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When I was ten years old,
I remember thinkin' how cool it would be,
When we were goin' on an eight hour drive,
If I could just watch T.V.

And I'd have given anything
To have my own PacMan game at home.
I used to have to get a ride down to the arcade;
Now I've got it on my phone.

He-e-ey...
Glory glory hallelujah.
Welcome to the future.

My grandpa was in World War II,
He fought against the Japanese.
He wrote a hundred letters to my grandma;
Mailed em from his base in the Philippines.

I wish they could see this now,
Where they say this change can go.
Cause I was on a video chat this morning
With a company in Tokyo.

He-e-ey...
Everyday is a revolution.
Welcome to the future.

He-e-ey...
Look around it's all so clear.
He-e-ey...
Wherever we would go and well we...
He-e-ey...
So many things I never thought I'd see...
Happening right in front of me.

I had a friend in school,
Running-back on a football team,
They burned a cross in his front yard
For asking out the home-coming queen.

I thought about him today,
Everybody who's seen what he's seen,
From a woman on a bus
To a man with a dream.

He-e-ey...
Wake up Martin Luther.
Welcome to the future.
He-e-ey...
Glory glory hallelujah.
Welcome to the future.



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    RickLThompsonSep 20, 2009 at 4:44 am
    That all Americans were creaded equal. Endowed with the absolute right to be free. That a great and bloody civil war had to be fought to ensure that freedom was enjoyed by all who called themselves American. I,m 60 years old, and I truly believe that finally all Americans are being treated equal! God bless this nation!
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    BubsOct 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    History has a way of making people realize how things do change. Nothing is permanent. We have the ability to forgive and move on from both sides of the equation, which is a good thing. Human rights come first, respect others, live and let live, move on!
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    UnregisteredJul 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    I grew up in the segregated south surrounded by the music of earth, wind, & fire; sam & dave; booker t & the mg’s, but listening to country music on the radio. So i was pleased when brad paisley performed at the "country music, live from the white house” for president barack obama, 1st lady michelle, and a very appreciative audience of all races and ages. Wednesday, brad played a wonderful 4th of july 2012 uso concert on the white house south lawn for military members and their families, prior to the capitol fireworks. If music has no boundaries, perhaps we can find common ground in all other areas of our lives.
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    UnregisteredJan 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    It's a song about change. He talks about the past, how we were at war with other countries like the japanese, and now we are friends and business partners with them. We used to be so low-tech that we had to go places to play video games, but now we just download the app. The world has changed, and the people who made it possible aren't here to see it.
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    wraithwerxJan 18, 2011 at 6:35 am
    PAISLEY, Besides being thee real thing in country music, one of the hottest guitarists in the business, with a great voice, is open and fair minded. I don't usually buy albums, er - a CDs, but when I heard Welcome to the Future, I did buy American Saturday Night, every cut on the album is great. I hope next time he comes to SLC, he gets a better venue than USANA, and I get better seats. Brad Paisley transends country music while still being true to the art form.

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