Tomorrow Comes Today

Album: Gorillaz (2000)
Charted: 33
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Songfacts®:

  • Originally the title track of Gorillaz's debut EP, the song was later released as the fourth and final single from their eponymous first album peaking at #33 on the UK singles chart.
  • Here's Murdoc Niccals (one of Damon Albarn's many alter-egos)'s attempt to try to explain the song's meaning: "This song is sort of about the idea that… you think you'll ignore tomorrow and have your fun today. Take it all up front, y'know? Which sounds like a great idea until you realize that you're writing off today by taking tomorrow now. 'I'll pay with tomorrow….'? Yeah? It's kinda deep….Anyway."
  • The song's music video features a piece of street art by renowned street artist Banksy. Said Murdoc: "We focused in on a little piece of graffiti by a then unknown artist called Banksy. It was a spray painted image we found daubed on a wall, a bit of graffiti of a monkey wearing the statement "Laugh Now But One Day We'll Be In Charge", as a kind of placard-cum-apron. I thought it was a good piece of imagery to stick in. Kind of summed up how I felt about our band."

Comments: 1

  • Vocal0id F4n from Why Do You Care?I imagine tomorrow comes today being about selling your soul to become famous.
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