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all tomorrow's parties


composer
Written by: Reed


publisher
Screen Gems-EMI Music Ltd


background
"The Velvet Underground probably invented the easiest form of rock and roll, three chords, and fantastic street lyrics by Lou Reed and, of course, John Cale bring the arty side of it. We haven't chosen the main song here, we've chosen a song that true Velvet Underground fans will recognise as being one of the dark horses of their incredible catalogue."

"The song itself, I think, is about the end of an era. We've chosen to close the album with this song. It's not the end of an era for us, but it's certainly a stop-gap." - Jim




lyrics
And what costume shall the poor girl wear,
To all tomorrow's parties?
A hand-me-down dress from who knows where,
To all tomorrow's parties?
And where will she go and what shall she do,
When midnight comes around?
She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown,
And cry behind the door.

And what costume shall the poor girl wear,
To all tomorrow's parties?
Why silks and linens of yesterday's gowns,
To all tomorrow's parties.

And what will she do with Thursday's rags,
When Monday comes around?
She'll turn once more to Sunday's clown,
And cry behind the door.

And what costume shall the poor girl wear,
To all tomorrow's parties?
For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown,
For whom none will go mourning.

A blackened shroud, a hand-me-down gown,
Of rags and silks, a costume.
Fit for one who sits and cries,
For all tomorrow's parties.



discography
Album Version (3:33)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth

Neon Lights Promo CDR Neon Lights Album Samper Neon Lights German Promo CDR Simple Minds Limited Edition Neon Lights CD Neon Lights US Advance CD Neon Lights US CD Neon Lights Canadian CD Neon Lights Indonesian MC Neon Lights - Cry European CD