"Future" as written by and Todd Rundgren....
I remember the world of tomorrow
I remember the world of tomorrow

I'm supposed to drive a flying car
I'm supposed to have a house on Mars
I'm supposed to live 200 years
I'm supposed to live, I'm supposed to live in

The future is now

I remember the world of tomorrow
I remember the world of tomorrow

Where's the office building two miles high?
And the ocean liner 12 blocks wide?
Where's the supertrain that’s solar powered
Average speed 600 miles an hour?
I'm supposed to get my eyesight back
I'm supposed to gain all things I lack
I'm supposed to live devoid of fears
I'm supposed to live, I'm supposed to live in

The future is now

Where's the better world that was declared
At the 1964 World's Fair?
Where's the only orb that's got a plan?
It's at EPCOT Center Disneyland
We're supposed to all drive flying cars
We're supposed to all have homes on Mars
We're supposed to live 200 years
We're supposed to live, we're supposed to live in

The future is now


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    My InterpretationWhat Todd Rundgren is trying to get across in this song is man's portrayal of the future, and the reality of the future. "I remember the world of tomorrow". What almost seems like a paradox is pretty practical, considering that ever since the mid-20th century man has had many visions of what the future could look like. The narrator is remembering all of these visions, seeing that if they were true, then he would have a flying car, a house on mars, have a longer life expectancy, etc. With the lines, "The future is now", Rundgren is indicating that the same time period that people said was going to an age of flying cars and homes on Mars, is the present today. All the songs on this album are dedicated to exposing the truth, and seeing things as they really are. This song in particular copes with the reality of this so called future, which is nothing like the World's Fair or even EPCOT could have imagined.
    shalayahonon June 20, 2013   Link

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