Tomorrow Never Comes

Album: True Defiance (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • After the onslaught of the first four tracks on True Defiance, this song finds Demon Hunter chilling out just a tad. Said frontman Ryan Clark to Alternative Press: "I like albums with peaks and valleys. I get bored with records that sit in a singular dynamic from start to finish, which is why we've always incorporated songs like this on our records. It allows us to explore an entirely different set of emotions and a varying musical style at the same time. There's still a dark, heavy quality to it, but it comes as a welcome calm from the preceding brutality."
  • Clark admitted some people might get confused about the song's meaning. He explained to Alternative Press: "I have to admit I like to play with words that sound like they're saying something but actually mean another, which is definitely the case with the chorus on this song. 'If tomorrow never comes for all the cold and bitter ones, we can breathe.' At first glimpse, it seem like I'm saying 'if the cold and bitter people would just die, we could breathe easy,' but what I'm actually referring to is someone whose life is in a downward spiral - and the hope that whatever ill fate dwells around the corner, never comes for them."
  • Clark on Patrick Judge's guitar work for this track: "I love the opening lead that Patrick wrote. It's got that epic 80s hair metal vibe without being too obnoxious. Every time I hear it, I picture Patrick playing it standing on top of a grand piano with a giant fan blowing his hair back. I absolutely love the guitar solo in the bridge of this song as well."

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