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"There was a man in the jungle, trying to make ends meet [...]
When a voice said 'Buddy can you spare that tree
We gotta save this world starting with your land.'
It was a rock 'n' roll millionaire from the USA...
Even though he's not from the USA, the rock 'n' roll millionaire trying to save the jungle could be a reference to Sting and his campaigns to save the rainforests.
"And the stars are looking down through a hole in the sky..."
Obviously a reference to the ozone hole.
"Walls are coming down between the west and the east ..."
Reference to the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany on 9 November 1989.
Mark Twain is often quoted with the phrase "Stranger than fiction", but it had appeared earlier in the poem "Don Juan" by the English poet Lord Byron (1788-1824):
'Tis strange but true; for truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
"A hundred mineral waters, fun to guess which ones are safe to drink ..."
A reference to the Perrier scandal of 1990. The French mineral water company lost millions of dollars after the discovery of minute traces of benzene, a hydrocarbon thought to cause cancer, in Perrier bottled water. This hit public confidence in a drink favoured by the health-conscious and billed as absolutely pure. Unable to track the affected batch, Perrier recalled 140 million bottles at a cost of $40 million.