TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME

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  • TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME
    “Tomorrow Is a Long Time”, is a song from the Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume II
    compilation first released in 1971. Elvis Presley‘s 1966 version for the Spinout
    soundtrack was not this song’s first release, as is often claimed. The Ian and Sylvia
    recording of 1964 is likely the first recording. However, 1965’s Odetta Sings Dylan
    may have been where Elvis first heard it — not being Dylan’s greatest fan, it is unlikely
    Presley would have considered the song for recording based purely on its author’s
    rendition, had that been available prior to 1966.
    If today was not an endless highway
    If tonight was not an endless trail
    If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time
    Then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all
    Yes and only if my own true love was waiting
    If I could hear her heart softly pounding
    If only she was lying by me
    Then I’d lie in my bed once again
    I can’t see my reflection in the water
    I can’t speak the sounds that show no pain
    I can’t hear the echo of my footsteps
    I can’t remember the sound of my own name
    Yes and only if my own true love was waiting
    If I could hear her heart softly pounding
    If only she was lying by me
    Then I’d lie in my bed once again
    There’s beauty in the silver singing river
    There’s beauty in the sunrise in the sky
    But none of these and nothing else could match the beauty
    That I remember in my true love’s eyes
    Yes and only if my own true love was waiting
    If I could hear her heart softly pounding
    If only she was lying by me
    Then I’d lie in my bed once again
    If today was not an endless highway
    If tonight was not an endless trail
    If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time
    Then lonesome would mean nothing to me at all
  • Yes and only if my own true love was waiting
    If I could hear her heart softly pounding
    If only she was lying by me
    Then I’d lie in my bed once again