"I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
If I had a mind to
I wouldn't want to think like you
And if I had time to
I wouldn't want to talk to you
I don't care
What you do
I wouldn't want to be like you
If I was high class
I wouldn't need a buck to pass
And if I was a fall guy
I wouldn't need no alibi
I don't care
What you do
I wouldn't want to be like you
Back on the bottom line
Diggin' for a lousy dime
If I hit a mother lode
I'd cover anything that showed
I don't care
What you do
I wouldn't want to be like you


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"I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General CommentFollowing the theme of the album I believe that this song is about robot/human conflicts. The robot is saying that even though human is smarter and the master he still wouldn't want to be like him.
    I'm not sure about that but its what I get out of it. A good song worth listening to.
    Aftermathon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne of Parson's best.
    inpraiseoffollyon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove the riff,, I agree with Aftermath, to understand the concept of this song you've got to imagine a situation like the related on the asimov's book "I robot", and how a robot can expres his disagrees with humans..I wouldn't want to be like you
    Libuloson May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe artists themselves talked about this. One of them (can't remember if it was Parsons or Woolfson) interpreted it to mean the robot talking about people. The other interpreted it the other way around - as a person talking about robots.
    paulbarkon November 10, 2013   Link

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