I can remember when this was the future
Where it was gonna be at back then
Why don't we turn the whole bloody lot down
And make a new start all over again?

I can recall utopian thinking
Bold mission statements and tightening of belts
Demolition of familiar landmarks
Promises made and deals that were dealt

This used to be the future
Where it was at back then
Let's turn the whole bloody lot down
And start all over again

But that future was exciting
Science fiction made fact
Now all we have to look forward to
Is a sort of suicide pact

Was it the dear old future
That created the problems we face?
How do we deal with the fallout
Of the age we used to call space?

I can remember planning for leisure
Living in peace and freedom from fear
Science that promised to make us a new world
Religion and prejudice disappear

I can remember when this was the future
Where it was gonna be at back then
Now religion and nuclear energy have united
To threaten, oh God! Amen

This used to be the future
Where it was at back then
Now religion and nuclear energy have united
Oh God! Amen

Was it the dear old future
That created the problems we face?
How do we deal with the fallout
Of the age we used to call space?

This used to be the future
Where it was at back then
Let's turn the whole bloody lot down
And start all over again

Amen
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This Used To Be The Future Lyrics

Pet Shop Boys – This Used To Be The Future Lyrics

Songwriters: TENNANT, NEIL / LOWE, CHRIS
This Used To Be The Future lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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