This Time Tomorrow (song)

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"This Time Tomorrow"
album track by The Kinks from the album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
Released 27 November 1970
Recorded 1970 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Length 3:01
Writer Ray Davies
Producer Ray Davies
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One track listing
"The Moneygoround"
(7)
"This Time Tomorrow"
(8)
"A Long Way From Home"
(9)

"This Time Tomorrow" is the eighth track from The Kinks' 1970 album, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One. It was written by Ray Davies.

Lyrics and Music[edit]

"This Time Tomorrow", like most of the other tracks on Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, criticizes the music business. More specifically, the track complains of the monotony of being on the road. The singer, who is currently on a plane, wonders where he'll be "this time tomorrow." He fantasizes over what the future holds for him, pondering whether he'll still be on the plane, "watching an in-flight movie show", and dreaming of being "on a spaceship somewhere sailing across an empty sea." He'll "leave the sun behind [him] and watch the clouds as they sadly pass [him] by," and says he "can see the world and it ain't so big at all." "I don't where I'm going, I don't want to see," the singer laments.

"This Time Tomorrow" opens with the sound of an airplane flying, followed by guitar and banjo. The song also features Kinks pianist John Gosling, with the song being one of Gosling's first ever appearances on a Kinks record. In fact, the song was among the tracks that Gosling attempted the first day he auditioned for The Kinks.[1]

Release and Reception[edit]

"This Time Tomorrow" was first featured as the opening track on the second side of the Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One album, and was not released as a single.

"This Time Tomorrow" has generally received positive reviews from critics. In his review of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called the song one "three of [Ray Davies's] best melancholy ballads" (the other two being "Get Back in Line" and "A Long Way From Home".)[2] Andrew Hickey said in his book, Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964–1974, that the song is "one of the most affecting songs on the album and "endlessly listenable."[3]

Film appearances[edit]

"This Time Tomorrow" appeared alongside "Strangers", and "Powerman" in the Wes Anderson 2007 film The Darjeeling Limited;[4] These songs were added to the soundtrack album of said film. Paste Magazine placed this appearance at number nine on its list of the thirteen "Great Musical Moments in Wes Anderson Movies."[5] In 2005, "This Time Tomorrow" made an appearance in the French Philippe Garrel film Les amants réguliers.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jovanovic, Rob. God Save The Kinks: A Biography. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "AllMusic". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  3. ^ Hickey, Andrew. Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964 - 1974. pp. 140–141. 
  4. ^ "The Darjeeling Limited (2007) - Soundtracks". IMDB, the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  5. ^ Stiernberg, Bonnie. "Wes Anderson Best Song/Movie Combos". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  6. ^ "Les amants réguliers (2005) - Soundtracks". IMDB, the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-04-07.