Borrow Tomorrow

Borrow Tomorrow

 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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What kind of music do you play? We're rock/pop/regional mexican with polka techno-fusion undertones. Really? Ya. No. We're two brothers that grew up on our parents' LP's. Abbey Road. Mama's & the Papas. the Zombies, Tom Petty. We recruited a singer and a bassist and love to lose money playing music.

Biography

We’ve got our influences (see: Guster, Wilco, Petty, et al) and our inspiration (see: life, you). Little of this matters, however, when the four of us are on stage with the lights turned low, the people in the crowd anxiously awaiting four clicks, and we’re off and running. Indianapolis is home, which for now, doubles as a starting block for these Midwestern boys as they seek to discover just what, in fact, home really is. We’re true to ourselves, to the words we write, and to the sounds we make and pour our hearts out in an effort to illustrate this to listeners. Check out our songs. Share them with your friends.

Lyrics

Wake Up

Written By: Borrow Tomorrow

Staring out at nothing from the ledge
I can see for miles but I cannot move an inch
Did you really think it was funny
To come up from behind and push me in?

Summer’s casting shadows on the wall
Ninety-six or seven, the place I don’t recall.
History will register in places we won’t compromise at all.

Chorus:
They’re waiting to take you away.
Hurry cause we’ve got no time to waste.
They’re waiting to take you away.
So wake up, wake up, wake up.

Come on out it’s time to show your face
Everyone is waiting to hear what you’ve got to say
Your mind is playing games,
You know now’s not the time to underestimate

Heroes take for granted their success
Failing men they covet their attempts at all the rest.
When did you decide you were too big
to even bother with the test?

Instrumental Bridge

Chorus:
They’re waiting to take you away.
Hurry cause we’ve got no time to waste.
They’re waiting to take you away.
So wake up, wake up, wake up.

Innocence

Written By: Borrow Tomorrow

My sights are set on changing things that often are beyond my control, But I get that a lot.

Caught beneath a tower of ever-present afterthoughts,Waiting for a chance to take my shot.

Thumbing through the pages of a book that’s never written,Trying to be remembered when your dreams are all you’ve got.

Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet.

Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory.

Turn around, over your shoulder, set your gaze upon Doubting strangers selling their advice.

Underneath a shredding layer of confidence I find, Everyone’s a stranger in my eyes.

Tangled in the traps of claustrophobic intervention Tearing down the walls and shouting god it’s about time

Let tomorrow be forgotten as it falls down to my feet.

Pray forever keeps its word so that I may burn this in my memory.

Racing up the steps that lead
To nothing I have ever seen
Stumble twice for every one I gain
Even souls of future’s past

Living as if it’s their last
Could shake the shackles before it’s too late

In the letter I received I couldn’t help but smile Your innocence is contagious don’t you know

A prophet or a poet, well I never know for sure You echo every sentiment as you reach out from below.

When We're Older

Written By: Borrow Tomorrow

Funny just how quickly we forget about the things

We’d grown to cherish for so long

Wash away under the covers everything we’d learned about each other

So what went wrong?

I’m not willing to concede defeat just yet

In fact, I feel there’s surely something left to be debated

Give me one more chance to take you home again

I’ll never let you go again, I swear

Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches

Feel so helpful when I’m staring out at the ocean

Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing happens

Maybe when we’re older and we’ve found what we’ve been looking for

In others that we don’t possess

I suppose we’ll shake our heads and hope that we were right when we decided

Not to settle for less

I only hope the look upon my face does not reveal

The bewildered soul underneath

I never knew how easily the walls I’ve built getting over you

Come down with just one breeze

Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches

Feel so helpful when I’m staring out at the ocean

Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing ever happens

I’m not willing to concede defeat just yet

In fact, I feel there’s always something left to be debated

Give me one more chance to take you home again

I’ll never let you go again, I swear

Come inside before the leaves fall from their branches

Feel so helpful when I’m staring out at the ocean

Spread my arms as if to fly but nothing ever happens

Outside Looking In

Written By: Borrow Tomorrow

I could be a poster on the wall

Flat as a field and lifeless as the day is long

My corners will wear

My colors will fade

But my eyes will surely see

From the outside looking in

October girls will never come this way again

From the outside looking in

It really makes no difference in the end

There aren’t many things of which I’m sure

So how about a helpful hint or two along the way

I’ll look but cannot touch

If some is good then more is worse

And I can’t make the bleeding stop

From the outside looking in

October girls will never come this way again

From the outside looking in

It really makes no difference in the end

Softly spoken promises that tear away the memories

Abandon your love before there’s nothing even left of me

These aging perceptions that I never seem to change

Of you.

From the outside looking in

October girls will never come this way again

From the outside looking in

It really makes no difference in the end

Before the Dawn

Written By: Borrow Tomorrow

Well I focused on the dreams that you once shared with me

Long before the ashes did fall

I can feel the burn as they brush against my skin

Though too numb were you to feel at all

My expression was steady, my fists were clinched tight

Like a fighter engaged in a bout

Though prepared as I may be, you know that it’s not me

Whose survival is in doubt

There were few reasons left to rise

Her palette of wonder predictably dry

Speaking as softly as the morning

Passing by

Don’t come to me for happiness, for help, or for truth

We both know you’d rather do it on your own

To revel in your bitterness and starving for love

While you ignore everything you’ve grown

I know what I am and I stray from what I’m not

Choose wisely my times to protest

Don’t suffer more than you’re bargained for

The world takes care of the rest.

There were few reasons left to rise

Her palette of wonder predictably dry

Speaking as softly as the morning

Passing by

There were few reasons left to rise

Her palette of wonder predictably dry

Speaking as softly as the morning

Passing by

We awake before the dawn

Feel the daybreak, try it on

Confirming with each breath I take

It’s better to leave than to be the one that stays

There were few reasons left to rise

Her palette of wonder predictably dry

Speaking as softly as the morning

Passing by

Can This Be Love

Written By: Borrow Tomorrow


Bluer waters call my name

Her trust was never quite the same

They’re closing down the island you said

It’s no surprise, the area’s dead

I confess I am a mess behind these eyes

Faces in photographs I don’t recognize

Can this be love after all I’ve been through?

Foolish as it may seem

Try to answer honestly

Do you feel we’ve grown at all,

Or have our branches grown too tall?

No lesson learned yet twice the burn is all I have to show

Longing to disappear and drown our souls.

Dreaming of a brighter side

Battling a sleepless night

Through this window I can see

How a life’s supposed to be

I confess I am a mess behind these eyes

Faces in photographs I don’t recognize

Discography

Borrow Tomorrow recorded 13 songs on their most recent LP, "Too Far to Feel," released in 2012. Their sophomore effort, "Retrospective," was recorded in Nashville, TN at the SAE institute. Finally, their debut EP, "The One That Stays" was recorded in 2009. Selections can be heard at www.youtube.com/borrowtomorrowband

Popular tracks from "Too Far to Feel" include:

-One Foot Out the Door
-Figured Out
-How Could You Let Me Down

Set List

Borrow Tomorrow's set is versatile and generally consists of 25 - 30 original songs. The band can play up to 4 hours of original and cover material or up to 150 minutes of original material. Original song titles include:

-One Foot Out the Door
-Figured Out
-Last Day Blues
-Midnight
-How Could You Let Me Down
-Drink Your Face into Outer Space
-Before the Dawn
- Birds on a Roadsign
- Can This Be Love
- Innocence is Contagious
- Price of a Dream
- The Fallout
- Wakeup
- Long Way Down
- Forget You
- Bridge
- Passenger
- Wicker Park Suite
- Looking For You
- Back To Me
- Bridge
- And More!

Cover songs include:

- I Need to Know (Tom Petty)
- Doctor My Eyes (Jackson Browne)
- What You Need (INXS)
- Jack & Diane (John Mellencamp)
- Night Moves (Bob Seger)
- Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
- Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
- Power of Love (Huey Lewis & the News)
- American Girl (Tom Petty)
- Piano Man (Billy Joel)
- Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
- Sweet