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Welcome to the future

Posted By Russ Roberts On April 29, 2010 @ 11:23 am In Music,Technology | Comments Disabled

In Brad Paisley’s song, Welcome to the Future, he sings about the glories of innovation and ties it to the evolution of the civil society. OK, he wouldn’t use those words, but you get the idea:

When I was ten years old
I remember thinking how cool it would be
When we were going on an eight-hour drive
If I could just watch TV
And I’d have given anything
To have my own Pac-Man game at home
I used to have to get a ride down to the arcade
Now I’ve got it on my phone

Chorus:
Hey, glory, glory, hallelujah
Welcome to the future

My grandpa was in World War 2
He fought against the Japanese
He wrote a hundred letters to my grandma
Mailed them from his base in the Philippines
I wish they could see this now
Will they say it’s changed a note
‘Cause I was on a video chat this morning
With a company in Tokyo

Chorus:
Hey, everyday’s a revolution
Welcome to the future

Hey, look around it’s all so clear
Hey, wherever we were going, well we’re here
Hey, so many things I never thought I’d see
Happening right in front of me

I had a friend in school
Running back on the football team
They burned a cross in his front yard
For asking out the homecoming queen
I thought about him today
And everybody who’d seen what he’d seen
From a woman on a bus
To a man with a dream

Chorus:
Hey, wake up Martin Luther
Welcome to the future
Hey, glory, glory, hallelujah
Welcome to the future

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