"This Is the Future" as written by and Adam R. Young....
Wake up on your own
And look around you 'cause you?re not alone
Release your high hopes and they?ll survive
'cause this is the future and you are alive

Dive in and swim away
From your loneliness and miserable days

And when you wake up on your own
Look around you 'cause you?re not alone
Let your hopes go and they?ll survive
'cause this is the future and you are alive
?You?re headed home


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"This Is the Future" as written by Adam R. Young

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    General Commenthow has no one written about this one!? i love it. it reminds me of someone i know pretty well; they tend to be self destructive through their actions and the situations they put themselves in, and they never think they can do anything right, when i know for a fact they could do whatever they put their mind to. I want to sing this to them when they get down, its a very inspirational and centered song that makes everything wrong seem correctable and not such a big deal.
    shchoppion October 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWake up on your own
    -You have to learn to do things yourself, you can't depend on other people.
    And look around you cuz you�re not alone
    -No matter what someone will ALWAYS be there.
    Release your high hopes and they�ll survive
    -Learn to let go of things.
    Cuz this is the future and you are alive
    -Today is today, and no matter what happens, your alive, and you should enjoy that.

    Dive in and swim away
    From your loneliness and miserable days
    -learn to forget about all the bad things,

    And when you wake up on your own
    Look around you cuz you�re not alone
    Let your hopes go and they�ll survive
    Cuz this is the future and you are alive
    �You�re headed home
    -basically the same thing above, except for the headed home part.

    i think when he's saying to let your hopes go and they'll survive, he means that really the only way to get where you want to be, is to take chances, and no matter what chances you take, your hopes will ALWAYS be there.

    and when he's saying your headed home, i think he's saying that 'home' is the place/time when you are truely happy.
    i think this song is BEAUTIFUL(:
    bravo Adam.
    your lyrics are truely inspiring(:
    kyleeilyon October 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOH.
    and the piano part,
    is truely inspiring/heartbreaking/beautiful.
    it calms me verrrry much when i need it.
    kyleeilyon October 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Wake up on your own
    And look around you cuz you�re not alone"
    so true...
    2shy2dance111on May 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means so much to me.
    Sometimes I feel like giving up, then this song reminds me that not everything is bound to crash. Some hopes will survive. (:



    Adam Young gave me a whole new perspective on music, he's so incredible.
    There are no words to describe somebody so amazing as him.
    IfMyHeartWasAHouseon December 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI love how everyone has interpreted this song so many different ways; I'm sure that was partly intended by Adam also. So I will share this song means to me. (Coming from a Christian point of view.)

    "Wake up on your own
    And look around you cuz you're not alone"
    -This means, in my opinion, that you need to wake up and get back to reality and realize that you're never alone, because God is always there and will never leave your side.

    "Release your high hopes and they'll survive
    Cuz this is the future and you are alive"
    -I interpret this as relating to prayer. "Ask and you shall receive"-type thing. Pray to God, and ask God for things, and the outcome will always be good, whether its how you planned it or not. & Thank God that you are alive. You are SO blessed to be here.

    "Dive in and swim away
    From your loneliness and miserable days"
    -Forget about the past, focus on the future. (God has already forgiven you, if you ask him to.)

    -And, obviously the same as above, except:

    "Cuz this is the future and you are alive
    You're headed home"
    -I think the last paragraph here, where it repeats the first is kind of like you have now accepted Christ and be thankful for you life you have here. You are on the path to Heaven.

    :)<3
    jillynon March 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRelease your high hopes and they’ll survive

    mhm and sometimes it's too late to realize this ... my hopes are gone and pain reigns in my heart and in my soul .... i love this song ... i hate this songs ....

    why has everything turned out the way it has
    voju24on October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song helps me to get through the hard times T_T its gives me some hope and it gives me a feeling that i'm strong and that everything ends good
    anoukDINOSAURon October 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"Wake up on your own
    And look around you cuz you�re not alone"

    Obviously about someone who feels like they're dealing with hard times alone when in reality they have have people around him/her who care

    "Release your high hopes and they�ll survive
    Cuz this is the future and you are alive"

    Tellin said person that their dreams we'll live on as long as they try, and to wake up and realize they still have a life to live and it's not so bad after all

    "Dive in and swim away
    From your loneliness and miserable days"

    let go of your problems and move on





    stormeyon August 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. <3

    I think this song should be a part of "To Write Love On Her Arms." because the line, "Cuz this is the future and you are alive." That's helped me, and I think it can help everyone. :)
    Lawishon August 12, 2009   Link

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