Talking to Tomorrow

By sarahalyse

Back some time ago, Joe made a guest appearance on the Cinematic Underground podcast, chatting with host Nathan Johnson about -- what else? -- hitting record. They had a long, interesting discussion on the topic, and at the end Joe sang one of his original songs, "Talking to Tomorrow." It was a story about a young woman Joe had met who let him borrow a blanket her grandmother had given her, then disappeared as people tend to do.

I simply adore the song, so for Joe's birthday this year I decided to enlist my brother (who you may recall from Teafaerie's birthday anthem, and is now a hitrecorder under the name ManWithHat) and make our own record of the song. He's just in town for a few days, so we had just a few tries to get it down, hence the smirking and grimacing.
For better or worse, happy birthday Joe!

LYRICS:

You let me borrow your blanket
before I had a bed
what she said on that night
we were drunk and on fire
We danced and we sang
we touched and we kissed
Was such that I've missed you since then

Remember when
Yesterday's for free
But you'd rather borrow
Can't you speak with me, no
You're talking to tomorrow
You're talking to tomorrow
You're talking to tomorrow
You're talking to to to

Now the wind's warm
and your clothes are all classic
Here and now, now and here
In New York, in the spring
I didn't bring back your blanket today
so next time
But right now I'm not sleepy anyway
So it's fine
It's so fine

This afternoon's for free
but you'd rather borrow
Can't you speak with me, no
You're talking to tomorrow
You're talking to tomorrow
You're talking to tomorrow


I've still got your blanket
So I'll call you again
But it won't be tonight
And it won't be the future
you fought to forsee
But it's not cool for me to live up to later

I could give it all to someone
I don't know who they are, though
Reverse presents to checks
And todays to tomorrows
You could have it all for free
but you'd rather borrow
Can't you speak with me, no
You're talking to tomorrow
You're talking to tomorrow
You're talking to tomorrow

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Talking to Tomorrow

Created: Feb 19, 2009

Tags: birthday, manwithhat, song, drum, video, joe, music, guitar

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