I'm looking for the words to an old song...

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Was sitting here while ago & fragments of an old favorite song of mine popped in my head. I'm probably gonna give away my age here, but it was in the late 60's or early 70's. It was titled (I think) "In the Year..." & was a countdown (or up) of "predictions". I'm betting Uncle Deedah will remember, not a crack at you age, uncle! Just that you are all wise & knowing. Do you remember or anyone else? Thanks!! Donna

-- Donna in Texas (Dd0143@aol.com), December 04, 1998


In The Year 2525 - Zager and Evans......In the year 2525..If man is still alive..If woman can survive...They may find......In the year 3535..Ain"t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies..Everything you think, do or say..Is in the pill you took today......In the year 4545..Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes..You won't find a thing to do..Nobody's gonna look at you.....In the year 5555..Your arms are hanging limp at your sides..Your legs not nothing to do ..Some machine is doing that for you......In the year 6565..Ain't gonna need no husband, won't need no wife..You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too..From the bottom of a long black tube......In the year 7510..If God's a-comin' he ought to make it by then..Maybe he'll look around himself and say.."Guess it's time for the Judgement day......In the year 8510..God's gonna shake his mighty head..He'll either say "I'm pleased where man has been"..Or tear it down and start again......In the year 9595..I'm kinda wondering if man's gonna be alive..He's taken everything this old earth can give..And he ain't put back nothing......Now it's been 10,000 years..Man has cried a billion tears..For what he never knew..Now man's reign is through..But through the eteral night..The twinkling of starlight..So very far away..Maybe it's only yesterday..

-- ronbanks (phxbanks@webtv.net), December 04, 1998.


You're thinking about "In The Year 2525" by Zager & Evans from 1969. I can't remember all the words, but its arguably the best science fiction pop song ever recorded.

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), December 04, 1998.

The lyrics and a MIDI version of "In The Year 2525" are available at:


-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), December 04, 1998.

Another "one-hit-wonder." It was the only song ever recorded by Zager & Evans. They broke up after recording the song.

-- PNG (png@gol.com), December 04, 1998.

You guys are great!!! Ron--Thank you, thank you!!!!! Kevin--I agree! July 1, 1969?! Boy that brings back some memories!! Thanks again for posting! Have a great day!! Donna

-- Donna in Texas (Dd0143@aol.com), December 04, 1998.

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