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I'm not talking about songs that have a dated sound (there's more than I could ever list). I'm referring to songs with a specific date or year in the lyrics, that are mentioned as the present or future. Like Prince's "1999" (which will not be played as much now that it's date has come and gone). These are songs for which the present or future they refer to, has come and gone. 1999 was the future in 1982, 1999 has now passed.

What I am NOT looking for, are songs like Bowling for Soup's "1985" which are written after the date they are talking about. This song is looking back, or written from the point of view of after the date mentioned.

We also accept lyrics that mention prices that are now dated, such as 10 cent pay phone calls. Lyrics that mention a persons age at the time and that person is now past said age, and lyrics that mentioned events that were current at the time of the song but have now passed are also accepted.

Basically anything that definitively dates a song by any means other than the way it "sounds". Words/phrases/singing styles or instruments that were used commonly in a time period but are no longer used that much today are not accepted.

Dated References, Rage Against The Machine

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Rage Against The Machine's, "Guerilla Radio"
The dated Lyrics:
More for Gore or the son of a drug lord. None of the above, f*** it, cut the cord!
Why They're dated:
This is referencing the then - upcoming election between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Two more elections have passed since then and one more is coming up. (and of course this comment will be dated eventually but I don't really care)
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
Rage Against The Machine's, "Know You're Enemy"
The dated Lyrics:
Born with insight and a raised fist
A witness to the slit wrist, that's with
As we move into '92
Still in a room without a view
Ya got to know
Ya got to know
That when I say go, go, go
Amp up and amplify
I'm a brother with a furious mind
Action must be taken
We don't need the key
We'll break in
Why They're dated:
Because of the 'move into '92' part. It was released in 92. Which was the past.
Submitted by: none
Rage Against The Machine's, "No Shelter"
The dated Lyrics:
Trade in your history for a VCR.
Why They're dated:
Same reaseon as the Marilyn Manson "New Model" lyric.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe

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