the song
title : The morning after
written by : Mark E. Nevin
song copyright : © 1984 Compact Composers Ltd

the performance
musicians
Sadenia Eddi Reader vocals
Mark E. Nevin piano, calipe †, acoustic guitar
Phil Sewell bass
Dave Ashley drums
? strings

†   possibly intended to identify the small, quiet organ used in the opening instrumental passage, this might be interpreted as ‘calliope’, although I believe that that name refers to a loud, steam-driven, mechanical organ
music
key : B minor (chorus D major) modulating to C minor (chorus E flat major)
time-signature : 12/8
tempo : MM 61·5
form : i V C V C M ½v ½V C Cx
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

The morning after

– organ alone

it was a mess in my room that morning
filled with the night before
nothing left that morning
no more us anymore

and it’s still the morning after
yes it’s still the morning after

a prisoner here I stand
behind the bars of yesterday
and ever since that morning
it’s always been the same

and it’s still the morning after
yes it’s still the morning after

again and again it’s always the same
living with the ghost of your love


aah, la-la-la

ever since that morning
it’s always been the same

and it’s still the morning after
yes it’s still the morning after

{again and again it’s always the same with you} [behind each line:]
yes it’s still the morning after
oh it’s still the morning after
yes it’s still the morning after
oh it’s still the morning after
yes it’s still the morning after
yes it’s still the morning after
yes it’s still the morning after
ooh-ooh

explanations
the backing vocals are provided by a multi-tracked Eddi

the recording
personnel
produced by : The Academy of Fine Popular Music
recorded by : ? at possibly Wave Studios Complex?
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
signal path : AAA
song timing : 4:09
released on
album : Do they mean us [comp.] side 4, track 5