Tomorrow’s Not Yesterday

September 9, 2020 by Student Viktoria L.

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What were your goals for this module? How did you achieve them?

I wanted to reflect people’s thoughts on Covid-19 by including various world events, situations, and feelings I’ve heard of or experienced myself. Whenever I feel a strong emotion, I like listening to songs with the same vibe, and I hope others feel the same way. My second goal was to grow my creative confidence. I achieved both of my goals by writing a song – and presenting it on this website.

What did you learn about yourself or about your creative process or about your medium?

I learned that it’s effortless for me to start the creative process, but difficult to finish. I also like to write many songs at a time, and that slowed the process of “perfecting” one song. That’s why I’m open to any feedback on the song – to me, it still sounds unfinished. From the resources we were provided by the educators, I learned that judging someone’s skills vs. them is an entirely different thing – a person whose skills are being judged shouldn’t take it personally. And although it’s crucial to receive some type of feedback in songwriting (as it should be creative, but not too alienated), one should still be comfortable showing their artistic style and not make every little change people are telling them to. It’s good to finish a song with a similar tune you used in the song, as it will make people come back again and again. For example, The Weekend’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” I still have a lot to learn about songwriting, producing, singing – all of that. I’m definitely going to continue writing songs and receiving feedback. If I do write some release-worthy songs in the future, I’ll let all of you know!

The Lyrics


Yeah, sometimes I don’t talk to people for a reason

It’s never a good place to begin with

When I’m laying on the bed with my headphones on

And imagining every possible scenario

Of people coming and going, leaving and staying

And when the only thing we thought about was playing

And praying for the people we have lost in the chaos

of the world bringing hatred towards different people

Yeah, looking at the news, I guess that’s what I’m best at

During those times of social distancing acts

On the front page, furious (yeah), they think I am hilarious (yeah)

“Let’s get you a bible”, the situation seems precarious

And honestly, I must say that they’re making me mad

Before you didn’t even care, but now all you do is so fad

“Can we go outside?” I hear a voice while keeping distance

“Sure, my love”, and I hope what she says I didn’t just listen

I still can’t hold my head down, oh no,

I just want to let the truth out and scare them with all

The things happening in front of their noses

I’m straightforward, but sweet and you

Want to hear me whisper all this nothingness I see


Everything’s gonna be okay

We’re gonna see a brighter day

And it goes ay, ay, ay

Thank you to the doctors and the nurses

Thank you for being so diverse, yeah

Now all we gotta do is observe

Let’s not hope for the worse


You can do what you want or whatever you’re best at

Obeying the rules isn’t the best, huh?

For achieving herd immunity please stay at home

A vaccine will come out, “at least let’s all hope so”

And if not, then what will going outside give you?

Covid-19, so please maintain some hygiene

Flattening the curve might take some time

But washing those hands might help achieve it faster

“I will do it all for the people, not for the fame”

Well, finally, someone’s got some common sense

All those celebrities go viral singing Lennon’s “Imagine”

As if we’re all dreaming of winning and survival

They’re kind of right though, aren’t they?

Because “hey dude, real people are dying!”

“Okay-okay, I’mma head outside for some fresh air”

Look ahead, man, there’s nothing to flair

The economy is failing from the left to the right

They wouldn’t care much, would they?

Unless they couldn’t take another flight

And fight because “there’s no food at sight”

“I guess that’s not a problem for us, eh?”


Everything’s gonna be okay

We’re gonna see a brighter day

And it goes ay, ay, ay

Thank you to the doctors and the nurses

Thank you for being so diverse, yeah

Now all we gotta do is observe

Let’s not hope for the worse


I promise I won’t leave, I won’t leave you behind

I will fight every time for our human rights

But if we’d all die, (laugh) no, not just once or twice

Wouldn’t it be nice to say that at least we tried?

If you’re told what you’re doing is wrong,

Why keep doing it?

You only have one body and mind, one life to live

Keep living it, and hope for the best

Oh, you’re stressed and not impressed

By the words I’m rapping as you cannot digest

So you just guess and participate in a protest?

That’s weird, man…

But in 1920, things worked like that…

Yeah, we can learn from it, but let’s not forget the fact

That tomorrow’s not yesterday, we can’t dive that deep

Today’s medicine, techonology aren’t the same

We should all reflect on what the experts say

I know you have a brain, and you seem pretty smart (small voice: intelligent)

(drums fade away)

So please, play your part