Song of the Day #3,694: ‘Till Tomorrow’ – Don McLean

My #8 album of 1971 is Don McLean’s American Pie, the singer-songwriter’s sophomore effort, which hit #1 on the Billboard 200 and featured two hits in the iconic title track and ‘Vincent,’ McLean’s ode to Vincent Van Gogh.

This album could earn a spot on this list for those two songs alone, but the rest of its lineup features one achingly gentle acoustic gem after another.

The album loses some steam, stacking its four weakest tracks at the end, but the first half dozen songs are as good as anything from the era.

What can this be, can you tell me?
Would you like to discover why we’re not free
To be lovers

I’ve been wanting to ask you
Where has all the love gone
And what have we become
Storm clouds full of thunder
Move silent as they drum

And when they’re gone
We’ll be fine, till tomorrow
Though I hope it won’t rain

You will be mine
And my sorrow
Will take wings in the morning

High above the heavens
A rainbow paints the sky
White doves sing their songs of love
I watch them as they fly

And wonder what can this be
Can you tell me
Would you like to discover why we’re not free
To be lovers

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,694: ‘Till Tomorrow’ – Don McLean

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’ve never heard anything from this album other than the two classic hits, but this song is lovely.

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