This is the Modern World

Guest   Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:15 pm GMT
The Jam

This is a modern world - This is the modern world
What kind of a fool do you think I am?
You think I know nothing of the modern world
All my life has been the same
I've learned to live by hate and pain
It's my inspiration drive -
I've learned more than you'll ever know
Even at school I felt quite sure
That one day I would be on top
And I'd look down upon the map
The teachers who said I'd be nothing -
This is the modern world that I've learnt about
This is the modern world, we don't need no one
To tell us what's right or wrong -
Say what you like 'cause I don't care
I know where I am and going too
It's somewhere I won't preview
Don't have to explain myself to you
I don't give two fucks about your review


Its not important for you to know my name -
Nor I to know yours
If we communicate for two minutes only
It will be enough
For knowing that someone in this world
Feels as desperate as me -
And what you give is what you get.

It doesnt matter if we never meet again,
What we have said will always remain.
If we get through for two minutes only,
It will be a start!
For knowing that someone in this life,
Loves with a passion called hate
And what you give is what you get.

If I never ever see you -
If I never ever see you -
If I never ever see you - again.

And what you give is what you get!
Boy   Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:54 pm GMT
Robin..I liked the first poem. Who is the author?
Guest   Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:44 pm GMT
Thank you: it is nice to get some feedback / recognition / appreciation.

Wikipedia: Search> "The Jam"

The Jam were an English rock band active in the late 1970s and early '80s. They were one of the most popular groups of the day, achieving eighteen straight Top 40 singles in the UK from their debut in 1977 to their swansong in 1982, including four #1 hits.

Wikipedia: Search> "Paul Weller"

Paul Weller (born John William Weller on 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter.

Weller was the leader and protagonist behind the formation of two successful bands, The Jam and The Style Council. In the UK, he is recognised as something of a national institution, yet because much of his songwriting is rooted in British culture, he has remained essentially a national rather than an international star. He was also the principal (if somewhat reluctant) figure of the Mod revival.
Robin   Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:46 pm GMT
I always feel that I should tell people about:

You do not have to pay any money.

You can download music for free.

Is it something that everybody knows?
Boy   Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:17 am GMT
No. I don't know about that site. Thanks for helping us out. Sorry for my mistake. I took the song as a poem. Anyways, its lyrics was not bad at all.