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In The Year 2525 and beyondPosted Thursday, June 26, 2008, at 11:56 AM
It's only oh, about a little over 500 years, until we're "In The Year 2525."
Prince sang about 1999 back in the 1980s. But '99's past. Been there, done that.
But in 1969, two guys named Zager and Evans looked at 2525 and beyond with a negative look.
Check out these lyrics: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/z/zagerand...
Summarizing, they expected everyone's actions to be controlled by pills, machines operating literally everything, no marriages with individuals choosing test-tube children, no need for food or eyesight, and God being displeased by man's actions.
Oldies.com's reviewer describes "2525" as one of the most irritating songs ever recorded. (My vote for that one goes to almost anything from the 1960s by Donovan. Remember him? "Mellow Yellow," "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Atlantis"? The 1960s produced some of music's best and worst. Nothing being released today seems to irritate me as much.)
Any thoughts about our distant future?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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