"Tomorrow Comes Today" as written by and Damon/hewlett Albarn....
Everybody's here with me
(We) got no camera to see
Don't think I'm all in this world
The camera won't let me roll
And the verdict doesn't love our soul
The digital won't let me go

Yeah yeah yeah
I'll pay (yeah yeah yeah)
When tomorrow
Tomorrow comes today

Stereo I want it on
It's taken me far too long
Don't think I'm all in this world
I don't think I'll be here too long
I don't think I'll be here too long
I don't think I'll be here too long

Yeah yeah yeah
I'll pay
When tomorrow
Tomorrow comes today

(Da da da da da da da da)
(Da da da da da da da da)
(Da da da da da da da da)


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by BubbaRReed

"Tomorrow Comes Today" as written by Jamie Hewlett Damon Albarn

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  • +9
    General CommentI think you guys look into this way too much. It isn't a message in music form; it's music. It's emotion. The song has such a desperate, rat in a cage, feeling. He's lost in a world he doesn't understand and it never stops and it never starts. It's the constant loneliness of the world.
    Thevolatilon July 20, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI think it's about 2D/Albarn hiding from real life through technology i.e.: by watching tv and listening to the radio. He start saying everybody is there with him, but he's not in the world and the digital won't let him go. These people with him are actually on tv and he's hooked to watching tv. In the same verse he says there is no camera to see and the camera won't let him go. He also feels judged wrongly (the verdict). He feels watched and wants to hide from 'the camera', he doesn't want to be judged by the people around him (verdict). In the second verse he hides in the world of the radio after a long day, telling himself he won't be there too long (so he probably does this all the time and continues doing it).
    In the chorus it becomes clear that he is hiding away too much. He doesn't do his duties, like paying bills and taxes, and postpones them to 'tomorrow'. The problem is that tomorrow has already arrived, and so the next day becomes tomorrow. so he is postponing his real-life duties infinitely. You can hear it in the way he sings the chorus: he sings yeaheahyeah as though it bugs him, he waves it way: He'll pay tomorrow. That makes the meaning of the chorus ambiguous. The 'paying' might also mean that he'll regret what he's doing. And he'll find out the hard way.

    I think this is what the songs means. It seems to fit everything he says perfectly... This is my personal interpretation of the song though, I don't know if it is correct.
    wizzbooon April 15, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentits still the best song on ther CD
    darkpop2Dzombieon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think is about the world after Internet and the technologic revolution. With the digital cameras, everybody around the world can see you. ("Everybody's here with me, got no camera to see").
    2-D is a virtual boy, so the digital won't let him go.
    The computer technology go to fast that one day something is the best and the next day is obsolete. Then, the tomorrow comes today.
    Deadon June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis world--2d's disconnection from it, stereo i want it on--drown out the rest of the world
    i dont think i'll be here too long--his hoping he wont live too long in the world he loathes...
    HalfLifeSuicideon June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgod what a depressing song
    darkpop2Dzombieon June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentagree with the technological viewpoint, however i think it's more how it has lead to his disassociation with the world. 'digital wont let me go' , 'dont think im not all in this world'

    The future is coming rapidly. 'tommorrow comes today'
    iroon July 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe actual lyrics go: "the burden doesn't love our soul". i'm 100% sure.
    tehDemonManon June 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you want a depressing song...
    listen to "I Want To Be Alone" by Jackson C.Frank.

    very depressing.
    and look at the lyrics while you're listening to it.
    empireofstereonon June 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always think of the book 1984 :)
    Mononokeon December 19, 2011   Link

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