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Zager And Evans – In The Year 2525 lyrics

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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    Rick Evans
    This song means something to me because I am the one who wrote it and sang lead on the RCA release, 1969. What I wanted to say is exactly what I wrote: beware of technology and use it well lest it runs out of control and dehumanizes all of us.
    Legal: "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" was written exclusively, lyrics & music, by Richard (Rick) S. Evans.
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    This song was written during the height of the tune in and tune out drug times and of course when free uncommitted love was the way of life. This song reflected the growing concern also of pills being made for every facet of our lives. Also, the concern for the environment which was rarely talked about the politicians. This song played at high volume really rocked. It was played at Hugh Hefners playboy mansion in Chicago as a big crowd favorite.
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  • u
    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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    Profecy? I think it is coming long before then. We have your prozac, done all of these things, test tube babies, dna, and I don't think we will have to wait until 2525. I think god is already tearing the world down or allowing us to do it and will make his judgement on each and every one of us loongg before 2525! Just my opinion. My advise, tho unasked, is make yourself right in the eyes of our lord jesus christ! Amen this last sentence I know in my heart is true! Think about it now. What have you got to lose. An eternity in heaven or hell or if you think it just ends after this body dies. You have nothing to lose by saying and believing in your heart that jesus christ is your savior, do you?
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    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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