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July 19, 2012

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Tomorrow (1968)

Originally named Thee Sixpence when they formed in 1967, this group was inspired to change their name after hearing The Beatles’ song “Strawberry Fields Forever”. Primarily remembered for their most successful song, “Incense and Peppermints” (which was originally released under the Thee Sixpence name), they are often mistakenly thought of as a one-hit wonder. The group actually had five hit songs (with two in the Top 40: one mentioend above and one heard below) and was essential to the development of the bubblegum pop genre. One of the group’s guitarists, Ed King, would later in his career join Lynyrd Skynyrd. Another of their guitarists, Steve Bartek, would later in his career join Oingo Boingo with pre-famed-composer Danny Elfman.

This song’s original version came from the group’s second album Wake Up…It’s Tomorrow released in 1968. It was the last album to include the group’s original lineup, which included both Ed King and Steve Bartek. This particular version of the song, however, was the mono version released in 1997. The most noticeable differences between this version and the original are the vastly different organ arrangement and guitar solo. Personally, I enjoy this version better than the original.

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Strawberry Alarm Clock - Tomorrow [Mono Version] (1968)

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Lyrics:

Tomorrow
Things won't be the same
Tomorrow
Life would be a different game

But, right now, I am with you and
Together we can make it through

Forever
Our love might last
Forever
Will come too fast

But, right now, I am with you and
Together we can make it through

We live in a world
Of carnivals and clowns
And buildings to the sky
That make us want to fly

We live in a world
Of carnivals and clowns
And buildings to the sky
That make us want to fly

But, right now, I am with you and
Together we can make it through

But, right now, I am with you and
Together we can make it through

Wow!

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