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"What Happens Tomorrow"
Duran-Duran-What-Happens-Tomorrow single song
Single by Duran Duran
from the album Astronaut
B-side(s) "Silent Icy River"
Released 31 January, 2005
Format CD single, Maxi-CD, download
Recorded Sphere Studios, London
Genre Dance, New Wave
Length 4:04
Label Sony BMG, Epic Records
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Producer(s) Duran Duran, Don Gilmore
Peak chart positions
Duran Duran singles chronology
"What Happens Tomorrow

"What Happens Tomorrow" is a song by British pop band Duran Duran and is featured on their 2004 album, Astronaut. It was also released in January 2005 as the second single from that album, and the band's thirty-third single overall. The single debuted at #11 in the UK Singles Chart on 6 February, 2005.

About the songEdit

The track was originally debuted on American radio station STAR 98.7 in 2002 while the band were hunting around for a record deal. During the outro, bassist John Taylor announced that it would be a single later on in the year.

The version of "What Happens Tomorrow" played on the radio was an early demo featuring an extended bridge, which would be removed by the time the track was released on Astronaut; parts of the track were re-worked to become the b-side "Silent Icy River".

Nick Rhodes said a young survivor of the 9/11 terror attacks influenced one of the songs on their new album. He added that the title for the song "What Happens Tomorrow" was taken from a newsreel of a boy being asked what he thought about the situation.

Rhodes said: "The boy simply said 'No-one knows what will happen tomorrow' - and I thought that was so poignant and it just stuck with me. Some of the new album was written around the time of 9/11. In fact "What Happens Tomorrow" was written very shortly after that. I think it influenced everyone in the world."


Child, don't you worry
It's enough you're growing up in such a hurry
Brings you down, the news they sell ya
To put in your mind that all mankind is a failure

But nobody knows
What's gonna happen tomorrow
We'll try not to show
How frightened we are

If you'll let me, I'll protect you
However I can

You've got to believe
It'll be alright in the end
You’ve got to believe
It’ll be alright again

Fighting because we're so close
There are times we punish those who we need the most
No we can't wait for a savior
Only got ourselves to blame for this behavior

And nobody knows (nobody knows)
What's gonna happen tomorrow
We try not to show (try not to show)
How frightened we are

It would seem lonely
If you were the only
star in the night

You've got to believe
It'll be alright in the end
You've got to believe
It'll be alright again

And nobody knows
What's gonna happen tomorrow (nobody knows)
So don't let go
Now we've come this far

Hold my hand please
Understand me
You're never alone

We've got to believe
It'll be alright in the end
(Nobody knows)
We've got to believe
It'll be alright my friend
So don't let go

And yes we believe
It'll be alright again
Don’t let go

Music videoEdit

The video, which showed the band as constellations, was directed by the duo of Smith n' Borin (Frank Buff Borin and Ryan Smith). It was nominated on the Visual Effects Society Awards 2005 for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video" for media artists Jerry Steele, Jo Steele, Brian Adler and Monique Eissing.

Playboy Playmate Nicole Marie Lenz appears in the video.

B-sides, bonus tracks and remixesEdit

B-sides on various releases included "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Eric Prydz Mix)", "Silent Icy River", and "What Happens Tomorrow (Harry Peat Mix)".

Covers, samples, & media referencesEdit

In 2005, "What Happens Tomorrow" was used in a promotional spot for the U.S. digital cable network Fox Soccer Channel; Simon Le Bon and John Taylor had also appeared in a separate spot for the network.

Chart positionsEdit

Track listingsEdit

CD: Epic / 6756501 (UK) Edit

  1. "What Happens Tomorrow" – 4:04
  2. "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Eric Prydz Edit)" – 3:36
  • The full-length mix was released on a promotional 12" during the "Sunrise" campaign.

CD Epic / 6756502 (UK) Edit

  1. "What Happens Tomorrow" – 4:04
  2. "Silent Icy River" – 2:54
  3. "What Happens Tomorrow (Harry Peat Mix)" – 4:04

Promo Only Remixes Edit

  1. "What Happens Tomorrow (Mark Tinley Ambient Mix)" – 6:06

Digital Downloads Only Edit

  1. "What Happens Tomorrow (Peter Rauhofer's Reconstruction Mix)" – 8:56
  2. "What Happens Tomorrow (Peter Rauhofer's Reconstruction Dub)" – 8:49


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