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Future
"Future"
Released May 17, 2019
Length 3:53
Writer(s) Madonna Ciccone
Brittany Hazzard
Clement Marie Jacques Picard
Maxine Marie Laurent Picard
Quavious Keyate Marshall
Thomas Wesley Pentz
Producer(s) Diplo
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"Future" is a song by Madonna from her upcoming fourteenth studio album Madame X. The song was released on May 17, 2019 as the fourth of five tracks released in the lead up to the album dropping. The song features vocals by Quavo.[1]

Background

The song has been described as having "Jamaican dancehall vibes".[2] Madonna makes reference to her single "Don't Tell Me".

Performances

Madonna and Quavo performed the song together live at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 28, 2019.[3]

Lyrics

Intro (Quavo):
Mambo, Huncho

Chorus (Madonna):
Not everyone is coming to the future
Not everyone is learning from the past
Not everyone can come into the future
Not everyone that's here is gonna last (Gonna last)
Not everyone is coming to the future
Not everyone is coming from the past
Not everyone can come into the future
Not everyone that's here is gonna last (Gonna last)

Verse 1 (Madonna and Quavo):
You ain't woke
Come here woke and hear the broken
Come give hope, come give life
Only get one, so we gotta live it right (Gotta live it right)
Come make peace, oh
Come with faith and inspiration
Come complete you
Advice, positive vibes (Positive vibes)
Open your mind (Open your mind)
Open your eyes (Open your eyes)
Yeah (Yeah)

Chorus (Madonna and Quavo):
Not everyone is coming to the future
Not everyone is learning from the past
Not everyone can come into the future
Not everyone that's here is gonna last (Gonna last)
Not everyone is coming to the future (No)
Not everyone is coming from the past (Past)
Not everyone can come into the future (To the future, no)
Not everyone that's here is gonna last (Gonna last, yeah)

Post-Chorus (Madonna and Quavo):
To the future
Past (Fast)
Future (No, don't)
Last

Verse 2 (Quavo and Madonna):
I hope you know (Know), my life is gold (Gold)
I drip that ice (Ice), I see the signs (Signs)
Just free your mind (Free)
Welcome to the future, it's a culture ride (Ride)
Too much pain inside
It's an override (Yeah, yeah)
You've been puttin' too much time tryin' to survive (Tryin')
Don't like the person in your class, so you let 'em die
L-L-Let your light shine (Yeah, yeah)

Chorus (Madonna and Quavo):
Not everyone is coming to the future (No)
Not everyone is coming from the past (Past)
Not everyone can come into the future (To the future, no)
Not everyone that's here is gonna last (Gonna last, last)
Not everyone is coming to the future (To the future, no)
Not everyone is coming from the past (Past, from the past)
Not everyone can come into the future (To the future, no)
Not everyone that's here is gonna last (Gonna last, last)

Post-Chorus (Madonna and Quavo):
Future
Quavo
Past
Sparkle
Future

Bridge (Madonna and Quavo):
We can light up the dark, everyone has a spark
Don't tell me to stop 'cause you said so (Oh, yeah)
Your future is bright (Bright), just don't turn off the light (Lights)
Tell the sun not to shine (Bright) 'cause you said so

Chorus (Madonna and Quavo):
Not everyone is coming to the future (No)
Not everyone is coming from the past (Past)
Not everyone can come into the future (To the future, no)
Not everyone that's here is gonna last (Gonna last, last)

Post-Chorus (Quavo):
To the future (No, past, past)
From the past
To the future (No, last)

Outro (Quavo):
It's the future where we come from, bein' stars
It's the future where we come from, bein' hard
It's the future where we come from, beat 'em all
It's the future where we come from, bein' boss
It's the future where you gotta pay the cost (The future)
It's the future where you come from, bein' lost (The future)
It's the future, crucifixion on a cross (Woo)
But you know that I'ma rise above it all, yeah
[4]

References

  1. https://listen.tidal.com/album/109293202
  2. https://www.madonna.com/news/title/madonna-releases-empowering-ballad-i-rise
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG3WkiL0d_U
  4. https://genius.com/Madonna-and-quavo-future-lyrics


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