TOMORROW

Tomorrow
Will it really come ?
And if it does come
Will I still be Human ?
All I ask of you is one thing that you never do

Would you put your arms around me ?
(I won't tell anyone)
Tomorrow
Does it have to come ?
All I ask of you is one thing that you'll never do

Would you put your arms around me ?
(I won't tell anybody)
Tomorrow
And what must come before ...

Oh, the pain in my arms
Oh, the pain in my legs
Ooh, my shiftless body

Tomorrow
It's surely nearer now ?
You don't think I'll make it
I never said I wanted to !
Well did I ?

Oh, the pain in my arms
Oh, the pain in my legs
Oh, yeah; oh, yeah
No, yeah; no, yeah
Through my shiftless body

Tomorrow
Tomorrow
All I ask of you ... oh ...

Is : would you tell me that you love me
Tell me, tell me that you love me
Tell me, tell me that you love me
Tell me that you love me !
Ah, I know you don't mean it
Ah, I know you don't mean it
Tell me, tell me that you love me
Tell me, tell me that you love me
Tell me, oh, tell me, oh
Tell me, oh, tell me, oh, tell me, oh
Tell me, oh, tell me, oh


This song was remixed by Steve Peck for the US single release; the same vocal is used, therefore the lyrics are identical.
Morrissey borrows the title of a Sandie Shaw song for this finale to the album, a strong song with themes of rejection, failure and longing. He describes the pain as physical, and hints he won't even make it to "tomorrow" because of "what must come before". Of course he's delighting in using "tomorrow" ambiguously, the literal meaning lending an undercurrent of dark humour, while, more whimsically, tomorrow is being used to refer to some time in the future when everything's OK. His despairing of tomorrow ever happening is throughout the song : "all i ask of you is one thing that you'll never do...", "will it really come ?", although he also fears it.
The usual pattern is followed, whereby the end of the song reveals something new, putting all the previous lyrics in context: here he is asking not for something mundane as "put your arms around me", but rather the blockbusting "tell me that you love me". This theme of unrealistic hopes and desires being smashed against the rocks is common to many songs of Your Arsenal.

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