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Dawes ‘Livin in the Future’ Lyrics

[Verse 1] I know all of my exits
I’m always plannin’ my escape
It’s the most aggressive symptom
Of this collective phantom pain
And the more that you ignore it
The more it makes you go insane
Just look around

[Verse 2] It’s the battle of the passwords
It’s the trumpets on the hill
It’s that constant paranoia
It’s the final fire drill
And if you won’t sing the anthem
They’ll go find someone else who will
They’re crackin’ down

[Chorus] We’re livin’ in the future, so shine a little light
It may not make it any better, I’m just hopin’ that it might
I’m not talkin’ ’bout forever, how ’bout just gettin’ through the night?
We’re livin’ in the future, so shine a little light

[Verse 3] I’m always lookin’ over shoulders
Not knowin’ what I’m lookin’ for
Now that the feelin’ someone’s watchin’
Isn’t just a feelin’ anymore
Now that both sides of the aisle
Are this good at keepin’ score
We’ve crossed a line

[Verse 4] There’s a madness to the method
There’s a market for the fear
It’s that dance out on the razor’s edge
The wolf held by the ears
It’s the man behind the curtain
It’s the way of our frontiers
Since the dawn of time

[Chorus] We’re livin’ in the future, so shine a little light
It may not make it any better, I’m just hopin’ that it might
I’m not talkin’ ’bout forever, how ’bout just gettin’ through the night?
We’re livin’ in the future, so shine a little light

[Chorus] We’re livin’ in the future, so shine a little light
It may not make it any better, I’m just hopin’ that it might
I’m not talkin’ ’bout forever, how ’bout just gettin’ through the night?
We’re livin’ in the future, so shine a little light

 

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