The Future

Album: Get Sharp (2010)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from the first album by The Limousines, who are the San Francisco duo of beatmaker Giovanni Giusti and singer Eric Victorino. They write their parts separately, with Giusti assigning a random name to the instrumental tracks he comes up with. This one he named "An Indian Burial," which triggered the lyrical idea - the concept that we are all very small in the grand scheme of the universe.

    Victorino explained: "Something about the phrase caught my attention. I imagined the history buried beneath cities, the bones of people with dreams about the future. I think it's interesting to keep in mind that all of these events we witness in our lives, the things we think are so important, they're all fleeting. We're temporary. Everything about us, our cultures, our myths, our problems and our victories and ultimately our species, everything is temporary. And that's OK. It's OK because it has to be OK. We are all going to die, and even the most successful of us will be forgotten. There's no arguing with time." (Here's our full Eric Victorino interview.)

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Glen Ballard

Glen BallardSongwriter Interviews

Glen Ballard talks about co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album, and his work with Dave Matthews, Aerosmith and Annie Lennox.

Alice Cooper

Alice CooperFact or Fiction

How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real Group

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real GroupSong Writing

The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.

Shawn Mullins

Shawn MullinsSongwriter Interviews

"Lullaby" singer Shawn Mullins on "Beautiful Wreck," beating the Devil, and his writing credit on the Zac Brown Band song "Toes."

Michael Bolton

Michael BoltonSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.

P.F. Sloan

P.F. SloanSongwriter Interviews

P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.