Tomorrow

TOMORROW
(Siedah Garrett, The Brothers Johnson)

This tune was co-written with The Brothers Johnson. I was given the song by Quincy Jones whom instructed me to write a lyric to the already famous melody. It was Quincy’s idea to have a very talented, very young Tevin Campbell sing it for his “Back On The Block” CD. Recording this song with Tevin and the children’s choir was a high point. I first met Tevin Campbell at an audition for a new television sit-com called “Wally and the Diamonds.” I won the roll as the oldest sibling in a singing family, ala “The Partridge Family.” My younger sister was En Vogue’s Cindy Herron. Tevin played my young brother and one of the stars of TV sit-com “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” Tatiana Ali, played my youngest sister. Cool, huh?

I HOPE TOMORROW WILL BRING BETTER YOU, BETTER ME
I KNOW THAT WE’LL SHOW THIS WORLD WE GOT MORE WE COULD BE
SO YOU SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR HOPES AND YOUR DREAMS
YOU GOTTA GET UP, GET OUT, GET INTO IT, GET IT ON TO BE STRONG
IF WE TRY, WE CAN FLY TO A WHOLE ‘NOTHER PLACE
ALL WE NEED IS BELIEF AND A SMILE ON OUR FACE
WE CAN GO ANYWHERE WE WANT, ANY ROAD WE DECIDE TO TAKE
CAUSE WE’RE NEVER, NEVER EVER TOO FAR FROM TOMORROW TODAY
IF TOMORROW IS LIGHT IN A PLACE WHERE THERE’S NONE
THEN KNOW THAT NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE FAITH IN US ALL
YA KNOW WE’RE ALL IN THIS WORLD AND WE ALL CAN BELONG
WE GOTTA GET UP, GET OUT, GET OVER IT, GET IT ON TO BE STRONG
IF WE TRY, WE CAN FLY TO A PLACE IN THE SUN
ALL WE NEED IS PRECIOUS DREAMS AND A FRIEND WE CAN TRUST
WE CAN GO WHERE WE WANT, ANY ROAD WE CAN TAKE
AND WE’RE NEVER TOO FAR FROM TOMORROW TODAY
EVERYBODY SAY TOMORROW IS JUST FOR US TO SHARE
AND WE’RE GONNA SEND A MESSAGE OF LOVE, OUT EVERYWHERE
THERE’S A PROMISE OF LOVE TOMORROW HAS
SOMETHING SPECIAL AND IT’S SOMETHING WE KNOW WILL LAST AND LAST
CAUSE WE’RE NEVER FAR AWAY, NEVER
ONE THING WE CAN ALWAYS BE SURE OF
FAR AWAY, NO NEVER – THE PROMISE OF TODAY