"Human Racing" as written by and Nik Kershaw....
closing in on empty spaces
winners laugh too soon
a paper world with paper faces
beneath a paper moon

there's a man, a real pacesetter
coming after me
and after him there's someone better and
after him there's me

he'll offer you a cigarette
he'll offer you a light
but he hasn't finished with you yet
on another long, knife night

so look behind you
there's the man you're chasing
look behind you
let's go human racing
human racing
let's go racing now

open arms and open purses
open season's here
fill your heads with clever verses
and then they disappear

silent vows in secret places
they'll get you somehow
'cause you never win in human races
so who's the loser now

look behind you
there's the man you're casing
look behind you
let's go human racing
human racing
let's go racing now


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"Human Racing" as written by Nik Kershaw

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    General CommentThis is a song I've only understood as I've gotten older. This is all about the circle of life, the rat race, continually chasing after something when all your really doing is chasing yourself.

    there's a man, a real pacesetter
    coming after me
    and after him there's someone better and
    after him there's me

    This sums up life perfectly, the race is only with yourself in the end.

    he'll offer you a cigarette
    he'll offer you a light
    but he hasn't finished with you yet
    on another long, knife night

    The people you'll come across in life and what they really want, you'll find out their agenda in the end.

    A really well thought out song by a very underrated song writer
    Caferaceron October 05, 2014   Link
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    General CommentMr Kershaw channelling Stevie Wonder - beautifully sung, and probably my favourite of his. The video is worth watching too, with its 'dystopian-future-as-viewed-from-the-80s' mood suiting the song very well indeed.
    penwakenyorimoyasushion December 02, 2016   Link

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