Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Well Did You Hear There's A Natural Order
Here's another protest song. Jarvis wrote this while watching the Live 8 spectacle on TV almost a decade ago. He starts out with some globalisation issues...
Now the working classes are obsolete
They are surplus to society's needs
So let 'em all kill each other
And get it made overseas
But he also saves some special bile for the people we all know at the local level...
Oh, feed your children on crayfish and lobster tails
Find a school near the top of the league
In theory, I respect your right to exist
I will kill you if you move in next to me
Ah, it stinks, it sucks, it's anthropologically unjust
Extra marks for getting the word 'anthropological' in there.
Then he aims for business and the political parties that prioritise it over people...
The free market is perfectly natural
Do you think that I'm some kind of dummy?
It's the ideal way to order the world
Fuck the morals, does it make any money?
And Jarvis' conclusion in the chorus is truer now than it was back in 2008. All together now...
Running The World