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IN THE YEAR 2525 Lyrics
Artist(Band):Ten Years After

zagar and evans????

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In the year twentyfive
twentyfive if man is still alive

If woman can survive they may find.
In the year thirtyfive thirtyfive
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth tell no lies

Ev'rything you think do and say is in the pill you took today.
In the year fortyfive fortyfive
You ain't gonna need your teeth won't need your eyes

You won't find a thing to chew
nobody's gonna look at you.
In the year fiftyfive fiftyfive your arms are hangin' limp at you side

Your legs got nothin' to do
some machines doin' that for you.
In the year sixtyfive sixtyfive
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 glass tube.
In the year seventyfiveten
If God's a-coming he oughta make it by then

Maybe he'll look around himself and say:
Guess it's time for the judgement day.
In the year eightyfiveten God is 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 ninetyfive ninetyfive
I'm kind a wond'rin' if man is gonna be alive

He's taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain't put back nothin'.
Now it's been tenthousand years
man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew - now man's reign is through.
But through eternal night the twinkling of starlight
So very far away - maybe it's only yesterday.
In the year twentyfive twentyfive if man is still alive
In the year thirtyfive thirtyfive . . .

Formed in Nottingham, England, as the Jaybirds in 1965, they abandoned their pedestrian title for a name that slotted in with the booming underground progressive music scene. The quartet of Alvin Lee (b. 19 December 1944, Nottingham, England; guitar, vocals), Chick Churchill (b. 2 January 1949, Mold, Flint/Clywd, Wales; keyboards), Ric Lee (b. 20 October 1945, Cannock, Staffordshire, England; drums) and Leo Lyons (b. 30 November 1943, Bedford, England; bass) played a mixture of rock 'n' roll and blues that distinguished them from the mainstream blues cognoscenti of Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack and Savoy Brown.

Their debut album was largely ignored and it took months of gruelling club work to establish their claim. The superb live Undead, recorded at Klooks Kleek club, spread the word that Lee was not only an outstanding guitarist, but he was the fastest by a mile. Unfortunately for the other three members, Lee overshadowed them to the extent that they became merely backing musicians in what was described as the Alvin Lee show. The band began a series of US tours that gave them the record of more US tours than any other UK band. Lee's furious performance of 'Goin' Home' at the Woodstock Festival was one of the highlights, although that song became a millstone for them.

Over the next two years they delivered four solid albums, which all charted in the UK and the USA. Ssssh, with its Graham Nash cover photography, was the strongest. 'Stoned Woman' epitomized their sound and style, although it was 'Love Like A Man' from Cricklewood Green that gave them their only UK hit. A Space In Time saw them briefly relinquish guitar-based pieces in favour of electronics. By the time of Rock 'N' Roll To The World the band were jaded and they rested from touring to work on solo projects. This resulted in Lee's On The Road To Freedom with gospel singer Mylon Le Fevre and a dull album from Chick Churchill, You And Me.

When they reconvened, their spark and will had all but gone and remaining albums were poor. After months of rumour, Lee admitted that the band had broken up. In 1978 Lee formed the trio Ten Years Later, with little reaction, and in 1989 the original band re-formed and released About Time, but only their most loyal fans were interested. The band was still active in the early 90s.

Positively one of the best bands ever to come out of the sixties but was often overlooked as a main player. I love music with a passion and have heard just about all a man can in a life time and I will always have a spot in my top ten all time favorites for TYA and their two albums Space and Time & Cricklewood Green. Thanks guys.


"In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)" is a hit song from 1969 by the Lincoln, Nebraska duo Zager and Evans which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for the six weeks commencing July 12. The song was written by Rick Evans in 1964 and originally released on a small local record label in 1967. Two years later, an Odessa, Texas radio station popularized the disc, which RCA Records quickly picked up for nationwide distribution.


"In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)" opens with the words "In the year 2525, If man is still alive, If woman can survive, They may find...". Subsequent verses pick up the story at 1010-year intervals from 2525 to 6565. Disturbing predictions are given for each selected year. In the year 3535, for example, all of a person's actions, words and thoughts will be preprogrammed into a daily pill. Then the pattern as well as the music changes, going up a half step in the key of the song, after two stanzas, first from A Flat Minor, to A Minor, and, then, finally, to B Flat Minor, and verses for the years 7510, 8510 and 9595 follow.

The song has no chorus. Amid ominous-sounding orchestral music, the final dated chronological verse is, In the year 9595, I'm kinda wonderin' if Man is gonna be alive. He's taken everything this old Earth can give, and he ain't put back nothing, whoa-whoa..., making specific the underlying environmental message of the song. The summary verse concludes: 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 eternal night, The twinkling of starlight. So very far away, Maybe it's only yesterday., before the song effectively "starts over" with the first verse again and then fades out, leaving open the possibility that "we went through this before," and life is now at the start of another cycle.

The overriding theme, of a world doomed by its passive acquiescence to and overdependence on its own overdone technologies, struck a resonant chord in millions of people around the world in the 1960s.

The song describes a nightmarish vision of the future as man's technological inventions gradually dehumanize him. It includes a colloquial reference to the Second Coming (In the year 7510, if God's a' coming, He ought to make it by then.), which echoed the zeitgeist of the Jesus Movement. The song also references examples of technologies that were not fully developed but were known to the public in 1969, such as robots, as well as future technology that would come into existence long after being predicted in the song, the science of test tube babies and genetic selection by parents of their future children. Such a concept had been explored in a few science fiction novels but had not yet been mentioned in the mainstream media until "In The Year 2525" was released in 1969.


It is not typical for a recording artist to have a number one hit single and then never have another chart single for the rest of their career. "In the Year 2525" gave Zager and Evans this dubious status twice. They were, and remain, the only act to do this in both the U.S. and UK singles charts. Their followup single on RCA-Victor, "Mr. Turnkey" (a song about a rapist who nails his own wrist to the wall as punishment for his crime), failed to chart.

The song has been covered many times. One notable version is by the UK new romantic group Visage; another version was used as the theme song for the short-lived science fiction series Cleopatra 2525. It is also featured in both parts of the two-part second season finale of Millennium where a man-made virus is threatening to wipe out humanity.[1] The Slovenian industrial group Laibach edited the lyrics in their cover version to make it appropriate for 1994's NATO album. There was also a dance cover of this song by The Act featuring Clinton III in 1993. More recently, it was covered by the gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim, and by the electronic body music band Project Pitchfork (album Dhyani, 1991).

In the 1992 movie Alien³, a prisoner is heard singing a line or two of the song while scraping the inside of a ventilator shaft, shortly before he is attacked by a juvenile Xenomorph and subsequently diced by a large ventilation fan. The movie takes place a few hundred years after the 20th century.

Oddly, the song appeared on the list of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Although it would seem the only connection to the terrorist attacks is the song's apocalyptic tone, one could say that the unnecessarily widespread dissemination of a dangerous technology—jet aircraft flight knowledge—led to the attacks, playing into the song's anti-technology theme.

The song still receives regular airplay on many radio stations. It was often featured as bumper music on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell (before Bell retired). "In The Year 2525" was one of the 10 biggest singles of the 1960s in the United States, although it didn't neatly fit into any of the main categories of rock music. Upon release by RCA in 1969, it quickly became a multi-million-seller.

According to Jimmy Guterman and Owen O'Donnell, authors of The Worst Rock and Roll Records of All Time (1991), who place the song at number six on their list of the 50 worst rock-and-roll singles, "science fiction and rock and roll don't mix any better than Zsa Zsa Gabor and reality". Others differ, calling the one-hit wonder "prophetic" [2].


The song was at the top of the Billboard magazine Hot 100 charts when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon.
Dalida recorded this song with slightly different lyrics in French ("L'an 2005")in 1969.
Caterina Caselli recorded this song in Italian ("Nel 2023") in 1969.
The song was referenced in The Simpsons, when Lisa is seen reading a psychic magazine with a cover headline "The year 2525: Were Zager & Evans right?"
It was also referenced in the first Sci-Fi channel MST3K episode, Revenge of the Creature, when Professor Bobo reveals it's the year 2525 and the bots ask in turn if "Man was still alive", if "Woman survived" and if "you could pick your son, pick your daughter too, from the bottom of a long glass tube?"
In 2007 Internet service provider Embarq used a variation of this song in a commercial.
On the 25th anniversary episode of the TV show Saturday Night Live, actor/comedian Bill Murray sang a version of this song, replacing its original lyrics to correspond with the fate of the show "in the year 2525".[3]
The song is referenced in the White Stripes song, "You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)" - "this feeling is still going to linger on / until the year 2525 now"
The song is written about in Tom Reynolds' book I Hate Myself And Want to Die: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard in the Chapter “I’m Trying To Be Profound and Touching, But Really Suck At It”.
According to some calculations, the Age of Aquarius will start in or around the year 2525. It is unclear if this had any influence on the choice of year.
The song's opening line is sung by Martians in Martians Go Home, a 1990 comedy film starring Randy Quaid, as he is trying to ignore them so that they will go back to Mars.
In Dave Barry's novel Tricky Business (2002), it is used as a "revenge tune": a band plays this song to punish its audience for requesting songs they are bored of playing.
The song was referenced in The Drew Carey Show, when Winfred-Louder is celebrating the store's centennial. Mr. Wick announces Mimi's arrival as 'Future Woman' (Wearing a plastic bubble and silver dress) with the first two lines of the song.
The song is referenced in the TV series Cleopatra 2525 and covered as a theme for the show.
Intro theme for the movie 1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)
Klaxons have this song as one of the tracks in their mix cd "A bugged out mix by Klaxons."
In the third Season of the ALF_(TV_series), Episode 17, Alf sits infront of a taperecorder, making an audiolog, saying "Captains Log, Stardate 2525, man I'm still alive!"

auf deutsch

Zager and Evans waren ein Ende der 1960er und Anfang der 1970er Jahre aktives Pop-Folk-Duo aus Lincoln, Nebraska. Es bestand aus Denny Zager (Gitarre, Gesang) und Rick Evans (Gitarre, Gesang). Im Sommer 1969 schafften sie es mit ihrer auf RCA Victor veröffentlichten Single In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) auf Platz 1 der Billboard Hot 100,[1] ebenso wie in der Schweiz,[2] Deutschland,[3] dem Vereinigten Königreich[4], Kanada[5] und weiteren Ländern.

Das von Evans geschriebene Lied war mit regionalem Erfolg bereits 1968 auf dem Plattenlabel „Truth“ erschienen. Im Liedtext geht es um die Bedrohung der Menschheit durch den technologischen Fortschritt. Auf der Single und der im selben Jahr veröffentlichten gleichnamigen LP wurde das Duo von den Musikern Mark Dalton (Bass) und Dave Trupp (Schlagzeug) begleitet. Nach diesem Welthit schafften sie es jedoch nie wieder in die Top-40. In the Year 2525 ist damit das erfolgreichste One-Hit-Wonder aller Zeiten.

Der Titel wurde mehrfach gecovert, etwa von Visage, Laibach, Ten Years After, Fields Of The Nephilim, Project Pitchfork, Venice Beat und dem Kölner Electronic-Duo Kitbuilders.

Mitglieder [Bearbeiten]
Denny Zager (* 14. Februar 1944 in Wymore/Nebraska, USA)
Rick Evans (* 20. Januar 1943 in Lincoln/Nebraska, USA)


In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
DE: 1 – 15.08.1969 – 18 Wo.
AT: 2 – 15.10.1969 – 16 Wo.
CH: 1 – 19.08.1969 – 12 Wo.
UK: 1 – 09.08.1969 – 13 Wo.
US: 1 – 28.06.1969 – 12 Wo.
NL: 1 – xx.xx.1969 – 14 Wo.
NO: 1 – 34/1969 – 11 Wo.
CA: 1 – 23.06.1969 – xx Wo.

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in German

Zager and Evans were in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an active pop-folk duo from Lincoln, Nebraska. It consisted of Denny Zager (guitar, vocals) and Rick Evans (guitar, vocals). In the summer of 1969 she created with her on RCA Victor single released in the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) to number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100, [1] as well as in Switzerland, [2] Germany, [3] the United Kingdom [4], Canada [5] and other countries.

The song, written by Evans was a regional success in 1968 on the record label "Truth" published. The lyric is about the threat to humanity by technological progress. On the single and the same year published in the eponymous LP was the duo of the musicians Mark Dalton (bass) and Dave Squad (drums) accompanied. After that they managed it worldwide, but never again in the top-40. In the Year 2525 is the most successful one-hit wonder of all times.

The title has been covered, such as Visage, Ljubljana, Ten Years After, Fields Of The Nephilim, Project Pitchfork, Venice and beat the Cologne Electronic duo Kitbuilders.

Members [edit]
Denny Zager (* February 14, 1944 in Wymore / Nebraska, USA)
Rick Evans (* January 20, 1943 in Lincoln / Nebraska, USA)

โดย: FT IP: วันที่: 23 มกราคม 2552 เวลา:21:42:29 น.  


In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
DE: 1 - 15.08.1969 - 18 weeks
AT: 2 - 15.10.1969 - 16 weeks
CH: 1 - 19.08.1969 - 12 weeks
UK: 1 - 09.08.1969 - 13 weeks
U.S.: 1 - 28.06.1969 - 12 weeks
NL: 1 - xx.xx.1969 - 14 wks
NO: 1 - 34/1969 - 11 wks
CA: 1 - 23.06.1969 - xx weeks

โดย: FT IP: วันที่: 23 มกราคม 2552 เวลา:21:56:15 น.  

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