Jonathan Coulton

All This Time

LYRIC

[Verse 1]
Ten thousand seven hundred days
We've been accident free
Practice my confident face
My pod's depending on me
Working hours fill the day
Spending credits when we stay at home

[Verse 2]
So long since anyone has seen
Out past the edge of our zone
One of the friendlier machines
Says I should leave it alone
But I wonder anyways
'Bout some things I shouldn't say
[Chorus]
What if Kurzweil doesn't make it?
What if all the switches get stuck on destroy?
When the shuttle goes we won't take it
And the final counter-measures are deployed
All we'll have is all this time
All we'll have is all this time
All this time

[Bridge]
Reds for focus
Blues to not get upset
Wasters and complainers get what they get
All eyes watching no one's noticed me yet

[Verse 3]
I'll tell the secret if I speak
It's what I'm smiling about
I keep it tucked into my cheek
'Til it's safe to spit out
Things are stranger than they seem
Now I remember what I dream

[Chorus]
What if Kurzweil doesn't make it?
What if all the switches get stuck on destroy?
When the shuttle goes we won't take it
And the final counter-measures are deployed
All we'll have is all this time
All we'll have is all this time
All we'll have is all this time
All we'll have is all this time

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About "All This Time"

“Story begins. We’re hundreds of years into the future. Future Guy is living in a walled city controlled by the machines. Outside is an unknown wasteland that nobody has seen for a long time. Everything is ordered and controlled and safe. The machines are our stewards, doing what they believe is the right thing to keep us alive and content. But Future Guy has some doubts. He starts to get tired of the never-ending sameness of his life, and he thinks about what might be outside the wall. Even though he’s not supposed to, he begins to fantasize about things going wrong, catastrophe and chaos as a kind of freedom. He stops taking his pills, he starts to dream again. Sabotage, escape, he’s outside the wall. He finds a time capsule and here is what is in it:”

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