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The Future Ain't What it Used To Be

I never knew so many bad times
Could follow me so mercilessly
It's almost surreal, all the pain that I feel
The future ain't what it used to be

It doesn't matter what they're thinking
It doesn't matter what they're thinking of me
It's always so cold and I'm to young to be old
The future ain't what it used to be

Were there ever any stars in the sky
And did the sun ever shine so bright
Do you have any dreams I can borrow
Just to get me through the lonely nights
Is there anything left to hold onto
When the rivers wash it all away
Is there anyone left to hold onto
Is there anything left I can save

Say a prayer for the fallen angels
Send the tide on the rising water
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters
The endless night has got a hold of me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all these years are washing over me
And I'm crying I'm lost forever
In a future that ain't what it used to be
A future that ain't what it used to be
In a future that ain't what it used to be
No more

It's like a storm that's never ending
It's like a shadow on the land and the sea
There's nothing as sad as a tomorrow gone bad
The future ain't what it used to be, no

Some days I feel so numb and empty
And those would be the good days for me
Nothing gets to me now unless I'm thinking of how
The future ain't what it used to be

Were there ever any stars in the sky
And did the sun ever shine so bright
Do you have any dreams I can borrow
Just to get me through the lonely nights
Is there anything left to hold onto
When the rivers wash it all away
Is there anyone left to hold onto
Is there anything left I can save

Say a prayer for the fallen angels
Send the tide on the rising waters
Toll a bell for the broken hearted
Burn a torch for your sons and daughters
The endless night has got a hold of me
Dark days are pulling me forward
And all these tears are washing over me
And I'm crying lost forever
In a future that ain't what it used to be
A future that ain't what it used to be
In a future that ain't what it used to be
No more

I wish it wouldn't come
I wish it wouldn't come
But it always does

(Lyrics and music: Jim Steinman)