Future Music
Mind Control
It’s The Reason
Philadelphia Girl
Life Goes On
Jive Talk

Real World
Guardians Of Hope
Old Year, New Day
Escape To Musicland
I Found

Future Music is:
Robert Barsky
- Words, Music, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Electric Drums
Peter Keltz - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Keyboards, Harmony Vocals
all songs copyright 1985 - Robert E. Barsky
Dedicated to the ongoing memory of John Lennon

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FUTURE MUSIC

Future music waiting to be heard,
Words unwritten and they're just waiting to be sung.
Sounds unheard yet, waiting just to be.
Future music, soon to be unleashed.

Well I can see it reaching 'round the world,
Future music;
Well I can see it bringing peace to earth,
Future music.

Future music, reaching into space;
Black hole rhythms, with interplanetary grace.
I got the shuttle station blues now,
At the Constellation Bar.
Future music, well this is just the start.

Well I can see 'em dancing on the stars to
Future music;
Well I can see 'em bringing peace to earth
With future music.


MIND CONTROL

Well do you wonder 'bout the thoughts your thinking?
Where do they originate? Are they yours or predetermined,
Reflections of what you've seen or is it fate?
Has a pattern been established, are you really in command,
Are you being led to follow a cleverly manipulated master plan?

It's called mind control, control.
It's time to take mind control.

They start when you are very young, paint a picture of success,
Cover it with dollar bills and tell you,
That's the thing and you should go for it.
Don't ask questions, don't debate,
Here's your course to happiness.
Follow it, don't make waves,
And try to blend in like everybody else.

Mind control, control.
It's called mind control, control.
It's time to take mind control.

Well you can know the ways of earth and heaven,
Travel through the universe, find out how it all began,
And get back without ever leaving your room.
You can find a faith and truth inside you,
Plot a course and make your way.
Emptying the past behind you,
Setting your sights on a new day.
With mind control, control.
It's time to take mind control.


IT'S THE REASON

He came to me on the high note,
And struck a chord into my brain.
And then he taught us to imagine,
Anything that we could dream.

And he's the reason that I sing my song,
And he's the reason that I'm whole again;
And he's the reason that I'm almost home,
And he's a reason to believe again.

She came to me on a sweet cloud
And settled deep into my heart.
I guess I never really knew what love was,
And this was the perfect time to start.

And she's the reason that I sing my song,
And she's the reason that I'm whole again;
And she's the reason that I'm almost home,
And she's a reason to believe again.

It came to me on the one hand,
I think I heard it in a silent shout.
Then I saw it in the rivers and the mountains,
And I knew what they were talking about.

And it's the reason that I sing my song,
And it's the reason that I'm whole again;
And it's the reason that I'm almost home,
And it's a reason to believe again.


PHILADELPHIA GIRL

She's walking down Broad Street,
To catch the subway to the El.
Gonna take it to the Northeast,
Well she's gonna meet me there.

Now she's declared her independence,
She's rung her liberty bell.
Well she's really got me going now;
She's a Philadelphia girl.
She's a Philadelphia girl.

She's moving down the Parkway,
Well she's a sight to get your heart a jumpin'.
And when she turns and looks my way,
Those eyes are really saying something.

Gonna catch her down on South Street,
About two A.M. on a Friday night.
We'll find a little outdoor cafe,
Where we can sit and talk love all night.


LIFE GOES ON

The hour glass is empty, but we are still going on.
The sands have all run out, but it doesn't really
seem to matter at all.
The clock it keeps on moving, but time just cannot
pass us by.
If there's only one thing I've learned in this life,
It's that love can outlast time.

Life goes on, even when the time is gone.
Life goes on and on and on and on
And on and on.
Love goes on even when the days are gone.
Love goes on and on and on and on
And on and on.

Well I see the seconds pass,
And each tick is one of mine.
But I refuse to live in fear of the passing time.
I would not trade one hour of my life with you girl,
For anything they gave,
You're my very heart and my whole world.

Life goes on, even when the time is gone.
Life goes on and on and on and on
And on and on.
Love goes on, even when the days are gone.
Love goes on and on and on and on
And on and on.


JIVE TALK

Jive talk, makes me wanna walk.
Street talk, won't you come across.
Sweet talk, don't you ever stop.

Hip talk, won't you turn me on.
Small talk, well I think I've had enough.
Straight talk, give me all you got.


REAL WORLD

She came walking down the street,
Looking for all the world like some ancient lady
coming back again.
I just turned my eyes to see and staring back at me
was a vision like I'd never seen.
She was all things rolled into one,
Like the world had just begun and she was there to set it right.
I just couldn't adjust my mind, it was out of sync with time,
And she was in my brain tonight,
She said;

As the night turned into day, I was trying to find a way
to direct my thoughts right back at you.
Maybe it's here and maybe not,
Maybe I'm reaching for the spot that's gonna touch
something you don't want me to.
It's so real and it's so close,
If you'd just open up the door that you've got locked so tight
and throw the bolt.
Maybe then you'll really know,
If you should have stayed or
If you should have left so long ago.
She said;

Maybe you can catch me on the midnight train that's going
out again.
Maybe when you wake up from this dream you'll find out
where it's always been.

She came walking into view,
Looking just a little too much like every girl I ever knew.
She came and she took me by the wrist,
Said you better listen quick to everything I'm telling you.
She said, "Look out we're back in the real world.
Feline, two faced and so mean now.
It's time to find your own way tonight."
Well I said, "Little girl we're back in the real world,
You'll find you get what you need now,
It's time you learned how it all works out."
She said;

GUARDIANS OF HOPE

You know I heard it just the other day,
Another all-American boy lost his way.
He just put it to an end today,
Thinking the game was lost.
Well that's about the saddest thing of all,
When someone gives up thinking their chance is gone.
Sure life throws some wicked curves along,
The road you thought was yours;

But we're the guardians of hope.
We are the last line of defense.
The guardians of hope.
Once the get past us there's no one left.
The guardians of hope.
Trying to keep a crazy world from going mad.
The guardians of hope.
Knowing that it's up to us to work it out.

Now we all live under the same cloud of fear,
They push a button, the world just disappears.
That's all the more reason to make it clear,
Restore some sanity.
The most important thing in life is you.
The difference you can make, the things that you can do.
And so the rest of it is up to you,
You've got to try to find a way.


OLD YEAR, NEW DAY

It was an old year, it was a new day.
It was so far back, it's really very hard to say.
Still I remember, all the places we have been.
And I remember, all the wondrous things we'd seen.

We were so young then, maybe just about eighteen.
But what we saw there was something beyond our wildest dreams.
And as I look back, kind of reflecting on those days,
The thing I find there is that feeling that came to stay.

Well if only I could reach you now,
If only I could make you see;
Then I believe, oh don't you know I believe,
Your love would just return to me.

Now it's a new year, but it's the same day.
As for the future, it's really very hard to say.
Still I remember all the happy times we've seen,
And I remember that feeling that came again.


ESCAPE TO MUSIC LAND

Today was another rough one.
Just like every other one.
Working at the same old job,
And trying my best to just get by.
But you know I can handle it,
'Cause life with you is worth it.
But don't you know when I get home,
There's someplace that I got to go.

And it's a place where I can watch the world go by.
And it's a place where I can really by myself.

Escape to music land, where you can really dance.
Turn on the radio, and we can sing along.
Escape to music land, with my guitar in hand.
I'll play your favorite song, and you can sing along.

And don't you know I've got a lot of friends out there,
And though we've never met we're really very close.
When we're in music land,
And feeling free at hand,
We're gonna sing a song,
And feel forever young.

Escape to music land, we're gonna make our stand.
We're gonna sing our song, and play it on and on.


I FOUND

When it's time to say good-bye, don't be sad.
We've had it all between us, but all things pass.

I've found true love in my heart.
I found peace and a freedom of mind.
I had you by my side.
Well that's enough to make a whole life worthwhile.

When it's your time to face the world, have no fear.
All roads return to where you started.
And I'll see you there.

Just find true love in your heart.
Search for peace and a freedom of mind.
Find someone to share your life.
That's the thing that makes it all seem worthwhile.

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Future Music - The Complete Lyrics
Volume I

all songs copyright 1985 -2006 Robert E. Barsky