"People Are People" as written by and Martin Gore....
People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
So we're different colours
And we're different creeds
And different people have different needs
It's obvious you hate me
Though I've done nothing wrong
I never even met you
So what could I have done
I can't understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
Help me understand
Now you're punching and you're kicking
And you're shouting at me
I'm relying on your common decency
So far it hasn't surfaced
But I'm sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fist
I can't understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand


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"People Are People" as written by Martin Gore

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  • +1
    General CommentDepeche Mode has APC writen all over it.. they could just cover their cd.. and not have to change the sound all that much, really.
    hailtokidamnesiacon November 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song.
    TaintedGloveon November 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'd have to say i completely disagree with marceldwayne, this song isn't saying violence is necessary, because it's not. i mean, if everyone was like me, there would be no violence(not that i'm saying everyone should be like me). although i do think there will always be violence, i also know that anyone as an individual is capable of resolving their problems without violence, even though they may still become the victims of it. to me, this song is making fun of people who try to conform to cultures, because that is a very strong cause of the ignorance that leads to violence. just my opinion, don't rape me, please.
    Tuggingarhythmon February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how both Billy and Maynard sing on this one. You can't go wrong covering Depeche Mode. Not the best track on the CD in my opinion, but a strong one.
    TheTwoStevieJewon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing, you can learn so much more from it, by noticing how it was created differently the depeche mode version.

    If you compare the feels of both songs. ull notice that maynard is making somewhat of a mockery of Gore's lyrics. When Al gore sings the song he leaves it with a sad whiny feal, as if it pains him that ppl hurt him etc... like the little homo he was.., As maynard sings the same words, he changes the fealing into a tone which somewhat Mocks Gore's intentions. As if to say that it is Naive to think that humans can go without violence.

    it focuses around a realistic concept. That human nature can never be fixed and that violence is there to stay.
    MarcelDwayneon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh damn, I'm sorry to hear that...violence...You're kidding right?
    HERKon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst off phil, you are a moron APC are great, and they do write their own music. You should expect to see a few covers on a COVER album. this song is great we can learn something from it.
    Mr Vertigoon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, I was busy having a meaningful and productive life, full of experiences and memories to cherish in my old age. Thank you for asking, your concern only heightens the orgasmic joy that I feel.

    Yes, I said orgasmic.
    shadowwiththeeyeson January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgotta love the 'la, la, la's" by danny and maynard
    good message - not so good a song
    M-Opiate-Aon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand its so ironic that people are ripping out each other throats on their opinions over This song..come on people
    M-Opiate-Aon March 21, 2005   Link

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