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Real Lyrics -> Dated References -> Melissa Etheridge

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, Melissa Etheridge

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Brave and Crazy album at
The dated Lyrics:
Wake me up in the year 2001
Why They're dated:
Well, since 2001 has already come and gone, she'd already be awake by now!
Submitted by: Redhead64
Melissa Etheridge's, "No Souvenirs"
The dated Lyrics:
Hello, Hello, this is Romeo
Callin' from a Jackpot Telephone.
Why They're dated:
Melissa explains that a 'Jackpot telephone' is a payphone, because in the days before cellphones it was like hitting the jackpot if the person on the other end answered because otherwise you would lose the money. Payphones are hardly used anymore, therefore this song is dated.
Ed note: Further entries of this type may not be accepted as payphones are still used.
Submitted by: Crispay Chicken
Melissa Etheridge's, "You Used To Love To Dance"
The dated Lyrics:
Well ecstasy ain't free
Why They're dated:
These days, 'ecstasy' refers to a drug.
Submitted by: Lisa

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