Thursday 14th 2017f December 2017
updated: 10-Jun-2003



The Future Used To Be Better

The sights I've seen, the things I've heard
While sliding down the learning curve
Their contract promised me the earth
Through toothy grins and weasel words

With normal jobs and normal lives
They force us to this compromise
Where labour lives and leisure dies
And most of us get by

But I remember the future used to be better
I still remember, the future used to be better

Now voyager, what's left?
You moved so fast you missed the best
And all you got was out of breath
You could call that success

But I remember the future used to be better
Do you remember? The future used to be better

Go on, admit it - you know you want to see
All those blank pages in my diary

I'm long on patience, short on cash
My car and my computer crashed
I'm halfway there and halfway back
The world pissed on my purple patch
The light's blocked out, now nothing grows
They've dumbed me down with news and soaps
The end result of all my hopes -
Paper cuts from the edge of the envelope

But I remember
When the future used to be better

© TV Smith

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