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The Future
Recorded February 1989 and released as the 1st track on soundtrack album Batman (June 20, 1989). A remix was released on 12" single (May 18, 1990). Written by Prince.

 
Batman: "I'm not gonna kill U, I want U 2 do me a favor
I want U 2 tell all ur friends about me"
Criminal: "What r U?"
Batman: "I'm Batman"

I've seen the future and it will b
I've seen the future and it works
If there's life after, we will see
So I can't go like a jerk

Systematic overthrow of the underclass, hmph
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spirituality that would last
I've seen the future and it will b

I've seen the future and it will b
I've seen the future and it works
If there's life after, we will see
So I can't go like a jerk

Yellow Smiley offers me X
Like he's drinkin' 7-Up
I would rather drink 6 razor blades
Razor blades from a paper cup
If he can't understand, I say 2 tough
It's just that I've seen the future and, boy, it's rough

I've seen the future and it will b
I've seen the future and it works
And if there's life after, we will see
So U can't go like a jerk
No no
I've seen the future and it will b
Wait a minute

Pretty pony standing on the avenue
Flashin' loaded pistol, 2 dumb 2 b true
Somebody told him playin' cops and robbers was cool
Would our rap have been different if we only knew?

I've seen the future and it will b
I've seen the future and it works
And if there's life after, we will see
Don't go out like a jerk

Systematic overthrow of the underclass
Hollywood conjures images of the past
New world needs spirituality that would last
I've seen the future and it will b, alright
I've seen the future and it will b
I've seen the future and it will b
Oh

I've seen the future and it will b

I've seen the future and it will b
I've seen the future and it will b
Joker: "Think about the future!"


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