Archive | May 01, 2017

Certain Songs #866: The Kinks – “This Time Tomorrow”

Album: Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround
Year: 1970

I guess that on one level, “This Time Tomorrow” is your standard “life is tough on the road” song. After all, over an energetic folk-rock backing — I don’t think there’s even an electric guitar anywhere on it — Ray could be construed as complaining about his life on the road by claiming he has no idea where he’s going be just 24 hours later.

But “This Time Tomorrow” doesn’t really come across as complaining, more like wistfulness at the life he’s chosen, airplane noises and all.