"Human" as written by and Jamie Hartman Rory Charles Graham....
I'm only human
I'm only, I'm only
I'm only human, human

Maybe I'm foolish
Maybe I'm blind
Thinking I can see through this
And see what's behind
Got no way to prove it
So maybe I'm blind
But I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put your blame on me
Don't put your blame on me

Take a look in the mirror
And what do you see
Do you see it clearer
Or are you deceived
In what you believe
'Cause I'm only human after all
You're only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put your blame on me

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

Don't ask my opinion
Don't ask me to lie
Then beg for forgiveness
For making you cry
Making you cry
'Cause I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put your blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

Oh, some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

I'm only human
I make mistakes
I'm only human
That's all it takes
To put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

I'm no prophet or Messiah
Should go looking somewhere higher
I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

I'm only human
I do what I can
I'm just a man
I do what I can
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put your blame on me


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"Human" as written by Jamie Hartman Rory Charles Graham

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    General CommentThis song is about taking accountability for yourself and not trying to pass it off on people who you ask for help.
    mikesd1981on April 21, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song can get surprisingly deep depending on how it’s interpreted. At first, I was thinking it was a final plea to someone the singer has tried to help, but it could also be an introspective way the singer is dealing with his guilt, the blame his ego puts on himself, and his desire to be perfect and do more.


    My interpretation:


    "I'm only human
    I'm only, I'm only
    I'm only human, human"

    Singer is reiterating this in his head before getting ready to make a final plea to someone he’s been trying to help.

    "Maybe I'm foolish
    Maybe I'm blind
    Thinking I can see through this
    And see what's behind
    Got no way to prove it
    So maybe I'm blind"

    You can think I’m foolish or can’t see your problem. Since you can’t explain this I don’t have a clear view and am blind to it.

    "But I'm only human after all
    I'm only human after all
    Don't put your blame on me
    Don't put your blame on me"

    I already tried to help, it didn’t help and I’m sick of getting blamed

    "Take a look in the mirror
    And what do you see
    Do you see it clearer
    Or are you deceived
    In what you believe"

    You need to do a deeper self-assessment to figure out your problem. Or are you too caught up to see that the problem has to do with yourself and not me?

    "'Cause I'm only human after all
    You're only human after all
    Don't put the blame on me
    Don't put your blame on me"

    (notice it’s the first time the singer say you’re only human and your blame)
    We’re both not perfect. Put your blame on yourself instead of deflecting it onto me.


    "Some people got the real problems
    Some people out of luck
    Some people think I can solve them
    Lord heavens above"

    Everyone is coming to me to solve their own problems. God why?!

    "I'm only human
    I make mistakes
    I'm only human 
    That's all it takes
    To put the blame on me
    Don't put the blame on me"

    You expect me to be perfect.

    "I'm no prophet or Messiah
    Should go looking somewhere higher"

    I’m not your savior. Turn to God for your help.
    SongsResonateon July 19, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe meaning of this song is interesting. After reading a lot of interpretation and the lyrical content itself I have some conclusion on what the song is trying to grasp at.

    1. The song is talking about being human and a man who is tired of being the "Shoulder to cry on" that perhaps due to some unhinted reason someone is blaming him for things he did not do and he feels that we are all human and can make mistakes that this person ought to see how they behave before turning it on him.

    2. Some people believe this is sort of a way he is avoiding responsibility for a mistake he has made, and asking people not to blame him, or make him take responsibility for their hurt.

    3. This man is suggesting that people look deeper into being human and what it really means, that yes we are human and make mistakes but it does not mean we keep doing so it means that people need to stop blaming everything else other than themselves for issues. People need to stop asking for advice then blaming others for giving "bad advice" but learn to look at the " Man in the mirror" and sort out their own issues and that we are all human, and it's normal for humans to make mistakes and be lost.

    My personal view on the subject is that it is a mixture of meaning 1,3 but I do feel that as a society on whole people needs to be more responsible because making certain mistakes is not correct.We cannot go through life blaming everyone else, but we also can't go through life not taking responsibility and using the excuse of being "only human". Forgiveness comes with change and self-reflection on our own behaviour.
    55sweetie55on January 19, 2018   Link

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