"Less Than Human" as written by and John/burgess Lever....
Must have died a thousand times
I must have died a thousand times
I must have died a thousand times
Feeling less than human
I surmise I'm less than human
In Gods' eyes
Time he's on my side, she said
Time he's on my side, she said
He may be on your side I said
But it makes no difference in the end
He's coming after you my friend
Must have cried a thousand times
Must have cried a thousand times
I must have cried a thousand times
Feeling less than human
I surmise I'm less than human
In Gods' eyes
I must have died a thousand times
I must have died a thousand times
And I must have cried a thousand times
I must have cried a thousand times
Wao-oo-oo Wao-oo-oo Wao-oo-oo Wao-oo-oo


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"Less Than Human" as written by John Lever David Fielding

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    General CommentIt dawned on me today that this song could be about reincarnation, and the belief of karma and how it shapes our current and subsequent lives.
    "I must have died a thousand times, feeling less than human in God's eyes." He feels remorse and perhaps feels cheated in regards to the way his life has played out, and believes he must have had many lives before this one, feeling less than human- because he has done wrong countless times in his past lives, or maybe even lived before as a "lesser" being, a pre-evolutionary creature.

    The line proceeding declares he still is guilty, he has sinned again in this life as well, he still feels "less than human in God's eyes".

    In the second verse his friend/girlfriend what have you assures him "time is on our side". He can screw up many times in his lifetimes, but we have other chances, because time is endless. But she also reminds him that he should try to reform now, as he is reflecting upon this. It's not enough to possess this knowledge, he must act instead of putting self-betterment off, or else the time in this life will end, and God will come for him again and so he will live a hard life once more.

    The third verse is generally the same as the first; he's cried a thousand times over his lives, because he messes up and makes it hard for himself.
    PanoplyCabareton July 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpart of Mar's note on the official site:

    "My big mouth has always got me into trouble, more so in those days and I think I must have been feeling guilty about something. The second verse came much later and stemmed from a conversation I'd had with a girl friend."
    nightanddayon September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would say its about the depressive phase that bipolar people experience.
    Sozlukon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimple lyrics - great imagery. Great song!
    monster36604on January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA realization of how truly small and insignificant we all are.
    mediocremurphyon November 27, 2010   Link

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