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Music Lyric Predictions? (Pt2)

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posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 02:56 PM
I was just reading some financial news about the housing market and as I read, the lyrics to a song popped in my head. Not remembering the exact lyrics, I looked them up and realized that they are incredibly relevant to today despite being written in 1992.

There is another ATS thread out there titled "Music lyric predictions" from 2004 but that thread turned into a debate about Jimi Hendrix being left handed.

That is why I decided to start this thread. Does anybody know of other song lyrics that seem to predict things that happen in the future? Are these instances simply artists being very good at expressing what they see going on - or do certain predictions come out of the arts that are not obvious at the time?

I just wanted to open a discussion about how lyrics can be so prophetic sometimes. I would say it is unlikely there is anything terribly metaphysical going on, but it makes you wonder. Please post in this thread if you have popular lyrics that seem to foretell future events.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 02:59 PM
The lyrics that prompted me to open this thread are as follows:

Foreclosure of a Dream by the Prophet Mustaine of the Church of Megadeth.

Rise so high, yet so far to fall.
A plan of dignity and balance for all.
Political breakthrough, euphorias high.
More borrowed money, more borrowed time.
Backed in a corner, caught up in the race.
Means to an end ended in disgrace.
Perspective is lost in the spirit of the chase.

Foreclosure of a dream,
Those visions never seen,
Until all is lost,
Personal holocaust.
Foreclosure of a dream.

Barren land that once filled a need,
Are worthless now, dead without a deed.
Slipping away from an iron grip,
Natures scales are forced to tip,
The heartland cries, loss of all pride.
To leave aint believing, so try and be tried.
Insufficient funds, insanity and suicide.


Now with new hope some will be proud.
This is no hoax, no one pushed out.
Receive a reprieve and be a pioneer.
Break new ground of a new frontier.
New ideas will surely get by.
No deed, or dividend. some may ask why?
Youll find the solution, the answers in the sky.

Rise so high, yet so far to fall.
A plan of dignity and balance for all.
Political breakthrough, euphorias high.
More borrowed money, more borrowed time.



Lyrics written before 1992 (album release was that year) yet they seem like they are written this year, don't they? Sure, housing markets and recessions happen - perhaps these lyrics were simply a result of the 1989 market dip? In any event, I found the parallel to today quite uncanny.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 05:25 PM
+Well yeah I have a few I wrote years ago. Problem is you would
have to accept my word on when they were written.
Here's one I wrote while watching the events happening in
Tianenmen square back in 90 (?) called, what else? - Tianenmen

Chinese dying out in streets, chinese dying for democracy
Chinese may still learn the fact that every system is on you back
Break your back to fatten the Fed, no longer the night of the living reds
Change going down in Tianenmen square, we don't know what
But we do know where - Tianenmen

Turn the hierarchy on it's head, No Mao Now! is what they said
Chinese dying for democracy, perhaps someday they'll die for anarchy
Lady liberty raised in false hope, coming soon - Amway and coke
If they survive to oust the Premier, they can still look forward
to living in fear - tianenmen

Too bad they bought the American dream
Democracy's not what the media seems
They've never heard the cries of the negro slaves
or the spirits of the Cherookee from their graves
while I write a report comes on, 500 hundred dead,
maybe more gunned down, change coming down in tianenmen square
god only knows what but we do know where -

I have a bunch more but I thought I'd keep it to one. This was
from back in my anarchist days.

BTW forecloseure of a dream is a great song. I've always though
Megadeth was extremely progressive for a metal band.

[edit on 15-9-2009 by Asktheanimals]

posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 02:26 PM
thes lyrics amaze me every time i hear it, from the decline by nofx, released 1999:

The going get tough, the tough get debt
Don't pay attention, pay the rent
Next of kins pay for your sins
A little faith should keep us safe

Save us
The human, existence
Is failing, resistance
Essential, the future
Written off, the odds are
Astronomically against us
Only moron and genius
Would fight a losing battle
Against the super ego
When giving in is so damn comforting

And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline
Be the victim of our own design
The status quo, built on suspect
Why would anyone stick out their neck?

maybe not predicicting anything in particular but applies to our current situation.

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