Melanie C sings here about the materialism, which is prevalent in today's urban societies
People tripping over mad feet Escalating, moving too fast for me Don't you ever go slowly? You won't ever bring me to my knees
She explained to The Sun: "It's about how oppressive it is living in a busy city and how we become obsessed with possessions. We all have so much more than previous generations had, yet there's more depression and anxiety in the world."
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.
Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.