"The Future Is X-Rated" as written by Matthew Good and Dave Genn....
There's holes up in the sky
The devil punched down to the monkeys
And now they've got drive through
And a video store where there used to be real live actors
Used to ride around here
Up on my high horse
With all the other good little butcher boys
A plagiarist of course
So roll over sweet thing
Like a nuclear reprisal inbound from outer space
There's a comparison here I'm trying to swing

God damn it's deafening
Wish you'd shut up about everything
The future is x-rated

There's holes up in the sky
And no one's seen your son in days
And things just keep getting weirder and weirder
And now christmas is for shopping
And the shopping god is everything
So roll over and lose it
'Cause power is just another one of those things baby
It's pointless if you ain't gonna use it

God damn it's deafening
Wish you'd shut up about everything
The future is x-rated

Used to ride around here on my high, high horse

God damn it's deafening
Wish you'd shut up, shut up, shut up
The future is x-rated
The future is x-rated
The future is x-rated
The future is x-rated


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"The Future Is X-rated" as written by Matthew Good Dave Genn

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    General CommentSo what is the world coming to???
    supermatthon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAn amazing song. Unfortunately, the point it raises is true. The world's become a technological, godless wasteland of human error.
    onemanorgyon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEasy enough, the world is headed downhill as we are soon to be living in post apocaliptic times.
    beckah Gon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe video is awesome, you can even download it with some other on his website: matthewgood.net (currently closed since he's on vacation)
    Netman_on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song sends shivers down my spine when he sings 'GOD DAMN IT'S DEAFENING' and I love the 'There's holes up in the sky' it just makes you think it's the end of the world or something. And then it seems to comment on our corrupted societal behaviour. There's the phone sex at the end of the song, the lyric 'and now christmas is for shopping, and the shopping god is everything' and 'power's just another one of those things baby, it's pointless if you ain't gonna use it'. Just killer song, man.
    The cageon October 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most amazing songs ever...it's absolutely chilling.
    Misseveruson January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the most cryptic part of the song, can anyone help decipher it?

    used to ride around here
    up on my high horse
    with all the other good little butcher boys
    a plagiarist of course
    so roll over sweet thing
    TheGallowson October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a statement about modern pop culture and the direction it is headed in.
    SparklePrincess24on November 17, 2009   Link

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