"The Modern World" as written by and Paul John Weller....
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
I said oh, 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 a damn about your review

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
Modern world, this is, this is, this is, this is
This is, this is, this is
Hey, we don't need no one
To tell us what's right or wrong
This is a modern world
This is the modern world


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"The Modern World" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General Commentan adolescent two-fingered salute to the powers that be or anyone else who thinks they know better. Need I say more?
    SmithersJones87on October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo glad my dad introduced me to this band. I think this is my favorite song by them.
    As for the meaning, I think SmithersJones87 nailed it.
    XNeverMindon April 10, 2011   Link

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