"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" as written by Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone and Tommy Ramone....
You're like a sailor with a girl on every shore
Stay with them now for they won't see you any more
Like a gypsy forever on the run
Stay for a while, while ya look for a whore
Like that sailor leaves, come back again
Stay for a while, and they won't see you again
Like that gypsy caravan forever on the run
Ya stay for a while, then you pick up and go

That's how you show
Your love for me
That's how you show
Your love for me
You're like
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Each time you call
You leave a little sorrow
You're like

Here today
Gone tomorrow
Each time you call
You leave a little sorrow
You're like

You're like that big, big star, he's tore the town apart
Givin' everyone to console their aching heart
Like that snow that fell, looks so wrong and out of place
Stay for a while, then you leave without a trace
That's 'xactly like that star, he tore the town apart
Leave everyone to console their aching heart
Like that snow that fell, looks so wrong and out of place
Stay for a while, leave without a trace

That's how you show
Your love for me
That's how you show
Your love for me
You're like
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Each time you call
You leave a little sorrow
You're like

You're like
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Each time you call
You leave a little sorrow
You're like

Like
Oooh-huh
Oh-ho
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Hmm, like
You're like
You're like
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Each time you call
You leave a little sorrow
You're like
You're like
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Each time you call
You leave a little sorrow
You're like

Yeah
Here today
Here today but gone tomorrow
Thank you


Lyrics submitted by nagromnai, edited by Mellow_Harsher, TheKirn

"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" as written by Joe Harris Leroy Bonner

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, TINTORETTO MUSIC

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    General CommentWritten by the Ohio Players in about 1968. Fabulous soul sound - fully captured by Bowie's version. Such a glorious song
    The original was a bit faster, but I just love this version - very well covered with a huge amount of reverence to the original
    nagromnaion December 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was an interesting cover that he added in David Live...I still wait to listen to the original...but I loved it, anyway.
    davidbowiefan1on October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSomeone very kindly rated up a comment I had made on this, so I revisited the comment and saw that someone had altered the composers names to the Ramones - who have a different song with same name - although David Live was released in the same year the Ramones formed (spooky!).
    This version was written by the Ohio Players themselves. There are a few different songs with this title, not suprisingly, as it is such a good phrase.
    nagromnaion November 18, 2016   Link

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