JIMMY SCOTT / “Our Day Will Come”

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3 Responses to “JIMMY SCOTT / “Our Day Will Come””

Rudy Says:
June 11th, 2006 at 3:55 am

Valium in the water! That’s a precious insight. I think time and place are all important. One has to have been there at the moment. It’s difficult to go beyond Hathaway. The sentiments of the songs are indeed optismistic, in a cloying sorta way. But the music behind the lyrics are a drag, except Hathaway’s version (his voice), lacking conviction. If I really opened my eyes, I’d be inclined to shoot myself at the hopelessness of the prospects.

Qawi Robinson Says:
June 12th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

Wow, music to commit suicide to…thanks Rudy.

Optimistic…not quite. The music is somewhat of a drag (except Ruby and the Romantics), but they are still a little inspiring. Even Ike’s version. But I guess you had to have been there…I mean in your teens/twenties when these songs were released to see the sheer optimism of it. Now, they are just classics…nothing more, nothing less. And that’s what makes them likable in a weird sort of way. You’ve heard this song so often that it almost invokes some degree of remembering the past.

Kiini Says:
June 16th, 2006 at 9:44 am


the interplay of the said and the unsaid. the music is heavy and dragging, the words are about our day coming. the result: i feel more the weighty truth that our day is NOT hear than the future reality that our day will come, it turns into an unspoken, emotional commentary on the fact that the singer has not yet arrived, is enduring, is shouldering up the burden and dragging themselves forward because there on the horizon… shiny and promising… is “our day.”

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