Mar. 30th, 2007

omorka: (Weird In Concert)
So this was originally a Bruce Hornsby song, and I think I like that version more, but this is the one I heard first. It's sort of out of step with the rest of the album, which is largely about settling down, having a mortgage and 2.3 kids, and leaving the whole idea of rebellion, revolution, and changing the world behind as childish foolishness. (The change of perspective in the first verse is also interesting - the fan dancer disappears out of Lewis's version without warning . . . ) It's a very '80s album, really. So there's a strange blip of hope that here, in this terribly Republican reformed-Boomer landscape, is this song about the difference between public piety and working faith.

It means more in Hornsby's mouth, but there's something satisfying about hearing Lewis, on the same album as "Stuck With You" and "Hip To Be Square," belt out

All I want from tomorrow
Is to get it better than today.
omorka: (Weird In Concert)
So this was originally a Bruce Hornsby song, and I think I like that version more, but this is the one I heard first. It's sort of out of step with the rest of the album, which is largely about settling down, having a mortgage and 2.3 kids, and leaving the whole idea of rebellion, revolution, and changing the world behind as childish foolishness. (The change of perspective in the first verse is also interesting - the fan dancer disappears out of Lewis's version without warning . . . ) It's a very '80s album, really. So there's a strange blip of hope that here, in this terribly Republican reformed-Boomer landscape, is this song about the difference between public piety and working faith.

It means more in Hornsby's mouth, but there's something satisfying about hearing Lewis, on the same album as "Stuck With You" and "Hip To Be Square," belt out

All I want from tomorrow
Is to get it better than today.

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