21 Songs About the Future (Music Video + Lyrics!)

Songs about the future can be a great way to get inspired about what could be. They can also help to remind us that no matter what challenges we face, there is always hope for a better tomorrow. I have even included some highlighted keywords that capture the essence of the future theme and included the full song lyrics.

If you are looking for inspiration for a song or just a good vibe, I hope this list does the job!

Here Are 21 Songs About the Future:

1. Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor

Official Music Video: Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband (Official Video) – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband(lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Dear future husband
Here's a few things
You need to know if you wanna be
My one and only all my life

It's a pop song about chivalry and relationships. Trainor outlines things a possible love partner should do to win her love in the music.
The gender of the envisioned love partner is clear from the first phrase in this song. 

The woman's requests to her future husband are the subject of this song.
Trainor admits to going overboard with her demands, but she simply wants respect from her lover.

2. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa

Official Music Video: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia (Official Lyrics Video) – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
“Future Nostalgia” is a phrase intended to express a future of endless potential while evoking the sound and feel of certain older music Dua Lipa adored.

I know you ain't used to a female alpha (No way, no way)(Future nostalgia)
No matter what you do, I'm gonna get it without ya

It also discusses our present issues and where we are headed regarding female empowerment in the future.
Gender diversity has always been an issue in the music business.

The lyrics in the part of the song are similar to the ‘breaking the gender norm' of becoming a ‘female alpha.' Because when we say “alpha,” it mostly corresponds to men.

3. We are the World by Michael Jackson

Live Video since there is no music video for Micahel Jackson (other versions have though): Michael Jackson – We Are The World (HQ) – YouTube
Official Lyric Video: Lyrics Michael Jackson We Are the World – YouTube
Link to Lyrics:Michael Jackson – We Are The World Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
In 1985, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie collaborated on a song called “We Are the World” to raise awareness of Africa's poverty issue and generate much-needed money for the country.

It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

The song's subject is based on the idea that everyone in the world is interrelated and part of God's vast family, implying that we must all love each other regardless of our backgrounds.
By choosing to safeguard our world and aid those in need now, we are liberating ourselves from the 1980s' selfish, industrial, and materialistic principles, making our future better.

4. Future Looks Good by One Republic

Official Audio: Future Looks Good by One Republic – YouTube
Lyric Video: One Republic- FUTURE LOOKS GOOD. LYRICS – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: OneRepublic – Future Looks Good Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The song “Future Looks Good” is from OneRepublic's fourth studio album, Oh My My, released on October 6th, 2016. The song serves as the album's second track.

I swear that you are, you are the future
And I swear that you are, you are the future
And the future looks good

The song “Future Looks Good” begins with rhythmic guitars. “Future Looks Good” is an optimistic, uplifting song about moving on from the past and embracing the future.

5. My Future by Billie Eilish

Official Audio: Billie Eilish – my future – YouTube
Lyric Video: Billie Eilish – my future (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Billie Eilish – my future (Lyrics) – YouTube
Billie sings in the song about learning to love yourself before loving anybody else.
In “my future,” she brilliantly depicts how optimism can be both inspiring and depressing. The words and vibe are upbeat, exciting, and full of self-reflection and self-growth.

‘Cause I, I'm in love
With my future
Can't wait to meet her
And I (I), I'm in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself

Furthermore, it can also be connected to what we are currently experiencing, which is COVID. The future feels unpredictable and insane right now, yet there is still hope. We'll get over this eventually. It may take years, but we'll be OK in the future.

6. Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment) by BTS

Official Music Video: BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)' Official MV – YouTube
Lyric Video: BTS (방탄소년단) – Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment) Easy Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: BTS – Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment) Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
“Yet To Come” offers a beautiful gesture to BTS‘ PROOF anthology album. BTS sings in this light alternative hip-hop single about how the past may include the most incredible memories of their lives, but the greatest ones will come from their future.

Yeah, the past was honestly the best
But my best is what comes next
I'm not playin', nah for sure
Heading towards the day 'till I get winded
You and I, best moment is yet to come
Moment is yet to come, yeah

BTS are happy with its achievements over the last nine years, but there is still so much more they want to do, and how excited they are for “what comes next.”

7. In the Year 2525 by Zager & Evans

Official Music Video: Zager & Evans – In the Year 2525 – YouTube
Lyric Video: ZAGER AND EVANS In The Year 2525 (lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Zager & Evans – In The Year 2525 (Exordium And Terminus) Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
A cult favorite song, “In The Year 2525” by Zager & Evans portrays a world where technology has taken over. After its publication in 1969, it became a roaring success.

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find-
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies

The years in the song are only numbers to highlight the years' isolation from one another, yet they all contain truth that may as well apply to the future. Each year mentioned, the song portrays different possible scenarios that can happen in the future. 

8. Imagine by John Lennon

Official Music Video: Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap – YouTube
Lyric Video: John Lennon – Imagine (Lyrics)🎶 – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Ronnie Milsap – Smoky Mountain Rain Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The main idea behind Lennon's song “Imagine” is that mankind may reach its potential goodness in a society free from the old wars, divisions, and beliefs. It is a utopia that has been streamlined into the shape of a classic song.

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

John's message in “Imagine” goes beyond encouraging listeners to see a peaceful future. The goal is to take the current state of the world, which is always attempting to keep us apart, and completely transform it. to make the world a peaceful place.

9. Better in Time by Leona Lewis

Official Audio: Leona Lewis – Better in Time (Official Video) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Better In Time – Leona Lewis (Lyrics) 🎵 – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Leona Lewis – Better In Time Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Lyrically, “Better in Time” depicts the account of a woman who can't move past her ex but believes that as time passes, things will get better between them.

And even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile 'cause I deserve to
It'll all get better in time

This song is really relatable for people who are moving on from a painful heartbreak. It's painful and hard to end a relationship, but you must go on; therefore smile because you deserve it! You'll get better in time!

10. One Day by Matusyahu

Official Audio: Matisyahu – One Day (YouTube Version) – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: One Day- Matisyahu lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Matisyahu – One Day Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
“One Day,” by iconic reggae singer Matisyahu, is an upbeat and hopeful song expressing hope for a future free of war. A world in which children may play freely and violence is not a part of our daily life.

All my life, I've been waiting for
I've been praying for
For the people to say
That we don't wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play

Even though this is an anti-war song, Matisyahu performs it in a positive tone, implying, along with the lyric, that there is optimism for the end of the war and that there may eventually be peace.

11. 100 years from now by Theo Katzman

Official Audio: Theo Katzman – 100 Years From Now [Official Video] – YouTube
Music Video + Lyrics: Theo Katzman – 100 Years From Now [Official Video] – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Theo Katzman – 100 Years From Now Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
It said “100 years from now, remember: all new people
“There's a play on words going on here.

First meaning, expressed in poor grammar: recollect that after 100 years, all people will be new, i.e. all individuals from the prior generation will have gone.

The second meaning, written without a colon, is to remember all new humans in 100 years, — in other words to recognize the accomplishments of the upcoming generation.

12. You Gotta Be by Des’ree

Official Music Video Link: Des'ree – You Gotta Be ('99 Mix) [Video] – YouTube
Lyrics Video: Des'ree – You Gotta Be |Lyrics| – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Des'ree – You Gotta Be Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
“You Gotta Be” is an R&B and soul piece performed by British vocalist Des'ree and the track's producer, Ashley Ingram.

Listen as your day unfolds,
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky

Whatever your future seems to bring at the moment, your actions in the present can challenge and so influence that future. So just fight and have the determination as tomorrow is another day!

13. Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston

Official Music Video Link: Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All (Official 4K Video) – YouTube
Lyrics Video: Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
The song is primarily dedicated to youth, especially as advice the author wishes she/he had received when he/she was younger.

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way

In the song, they mentioned different things that the artist hopes to instill in every child for them to prosper in the future.

Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

14. Wake Me Up by Avicii

Official Music Video: Avicii – Wake Me Up (Official Video) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Avicii – Wake Me Up (Lyric Video) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Avicii – Wake Me Up Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This song is about making foolish decisions in one's youth. Because it is difficult to predict the future, the speaker must rely on his “beating heart” to do what seems right. It is uncertain where these choices will go, but we can be confident that they are the start of something bigger.

So wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older

We can see from this song phrase that he doesn't want to face maturity until he has to. He also understands that as we grow older or in the future, we will be wiser due to the lessons we have learned in the present. 

15. Here Comes the Sun by Beatles

Official Music: The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun (2019 Mix) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Here comes the sun with lyrics The Beatles – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Here Comes the Sun is essentially about the singer's optimism for better days after a painful time.
The writer begins the rhyme by reflecting on some terrible times in his life, but he then embraces a new age filled with happiness and liberation from a dark, challenging, and tragic time.

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, doo-doo-doo-doo, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right

Whatever difficulties we are experiencing at the moment, there is a future as brilliant as the sun that will come into our lives.

16. Future Reflections by MGMT

Official Audio: Future Reflections – YouTube
Lyric Video: Future Reflections (MGMT w/ lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: MGMT – Future Reflections Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Future Reflections was explained on MGMT's label's website as “Premonitions of a post-apocalyptic future where territories of young folks live on the beach and lead savage yet sophisticated primitive lifestyles and go surfing.”

And one day I'll appreciate the rush of blood and the washed-out beat of the shore

You may perceive life, death, or life after death from diverse perspectives, and those perspectives may be beneficial or give something positive. Still, you can't always know if you have the correct answer or not, and things fall into place gradually but persistently.

17. Future Starts Slow by The Kills

Official Audio: The Kills – Future Starts Slow – YouTube
Lyric Video: The Kills – Future Starts Slow Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: The Kills – Future Starts Slow Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This song is about attempting something or someone and failing. But it is saying to those who fail not to give up. The lyrics discuss how the future might be unexpected, yet it is worthwhile to dream about.

There's a time for the second best
And there's a time when the feeling's gone

18. Heal the World by Michael Jackson

Official Music Video: Michael Jackson – Heal The World (Official Video) – YouTube
Lyric Video: michael jackson – heal the world lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Michael Jackson – Heal The World Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This song's title is ‘Heal the World.' It is an example of personification since the universe gets healed the same way as a person. Michael Jackson used it to symbolize people helping one another and the planet's healing.

Create a world with no fear
Together we'll cry happy tears
See the nations turn their swords into plowshares

It is one of Michael's numerous anthems enhancing the world's condition. He essentially encourages listeners to watch out for someone other than themselves and, if they care about mankind and the lives of others, to take necessary measures.

19. Shake it Out by Florence + The Machine

Official Music Video: Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out – YouTube
Lyrics Video: Florence + the Machine – Shake It Out (Lyrics) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Florence + The Machine – Shake It Out Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
“Shake It Out” represents letting go of regrets or troubles from one's past and moving on to something better.

And I am done with my graceless heart
So tonight, I'm gonna cut it out and then restart

Florence is talking about cutting off the graceless heart, which means she will conquer her loss, anguish, and pity and begin over. As a result, a brighter future awaits her!

20. Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley

Official Live Video: Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up (Live at Munich, 1980) – YouTube
Lyric Video: Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up + Lyrics – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
Get Up, Stand Up, don't give up the fight

Bob Marley's “Get Up, Stand Up” is a strong call to action for anyone struggling to alleviate injustice. Bob created this song in reaction to Haiti's lack of human rights enforcement. His mission is to stop violence, injustice, and racism.

And now you see the light
You stand up for your right, yeah

When you discover the value of life, you will seek importance on Earth (the life you are presently experiencing) rather than continually seeking life beyond death. Despite everything, you can see the light. The light serves as a catalyst for people to rise up and rebel against oppressive authorities. 

Rise up for the future generations!.

21. 100 years by Five for Fighting

Official Live Video: Five for Fighting – 100 Years: Music Video – YouTube
Lyric Video: Five For Fighting – 100 Years (Lyrics / Lyric Video) – YouTube
Link to Lyrics: Five For Fighting – 100 Years Lyrics | AZLyrics.com
This song makes you pause and think about how quickly life passes you by, which is why you should treasure every year of your youth because if you don't, you'll be reflecting closely and longing for the days of your childhood when you're old.

Half time goes by, suddenly you're wise
Another blink of an eye, sixty-seven is gone
The sun is getting high, we're moving on…

Time seems to accelerate as you get older. The singer knows he hasn't moved on in his life.
This song addresses every stage of life until age 99, when death is already coming.