World Party: Is It Like Today? [purchase]
Eliza Gilkyson: Is It Like Today? [purchase]
As someone who worked in the service industries through much of the ubiquitous Top 40 radio nineties, I must have had this song buried in my brain somewhere, but it was Eliza Gilkyson's 2005 pensive folkcover that sent me to the stacks to rediscover it, and finally listen to the lyrics.
Turns out the original is pretty deep. Plus it's got a great British janglepop thing going on.