that make you feel like letting go
yes I think we got a problem
so much for the afterglow


this is a song about susan
this is a song about the way things are
this is a song about the scary things
you see from the corner of your eyes
don't you wonder why?

we never talk about the future
we never talk about the past anymore
we never ask ourselves the questions
to the answers that nobody
even wants to know
i guess the honeymoon is over
so much for the afterglow


i remember we could talk about anything
i remember when we used to want to hangout
i remember we could talk about anything
i remember when we used to want to hangout
i remember we could talk about anything
i remember when we used to want to hangout
i remember when we used to want to hangout
i remember we could talk about anything
i remember i remember i remember

yeah we never talk about the future
we never talk about the past anymore
we never ask ourselves the questions
to the answers that nobody needs to know


oh well oh well oh well
so much for the afterglow
oh well oh well oh well
so much for the afterglow
oh well oh well oh well
yes i guess we need the drama


(so much for the afterglow)

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