In the year 2525,
If man is still alive,
If woman can survive,
They may find-

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth,
Tell no lies.
Everything you think, do, and say
Is in the pill you took today.

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your teeth,
Won't need your eyes.
You won't find a thing to chew,
Nobody's gonna look at you.

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your side,
You legs got nothing to do,
Some machine's doing that for you.

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna need no husband,
Won't need no wife.
You'll pick your sons, pick your daughters too

From the bottom of a long glass tube.


In the year 7510
If God's a-coming
He ought to make it by then.
Maybe he'll look around himself and say,
"Guess it's time for the Judgement Day."

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake his mighty head.
He'll either say, "I'm pleased where man has been"
Or tear it down and start again.

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wondering
If man is gonna be alive;
He's taken everything this old Earth can give
And he ain't put back nothing.

Now it's been ten thousand years,
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew.
Now man's reign is through.
But throught eternal night,
The twinkling of starlight,
So very far away,
Maybe it's only yesterday...

In the year 2525 (etc...)

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In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) song meanings
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    General Comment

    Only a few comments on such a great prophetic song? Wow! This one needs to be reissued, if the world can stop listening to pop crap for just a minute.

    hangwire13on October 18, 2007   Link
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    You know, we're already up to 6565.

    3535: because everything we do is influenced by what we recently saw on TV, which would be the pill.

    4545: There's certainly nothing worth looking at anymore, because we destroyed it all

    5555: Let's face it, machines do do everything these days

    6565: Nobody marries anymore, and, oi course, test tube babies and clones

    inpraiseoffollyon June 05, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    It seems that the song is truthful. We are losing jobs because of computers.

    Warren67on June 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The GREAT summer of '69!

    Redsox67on June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    First time I heard this song I got hooked. While the lyrics can be seen as prophetic, in the 50 years or so since its release many of the prophesies are no longer part of fiction. I understand for the generations alive in the 60s it may have seemed as cloning and test tube babies would not happen in the next millennia. Yet today machines do a lot of the work for us and "our legs have nothing to do" since we drive or ride a bus, we seem to be loosing the ability to think for ourselves (even thought we do not take a pill with the days thoughts), we seem to follow the mass media and take their word for everything. I myself thought 20 years ago that walkie talkies were as close as we would get to the "beam me up Scottie" wireless devices (cell phones).

    rosettastoneon June 26, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning

    I think a part of the song is indeed about technology, altough, it's about love to. It's about 2 persons who, for whatever what reason, can't be together at this moment (distance?). The man his heart hurts because of that, he hopes they will find eatch other again when the are older and he hopes the woman will wait for him. He also thinks he will not survive the situation he's into (bad relationship?). But still hopes that everything is going to be okay at the end. (But throught eternal night,The twinkling of starlight,So very far away).

    prettycoaton August 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    not certain, that's why i'm here...

    squeekon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    what i got from this song is that its about how technology is getting too powerful and one day its basically gonna live our lives for us and then there wont be a point in life.

    brooke_levison January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Ever since I heard this song at the end of a "Millennium" episode it's freaked me out, that's all I know.

    Reynard Muldrakeon January 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    Thanks for adding this rare gem, Novartza.

    MHHD2on January 12, 2007   Link

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