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The demo version of this song is part of the non-album collection ''[[Other Experiments]]'' and is available on the Jonathan Coulton Store as "[http://www.jonathancoulton.com/songdetails/The+Future+Soon+(Demo) The Future Soon (Demo)]".
The demo version of this song is part of the non-album collection ''[[Other Experiments]]'' and is available on the Jonathan Coulton Store as "[http://www.jonathancoulton.com/songdetails/The+Future+Soon+(Demo) The Future Soon (Demo)]".
== Live performance ==
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"The Future Soon" is a staple of the Jonathan Coulton live show experience. While Jonathan doesn't always introduce the song with the full background story, he gives a consistent introduction to the song when he does. In brief, Jonathan describes "The Future Soon" as how someone might feel if they were about 12 years old, alone in their room, reading [[wikipedia:Omni Magazine|Omni Magazine]], and thinking about the future.
When playing alone, Jonathan usually performs "The Future Soon" as the very first song on the setlist. When the show opens with [[Paul and Storm]], "The Future Soon" marks the beginning of the "Jonathan Coulton" part of the show--a subtle but important detail, considering that Jonathan usually performs backup vocals for Paul and Storm for at least one song.
When playing the song live, Jonathan uses only an acoustic guitar, and is otherwise unaccompanied. If Paul and Storm were performing prior to this song, they leave the stage until the next song for which they perform backup vocals and percussion. Thus, the recorded version and the live version of this song differ mainly in the instrumentation and the presence of backup vocals.
A few, much more minor, differences exist between the recorded version and the live version of the song:
* The line, "And I know that I'll forget the look of pity on her face," becomes, "And I know that I'll forget the pity on her face." Take a look at the [[The Future Soon/Lyrics|lyrics]] to find the line.
* The final guitar chord of the bridge section is modified to be more reliably played (from Aaug to A); this results in a slight but noticeable change. Take a look at the [[The Future Soon/Tabs|tabs]] to find the chord.
== Trivia ==
* "The Future Soon" is classified as a funny/sad song on the [http://www.jonathancoulton.com/primer/listen Listening Suggestions] page.
* "The Future Soon" was regularly performed by the character Emil Bleehall at the [[wikipedia:Adventurers Club|Adventurers Club]], a themed nightclub in the Pleasure Island portion of Walt Disney World. The Adventurers Club has since closed down, and Emil's last performance was, appropriately, of [[When You Go]].
* "The Future Soon" was featured during the Harmonix Rock Band Network panel at PAX 2009, and was released for the Xbox 360 on March 4th 2010 and June 1st 2010 for the Playstation 3.
* Cory Doctorow used lyrics from this song's chorus as the title and epigraph of a science fiction [http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=2993 short story].
== Availability ==
== Availability ==

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