Listen & Learn: Jamiroquai

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Jamiroquai is a band from London England

The origin of the band name comes from the Native American tribe the Iroquois, and the English word “Jam.”

Jamiroquai’s music is like acid jazz, funk and disco.

Their music was influenced by Stevie Wonder.

Jamiroquai’s singer is Jay Kay.

Jay Kay’s mother was a famous jazz singer.

The band started in 1992.

In 1996, they released the album “Traveling Without Moving.”

That album featured Jamiroquai’s most famous song “Virtual Insanity.”

Then in 1998, “Virtual Insanity” won a Grammy award.

I think Jamiroquai’s music is very enjoyable to listen to.

Their music makes you feel good.

“Virtual Insanity”

Oh yeah, what we’re living in (let me tell ya)

It’s a wonder man can eat at all
When things are big that should be small
Who can tell what magic spells we’ll be doing for us
And I’m giving all my love to this world
Only to be told
I can’t see
I can’t breathe
No more will we be

And nothing’s going to change the way we live
‘Cause we can always take but never give
And now that things are changing for the worse,
See, its a crazy world we’re living in
And I just can’t see that half of us immersed in sin
Is all we have to give these

Futures made of virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound for we all live underground

And I’m thinking what a mess we’re in
Hard to know where to begin
If I could slip the sickly ties that earthly man has made
And now every mother, can choose a color
Of her child
That’s not nature’s way

Well that’s what they said yesterday
There’s nothing left to do but pray
I think it’s time I found a new religion
Whoa, it’s so insane
To synthesize another strain
There’s something in these
Futures that we have to be told.

Futures made of virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound for we all live underground

Now there is no sound
If we all live underground
And now it’s virtual insanity
Forget your virtual reality
Oh, there’s nothing so bad. (happiness)
Oh yeah
I know yeah

Futures made of virtual insanity now
Always seem to, be governed by this love we have
For useless, twisting, our new technology
Oh, now there is no sound for we all live underground, oh

Virtual insanity is all we ever know
Yeah is all I have

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“Seven Days In Sunny June”

 The papers you’ve arranged, in a sense they’re strange

They speak to me like constellations as we lie here
There’s a magic I can’t hold, your smile of honey gold
And that you never seem to be in short supply of

Ooh, so baby, let’s get it on
Drinkin’ wine and killin’ time, sitting in the summer sun
You know I’ve wanted you so long
Why’d you have to drop that bomb on me?

Lazy days, crazy dolls
You said we’d been friends too long

Seven days in sunny June but long enough to bloom
The flowers on the summer dress you wore in spring
The way we laughed as one and then you dropped the bomb
That I know you too long for us to have a thing

Ooh, so baby, let’s get it on
Drinkin’ wine and killin’ time, sitting in the summer sun
You know I’ve wanted you so long
Why’d you have to drop that bomb on me?

Ooh, so baby, let’s get it on
Drinkin’ wine and killin’ time, sitting in the summer sun
You know I’ve wanted you so long
Why’d you have to drop that bomb on me?

Could it be this? The stories in your eyes
Tell of silent wings you fly away on

Seven days in sunny June but long enough to bloom
Flowers on that sun beamed dress you wore in spring
Yeah yeah, the way we laughed as one
Why did you drop that bomb on me?

Ooh, so baby, let’s get it on
Drinkin’ wine and killin’ time, sitting in the summer sun
You know I’ve wanted you so long
Why’d you have to drop that bomb on me?

Could it be this?
The honeysuckle blessings seem to show me
Could it be this?
For seven days in June, I wasn’t lonely

Could it be this?
You never gave me time to say, “I love you”
Could it be this?
I know you don’t believe me but it’s so true

Don’t walk away from me, girl
I read the stories in your eyes
Don’t you walk away from me
I read the stories in your eyes

And you’ve been telling me we’ve been friends for too long, yeah
I think I love you, I think I love you
Why’d you wanna drop the bomb?

Ooh, ooh

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“You Give Me Something”

When I met you, you were so unique
Had a little thing I’d love to keep
Every movement carried so much mystique
I knew right then I’d carry on, to you I knew my heart belonged
You, you give me something
Something that nobody else can give
See my heart, has started thumpin’
You’re the one I truly know I dig

Like the sunbeams from a perfect summer’s day
Heaven only seems a step away
When I’m with you, I just celebrate
I’m hoping my message gets through
There’s never been someone like you

I had nobody, on you I would lean
Cos you got these little things that
I know I’ve never seen

You, you give me something
Something that nobody else has got
And this love, that I’ve been wanting
Oh baby’s turning out too fast to stop

You, you give me something
Something that nobody else can give
See my heart has started thumpin’
You’re the one I truly know I dig

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“Love Foolosophy”

Baby baby, I feel these sweet sensations, yeah
Honey honey, looks like a superstar, yeah yeah
She’ got a promise of love-struck fascination
What am I to do? How am I to know? Who you are?

And this love, fool, osophy is killing
Previous illusions that
I had in my mind about you
Seems so true, all the lies you’re telling
Tragically compelling and
My love it means nothing to you
So maybe I’m still a love fool

She shimmers like a California sunset
Lady lady, glitters but theres no gold
She carries sweetly infectious magic formulas
I’m so delirious, is she that serious?
Or is she bringing me on, I’ve been waiting so long

And this love, fool, osophy is killing
Previous illusions that
I had in my mind about you
Seems so true, all the lies you’re telling
Tragically compelling and
My love it means nothing to you
So maybe I’m still a love fool

I don’t want the world, I want you
Yeah, I don’t want the world, I want you
I don’t want the world, I want you
I want you
I want you
I want you
I want you

Love, fool, osophy is killing
Previous illusions that
I had in my mind about you
Seems so true, all the lies you’re telling
Tragically compelling and
My love it means nothing to you
So maybe I’m still a love fool
My love it means nothing to you
So maybe I’m still a love fool

You’re my love foolosophy
Don’t you see it’s killing me
You’re my love foolosophy
Don’t you see it’s killing me
I’m a love fool

Jamiroquai

“Corner of the Earth”

Little darlin’ don’t you see the sun is shining
Just for you, only today
If you hurry you can get a ray on you
Come with me, just to play

Like every humming bird and bumblebee
Every sunflower, cloud and every tree, I feel so much a part of this
Nature’s got me high and it’s beautiful
I’m with this deep eternal universe from death until rebirth

This corner of the earth is like me in many ways
I can sit for hours here and watch the emerald feathers play
On the face of it I’m blessed when the sunlight comes for free
I know this corner of the earth it smiles at me

So inspired of that there’s nothing left to do or say
Think I’ll dream, ’til the stars shine
The wind it whispers and the clouds don’t seem to care
And I know inside that it’s all mine

It’s the chorus of the breakin’ dawn
The mist that comes before the sun is born to a hazy afternoon in May
Nature’s got me high and it’s so beautiful
I’m with this deep eternal universe from death until rebirth

You know that this corner of the earth is like me in many ways
I can sit for hours here and watch the emerald feathers play
On the face of it I’m blessed when the sunlight comes for free
I know this corner of the earth it smiles at me

I know this corner of the earth it smiles at me
Hey, I know this corner of the earth it smiles at me
I know this corner of the earth it smiles at me

This corner of the earth, is like me in many ways
I can sit for hours here and watch the emerald feathers play
On the face of it I’m blessed when the sunlight comes for free
I know this corner of the earth it smiles at me

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