The Future Knocks

Copyright Karl Martino 1992, 2002

One of my first songs. Completely autobiographical. It’s about growing up and getting to that one moment and time that you want to last forever. Some consider this my best song. If you grew up with out a father, absent parents, or have found the love of your life, I hope you can relate.

About the recording – It’s my first attempt at home recording with my Tascam. If you want to hear my voice – this is your chance. It’s me singing and me playing guitar.

Future Knocks MP3 5.9MB

No daddy ever
Taught me to play ball
No one to
Catch me when I fall

I learned about life

At the age of three
Had it all there
On my TV screen

I’ve been looking
For what I can’t find
Just need a little
Peace of mind

I had to teach

Myself how to live
Now this lifestyle
Takes more then I can give

I want this to
Last forever
Now I need you
More then ever
Cause tonight

The future comes
Knockin at my door
Don’t wanna answer
Let it knock some more

When I slept
Underneath the sky
All I had were my dreams
To get, get me by

I couldn’t seem
To find my own way
Needed faith
To make it thru the day

Now I don’t wanna
Grow old no more
Grow to be cold
Sour and sore

But then I met you
One rainy night
You held me close
Made everything alright

I want this to
Last forever
Now I need you
More then ever

Cause tonight
The future comes
Knockin at my door
Don’t wanna answer
Let it knock some more

(Solo)

Now I’m an old man
At age eighteen

Learned too much too soon
It, it seems

I grew up
Way, way to fast
Don’t know what to do
But wish that this time could last

I want this to
Last forever

Now I need you
More then ever
Cause tonight
The future comes
Knockin at my door
Don’t wanna answer
Let it knock some more

I want this to

Last forever
Now I need you
More then ever
Cause tonight
The future comes
Knockin at my door
Don’t wanna answer
Let it knock some more