I just had a really bad fall

And this time it was harder to get up than before

I shouted to the heavens and a vision appeared

I cried out “Can you help?”, it replied “Not at all”

After the fall is over

You’ll be on your own

After the fall is over

So I fell on my arse, now I’m feeling the pain

But the feeling will pass and so will the shame

The bigger the ego, the bigger the fall

When your reputation counts for nothing at all

Ah, but when the mist clears, the sun will shine again

I will greet you when the sun shines again

After the fall (after the fall is over)

There’ll be a better day

After the fall is over

—Ray Davies, “After the Fall,” Other People’s Lives