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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 sides
Your legs got nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna 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' Whoooa

In the year 7510
If God's a-comin' 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 then
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 10,000 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 thrive
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do or say
Is in the pill you took today ....(fading...)

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    UnregisteredJan 18, 2012 at 4:49 am
    I personally love the part where they say that man has taken all this old earth can give and they ain't put back nothing. It's true, we treat the earth like our personal trash can and expect to be around forever? Not gonna happen people. The other part I love is the ending. Because you can begin to change the world before it ends up like it does in the song. Now this might not be correct, but this is my personal opinion.
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    UnregisteredAug 27, 2014 at 9:40 pm
    I feel the song though "old" is telling us where we are headed. Wake up world. Technology and science/medicine is going to be our demise unless we actually use our brains and our bodies. Who was to be a blob sitting in front of a computer? We have enough of those already. Use technology as a tool, not A way of life! Set down your damn cell phone, iPad, turn of your computer, be a human being!
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    UnregisteredApr 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm
    Having been in graduate school when this song came out, and in the context of that time, I've always viewed these lyrics as less prophetic than cautionary, but cautionary with hopefulness. One of the biggest dangers, IMHO, is from those folk whose certainty of the absolute correctness of their theological beliefs or their avarice prompts then to hike down the path of global self-destruction. While I have always been fond of this song since first hearing it, I think it is important to remember that the beliefs and emotions ran pretty high at the time due largely to the fear and uncertainty that the political climate of the time could very easily have resulted in a global holocaust resulting in few, if any, survivors. And given that the political mindset considering MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) was in vogue, that uncertainty appeared well-founded. The Cold War is over, but the current climate of geo-political policies is just as insane. Be prepared to try and survive in a world where the chant to "protect your right" to own and use weapons of mass destruction, or justify the indiscriminate violence against others because of perceived political or social inequities is rampant. Will we, indeed, survive until 2525?
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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm
    "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" was written exclusively, music, & lyrics, by Richard (Rick) S. Evans, U.S. ©1968 #Eu-47617, renewal ©1996 RE0000730422 also Broadcast Music Inc. On the RCA record release, Rick Evans sings lead and Denny Zager sings a four word harmony part.
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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    The song's lyrics although written in the sixties or so (? ), hence such a long time ago, was able to predict so many things. One think i predicted too, some 20 years ago is that marriage will disappear from the face of the earth and today you see less and less marriage that last and less and less people who get married due to equal rights.
    The children will grow without parents, without a guide or direction in life, without any affection. They will grow like a weeds on the side of the road. Time to shake the world.

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