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Songs that predicted the future, either intentional or not

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by classicrockguy, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. kendo

    kendo Forum Resident

    Frank Zappa - Dumb All Over

     
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  2. kendo

    kendo Forum Resident

    Roger Waters - "Home" from Radio Kaos

     
  3. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Jan Berry predicted his own future with Deadman's Curve.
     
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  4. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

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    :kilroy: At the time it was released in 1968, the first line of this tune was inaccurate. It became fact 28 years later on Memorial day of 1996:



    :D Of course, it was merely predicting the inevitable.
     
  5. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

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    California
    :kilroy: According to the song's narrative, the race took place heading westward on Sunset Blvd, and two years later, Jan was heading the other direction when he met his unfortunate fate, but it's still close enough to be creepy.
     
  6. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
    That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd

     
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  7. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I like how you didnt use the led zeppelin word....:hide:
     
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  8. still holds true today
     
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  9. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Maybe even more so... i dont wanna start a climate change debate, but if it is true, then it's our sons and daughters that will be living (or trying to) on this planet
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

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    Vienna, Austria
    nomeansno - the tower
    "from a burning building a man leaps to his death"

     
  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    In The Year 2525... my favorite...
     
  12. Victor Martell

    Victor Martell Forum Resident

    I have always felt this song (2000)



    predicted the movie "Her" - Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with an Alexa type thing... I almost could hear "Samantha" (the AI from the movie) say the line from the song above "come lie.. next to me"

    :D

    v
     
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  13. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Hotel California - several lines seem accurate representations of cell phone zombies and the targets of click-bait.

    'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device'

    'We are programmed to receive'
     
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  14. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
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    Cohen's The Future (an update of Yeats THE SECOND COMING) is interesting.

    Give me back my broken night
    My mirrored room, my secret life
    It's lonely here,
    There's no one left to torture
    Give me absolute control
    Over every living soul
    And lie beside me, baby
    That's an order
    Give me crack and anal sex
    Take the only tree that's left
    And stuff it up the hole
    In your culture
    Give me back the Berlin wall
    Give me Stalin and St. Paul
    I've seen the future, brother
    It is murder
    Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
    Won't be nothing
    Nothing you can measure anymore
    The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
    Has crossed the threshold
    And it has overturned
    The order of the soul
    When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent)
    I wonder what they meant
    When they said (they said) repent (repent), repent (repent)
    I wonder…
     
  15. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    NS, Canada
    And the Fugs, There's a madman at the wheel

     
  16. notesfrom

    notesfrom Forum Resident

    Location:
    NC USA
    Bob Dylan. 'Ballad Of A Thin Man' - live in 1966.

    'You should be made to be carrying at all times a telephone'...

    @ 6:26



    Original 1965 lyrics for that line were:

    You should be made
    To wear earphones
     
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  17. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse To pretend to be happy could only be idiocy

    'I said "be careful, his bow-tie is really a camera"'

    America - Paul Simon
     
  18. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    The concept of 'media-manipulation' (from pranks to 'fake news') was not only ATTEMPTED by Negativland, but then they decided to make an album about how a news station was 'duped' by them!
    It's a long piece that says (to me) that we almost enjoy the chaos that comes from fear!
    For the uninitiated, it all started when a band member wrote a press release that stated a young man had killed his family while listening to one of Negativland's songs! While it was written for college radio-stations only, a real newspaper picked it up as fact! This led to a SF local news team doing a story about it. Negativland had been very vague about the truth, and while the album they made includes the news broad-cast, they never admit to the hoax..and yet, they do......
    It's this 'uncertainty' of facts that foretells the world we're living in today!

     
  19. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7

    Location:
    Brooklyn - NY
    Come out from under that chair Luke. I'm shakin' it boss.
     
  20. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7

    Location:
    Brooklyn - NY
    Not just a 'Like' from me Slash but a Thankful Like.
     
  21. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Hahahahahahahaha :biglaugh:
    Man, you just made my day! I owe you a cold drink ! :cheers:
     
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  22. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    I'm pretty sure "Last Christmas" didn't predict George's 12/25 death!
     
  23. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Just heard that for the first time last night, on a music DVD of a 1969 TV program. Thought it was very good.
     
  24. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    Location:
    North East England
    Neil Young on Rockin’ in The Free World (1989) before the first Gulf War...

    “There’s a warning sign on the road ahead/there’s a lotta people saying we’d be better off dead/don’t feel like Satan but I am to them/So I try to forget it anyway I can....”
     
  25. Kim Olesen

    Kim Olesen Gently weeping guitarist.

    Location:
    Odense Denmark.
    The entire Computerwelt album by Kraftwerk.
     

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