My Sunday Song – “When I Wake Up Tomorrow” by Cheap Trick

For My Sunday Song #316, we are talking about “When I Wake Up Tomorrow” by Cheap Trick. The song is off their stellar 2016 album ‘Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello!’. The song was released as a promotional single and went to #24 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. The song was written by Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson and Julian Raymond. They have decided to credit everyone that is an official band member and the producer. Whatever works right.

The song is a modern ballad. It is dark and there is a sadness as the singer is looking for more than a one night stand and is begging and pleading for more. He doesn’t feel like he can live without her and just wants her to stay the night and wake up with him tomorrow. Part of me wonders if he wants her to stay the night so he won’t kill himself it is that dark sounding. But there is a beauty to it as well.

“When I Wake Up Tomorrow” brings a darker, more moody styled song and Zander does some of his best Bowie vibes he can muster. The rhythm section on this one is also a standout as Tom and Daxx seem to have found the groove that fits nicely with in Rick’s great guitar work. But it is those keyboard parts that add a new texture and layer which are so cool and almost U2 like in their stylings. Easy to see why this was a single as it is fresh sounding and one of the best things they’ve done in years. Pure brilliance.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I think these guys still have so much in the tank after over 40 years in the biz and this song proves it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!

“When I Wake Up Tomorrow”

I never thought that it would be like this before
I never wanted just one kiss for sure
Well, maybe I didn’t understand
All you wanted was a one night stand, well
Never thought that I would beg like this for more

These days I wonder how I’m gonna make it tomorrow
These ways I’ll have to beg if I want to borrow
My love, here I’m on my knees
Please be here when I wake up tomorrow

I never felt like this before
My love is flowing out for sure
Your lips upon my skin
Come out and let me in now
Never thought I’d beg like this for more

These days I wonder how I’m gonna make it tomorrow
In these ways I’m praying there’s no need for sorrow
These days I wonder what will come of tomorrow
These ways I’ll have to beg if I want to borrow
Your love, here I’m on my knees
Please be here when I wake up tomorrow

Written by Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson and Julian Raymond

14 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “When I Wake Up Tomorrow” by Cheap Trick

  1. I had a hard time getting into this one from these guy’s to be honest with ya John. Next week a ne CT book is coming out and I believe it focuses on the early records and goes no further than 78 from what I understand. Bun E Carlos posted it so it seems like a legit read. I preordered it from Amazon and was relatively cheap….

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  2. It’s a little darker but yea…it would have sounded good in the 80s. I’ve always thought they were the hardest working band in rock…not always headlining but always touring their entire career.

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