Album Title:
Late Late Show
with Craig Ferguson

Release Year:
2005 and 2009

Record Label:
Tim Mosher
Todd Yasui
Craig Ferguson

Courtesy
Tim Mosher

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Theme Song
The Late Late Show is unique for many reasons, and one of them is the existence of an actual legitimate theme song, which was written by Craig Ferguson,  Tim Mosher, and Stoker. Craig performs the lead vocals and "much of the drum track." 
[Side note: Tim Mosher and Stoker appeared on TLLS as part of The Light Brigade, on March 2, 2012. This occurred on a night that CBS was having audio issues, and all of Craig's band introduction was without sound. Luckily, The Light Brigade received a copy of the segment and Stoker posted it here. It includes the full audio introduction, and, as I had suspected, Craig did mention their involvement with the theme song.]
[Side Note Fun Fact: Tim Mosher and Stoker also appeared as musicians along-side Sex Pistols lead guitarist Steve Jones, during the "Scottish Rite Temple Stomp" musical cold open, which started off Craig's Scotland Week, May 14, 2012. [Side Note Fun Fact to the Side Note Fun Fact: Steve Jones's radio show "Jonesy's Jukebox" played a Frank Ifield tune called "She Taught Me To Yodel," which Craig heard and decided to lip sync on the show for that evening (and with Kronos the monkey the next evening), starting off this very tradition of random cold open musical numbers.]] 
When TLLS started broadcasting in high definition on August 31, 2009, it included an updated version of the theme with a new opening montage. The song used in the opening is a shortened version, and only includes the first verse and chorus.
In 2011 Craig took his show to Paris for a week (which aired August 1-5, 2011). Craig sang the opening theme, with only piano and string bass accompaniment, in a lovely understated street-musician style. The Paris theme also included an additional, more energetic, techno-style montage.
In 2012 Craig took his show to Scotland for a week (which aired May 14-18, 2012). Tim Mosher and Stoker re-arranged the theme song to give it a Scottish flair and it was performed by the Glasgow band, The Imagineers. At the end of day 5, the show credits ran over the full version of the song, as performed by The Imagineers.

Lyrics:
  • It's hard to stay up
  • It's been a long long day
  • And you've got the sandman at your door
  • But hang on
  • Leave the TV on
  • And let's do it anyway

  • It's okay
  • You can always sleep through work tomorrow
  • Okay, Hey hey
  • Tomorrow's just your future yesterday

  • Tell the clock on the wall
  • Forget the wake-up call
  • 'Cause the night's not nearly through
  • Wipe the sleep from your eyes
  • Give yourself a surprise
  • Let your worries wait another day

  • And if you stay too late in the bar
  • At least you made it out this far
  • So make up your mind and say
  • Let's do it anyway

  • It's okay
  • You can always sleep through work tomorrow
  • Okay, Hey hey
  • Tomorrow's just your future yesterday

  • Life's too short to worry about
  • The things that you can live without
  • And I regret to say
  • The morning light is hours away
  • The world can be such a fright
  • But it belongs to us tonight
  • What's the point of going to bed?
  • You look so lovely when your eyes are red …

  • (instrumental bridge)

  • Tomorrow's just your future yesterday

  • The world can be such a fright
  • But it belongs to us tonight
  • What's the point of going to bed?
  • You look so lovely when your eyes are red

  • It's hard to stay up
  • It's been a long long day
  • And you've got the Sandman at your door
  • But hang on
  • Leave the TV on
  • And let's do it anyway

  • It's okay
  • You can always sleep through work tomorrow
  • Okay, Hey hey
  • Tomorrow's just your future yesterday

  • Tomorrow's just your future … Yesterday


Track List:

1. Main Theme - Opening
2. Main Theme - Full 2009
3. Main Theme - Closing
4. Main Theme - Guitar
5. Main Theme - Jazz
6. Main Theme - Piano
7. Main Theme - Punk
8. Main Theme - R&B
9. Main Theme - Original Opening
10. Main Theme - Original Closing





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