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    DAY AFTER TOMORROW
    (Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan)

    I got your letter today
    And I miss you all so much here
    And I can't wait to see you all
    And I'm counting the days dear
    I still believe that there's gold
    At the end of the world
    And I'll come home
    To Illinois
    On the day after tomorrow

    It is so hard and it's cold here
    And I'm tired of taking orders
    And I miss old Rockford town
    Up by the Wisconsin border
    What I miss you won't believe
    Shoveling snow and raking leaves
    And my plane
    Will touch down
    On the day after tomorrow

    I close my eyes every night
    And I dream that I can hold you
    They fill us full of lies everyone buys
    About what it means to be a soldier
    I still don't know how I'm supposed to feel
    About all the blood that's been spilled
    Will God on his throne
    Get me back home
    On the day after tomorrow

    You can't deny the other side
    Don't want to die anymore than we do
    What I'm trying to say is don't they pray
    To the same God that we do
    Tell me how does God choose
    Just whose prayers he will refuse
    Who spins the wheel
    Who throws the dice
    On the day after tomorrow

    I'm not fighting for justice
    I am not fighting for freedom
    I am just fighting for my life
    And another day on this earth dear
    I just do what I've been told
    We're just the gravel on the road
    And only the lucky ones
    Will come home
    On the day after tomorrow

    And the summer it soon will fade
    And with it comes the winter's frost dear
    And I know we too are made
    Of all the things we lost here
    I turn twenty-one today
    I'm saving all my pay
    And my plane
    Will touch down
    On the day after tomorrow

    © Jalma Music (ASCAP)


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