The future sticks out its tongue
in the eyes of the gentle past
It fears its own demise but knows it cannot last
This momentary throne
precariously formed from its ashes
It takes the time we thought was ours below to be reborn
Throw us away like a stack of old paper
Learn not from our scrawls
Close your ears to our rantings
And come against us
Flex your hooked claws and sniff
Like a dog at the stench of our decaying minds
Distrust the deceitful math of our perishing eyes
Run away from the phthisicky past

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    General CommentThe future hates the past, but it knows that one day it will become it's demise; the past.
    Cocytuson November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the last line is "Steer away from the phthisicky past", not "run".
    AmpleVoltageon November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt the end of the song "Il Futurismo Nasche" is yelled. "Il Futurismo Nasche!" is Italian for "Futurism is Born!"
    DanteAchardEsqon August 05, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThe past fades, weakens, dies (phthisis) while the future ignores its knowledge and warnings with contempt. Yup. Might be called "Generations" as well.
    zincpallet9on January 05, 2012   Link

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