"The Future Is Now" as written by and Bryan Holland....
This city's made of diamonds
And tomorrow glass will grow
On the freedoms that divide us
They're coming after me
Flashback nineteen eighty-four
Now who's knock-knocking at your door?
A thought that starts a riot
They're coming after me now

Life is not the same
I am one but
Sparks turn into flames

Will you take what's in my head?
And erase me when I'm dead?
'Cause the future is now
Now I'm disappearing

The day has turned to night
Can you save me from the light?
'Cause the future is here
This is how I disappear

Running down a spiral
With the light of better men
Shouting progress is survival
Take one last look and see me
Now you see me, now you don't
No vow to break
No string of hope
My hero, your pariah
They're coming after me now

Life is just God's game
I am one but
Sparks turn into flames

And you get what you deserve
When revenge is what you serve
'Cause the future is now
Now I'm disappearing

I'll sink into the night
And I'm turning off the lights
'Cause the future is here
This is how I disappear

So the end's what you make it
And that's what you're looking for
This is the future
The future is now

Disappear, disappear
Disappear, disappear

Now turn off the lights
The skies are blue inside you
Turn off the lights
They'll get inside of you

Will you take what's in my head?
And erase me when I'm dead?
'Cause the future is now
Now I'm disappearing

The day has turned to night
Can you save me from the light?
'Cause the future is here
This is how I disappear, disappear, disappear, disappear


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"The Future Is Now" as written by Bryan Holland

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    General Comment"Flashback 1984
    Now who's knock-knocking at your door?"

    Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles:
    "Now it's 1984
    Knock-knock at your front door"
    AXPon July 05, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Link(s)Actually, I have every reason to believe they may not be talking about DK. They may be referring wholly to the book/movie 1984, which conspicuously enough, matches up to this entire song, almost word from word, and how now that it's happening with social media, in the way that if you say something unpopular, there are many places on the web that will "Make you disappear."

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    jonathant6on March 23, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI just realized the DK reference and came here to see if anybody else did. There is only one comment here.

    Good work, fellas.
    Tig45on March 27, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe Offspring started around 1984, being older and listening to them all my life, to me it speaks of getting old. When your younger the future of getting old seems far away. Well now the future in now and your disapearing, your not young or relevant anymore. It's a total opposite of Nitro off of Smash.
    tony111676on June 14, 2016   Link

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