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Old 05-19-2018, 12:53 PM   #1
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Come Tomorrow (the song)

Everyone who's saying this song isn't that bad is just fucking wrong. When I saw this on the stream last night my instinct was "this is the worst song DMB has ever made". I have now watched it again, and I stand by this assessment.

It has exactly one thing going for it: Jeff solos for a minute. This is not a reason to like a song. Jeff is amazing; if you made any space for him to solo anywhere it would be good. What is he soloing over? Generic pop chord progression #3, mid tempo, with nothing interesting happening. This doesn't count.

And aside from that? Holy fucking shit.

Exhibit A: I'm not kidding about generic pop chord progression #3; Dave is doing nothing interesting in this song at all. Usually, even when he's doing something simple like Proudest Monkey, it's still at least a little unique or distinctive. The syncopation there is unusual. But here, Is and Vs and IVs on quarter note downbeats. If you heard someone other than Dave sing this, you would not for an instant think he had written it, right?

Exhibit B: Buddy Strong, who otherwise was basically badass, is playing the worst synth string sound I've ever heard. And is he doing countermelodies with it? Syncopation of any kind? No. Remove him from the song and nothing goes except that cheesy sound. More quarter note downbeats on obvious notes.

Exhibit C: Carter is good at writing interesting drum parts. There is plenty of ghost snaring and weird kick drumming going on here. But on a scale of Carter Beauford, this is at best a 1.5/10. For real people.

Exhibit D (edited; my original post quoted lyrics incorrectly): The lyrics are full of shitty generic language like "times will change" and "good to go" instead of any actual specific imagery or intent. We're not even in "heal the world, make it a better place" territory. "All the girls and boys will sing, come tomorrow, we'll get everything, so as long as we survive today, come tomorrow we gon' find a way". Like, I know he's not aiming for The Dreaming Tree here, but "find a way to get everything" isn't exactly a rousing anthem.

There's more, but I can't. I would actually rather listen to Blackjack.

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Old 05-19-2018, 12:55 PM   #2
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Sadly, I will admit, this album is going to totaly suck. It’s not the worst song ever written, but if this is the kind of song dave is proud of and wants to showcase, there is no hope.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:59 PM   #3
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Yeah, it's awful. My bar is set so low now: just give me songs I don't have to cringe throughout. This one fails miserably in that regard.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:00 PM   #4
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Worst song in their catalog, and by a wide margin. This song might be what does me in as a DMB fan, it's that bad. It doesn't even sound like DMB, Mitch said it best when he said it sounded like Dave was doing a parody of his cheesy stuff, but sadly it's not parody.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:09 PM   #5
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Yeah this does nothing for me. I'm a firm believer in having the lowest expectations possible with this band lately. It worked charms with AFTW, which blew past mine. This somehow is worse than I expected. They are sounding more and more like the parody "lost song from central park" video...

Dave had a great track record in this tuning with making atleast tolerable songs. Kiss that goodbye
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:11 PM   #7
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Between this and Be Yourself, feels like we aren't far from this becoming a real song

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Old 05-19-2018, 01:12 PM   #8
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:16 PM   #9
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Sadly, I will admit, this album is going to totaly suck. It’s not the worst song ever written, but if this is the kind of song dave is proud of and wants to showcase, there is no hope.


The overreaction to just how bad the song is kinda ridiculous. That said the song isn’t good. And i kind of agree with your assessment. If this is the one to show off, ruh roh.

I was about a 8.5 on the anticipation scale and now, not so much. I really liked what they did with SC in the studio but now fear the quality of the songs.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:25 PM   #10
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The vocals and the music in no way correspond to one another.



It sounds like a badly done mashup of some community college graduation speech layed over a Creative Commons music track.
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Wasn't even the worst song in the set

Bayou and Stand Up are both worse
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Wasn't even the worst song in the set

Bayou and Stand Up are both worse
I don't even disagree per se, I just have no clue what your point is. If i put three different samples of my shit from 3 different days in front of you, I promise you, they all are gonna smell like..... shit
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:38 PM   #14
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This is the song he chose to name the entire album after?



This song? This AWFUL SONG?!! It's the worst song he's ever written. It doesn't even have guilty pleasure potential like Can't Stop, Blackjack, or Plastic Girl.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:47 PM   #15
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Nothing about CT makes me cringe as fiercely as "I call you up, you pick up..."

I wonder how people compare this song to If Only. I heard a lot of support for that track when it came out and personally, I find it to be far worse, lyrically, than CT.

I think CT is middle of the road, definitely has stuff going on that I like.

But if it's the best song on the album (aside from what we've already heard), this record is doomed. But I was never prepared for anything above a notch below mediocrity to begin with.
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It sounds like a badly done mashup of some community college graduation speech layed over a Creative Commons music track.
This is perfect.
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I don't even disagree per se, I just have no clue what your point is. If i put three different samples of my shit from 3 different days in front of you, I promise you, they all are gonna smell like..... shit
It's quite possible that if I catch you on a day you take a ghost shit where there's nothing to be wiped, the other 2 piles will smell much worse imo
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