"About the Future" as written by and Michael Tomlinson....
what this generation needs is a war
well its hard to choose a side when you don't know which is right
because all my friends are frustrated, boring or bored
yes they all deranged their minds without a good excuse as to why
lusting after yesterdays golden stars
ah well maybe that just never happens any more


what this generation needs is a score
cause we realize we can all get along
but no ones willing to drop their arms
cause our forefathers made reforms to civil rights and moral law
now the few of them are aligned
cause its pushing us over the line
but we all really aint that far
well somehow none of that matters any more


and the result of all of this is we're rushing on our own
cause we aint with the people we look like, but we aint part of the whole
we almost understand our world, we're resting on our laurels
and now my heart is shattered, I can't even try even when it matters
oh so please don't let me go without you
my heart never shows without you
lately things have been so distant
and I don't know what I can do to fix it
why don't you love me like you used to?
why do I worry about the future?
is it just that how we manage is not by love but force of habit?
and if only I could be a man and live down all your dreams and plans
and smash in all of your pretty things
so the only thing that you could see was me
but what we done should be a crime
we should be locked up so we never see the light
for in the darkness we could see how worthless all our lives must be
if lovers like us who drift apart
then there must be something wrong with our hearts
at least something wrong with all of us
to never care till things are lost
why don't you love me like you used to?
why do I worry about the future?


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    General CommentHe winds himself up so far in this song. It's fantastically over the top :)
    maniacleon July 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcouple of lyrics wrong :)
    yes they all DERRAIN their minds

    but now that fewer are maligned, there's less pushing us over the line
    but oh, we really ain't that far

    and if only i could be a man, and rip down all your dreams and plans

    if two lovers like us can drift apart there must be something wrong with our hearts and be something wrong with all of us to never care till things are lost

    THIS IS THE GREATEST SONG!!! :) i love love love it. can play it on the guitar (nearly) haha. its such a beautiful, heartbreaking song
    makes me cry.
    so raw and awesome live
    yveskleinbluemeon July 29, 2009   Link
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    General Comment@yveskleinblueme

    Yeah, i agree about the song, i learnt it on guitar just going by the video (with a slight steer in the right direction from some tabs), and it's kind of what i feel me and my girlfriend are going through at the moment, so i can relate to it completely, making me love it even more.


    Anyway, i suppose that some parts of it are obviously about him and his lover slowly drifting apart, and that they just "...manage not by love but force of habit?' as said in the song.

    Most parts of the song just speak for themselves, like:
    "and if only I could be a man and rip down all your dreams and plans
    and smash in all of your pretty things
    so the only thing that you could see was me"
    As it infers, he feels like his lover isn't paying attention to him, or is taking him for granted, so he wants to get rid of everything else so that she'll pay attention to him.

    silenceisdistanceon October 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIf you see him play this live he gets really worked up in the middle. Apparently it's about his ex girlfriend and whenever he sings it he chokes up
    honeypie44on January 06, 2015   Link

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