Welcome to the Future

Album: American Saturday Night (2009)
Charted: 42
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  • 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

    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
    The world they saved has changed you know
    'Cause I was on a video chat this morning
    With a company in Tokyo

    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

    Hey, wake up Martin Luther
    Welcome to the future
    Hey, glory, glory, hallelujah
    Welcome to the future Writer/s: Brad Paisley, Charles Christopher Dubois
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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