This Time Tomorrow

This time tomorrow
Where will we be?
On a spaceship somewhere
Sailing across an empty sea

This time tomorrow
What will we know
Will we still be here
Watching an in-flight movie show

I’ll leave the sun behind me
And I’ll watch the clouds as they sadly pass me by
Seven miles below me
I can see the world and it ain’t so big at all

Well, this time tomorrow
What will we see?
Fields full of houses
Endless rows of crowded streets

I don’t know where I’m going I don’t want to see
I feel the world below me
Looking up at me

Leave the sun behind me
And watch the clouds as they sadly pass me by
And I’m in perpetual motion
And the world below doesn’t matter much to me

Well, this time tomorrow
Where will we be?
On a spaceship somewhere
Sailing across any empty sea

Well, this time tomorrow
Where will we be?
This time tomorrow
What will we see?
This time tomorrow

Song Notes

“This Time Tomorrow” was originally released on The Kinks’ 1970 album, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. Ray Davies said of the song’s inspiration:

“I felt that I’d lost contact with my family. Because I’d been in a pop music bubble for five years, and I didn’t know the people around me anymore. “This Time Tomorrow” was about transience, and an ephemeral world. Clouds, and where do we play tomorrow, and what am I doing as a person tomorrow? It’s a floating song, and I was floating into a different era. Going with the flow for a while, until I work out where I want to be.