Day After Tomorrow
Tom Waits Lyrics


I got your letter today
And I miss you all so much here
I can't wait to see you all
And I'm counting the days here

I still believe that there's gold
At the end of the world
And I'll come home to Illinois
On the day after tomorrow
It is so hard and it's cold here
And I'm tired of taking orders
And I miss old Rockford town
Up by the Wisconsin border

What I miss, you won't believe
Shovelling snow and raking leaves
And my plane will touch down
On the day after tomorrow

I close my eyes every night
And I dream that I can hold you

They fill us full of lies, everyone buys
'Bout what it means to be a soldier
I still don't know how I'm supposed to feel
'Bout all the blood that's been spilled
Will god on this throne
Get me back home
On the day after tomorrow

You can't deny, the other side
Don't want to die anymore then we do
What I'm trying to say is don't they pray
To the same god that we do?

And tell me how does god choose?
Whose prayers does he refuse?
Who turns the wheel?
Who throws the dice?
On the day after tomorrow

I am not fighting, for justice
I am not fighting, for freedom
I am fighting, for my life
And another day in the world here

I just do what I've been told
We're just the gravel on the road
And only the lucky ones come home
On the day after tomorrow

And the summer, it too will fade
And with it brings the winter's frost dear
And I know we too are made
Of all the things that we have lost here

I'll be 21 today
I been saving all my pay
And my plane will touch down
On the day after tomorrow
And my plane it will touch down
On the day after tomorrow

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: KATHLEEN BRENNAN, THOMAS ALAN WAITS

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Faryaal Banday

"Day After Tomorrow"

I got your letter today
And I miss you all so much, here
I can't wait to see you all
And I'm counting the days, dear
I still believe that there's gold
At the end of the world
And I'll come home
To Illinois
On the day after tomorrow

It is so hard
And it's cold here
And I'm tired of taking orders
And I miss old Rockford town
Up by the Wisconsin border
But I miss you won't believe
Shoveling snow and raking leaves
And my plane will touch tomorrow
On the day after tomorrow

I close my eyes
Every night
And I dream that I can hold you
They fill us full of lies
Everyone buys
About what it means to be a soldier
I still don't know how I'm supposed to feel
About all the blood that's been spilled
Look out on the street
Get me back home
On the day after tomorrow

You can't deny
The other side
Don't want to die
Any more than we do
What I'm trying to say,
Is don't they pray
To the same God that we do?
Tell me, how does God choose?
Whose prayers does he refuse?
Who turns the wheel?
And who throws the dice
On the day after tomorrow?

Mmmmmmm...
I'm not fighting
For justice
I am not fighting
For freedom
I am fighting
For my life
And another day
In the world here
I just do what I've been told
You're just the gravel on the road
And the one's that are lucky
One's come home
On the day after tomorrow

And the summer
It too will fade
And with it comes the winter's frost, dear
And I know we too are made
Of all the things that we have lost here
I'll be twenty-one today
I've been saving all my pay
And my plane will touch down
On the day after tomorrow
And my plane it will touch down
On the day after tomorrow



All comments from YouTube:

Bluecoat

This song is so brilliantly anti-war.

coreycox2345

It reminds me of the letter I have that my great grandfather wrote to his wife from the trenches, Bluecoat. He expressed his love and asked about the son he had not met. He was killed a week later. It makes me hope the singer made it home.

Edd Fairman

Time waits for no man. Tom Waits for every man.

Robert Galletta

are you a wait lifter ?

Douglas Jensen

This song makes me wish that I knew what it is like to be a soldier, and it makes me thankful that I don't know what it's like to be a soldier.

Hampus Löhman

it's a "I'm not fighting for justice, I am not fighting for freedom- I am just fighting for my life, and another day in the world here" kind of day today

travis habursky

It's pretty nice until you're holding a buddy's intestines in. It loses it's luster quickly after that.

CrazyDiamond989

First time I heard this song I started crying. So beautiful....

Doctor Turdmidget

That's nothing. The first time I merely became aware of its existence, I literally shit my pants.

John Overman

I am not fighting for justice
I am not fighting for freedom
I am just fighting for my life
And another day in the world here

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