Be Human

Thu 13, October 2005 17:21:25

No real updates, since I’m still working on the Gallery theme.
But today I was listening to “Be Human” by Yoko Kanno (which is IMHO one of the greatest composers alive), and I decided to post the lyrics. The music is from Ghost in Shell - Stand Alone Complex.
The simple things of life that a machine dreams of… and we just take all of this stuff for granted.

I analyze and I verify and I quantify enough
100 percentile no errors no miss
I synchronize and I specialize and I classify so much
Don’t worry ’bout dreaming because I don’t sleep –

I wish I could at least 30 percent
Maybe 50 for pleasure then skip all the rest

If I only was more human
I would count every single second the rest of my life
If I just could be more human
I’d have so many little babies and maybe a wife

I’d roll around in mud and have lots of fun then when I was done
Build bubble bath towers and swim in the tub
Sand Castles on the beach, frolic in the sea, get a broken knee
Be scared of the dark and I’d sing out of key

Curse when I lost a fight, kiss and reunite, scratch a spider’s bite
Be happy with wrinkles I got when I smile
Pet kittens ’till they purred, maybe keep a bird, always keep my word
I’d cry at sad movies and laugh ’till it hurt

I’d buy a big bike, I’d ride by the lake
And I’d have lots of friends and I’d stay out too late

If I could just be more human
I would see every little thing with a gleam in my eye
If only I was more human
I’d embrace every single feeling that came in my life

Would I care and be forgiving?
Would I be sentimental and would I feel loneliness?

Would I doubt and have misgivings?
Would I cause someone sorrow too? Would I know what to do?

Will I cry when it’s all over?

When I die will I see Heaven?

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