"Scatman's World" as written by Antonio Nunzio Catania and John Paul Larkin....
Scatman's world

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

Everybody's talkin' something very shockin' just to
Keep on blockin' what they're feelin' inside
But listen to me brother, you just keep on walkin' 'cause
You and me and sister ain't got nothin' to hide

Scatman, fat man, black and white and brown man
Tell me 'bout the colour of your soul
If part of your solution isn't ending the pollution
Then I don't want to hear your stories told
I want to welcome you to Scatman's world

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

Everyone's born to compete as he chooses
But how can someone win if winning means that someone loses
I sit and see and wonder what it's like to be in touch
No wonder all my brothers and my sisters need a crutch

I want to be a human being not a human doing
I couldn't keep that pace up if I tried
The source of my intention really isn't crime prevention
My intention is prevention of the lie, yeah
Welcome to the Scatman's world

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy
Listen to me

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy


Lyrics submitted by jcadden, edited by DarthPies

"Scatman's World" as written by Antonio Nunzio Catania John Larkin

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  • +1
    General Commentit's about how the wourld should be a better place
    DavidTokugion October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song posits the theory that our individual, subjective perspectives of reality constitute individual, subjective worlds. As Conrad said, "We live as we dream, alone." The Scatman believes that his world, "Scatman's World," is superior to the worlds experienced by his listeners. The listeners are imprisoned by their own perspectives and are thus unable to experience the superior state that is Scatman's World. But the Scatman has a solution, "fantasy." If there is no way for the listeners to directly enter Scatman's World (and there isn't), then they must recreate Scatman's world from inside their own consciousnesses through the power of imagination. "Scatman's World," the song, is an aid in this process, as in the final two verses, Scatman John gives instruction on interior world building. If the listeners follow these instructions correctly, then "the lie" that was their own worlds will have been effectively replaced by the Scatman's truth.
    frogoracleon April 04, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commentlol scatman
    sexmaniacon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being yourself. And how you shouldn't be a racist. I really like this song. Scatman John is a pretty cool guy. He has good songs.
    langeslayer3887on October 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti find it interesting how he sais "if part of your solution ISNT ending the polution... i wanna welcome you to Scatman's World"
    thats like saying, if you dont want to make the world a better place, then come to mine

    also human being not doing means he wants to enjoy life for what it is, not just do stuff and do stuff till he croaks

    and by the lie he refers to, hes refering to the lies that some people befall, like racism, hate, and unforgivingness.
    by doing this he is targeting the causes for bad stuff, not stopping the bad stuff themselves from happening

    for example, to stop a waterfall, he would be redirecting the water up stream, as opposed to putting a giant wall infront of the water and cutting it off, untill it starts overflowing
    Zadamanimon August 21, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI use to think that this song is just a fun and a little stupid song until I translated this song in to Hebrew and I relized that this song has a lot of moral in it!
    However it remindes me of the time when this song was a hit and I was in 6th grade at the end of 1995.
    ohad1984on October 19, 2005   Link
  • -2
    General CommentHe's dead too. he died in 1999 i beleive
    jprimeon May 24, 2007   Link
  • -3
    General CommentLOL This song is hilarious. It's probably the most politically correct song I've ever heard apart from Captain Planet's theme song lol. Scatman, fat man, black and white and brown man Tell me 'bout the colour of your soul Tell me the color of your soul". I love this song, it makes me laugh every time I hear it. I kind of feel sorry for Scatman John though, he was just trying to fit in with the movement, and now I'm laughing at him... Sorry Scatman John...
    FreedomofJoyon November 29, 2009   Link

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