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Real Lyrics -> Dated References -> Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers

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, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers

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The dated Lyrics:
Here comes the eagle, here comes the bear
And they be fighting to control the Lion dominion
But the load gonna come tumblin' down
But the load gonna come tumblin' down Wayo Wayo
But the load gonna come tumblin' down Jah Jah know
But the load gonna come tumblin' down Jah Jah know
Why They're dated:
The eagle represents the USA and the bear the USSR which is gone. The Lion is the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, an east African image of Jesus Christ. This song is about the Cold War which practically ended when the Revolutions of 1989 occurred. Jah is an Ethiopian name for God, who is eternal. The load "tumbled down" and the Cold War ended with everyone on planet Earth winning.
Submitted by: Steel Wheels Ryder

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