Song of the Day – “The Wonderful Future” by Our Lady Peace

I just went hunting in Rhythmbox for a song to yap about, because the one that I heard on my way home is a little to long for a “Song of the Day” post.  That song, over 47 minutes long, is actually an entire album played live.  The band is Camel, and the album is Harbour of Tears, from 1996.  Camel had a habit of recording concept albums and then playing them in their entirety live while on tour.

It’s a very thought-provoking album. It gets me thinking every time I listen to it. It’s about Irish immigrants to the U.S. during the late 1800s.  I’ll probably review the album properly (yeah right!) when I get around to that, so I’ll leave it there.

Interestingly enough, as I got home my iPod had started playing “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer.  Speaking of long songs that are really whole albums, you know.

Anyway, the song I found to yap about today fits in with yesterday’s song.  It’s called “The Wonderful Future” and it’s by a Canadian band called Our Lady Peace.  This song has a verse that just happens to be about a female android.  Observe!

She builds a strong alibi
From the future that’s here
She needs to know I’m alive
And that I’m flesh and I tear

Maybe she’s wrong
But I won’t mind my own
What do I know?
And their silicone
With a touch of her soul
What do I know?

She’s beautiful and wonderful
I can’t compare

Those lyrics might be off a bit… but you get the idea.

I’m pretty sure it’s about a female android, anyway.  The song, like the album, was inspired by Ray Kurzweil’s book “The Age of Spiritual Machines“.  To those reading this who are fans of female androids… nuff said.

Here are some gratuitous images of beautiful female androids:


I hope the future is as beautiful as I imagine it to be.

If you’re digging the song, and you want to hear some more Our Lady Peace, just get their first 4 albums.  After this one, they ditched their producer, the guitarist left, and they stopped using the old dude with blue eyes for their album covers.  They wanted to get played on U.S. radio after this… so they started to suck.