"Virtual Insanity" as written by Wallis Buchanan, Simon Katz, Stuart Zender, Jason Kay, Toby Smith and Derrick Mckenzie....
Oh yeah, what we're living in (let me tell ya)
It's a wonder man can eat at all
When things are big that should be small
Who can tell what magic spells we'll be doing for us
And I'm giving all my love to this world
Only to be told
I can't see
I can't breathe
No more will we be

And nothing's going to change the way we live
'Cause we can always take but never give
And now that things are changing for the worse,
See, its a crazy world we're living in
And I just can't see that half of us immersed in sin
Is all we have to give these

Futures made of virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound for we all live underground

And I'm thinking what a mess we're in
Hard to know where to begin
If I could slip the sickly ties that earthly man has made
And now every mother, can choose a color
Of her child
That's not nature's way

Well that's what they said yesterday
There's nothing left to do but pray
I think it's time I found a new religion
Whoa, it's so insane
To synthesize another strain
There's something in these
Futures that we have to be told.

Futures made of virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound for we all live underground

Now there is no sound
If we all live underground
And now it's virtual insanity
Forget your virtual reality
Oh, there's nothing so bad. (happiness)
Oh yeah
I know yeah

Oh this virtual insanity we're living in
Has got to change, yeah
Things will never be the same
And I can't go on
Well we're living, oh oh
Virtual insanity

Oh this world has got to change
'Cause I just, I just can't keep going on
In this virtual, virtual insanity
That we're living in, that we're living in
That virtual insanity is what is

Futures made of virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound for we all live underground, oh

Futures made of that virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by our love
For useless, twisting, of that new technology
Oh, now there is no sound for we all live underground, yes we do

Virtual insanity is all we ever know
Yeah is all I have


Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Virtual Insanity" as written by Derrick Mckenzie Jason Kay

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song tell's so much about the world we live in today... take a minute to think about it...
    raundallon June 12, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenttechnology is as much as me as my body is. and mind?
    trandojedion August 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentStrangely prescient back in 1996. Here we are in 2012, and certainly seems we're heading down that useless, twisting road.
    mindhuntresson June 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif u need a song about the world of today...
    virtual insanity i couldn't say it better
    Aerobabeon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTechnology is great. Enjoy it!.. but challenge yourself to live for real with practical skills and knowledge alfresco independent from society, debt and electronics!

    Craig
    kerofaion April 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA thought. We all now -live- in the 'digital underground' i.e., what 'the Internet' was known to be in the mid-90s, and largely populated by those who'd been on the BBS before, versed on IRC, and so on.

    And there is no sound. Because nobody picks up the phone anymore. We all text. We all type.

    Scary.
    mindhuntresson June 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the future we will be so dependant on technology, we won't have to do anything for ourselves. Anything can be done by our will. This is a bad thing.
    Ryuuzaon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that whoever submitted the lyrics for this may have made a slight error. the last line of the set after the first chorus.
    There's something in these futures that we have to be told.
    Im pretty sure that instead of "be told", that its "veto." you know? like, something in our future that we've gotta stop before it happens. the songs all about warning us so we think a bit. jay kay is trying to change the world.
    orangetomorrowon May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes it is
    darkhorse_86on August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it... i think most people have covered the basic principals JK is trying to put across... i.e. technology is becoming so overwhelming in this day and age that we are becoming / have become totally dependant on it. it was a bit of a wake up call back in the 90's for people to open their eyes and see that there's more to life. personally i think this song is still as poignant and relevant now as it was when first released. and on top of it all - IT SOUNDS GREAT and has a video to match!
    (quite ironic when you think about the car collection JK owns though - how many million pounds worth of useless technology has he got sitting in his garage?)
    rufstufon August 16, 2005   Link

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