"Tomorrow Is Today" as written by and Billy Joel....
I've been livin' for the moment
But I just can't have my way
And I'm afraid to go to sleep
Cause tomorrow is today

People tell me life is sweeter
But I don't hear what they say
Nothing comes to change my life
So tomorrow is today

I don't care to know the hour
Cause it's passing anyway
I don't have to see tomorrow
Cause I saw it yesterday

So I listen for an answer
But the feeling seems to stay
And what's the use of always dreaming
If tomorrow is today

Still I'm waiting for the morning
But it feels so far away
And you don't need the love I'm giving
So tomorrow is today

Oh, my. Goin' to the river
Gonna take a ride and the Lord will deliver me
Made my bed, now I'm gonna lie in it
If you don't come, I'm sure gonna die in it
Too late. Too much given
I've seen a lot of life and I'm damn sick of livin' it
I keep hopin' that you will pass my way

And some day if your dreams are leavin' you
I'll still believe in you

I don't care to know the hour
Cause it's passing anyway
I don't have to see tomorrow
Cause I saw it yesterday

Though I'm living and I'm singing
And although my hands still play
Soon enough it will all be over
Cause tomorrow is today


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"Tomorrow Is Today" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentI *love* this song; the emotions in it seem so real. There's an awesome version floating around on the Internet that has drums and stuff in the bridge.
    musicchick44on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's a real shame it isn't more popular, because it is really good. Seems exactly how I feel latley, everything seems exactly the same every day.
    joe123321on November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBilly Joel (in my opinion) is the single most amazing musician, singer, songwritter, storyteller in history. I read that this song was actually a suicide note that Billy had written in a half-hearted attempt to kill himself when he was younger. Thank God he wasn't successful.
    Amanda33on February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBilly Joel (in my opinion) is the single most amazing musician, singer, songwritter, storyteller in history. I read that this song was actually a suicide note that Billy had written in a half-hearted attempt to kill himself when he was younger. Thank God he wasn't successful.
    Amanda33on February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust as a note these lyrics were on a note he wrote when he tried to ingest furniture polish in a half hearted suicide attempt.

    This was after his band Attila released an album which bombed.
    GoodOmenson June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis has been my favorite Billy Joel song ever since I heard it, but you need to hear the original version on the original release, it's truly a masterpiece, the orchestration at the end is beautiful
    mbruno14701on April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree. This song is terrific. Nothing that you would want to influence on yourself, but a good song to express a mood of saddness in a cold, cold world when everything in your life is going wrong. Obviously Billy Joel has felt this before, because there would be no way to write songs with such close and intimate lyrics to express emotion. Like GoodOmens had said, Billy Joel once had his own band when he was younger, named Attila, which released one album self-titled back in 1970, and also he was going through a divorce. He tried to kill himself by comsuming furniture polish, which obviously failed, and that's great because we would have missed out of so many big hits if it were to be a success. There is even a song he wrote to help teenagers through suicidal thoughts, called You're Only Human (Second Wind). I encourage you to listen to it immediately after listening to this. You probably won't believe its from the same man!
    hekifieron April 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuch a damn beautiful song. I can relate, as for a while I had a fear of time passing and getting older, and people always told me to live in the moment, and yet that moment would eventually pass and become a memory anyway. I'm glad I finally got over that, though. His voice is so young and delicate in this song, as well....hard to believe this was a suicide note. Regardless, glad Billy Joel is still with us today.
    Grottolaon June 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my absolute favourite song by Billy Joel. It has such an intense meaning -his suicide note- and it sounds so nice BUT LISTEN TO THE 1971 VERSION (the one with the orchestra) the new (1980ish) re-release sucks.
    youtube.com/…
    KennyIngramon October 22, 2011   Link

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