In The Future

Story Behind The Song

The lyrics are the outgoing greeting I wrote for my first phone machine. The music came along years later.

Song Description

The song compares what technology promise versus what it actually delivers. For all these supposedly great developments in communications, are we really closer, or more alienated?

Song Length 2:26 Genre Pop - Alternative, Pop - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Welcoming, Sociable Subject Future, Telephone
Language English Era 2000 and later


Hello, thanks for calling
I'm not home right now
And I can't come to the phone
I must presume someone will call
In my future
In order to record this message
That you're listening to

Now is my future and the callers past
But I can't hear you due to a
non-linear time displacement effect
But thanks to these subneural
Differential brainwave implants
You can hear my voice
Isn't technolgy wonderful?

I can't explain
So please leave your name
And I'll get back to you
But if you're not hooked
To the machine
When I hook in again
Then I'l just hear your voice
In what will be my present
In the future

But thanks to these magnetic strips
Memories and microchips
You can hear my voice
Isn't technology wonderful?

Lyrics Walt Sargent Music Walt Sargent
Producer Walt Sargent Publisher Walt Sargent
Performance Walt Sargent

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