"Tomorrow People" as written by and Ziggy ...
Tomorrow people, where is your past?
Tomorrow people, how long will you last?
Tomorrow people, where is your past?
Tomorrow people, how long will you last?

Today you say you deyah
Tomorrow you say you're gone
But you're gone so long
If there is no love in your heart - so sorry
Then there is no hope for you - true, true

Tomorrow people, where is your past?
Tomorrow people, how long will you last?
Tomorrow people, where is your past?
Tomorrow people, how long will you last?

So you're in the air
But you still don't have a thing to spare
You're flying high
While we're on the low o-o-oh

Tomorrow people, where is your past?
Tomorrow people, how long will you last? Tell me now
Tomorrow people, where is your past? No where
Tomorrow people, how long will you last? Ten years!

Stop tellin' me the same story
Today you say you deyah
Tomorrow you say you're gone and you're not coming back
If there is no love in your heart oh now
There will never be hope for you

Tomorrow people, where is your past?
Tomorrow people, how long will you last? Ten years!
Tomorrow people, where is your past?
Tomorrow people, tomorrow people, come on
Tomorrow people, tomorrow people, come on
Tomorrow people, tomorrow people, no soon come
Tomorrow people, tomorrow people, soon come
Tomorrow people, tomorrow people, today is here

If you don't know your past, you don't know your future
Everyone
Don't know your past, don't know your future everyman
Don't know your past, don't know your future, come on
Don't know your past, don't know your future

How many nations
How many people did that one catch
How many nations did that one catch
Don't know past, don't know your future
Don't know past, don't know your future


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"Tomorrow People" as written by Ziggy Marley

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ISHTI MUSIC INC

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    General CommentThis song has a very strong meaning to me. In my point of view, the past is not more important than the future, that's why I sing this song in my heart and telling all the tomorrow people, "where is your past???"
    ohad1984on November 04, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionI like the song, but the lyrics are vague and do not really explain themselves. The underlying theme seems to be a lack of past, and thus a lack of identity among contemporary youth. However, that's all that is really offered, and the lyrics simply repeat themselves.

    My question is why does Ziggy (presumably) take the position that today's youth are ignorant of their past? What is his evidence?

    Again, the song is a good one, but never really gets past the course in my opinion. Thus, it's somewhat of an incomplete/unfinished thought.
    Epiphany2000on August 11, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about selfishness and greed exhibited by the United States.

    The U.S. is a relatively young country; it doesn't have a past that dates back centuries like many countries. The song infers that all the U.S. cares about is what it can gain from tomorrow, but it does not value it's ancestry.

    So this song is labeling the U.S. as the "Tomorrow People."

    Honoring the past is about honoring one's people and heritage. But the U.S. does not do that. It has no love:

    "If there is no love in your heart -- so sorry."

    The U.S. is advanced technologically, but according to the songwriter, the U.S. does not use it's abundance to help 3rd world countries that are less fortunate:

    "So you're in the air
    But you still don't have a thing to spare"

    In other words, the U.S. is so abundant that it has airplanes. However, the U.S. is not generous enough to share their prosperity with others:

    "You're flying high
    While we're on the low o-o-oh"

    Ultimately, the song is saying that while the U.S. is wealthy and prosperous, it has nothing of real value because it has no love. It does not help other people or nations.
    ashort003on November 06, 2013   Link

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