Written by on December 22, 2020

With a new year just starting out, here’s a blast from the past — Brad Paisley’s “Welcome to the Future”! Check it out here!

    Brad Paisley’

      s “Welcome to the Future” was released in 2009! Brad was inspired to write this song when Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the United States. With such a pivotal moment in American history, it was time for a country song to be written to mark how much has changed in just a few years.

    The music video for “Welcome to the Future” features several children sharing what they want to be when they grow up or what they want to do. It quickly moves into Brad rocking it out on a guitar!

    “Welcome to the Future” Lyrics

    When I was ten years old
    I remember thinking how cool it would be
    When we were going on an eight-hour drive
    If I could just watch TV
    And I’d have given anything
    To have my own Pac-Man game at home
    I used to have to get a ride down to the arcade
    Now I’ve got it on my phone
    Hey, glory, glory, hallelujah
    Welcome to the future
    My grandpa was in World War 2
    He fought against the Japanese
    He wrote a hundred letters to my grandma
    Mailed them from his base in the Philippines
    I wish they could see this now
    The world they saved has changed you know
    ‘Cause I was on a video chat this morning
    With a company in Tokyo
    Hey, everyday’s a revolution
    Welcome to the future
    Hey, look around it’s all so clear
    Hey, wherever we were going, well we’re here
    Hey, so many things I never thought I’d see
    Happening right in front of me
    I had a friend in school
    Running back on the football team
    They burned a cross in his front yard
    For asking out the homecoming queen
    I thought about him today
    And everybody who’d seen what he’d seen
    From a woman on a bus
    To a man with a dream
    Hey, wake up Martin Luther
    Welcome to the future
    Hey, glory, glory, hallelujah
    Welcome to the future

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