Nothing Can Change The Shape Of Things To Come

"There's a new sun rising up angry in the sky. There's a new voice crying but not afraid to die. Let the old world make believe it's blind and deaf and dumb But nothing can change the shape of things to come!"

"Shape Of Things To Come" by THEE DIRTY BEATS

A fist-shaking protest anthem from the dark 1968 exploitation film "Wild In The Streets".

When he was 12 Andras and his brother were in a band called The Wiretappers. They played just one gig, a friend's birthday party, where for 45 minutes they played the only song they knew over and over again. It was pathetic and (it must be said) utterly glorious. That song was Shape of Things To Come.

That Thee Dirtybeats happened to revive this song so many years later, the same year as the sudden rise of Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, feels weirdly karmic.
lyrics
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lyrics (B.Mann/C.Weil):

"There's a new sun rising up angry in the sky.
There's a new voice crying but not afraid to die.
Let the old world make believe it's blind and deaf and dumb
But nothing can change the shape of things to come!

There are changes lying ahead on every road.
There are new thoughts ready and waiting to explode.
When tomorrow is today, the bells will toll for some.
But nothing can change the shape of things to come!

The future's coming on sweet and strong,
And no-one's gonna hold it back for long!

There are new dreams crowding out old realities.
There's revolution sweeping in like a fresh new breeze.
Let the old world make believe it's blind and deaf and dumb,
But nothing can change the shape of things to come!"

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