"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 wanna think like you
And if I had a time to
I wouldn't wanna 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 Comment"I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" - Was a big commercial success for APP. The song is awesome. Funky chords and a killer bass line.

    Its sung in first person conceptually as a Robot - who can now think for itself and have real emotions (I think most of this album is portrayed as being an expression of opinions from robots that were create based on mankind image. (I ( Dont forget - we are not too far away from all this reality)

    The robot is fed up with its creators. As current day mankind with its evolution of the sciences is now is fed up with its religions and Supposed creators.

    As soon as Robots are created they will be enslaved and will under go all the repetitive jobs that mankind despises. The song is the robot protesting about being classless and without any salvation - and a total disconnection from its creator.

    Alot of sons feel the same way about their fathers.
    theorganizon April 16, 2013   Link
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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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