Jam Tomorrow

(Words and music by and © Talis Kimberley, 2006)

Well I’m a leading politician, so I’m better off than you
And the policy at hand’s ‘do as I say, not as I do’
You believe that you can’t change the world, but I believe I can:
The Red Queen says ‘jam tomorrow’, but we’ve hocked tomorrow’s jam.

There’s what’s right, and there’s what’s possible, then there’s what the party says
There’s the papers to consider and the good ole ‘Mercan pres,
And the future isn’t voting, so the future’s not worth damn
The Red Queen says ‘jam tomorrow’, but we’ve sold tomorrow’s jam.

Fiddle-dee-dee while Kyoto burns
Drink up while Venice drowns
There’s water in the whiskey jar
And panic in the towns

Collectively we’re stupid, though we’re quite bright on our own
And I recently read somewhere that we’d reap as we had sown
But that sounds a bit like farming, and our housebuilders need land
The Red Queen says ‘jam tomorrow’, but we ate tomorrow’s jam.

Fiddle-dee-dee while Kyoto burns
Drink up while Venice drowns
There’s water in the whiskey jar
And panic in the towns
Fiddle-dee-dee while the prices rise
It doesn’t bother me
I’ve petrol in my jaguar
And I’ve plenty jam for tea

‘Course, it’s really the economy that makes the world go round
‘More everything than last year!’ And if you think that sounds
Unsustainable, and foolish. well, it is, and hey, I am –
The Red Queen says ‘jam tomorrow’, but there isn’t any jam
The Red Queen says ‘jam tomorrow?’ and there will be no more jam, and she’s drilling in
Alaska now, and there isn’t – any –
Jam

Fiddle-dee-dee while Kyoto burns
Drink up while London drowns
We’re circling the plughole here,
Oh, it’s much worse than it sounds
Fiddle-dee-dee while the prices rise
Hey, I’m sleeping in my car
I’ve neither jam nor petrol
But – it IS a jaguar.


A Little Bit About 'Jam Tomorrow'...

The Red Queen and Talis - neither of them very happy about how things are going.


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