"The Future Freaks Me Out" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Justin Pierre Courtney....
I'm on fire and now I think I'm ready to bust a move
Check it out I'm rocking steady
Go!

Betty won't stop listening to modern rock
How she hates to be alone
I try to compensate her lack of love with coffee cake
Ice cream and a bottle of ten dollar wine she says hey
I rock the Haro sport
I rock the cow girl blues
I rock too fast for love I'm footloose in my Velcro shoes
What's up with Will & Grace?
I don't get drum and bass
The future freaks me out

I'm on fire and now I think ready to bust a move
Check it out I'm rocking steady
To the beat in my head
It goes oh, oh, oh, oh
I know she's the only one
I'd rather waste our time together
Yea, ?cause we can get down

Betty can't quit carving question marks in my wrist
How come we're so alone
We waste away the days with nicotine and television samples
From an era we hate to admit we embrace
We fail to represent
We fail to be content
We fail at everything we ever even try to attempt
And so the story goes
As only Betty knows
It's time to take control

I'm on fire and now I think ready to bust a move
Check it out I'm rocking steady
To the beat in my head
It goes oh, oh, oh, oh
I know she's the only one
I'd rather waste my time with her

(Betty, I need you
I miss you
I'm so alone without you
To call up on the weekends with my cellular phone)

Betty it's so hard to relate
To the whole human race
I don't know where to begin
I don't know where to begin
If we can both find a way
To do the things that we say
We might not sit in our rooms
And drink our daydreams away
Betty, I'm a dreamer
No i'm not a vicious schemer
Oh betty won't you.. ah fuck it

I'm on fire and now I think ready to bust a move
Check it out I'm rocking steady
To the beat in my head
It goes oh, oh, oh, oh
I know she's the only one
I'd rather waste our time together
Yeah, cause we can get down.


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"The Future Freaks Me Out" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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  • +1
    General CommentThe fact he uses a name like Betty makes the song even better.
    uprisingon May 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbetty is such a cool vintage name. it makes me think of bettie Page. I really like it
    motion city soundtrack...amazing sound and amazing live.
    Lhyzon May 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI concur with DF Ash, the whole "call you on my cellular phone" thing is sort of like trying to force yourself to assimilate into this new era but it doesnt exactly feel right, because you wanna just be back as an angsty 80s child again.
    oh ps:
    rock steady was a song by 70s/80s rock band Bad Company.

    and as has been previously stated, there a ton of other 80s references juxtaposed with allusions to more modern culture strengthening the idea that all of a sudden the singer's grown up and he misses all the things he loved as a teenager and yeah basically this song kicks ass
    classact714on November 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a fun song to just sing along to and rock out with. You will be singing this song for days and days. I have heard great things about their live show and I hope they tour the West Coast again sometime soon.
    thome50on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti. love. this. song.
    it just screams fun and kickass and eeeeee.
    it really, really does.
    sporkifyon March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw Motion City Soundtrack Friday night in Birch Hill with the All American Rejects and Flashlight Brown. All the bands were really good, but MCS kicked. It was so hott they were amazing, and this song was definately their best performance that night.
    CosmicJacuzzion April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcosmic, i'm jealous.
    my friend+i tried to get in that show. but it was sold out and no one wanted to give us tickets.
    we went to hot hot heat next door. which kicked an insane amount of ass.
    sporkifyon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't heard a kickass song like this in a while. I went to see them with AAR too and they were awesome. Especially when the keyboardist jumps around on the keyboard..
    iekechanon May 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHEY SOUND LIKE "THE REUNION SHOW", OR "OK GO"...I SUGGEST YOU GUYS LISTEN TO THEM TOO.
    Belotte Driveon May 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHEY SOUND LIKE "THE REUNION SHOW", OR "OK GO"...I SUGGEST YOU GUYS LISTEN TO THEM TOO.
    Belotte Driveon May 08, 2003   Link

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