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Millennium's Dawn

© 2000 Stephen Savitzky. Creative Commons LicenseSome Rights Reserved: CC-by-nc-sa/4.0 .

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  Now the Second Millennium's over
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I'm not s orry to leave it beh ind,
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But we  all had our dreams of t omorrow
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And I c an't get them off of my m ind.
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Wh ere is the promise that beckoned?
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Wh ere has our old future g one?
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  Everything should have been d ifferent
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In the l ight of the Millenni um's d awn.
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C an you hear the rockets thunder
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As they c arry us up past the sk ies?
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Can you s ee the cities of w onder
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As they gl eam in the bright sunr ise?
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Can you t ell me where our h opes and dr eams
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And our m aps of the future have g one?
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They were c arried away on the n ight wind
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Bef ore the Milleni um's d awn.
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Oh I sh ould have been watching the earthrise
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From a d ome on the bright lunar pl ain
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But I t ook a wrong turn at the ' 60s
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now I'm dr iving back home in the r ain
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So wh ere are the domed lunar cities?
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Wh ere have space colonies g one?
C Em
I c an't find my way to the sp aceport
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In the l ight of the Millenn ium's d awn.
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C an you hear the rockets thunder
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As they c arry us up past the sk ies?
C Em
Can you s ee the cities of w onder
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As they gl eam in the bright sunr ise?
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Can you t ell me where our h opes and dr eams
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And our m aps of the future have g one?
C Em
They were c arried away on the n ight wind
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Bef ore the Millenni um's d awn.
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We had p ictures of towers that glisten
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Standing t all in the clear light of d ay
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Conn ected by ribbons of s idewalk--
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They look n othing like South San Jos \'e.
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So wh ere are the cities and skyways?
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Wh ere have the monorails g one?
C Em
I st ill can't see them gl eaming
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In the l ight of the Millenn ium's d awn.
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C an you hear the rockets thunder
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As they c arry us up past the sk ies?
C Em
Can you s ee the cities of w onder
G D7
As they gl eam in the bright sunr ise?
G D7 G
Can you t ell me where our h opes and dr eams
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And our m aps of the future have g one?
C Em
They were c arried away on the n ight wind
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Bef ore the Millenni um's d awn.

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Now there  ought to be talking computers,
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And mech anical servants, of c ourse
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But they  all flunked the Turing test b adly
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While Deep Bl ue won at chess by brute f orce,
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So wh ere is HAL now when we need him?
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Wh ere have the robots all g one?
C Em
I st ill can't hear them m arching
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In the l ight of the Millenn ium's d awn.
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C an you hear the rockets thunder
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As they c arry us up past the sk ies?
C Em
Can you s ee the cities of w onder
G D7
As they gl eam in the bright sunr ise?
G D7 G
Can you t ell me where our h opes and dr eams
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And our m aps of the future have g one?
C Em
They were c arried away on the n ight wind
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Bef ore the Millenni um's d awn.
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Well, h ere's to an age that's departed,
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And to p ictures we drew in the s and.
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All the d reams that I had when we st arted,
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Have cr umbled to dust in my h and.
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Guess I'll p ull a new map from my pocket;
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Never m ind where the old ones have g one,
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And I'll l ook for a new road to f ollow
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In the l ight of the Millenni um's d awn.
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C an you hear the bells all ringing
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As they w elcome the bright sunr ise?
C Em
Can you s ee a small child s inging
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With w onder in her  eyes?
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Can you t ake new hope and dream again
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  After the darkness has g one
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And the w inds of time are bl owing
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  After the Millenni um's d awn?
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  Now we're out where the daylight can find us,
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But our  journey has hardly beg un;
C Em
There are  old bridges blazing beh ind us,
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And we're  drawing new maps as we  run.
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If we  want the bright future we charted
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We must  chase down our dreams  where they've gone,
C Em
And  finish the work that we  started
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By the  light of the Millenni um's d awn.
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Y es, we'll make the rockets thunder
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To c arry us up past the sk ies;
C Em
We will b uild new cities of w onder
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To gl eam in the bright sunr ise;
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Here's h ope to heal your sorrow
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N ow that the old dreams are g one,
C Em
And the p ast has turned into tom orrow
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In the l ight of the Millenni um's d awn. 

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