Curtis Mayfield Future Shock Lyrics

Back to the World Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Back to the World
  • 2 Future Shock
  • 3 Right on for the Darkness
  • 4 Future Song (Love a Good Woman, Love a Good Man)
  • 5 If I Were Only a Child Again
  • 6 Can't Say Nothin'
  • 7 Keep on Trippin'
  • Future shock
    Ooh, hoo

    Hey, little sister
    Where's your brother
    See your mother
    Standing on the soup line

    God bless your father
    Ain't got the strength
    To be bothered

    The almighty world
    Hear me now
    Whisper on
    To weigh him down

    We got to stop all men
    From messing up the land
    When won't we understand
    This is our last and only chance
    Everybody, it's a future shock
    Future shock, future shock

    Future shock, future shock

    All worldly figures
    Playing on ******s
    Oh, see them passing
    See how they're dancing
    To the Superfly

    Oh, ain't it wrong
    When you don't know
    Where we come from

    Dancing in our youth
    Dying at the truth
    It ain't over
    (Over, over, ain't over)

    We got to stop all men
    From messing up the land
    When won't we understand
    This is our last and only chance
    Everybody, it's a future shock
    Future shock, future shock

    Future shock, future shock

    The price of the beat
    Higher than the dope in the street
    Is it any wonder
    For those with nothing to eat

    We got to stop all men
    From messing up the land
    When won't we understand
    This is our last and only chance
    Everybody, it's a future shock
    Future shock, future shock

    Future shock, future shock

    Written by: Curtis Mayfield
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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