"If Tomorrow Ever Comes" as written by and Todd C. Ashley....
And if tomorrow ever comes we'll buy ourselves new boots and coats;
We'll set things straight with all our friends. (and I'm still waiting)
And if tomorrow ever comes we'll send a check to the old man;
We'll have the time to make amends. (and I'm still waiting)
And if tomorrow ever comes we'll learn to like to be deceived
We'll watch ourselves on video. (and I'm still waiting)
And if tomorrow ever comes we'll curse the day we were conceived
We'll wish that we had never known. (and I'm still waiting)
No shoulder, no shoulder
No shoulder to cry on
We'll know how small we really are
We'll be amazed we've come this far
We'll rip the blinders from our eyes and truly see
You'll resurrect the crucifix atop a church of blackened sticks
We'll hope that we deserve to die unholy
And if tomorrow ever comes, maybe we'll get an explanation
I'm living in the shadow of your glorious truth
You played in the sunshine and dabbled in truth
Now what have you given me to remember you by
But hazy excuses and handful of lies
And if tomorrow ever comes they'll make us sorry we were young
But we'll be satisfied and fed
And if tomorrow ever comes they'll make us speak with just one tongue
We'll think of things we should have said. (and I'm still waiting)
No shoulder, no shoulder
No shoulder to cry on.
We'll set ablaze the ship of fools
We'll drive the vermin from our schools
We'll drag them screaming to the dark and smoking street
The crutch of vanity will crack
Beneath the burdens on your backs
As you are forced to torch the temples of conceit
And if tomorrow ever comes, maybe we'll get an explanation
Everything was easier when you had your time
You've taken my innocence and now you want my prime
Don't look so disappointed at my distrust
Because you've taken everything...
Except my disgust
And if tomorrow ever comes...


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"If Tomorrow Ever Comes" as written by Todd C. Ashley

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    General CommentIt starts quite like a depressed, nihilistic generation anthem, and then grows into something cryptic and abstract. "We'll set ablaze the ship of fools.
    We'll drive the vermin from our schools.
    We'll drag them screaming to the dark and smoking street". That's a nice line!
    Marquezon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like this song a lot
    ImGivingMyself2Asheson April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite song by any band. Absolutely amazing!
    BobbyjointRitualon August 15, 2008   Link

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