"Human Being" as written by and David/thunders Johansen....
One, two, three four
Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah
Well if you don't like it, go ahead,
Find yourself a saint, go ahead now
Try to find a boy who's gonna be what I ain't
And what you need is a plastic doll with a fresh coat of paint
Who's gonna sit through all the madness always, act so quaint
I said - a. Oh yeah, well - a

It's your new friend, you're really
Making a scene, and I've seen you
Bouncing around, from machine to machine
But you know that

They're never really
Never really what they seem, and you can count on
Generate some warmth, then you'll
See just what I mean, oh baby, baby, baby yeah

Then if I'm acting like a king, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being, and if I
Want too many things, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being

And if I've got to dream, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being, and well if
It's a bit obscene, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being

I don't gotta walk around with my head on down
Just like a human, oh no a human being
I can hold my head so high
Just like a human, a real proud human being

Won't you give me a little sip why won't you give me a
Drag of that cigarette, why don't you
Try to give me something, that I'll
Never ever forget, but now

Could you blow it all, on a
Million dollar bet, because you're
Liable to lose it on a
Best lovin' you've had yet, oh baby baby, oh yeah

Then if I'm acting like a king, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being, and if I
Want too many things, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being

And if I've got to dream, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being, and well if
It's a bit obscene, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being

I don't gotta walk around with my head on down
Just like a human, oh no a human being
I can hold my head so high
Just like a human, a real proud human being

It's like I'm talkin' 'bout the human race
You're tryin' to cover up a big disgrace
Baby, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come on, come on, come on

Well I may think that this whole scene is just a
Too appalling for me
Well, I may be the type who's just mad about
Every little thing that I see, but I can

Color that with history, and make it
Just what I want it to be, well I'm
Blowin' my change on the fan magazines, with all the
Hollywood refugees, oh baby baby oh yeah

Then if I'm acting like a king, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being, and if I
Want too many things, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being

And if I've got to dream, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being, and well if
It's a bit obscene, don't you know it's 'cause
I'm a human being

I don't gotta walk around with my head on down
Just like a human, oh no a human being
I can hold my head so high
Just like a human, a real proud human being


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"Human Being" as written by Johnny Thunders David Johansen

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It's so wild. Better than the original, too.
    themovieaddicton February 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of human beings :P
    rammsteingirlon March 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis maybe my favorite song on "Incident?" after Hair of the Dog!
    Mr. Brownstoneon June 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a guy who won't change how he is for a girl. He is a human being who has wants and needs, he isn't there to do whatever she wants.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the lyrics in the beginning after "ready!" are "hold her in peace", not "holverabeese" or any backwards talk. It's hard to make out but since the song is about turbulent times in a relationship I think it's a foreshadowing of the song's actual lyrics.
    themovieaddicton February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm..I always thought it was "hold and release..."
    johnnycabollion March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of human beings :P
    rammsteingirlon March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt the beginning, he actually says "A whole different beast." True. Someone back me up here.
    ForThoseAboutToRockon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link

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