"In The Year 2525 (exordium And Terminus)" as written by and Richard Lee Evans....
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 lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today
In the year 4545
You 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 hangin' limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin' to do
Some machine's doin' that for you
In the year 6565
You won't need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

In the year 7510
If God's a coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
Guess it's time for the judgment 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 wonderin' 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 through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
So very far away, maybe it's only yesterday

In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find


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"In The Year 2525" as written by Richard Lee Evans

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    General CommentYou 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 CommentOnly 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
  • +2
    General CommentIt 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 CommentFirst 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 25, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI 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 Commentnot certain, that's why i'm here...
    squeekon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat 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 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEver 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
    General CommentThanks for adding this rare gem, Novartza.
    MHHD2on January 12, 2007   Link

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