"In The Future When All's Well" as written by and Steven Patrick/tobias Morrissey....
Armed with wealth and good health
The best of health
In the future when all's well
I will lie down and be counted
In the future when all's well

I thank you
I thank you with all of my heart
I thank you
I thank you with all of my heart
Lee, please stand up and defend me
In the future when all's well
Confront what you are afraid of
In the future when all's well

Every day I play a sad game called
In the future when all's well
Living longer than I had intended
Something must have gone...right!

I thank you
I thank you with all of my heart
I thank you
I thank you with all of my heart
Lee, please stand up and defend me
In the future when all's well
Confront what you are afraid of
In the future when all's well

Hold me closely if your will allows it
In the future when all's well
Paired-off, pawed, till I can barely stand it
The future is ended by a long, long sleep
The future is ended by a long, long sleep
The future is ended by a long sleep


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"In the Future When All's Well" as written by Steven Morrissey Jesse Alejandro Tobias

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  • +2
    General CommentLiving longer than I had intended,
    Something must have gone right.

    I believe only Morrissey can write such songs. You go on and associate it with some sort of memory or feeling and everytime you listen to it, it invokes this song and vice versa. Today's pessimistic individual needs Morrissey to vocalise him.

    I find the restlessness a strong feature of our generation, hence the ending is very symbolic to me:

    "The future is ended by the long, long sleep."
    Linuson July 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"how is bruce lee related to this song!?¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿"
    Bruce Lee once made a movie that took place in Rome (The way of the dragon). And he was quite good at defending people..
    That's all I can think of..
    larussoon December 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is another one of morrissey dont forget me songs.....think of rubber ring.....its about us....the fans.....he is thank us for our devoution.....letting us know that he appreicate...'i thank you...i thankyou with all of my heart.....the song is also a request...like rubber ring...morrissey i think is worried about how history will judge him....think of the race scandal in the mid 90s....he is asking us...as he did in rubber ring.... to think of him kindly...moreover his asking us too' stand up and defend me'......the bit about 'in the future when all's well' is another hint at sucide i think.....'the future is ended by a long sleep'....the songs meaning is this....morrissey is going to die one day...he is looking forward to this....he is scared that he will not get the credit he feels he deserves...he wants us the fans to be his defence...his supporters...that when he is not here he has people to defend him....i think
    tabtom1on December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis has been described as a postive song by some critics but I see it as a totally sarcastic, truly funny song about always forcing ourselves to believe that things will all turn out right in the future. he's describing this as a sad game, and the longer you play it, the closer you get to the 'long long sleep (death)' before anything ever gets 'well'. so the message might be: stop fooling yourself about the future and live now. at least, that's the message I get from it.
    lilikoion January 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlease, plsae stand up and defend me
    In the future when all's well
    Confront what you are afraid of
    In the future when all's well

    Amazing. Everybody said this album wouldn't be great, at least to me, and it. just. IS.
    xdarkentrieson April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the lyrics booklet it say the line is "Lee, please..."
    Shadeson April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^Duly noted and changed!
    raisedbypuffinson April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, so am I completely stupid for not getting the Lee thing?

    Maybe I'm just not thinking right now but I'm at a loss.
    xdarkentrieson April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah who the fuck is Lee?
    Clark Gableon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbruce lee
    psychobainon July 06, 2006   Link

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