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Author: Barbara the Wallpaper-er (Professors' Bookshelf)  Story: Afterwards  Chapter: Default
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Afterwards

Afterwards

(a song in three parts)

 

Harry:

My window is wide open to the sultry, summer air

Owls fly freely in and out, but I can't really care

The sun is setting in the west

Your star rises in the east

Again I'm left here, all alone,

The one thing I need least.

 

Harry's Chorus:

Tell my mum I remember her

Tell Dad I know his voice

Tell them I don't cause much trouble

Unless I have no choice.

Tell them that I miss them

Despite how hard I try

And tell them that I miss you, too --

Why did you have to die?

 

 

Dumbledore:

My heart has been torn open, I know myself a fool

To put one boy above a world, a nation and a school

And now his grief is on my head

A death is on my hands

One more bright soul has slipped away

To undiscovered lands.

 

Dumbledore's Chorus:

Tell them that he's serious

Tell them that he can laugh

Tell them he has good friendships

And he's well-liked by the staff.

Tell them that we miss them

We're forever in their debt

And tell them that I miss you, too --

And never shall forget.

 

 

Lupin:

I always was the cautious one, the one who played it safe

I always knew restrictions, they didn't make me chafe

But you were like a comet

That blazes bright and free

Trailing flame and glory before

Plunging to the sea.

 

Lupin's Chorus:

Tell Lily that we love him

Tell James how well he flies

Tell Lily how he looks like James

Except he has her eyes.

Tell them that we miss them

In this time of fear and dread

And tell them that I miss you, too --

Damn you, for being dead.

 

 

Harry:

I want the shining dreams I had a scarce 2 years before

A world of grief and loneliness with a crumb of hope for more

But now my dreams have turned to ash

And none can tell me why

This prophecy fell upon me:

To murder or to die.

 

Harry's Chorus:

Tell my mum I remember her

Tell Dad I know his voice

Tell them I don't cause much trouble

Unless I have no choice.

Tell them that I miss them

Despite how hard I try

And tell them that I miss you, too --

Why did you have to die?

 

 

Dumbledore:

In trying to protect one boy, I made him stand alone

To undertake the burdens meant for a man full-grown.

In trying to save one man's life

I put him back in jail

And in one boy's raging tears

I see how much I failed.

 

Dumbledore's Chorus:

Tell them that he's serious

Tell them that he can laugh

Tell them he has good friendships

And he's well-liked by the staff.

Tell them that we miss them

We're forever in their debt

And tell them that I miss you, too --

And never shall forget.

 

 

Lupin:

I see the Dog Star overhead and it sparkles bright and cold

When did I get so weary; when did I get so old?

My hopes and dreams have vanished

Pushed beyond the pale

But shall I see you once again

When I pass through the veil?

 

Lupin's Chorus:

Tell Lily that we love him

Tell James how well he flies

Tell Lily how he looks like James

Except he has her eyes.

Tell them that we miss them

In this time of fear and dread

And tell them that I miss you, too --

Damn you, for being dead.

 

Together, round fashion: Harry's Chorus/ Dumbledore's Chorus/ Lupin's Chorus

 

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