"From Now On" as written by Richard Davies and Roger Hodgson....
Monday has come around again
I'm in the same old place
With the same old faces always watching me
Who knows how long I'll have to stay
Could be a hundred years
Of sweat and tears
At the rate that I get paid

Sometimes I slowly drift away
From all the dull routine
That's with me every day
A fantasy will come to me
Diamonds are what I really need
Think I'll rob a store, escape the law
And live in Italy

Lately my luck has been so bad
You know the roulette wheel's
A crooked deal
I'm losing all I had

Soon be like a man that's on the run
And live from day to day
Never needing anyone
Play hide and seek
Throughout the week

My life is full of romance

Guess I'll always have to be
Living in a fantasy
That's the way it's got to be
From now on
You think I'm crazy I can see
It's you for you, and me for me
Living in a fantasy
From now on

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"From Now On" as written by Roger Hodgson Richard Davies

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    General CommentDavies describes the ultimate fantasy - rags to riches to rags and on the run with a life full of romance. Who doesn't have their little dreams while at work, wishing they were someplace else?

    And if that dream is too perfect, it doesn't seem as real - I guess that's why this dreamer's luck runs out - like it does in real life!

    It's funny though - if you're a Supertramp nut case like me, you know that while Davies talks here about the rate he gets paid, an earlier song, 'Poor Boy' says, 'One drop of rain, they complain, it's the same about the wage they're earning...', essentially not caring about the money.

    Very nice song and the chorus at the end was well done as well.
    ctlizyrdon September 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove the sax in this song, and preety much any supertramp song for that matter fucking geniuses!
    floydian18on June 21, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationFeel like it's about being depressed about your life. You go to work on Monday, see all of the same familiar faces and complete dull routinely tasks. It feels like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel with this situation.

    But you can only dream about the life you wish to lead, think of things you can do to get rich fast and leave the seemingly dead-end life you're stuck in, even if it's something illegal.

    But, alas, you know you'll never do such a thing, so the closest thing to liberation is just to dream, and live in a perpetual fantasy.
    stagnateon December 01, 2014   Link

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