"Maybe Tomorrow" as written by Steven Dale Jones, Bobby Wayne Tomberlin and Billy Henderson....
I've been down and
I'm wondering why
These little black clouds
Keep walking around
With me
With me

It wastes time
And I'd rather be high
Think I'll walk me outside
And buy a rainbow smile
But be free
They're all free

So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home

I look around at a beautiful life
Been the upper side of down
Been the inside of out
But we breathe
We breathe

I wanna breeze and an open mind
I wanna swim in the ocean
Wanna take my time for me
All me

So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home

So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home

So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home
So maybe tomorrow
I'll find my way home


Lyrics submitted by RedRaven, edited by lukekulich

"Maybe Tomorrow" as written by Marilyn Bergman Quincy Jones

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song probably qualifies for my "All Time Top 5". I've listened to this song so many times, I should hate it by now. I think it's about how we all feel down and depressed from time to time, but that it's important to find joy and happiness from wherever possible. Someday you'll find something which truly makes you happy, and which makes you stay that way; even when you're down and depressed.

    // I've been down and
    I'm wondering why
    These little black clouds
    Keep walking around
    With me
    With me//

    He's depressed, can't figure out why all the shit in life happens to him. We all feel that way when we're down, but we also know - deep down - that shit happens to everyone.

    // It wastes time
    And I'd rather be high
    Think I'll walk me outside
    And buy a rainbow smile
    But be free
    They're all free//

    We know that being depressed is just a waste of time, but that doesn't stop us. The easiest way of escaping a depression is getting out there, looking for a smile where you can find it. The beauty of a rainbow can bring a smile to your face if you let it, and the damn thing's even free. Being happy is free, it should be free.

    // So maybe tomorrow
    I'll find my way home
    So maybe tomorrow
    I'll find my way home //

    I think "find my way home" is a metaphore for finding his own true source of happiness. For some, it's getting that job they've always wanted. For others, it's finally meeting the guy/girl of their dreams. Others have always wanted a baby, but haven't had the luck so far. Maybe their application for an adoption went through, or whatever. If you just keep reaching for the simple joys in life, and never giving up, the true source of happiness will come along, you'll find your way home.

    I think that the last verses describes how he feels everyone else has their source of happiness, how he's been everywhere, feeling everything, not still having found his true source. I think it's about staying in there, having the patience, taking the time you need to get what you need, and it will come true.

    Long comment, but for an "All-time top 5"; I think it's worth it... :)
    oslofreakon July 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of Tim Henman at Wimbledon LOL
    Sirius1on March 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti thnk its about being depressed or something and always looking for happiness (find a my way home) and the "we breathe" means that no matter what we still stay strong and get through it all
    roseanna_nguyenon April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this is a little different but to me, I think it's about someone whose life is perfect to those on the outside looking in. Even though life should be great, something is missing... some sort of void.
    jamielynnon January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a good song, why are there no comments yet?!
    HeartOurHiveon November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm wondering the same thing, Heart. Great song - I absolutely love how it sounds. Just really, really soothing.
    SlickEagleon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEspecially the background vocals! Unbelievable!
    carollevon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an okay song...it leads into the movie Wicker Park...it's a very surreal song that attempts to hint at the hidden emotion that Josh Hartnett's character is still feeling after losing the woman he loves.
    OpinionHeadon February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard it at the end of crash in the credits and i came straight home to download it. i love it!
    PrincessWhiton May 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHint #4: If you were a rose that was stoned out of it's gourd, you'd probably your sister was the Messiah. What song is this?
    OpinionHeadon July 25, 2005   Link

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