Een nummer uit 1993, van de Britse band JamiroquaiWhen You Gonna Learn. Al van 20 jaar geleden dus, maar de tekst is nog steeds actueel: money’s on the menu in my favourite restaurant. Don’t talk about quantity, cos there’s no fish left in the sea, greedy men been killing all the life there ever was …

Ook het videoclipje bevat heel wat beelden die jammer genoeg niet tot het verleden behoren.

 

So, when are we gonna learn, to stop it going on?

 

Jamiroquai – When you gonna learn (1993)

Yeah, yeah, Have you heard the news today?
People right across the world, Are pledging they will play the game,
Victims of a modern world, Circumstance has brought us here,
Armageddon’s come too near, Too, too near, now
Foresight is the only key To save our children’s destiny,
The consequences are so grave So, so grave, now
The hypocrites we are their slaves. So my friends to stop the end
On each other we depend, Oh, we depend…

Mountain high and river deep, Stop it going on,
We gotta wake this world up from its sleep.
Oh people, Stop it going on

Yeah, yeah Have you heard the news today?
Money’s on the menu in my favorite restaurant,
Now don’t talk about quantity, There’s no fish let in the sea,
Greedy men been killing all the life there ever was,
And you’d better play it natures way,
Or she will take it all away,
Don’t try and tell me you know more than her about right from wrong,
Now you’ve upset the balance, man, Done the only thing you can,
Now my life is in your hands…

Mountain high and river deep, Oh yeah Stop it going on,
We gotta wake this world up from its sleep, Oh people, Stop it going on,
Mountain high and river deep. Oh yeah Stop it going on,
We gotta wake this world up from its sleep. Oh people, Stop it going on,
Greedy men will fade away, When we stop it going on,
I know it’s got to be that way, Oh people, Stop it going on,
I’m asking, Oh When you gonna learn To stop it going on?