"The Future That Was" as written by and Josh Joplin....
Jesus, the world is falling to pieces
Will you come back and be our hero and release us?
And if so, will you get your own show?
And we'll be saved and well-behaved
And you'll be famous

Here's to the future that was
Everything you thought it'd be but
Was it anything you thought of?
Here's to the future that was

Thomas, a new century is upon us
You were enlightened but you weren't very honest
I know it was a long time ago
And things change and people change
And both have changed us

Here's to the future that was
Everything you thought it'd be but
Was it anything you thought of?
Here's to the future that was

Samuel, your son is quite a handful
His grades are bad, he can't do math,
And he tends to ramble
Our tests show that he's a bit slow
If he receives the help he needs
He'll ride the same bus

Here's to the future that was
Everything you thought it'd be but
Was it anything you thought of?
Here's to the future that was


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    General CommentI think this is one of the most comlpex songs on the cd. And I can't believe more people can't get into his music. Anyway, I think this song is about taking whatever comes your way. In each verse, a short story is described about a future that is much different than the one expected. It's all done sort of optamistically, like, "oh well, it's not what I expected, but it'll do." Until the last line when he says, "here's to the future that was fine." Like, "why couldn't things just go the way they were planned? It would make things alot simpler."

    I love how the 1st verse depicts the state of the world today. If Jesus came back tomorrow, yeah we would all want to be saved, but no one would really want to quit what they were doing. It's very much an ignorant paradox.
    RBIveson January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song the way he can make examples of society and show all the little things in this world that are wrong but we can't change them
    stoner4lifeon February 28, 2006   Link

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