But you say
Oh
When love is gone
Where does it go?
And you say
Oh
When love is gone
Where does it go?
And where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?

from Arcade Fire – Afterlife Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Sometimes trying to “work it out” is no more than an expression of faith in something you can’t touch or see anymore. The song compares the disintegration of a relationship to the death of a person — if there’s a heaven for people, why not for the connections between them?

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