The Future Now

From: Ignacio Vassallo

Intro

 
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Here we are, static in the latter half
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of the twentieth century
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but it might as well be the Middle Ages,
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there'll have to be some changes
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but how they'll come about foxes me.
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I want the future now,
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I want to hold it in my hands;
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all men equal and unbowed, 
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I want the promised land.

		
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but that doesn't seem to get any closer,
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and Moses has had his day...
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the tablets of law are an advertising poster,
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civilisation here to stay
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and this is progress?
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You must be joking!
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Me, I'm looking for any kind of hope.
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I want the future now,
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I want to see it on the screen,
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I want to break the bounds
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that make our lives so mean.
 
Instrumental
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#Cm #Gsus4
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Oh, blind, blinded, blinding hatred
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of race, sex, religion, colour, country and creed,
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these scream from the pages of everything I read.
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You just bring me oppression and torture,
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apartheid, corruption and plague;
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you just bring me the rape of the planet 
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and joke world rights at the Hague.
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Oh, someday the Millennium!
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But how far is someday away? 
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I want the future now 
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I want to see it on the screen,
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I want a reason to be proud.
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I want to see the light.
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I want the future now,
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I want to see it on the screen,
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I want to break the bounds:
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make life worth more than dreams.

From the Peter Hammill Transcriptions Website www.nalogo.com/hammill.
Last changed Wed, Sep 10, 2008