Mike Aversa will over the next five Thursday’s analyse the lyrics from 2 songs each week from the Revenge Album, following the style that we use in our usual Song Of  The Week feature.

“When Tomorrow Comes” (Eurythmics)

I can’t wait till tomorrow comes, baby

As night goes by, two lovers lie together in the moonlight: “Breathing shifts your careless head, untroubled by the chaos of our lives; another day, another night has taken you again, my dear”. And while one of them is peacefully asleep, the other one is still awake and eager to continue their life together, knowing love will not disappear with the sunrise: “And you know that I’m gonna by the one who’ll be there, when you need someone to depend upon when tomorrow comes”.

One of the most romantic songs ever written by Annie and Dave, “When Tomorrow Comes” was released in May 1986 as the first single from Revenge, Eurythmics’ fifth studio album.


“Thorn in My Side” (Eurythmics)

You gave me such a bad time

Tried to hurt me

But now I know

A happy romance may be compared to a beautiful rose; but sometimes sharp thorns prevail: “Thorn in my side, you know that’s all you ever were; a bundle of lies, you know that’s all that it was worth”. And when the pain stings too harshly, there’s nothing better to do than take refuge as soon as possible: “To run away from you was all that I could do”.

“Thorn in My Side” is the second track on Revenge and also the second single released from the album in August ’86.



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