"In a Future Age" as written by and Jeffrey Scott/bennett Tweedy....
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Day will come
When the wind
Decides to run
And shakes the stairs
That stab the wall
And turns the page
In a future age

Some trees will bend
And some will fall
But then again
So will us all
Lets turn our prayers
Into outrageous dares
And mark our page
In a future age

High above
The sea of cars
And barking dogs
In fenced-in yards


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"In A Future Age" as written by Jay Bennett Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentDespite Summer Teeth being a primarily dark-toned and depressing album, this song is a hopeful breath at the end of the LP. Of course, there are lines that depress such as "some trees will bend / and some will fall / but then again / so will us all." Mortality really gets me down! But wait! Jeff tells us to "turn our prayers to outrageous dares and mark our page." For me, this means to live to the fullest and do things that are risky and outrageous because you have just one life. This is the surest way to "mark" your "page." Or in other words, to die knowing you had some kind of special significance.
    couldBanyoneon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love those last four lines, a great (proper) ending to a fantastic album
    The song kind of ruminates on the serious subject matter that came in the songs before it. It's closure on everything else that's gone on, or at least as close as to closure as it can be.
    tomautoon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think thats right on couldBanyone. I also think the final stanza is telling us to rise above the b.s. of the American dream and the typical suburban life. Great album.
    pezdelon June 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSummerteeth reminds me a lot of Radioheads "The Bends". Not in the way they play or making songs, there a lot of difference, but the feeling I get when I hear it. In a Future Age is Wilcos Street Spirit.

    Their best LP so far. Genius album
    CommentGuyon June 02, 2012   Link

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