Who Sang The Future is the Past? Jackson Jackson

Release information
Release Date: 2007-3-20
length: 5:40
Lyrics
The Future Is The Past

Refrain:
The future is the past
And it will last for as long as it's lasted
Every time I get plastered
I see stars
{ ??? } inside of me
We were all once a part of distant galaxies
And I swear
When the universe ends I'll be there
'Cos I wanna see what love looks like
when it's no sound, no matter, no light, no television, no air

You know it's funny how the people say the world is changed,
Just like: Saying the stranger's a kind of strange
Just like: Saying the water is kind of wet
It's like: Saying that Elvis is kind of dead
It's evident to anyone with half a brain that things change,
That's why books have more than one page,
That's why me and my grandfather aren't the same age,
just why New Kids On The Block are not rockin' on Triple-J
But, the more things change, the more they stay the same
Same old girls, same wars, same games
Sure, there's climate change, and there's terrorists and AIDS
But we used to have the n***s
And that was way way way worst
But things get bad, then get better,
Before I started eating bree, I used to eat cheddar
The world is always gonna change, only love stays the same,
Like I say in the refrain

The future is the past
And it will last for as long as it's lasted
Every time I get plastered
I see stars
{ ??? } inside of me
We were all once a part of distant galaxies
And I swear
When the universe ends I'll be there
'Cos I wanna see what love looks like
when it's no sound, no matter, no light, no television, no air

When I died, I got them to cryogenically freeze me
Believe me, it cost four millions, that's cheap
To see the future, see infinity,
I thought I had proven the truth to man's divinity
But I discovered, I was poor like a chimney sweep,
The richest man is just a tramp in a scheme of things
Up there in the future, it wasn't much fun,
Just a bunch of frozen businessman dreaming of a refund
"Gimme back my money", They were yellin',
Calling for the manager,
They were used to those credit card advantages
But MasterCard can't change the past, can it?
No kind of plastic is worth s*** on a dead planet
The whole place was cold like you wouldn't believe
Just dead rocks in a dried up sea
Just like times gone by
Just like five f*****' billion BC
The future is the past
And it will last for as long as it's lasted
Every time I get plastered
I see stars
{ ??? } inside of me
We were all once a part of distant galaxies
And I swear
When the universe ends I'll be there
'Cos I wanna see what love looks like
when it's no sound, no matter, no light, no television, no air

Instrumental
the meek shall inherit the earth, they're fine
Don't have to fight for that s***
Just have to bide your time
Keep quiet, don't write any rhymes if you can help it
'Cos I'm sure god favors the silent, not the violent,
Maybe the vibrant, definitely firemen
Maybe the prime mister if he sticks to his a**ignment
To lead wisely and not be divisive
And while I'm on the subject,
God, can you make him bring back human rights
All right, fine, this is not a { ??? }
Just an ordinary rhyme about extraordinary times
Hey, digital natives, on a love super highway
Who come my way leaving mails and just fly away
How good is that? I guess it's not all bad
c***, s***, f***!
We can still make positive tracks,
Cut them on wax, under the full moon,
Burry 'em for a month,
And deep fry that to make, to make beats fat
Fatter and better, that's my motto,
Like { ??? } said: back to mono, before you went loco
{ ??? } for { ??? } say that's the game,
So I write rhymes that don't nessecerely mean a thing
Sometimes, this time I write a rhyme I can't deny
I lie awake at night and recite the (???)
I'm alive and inspired to write rhymes or die tryin'.

The future is the past
And it will last for as long as it's lasted
Every time I get plastered
I see stars
{ ??? } inside of me
We were all once a part of distant galaxies
And I swear
When the universe ends I'll be there
'Cos I wanna see what love looks like
when it's no sound, no matter, no light, no television, no air

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 A Hole in the Garden
  • 2 The International Society of Bad Dancers
  • 3 Cats Rats and Pigeons
  • 4 Eliza
  • 5 Angel Dust
  • 6 The Flicker and the Spark
  • 7 Grab a Gun
  • 8 Intelligent Evolved and Insane
  • 9 Down to the River
  • 10 The Fire is on the Bird
  • 11 Waxed World
  • 12 The Future is the Past
  • 13 [silence]
  • 14 The Lonely Ooh

  • Release information
    label: EMI Music Australia
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 094638786429
    script: Latin