Ominous lyrical premonitions of our technological apocalypse tomorrow...
Quote: The overriding theme of a world doomed by its passive acquiescence to and overdependence on its own overdone technologies struck a resonant chord in millions of people around the world in the late 1960s. The song describes a nightmarish vision of the future as man's technological inventions gradually dehumanize him.
In the Year 2525 hit number one on the Hot 100 in 1969. It claimed the #1 spot for six weeks. It also topped the charts in the UK. It was number one on July 20, 1969, in the United States, the date of the first manned moon landing, by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It continued to top the charts while the Woodstock Music Festival was going on.
Quote:"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 side Your legs got nothing to do Some machine's 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"
"In the year 7510 If God's a coming 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 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 1,000,000,000 tears For what he never knew Now man's reign is through"
"But throught eternal night The twinkling of starlight So very far away Maybe it's only yesterday"