• Artist: Jayme Kelly Curtis
  • Title: Start of the 21st Century
  • Genre: Folk
  • Mood: Up/Positive, Laid Back/Groovy, Quirky/Wacky/Silly
  • Speed: Medium (78-95)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Strings
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/6/2011
  • Lyric themes: Charity Altruism, Political Criticism, Politics, Rebellion, Hypocrisy, Pollution
  • Lyrics: Start of the 21st Century © 2008 Jayme Kelly Curtis Here we are at the start of the 21st century And they're telling us to buy some duct tape And some Visqueen But I thought at the start of the 21st century We'd be somehow more grown up And less inclined to catastrophe We learned way back in kindergarten It's nice to share your toys And you don't earn the gold star Being a bully boy So here we are at the start of the 21st century And we terrorize the playground And ignore diplomacy We'd better give ourselves a timeout in the brand new century 'Cause there's so much more at stake Then bruised egos and skinned knees 'Cause even though we've failed We're pushing through to the next grade We can't read the writin' on the wall We miscount the graves Evolve is an anagram of love Love is the heart of the golden rule Do unto others as you'd have them do for you It's a simple ABC we all learned in school I hope we make it to the end of the 21st Century Will we graduate to peace? Or blow ourselves to eternity? I hope there are no more gang colors Like code orange and code red And we put to rest the notion of us and them
  • Keywords: simple, whimsical, acoustic, Organic

About Jayme Kelly Curtis

Jayme Kelly Curtis

Jayme Kelly Curtis writes, records and performs an earthy blend of "folkloric jazz" in Northern California. Her passion is making music with great musicians and giving them plenty of room to stretch out and improvise. Jayme has successfully licensed her songs for PumpAudio projects on A&E, CMT, Fine Living Network, Logo, PBS and the Travel Channel. Notable programs include Martha, Anthony Bourdain, and Taste of America.

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