Why “Tomorrow” is the Best.Song.Ever.

“Tomorrow” is the best.song.ever (not to be confused with my favorite song ever).

A young girl who was left on the doorstep of a drunk, chain-smoking haggard belts this song out with a heart-warming smile. She lives day after day with a woman whose general viewpoint is apathetic at best. She lacks compassion. She despises kids. Her love is bankrupt. Yet Annie is optimistic despite this woman and the circumstances.

“Tomorrow” captures so much about Annie – her mindset, her hopes, her dreams, and her beliefs. Annie’s tomorrow hasn’t gotten better in years yet she still believes things *will* improve if she just hangs on ‘til tomorrow. Her optimism oozes every time she sings it.

Perhaps the best part of the song is that it’s contagious. It’s still circling in my head weeks after we saw the play. Lila Pearl erupts into the lyrics daily.

This song left a permanent, happy tattoo on my soul when I was 9 years old. “The sun will come out tomorrow” is the message I hope will stay with my girls…I want to say forever but instead I’ll write… tomorrow and all the tomorrows after that.

Here’s the original. I’ll bet this 1 minute stays in your head for 1 week, 1 month, 1 year or more.


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