The Future Freaks Me Out

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"The Future Freaks Me Out"
Motion City Soundtrack - The Future Freaks Me Out cover.jpg
Single by Motion City Soundtrack
from the album I Am the Movie
Released 17 November 2003 (Europe)
Format CD, 7" Picture Disc
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop punk, power pop
Length 3:36
Label Epitaph
Writer(s) Joshua Cain, Jesse Johnson, Matthew Taylor, Tony Thaxton, Justin Pierre
Producer(s) Ed Rose
Motion City Soundtrack singles chronology
"The Future Freaks Me Out"
"My Favorite Accident"

"The Future Freaks Me Out" is a song by the pop punk band Motion City Soundtrack. It is featured on the group's debut album, I Am the Movie, and was released as the band's first single in Europe. "The Future Freaks Me Out" was released to radio on September 16, 2003.[1]

The B-side for the CD single was "1000 Paper Cranes", which originally featured on I Am the Movie (the version released by the band while unsigned) but was the only song missing for the Epitaph CD release.[2]

The song has become a crowd favorite at Motion City Soundtrack shows. It is usually played as the band's last song and is often sung in part by the audience.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • CD
    1. "The Future Freaks Me Out" (radio edit)
    2. "1000 Paper Cranes"
    3. "The Future Freaks Me Out" (album version) - 2:34
  • 7" (limited to 1000 copies on picture disc)
    1. "The Future Freaks Me Out" - 2:34
    2. "My Valuable Hunting Knife (Guided by Voices cover)"

Music video[edit]

The video for "The Future Freaks Me Out" is a take on the movie Rushmore.[3] It is set as a school play. There are many scenes depicted in it. They include: the old west, an office, the ocean, a funeral, and a concert. It is the second music video the band made. Guitarist Joshua Cain's family helped out in the making of it, and stars in it as well.


  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ Motion City Soundtrack
  3. ^ Motion City Soundtrack has a chat with AMP Magazine