Original Song: Tomorrow

song a monthMonth 76 of original song a month project and a song I quite like! In fact, having only written it last week it has already found its way into the setlist for the first Magnificent Compañeros gig at the end of May! That said, it sounds quite different. My version here is very sketchy (yes, I should re-record the guitar solo!!)  but it does illustrate what I first played to the band a couple of nights ago. It was just with a guitar and quite a specific feel, but before you knew it the guys had gone rogue. A new drumbeat from Sil, a syncopated guitar approach from Aaron and it was a new song. It’s that process that still excites me most about the songwriting process: I love to hand over a set of lyrics and a chord progression and see what happens to it. When I get a recorded version from the band I’ll post it here as well, so you can hear the difference.

PS. How excited do you think I was to be able to work “torpedo punt” into a song. Happy days!

TOMORROW
©2018 Chuck Smeeton

You don’t miss the water, until the well runs dry
You won’t miss the sun until clouds cover the sky
I’ll see you in September when the mornings aren’t so chilled
And time has healed all the wounds that left us unfulfilled

It’s funny what you can see when the light is focussed right
And the prism of that forlorn hope hits you in the night
Staring at the ceiling that weighs upon your mind
Hoping for the dawn to strike the chord you need to find

(Chorus)
Tomorrow’s just another day
Just another day
Yesterday you had your say
Had your say

I want to believe in something, but I just can’t decide
There’s too much going on, I think that I should hide
A white-collar slave to the cost of continuity
The only choice that’s left is to embrace the perpetuity

Charity and chastity and a perfect torpedo punt
A metaphor of hope or another cunning stunt
Losing your head gracefully with manicured precision
Another fateful outcome that wasn’t your decision

(Chorus)
Tomorrow’s just another day
Just another day
Yesterday you had your say
Had your say

About the original songs
In January 2012 I commenced a goal of trying to write and record at least one song from scratch each month – sometimes it comes easily, sometimes it’s a real challenge, but I love the discipline it creates. I managed to complete the year, but it was so much fun that I’ve decided to keep it rolling for as long as I can.

 

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