Who Sang This Is the 21st Century? Marillion

Marillion Anoraknophobia cover art
writers: Ian Francesko Mosley, Mark Colbert Kelly, Peter John Trewavas, Steve Hogarth, Steven Thomas Rothery
release date: 2001-5-7
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 11:08
lyricist: Steve Hogarth
composer: Steve Hogarth, Ian Mosley, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas, Steve Rothery
(...If you could only see what I've seen with your eyes)

A wise man once said
A flower is only
A sexual organ
Beauty is cruelty
And evolution
A wise man once said
that everything could be explained with mathematics
He had denied
His feminine side
Now where is the wisdom in that?

I came just as fast as I could
Through the dirty air
Of your neighbourhood
Your name on a grain of rice
Hangin' around my neck
And a head like lead

This is the 21st century
I heard everything they said
The Universe demystified
Chemicals for God
This is the 21st century
I heard everything they said

A wise man once wrote
That love is only
An ancient instinct
For reproduction
Natural selection
A wise man once said
That everything could be explained
And it's all in the brain

We lay on a velvet rug
by the open fire
She blew air on my eyelids
I cried "What's it all about?"
As she kissed my hair
She said "There, there.."

"This is the 21st century
I heard everything you said
The universe demystified
Astronomy instead
This is the 21st century
Can't you get it through your head
This ain't the way it was meant to be
Magic isn't dead
Come to bed
Come to bed

And rest your heavy head my love.."
And slowly, from above,
She showed the answer's something that can't be written down

This is the 21st century
Flash to crash and burn
Nobody's gonna give you anything
For nothing in return
There's a man up in a mirrored building
And he just bought the world

Would you want
To have kids
Growing up
Into what's left of this?

She shook her head,
She said "Can't you see?
The world is you
The world is me."

CD 1
  • 1 Between You and Me
  • 2 Quartz
  • 3 Map of the World
  • 4 When I Meet God
  • 5 The Fruit of the Wild Rose
  • 6 Separated Out
  • 7 This Is the 21st Century
  • 8 If My Heart Were a Ball It Would Roll Uphill