For millions of years, in millions of homes
A man loved a woman, a child it was born
It learned how to hurt and it learned how to cry
Like humans do

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
So slip inside this funking house
Dishes in the sink
The tv's in repair
Don't look at the floor
Don't go up the stairs

I'm achin'
I'm shakin'
I'm breakin'
Like humans do

I work and I sleep and I dance and I'm dead
I'm eatin, I'm laughin and I'm lovin myself
I never watch tv except when I'm stoned
Like humans do

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
So slip inside this funking house
Dishes in the sink
The tv's in repair
Don't look at the floor
Don't go up the stairs

I'm achin'
I'm shakin'
I'm breakin'
Like humans do

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
So slip inside this funking house
Wiggle while you work
Anybody can
The rain is pourin in on a woman and a man

I'm achin'
I'm shakin'
I'm breakin'
Like humans do
I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out


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Like Humans Do Lyrics as written by David Byrne

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    General CommentI thought it said, "TV's in repair" which would make this song very similar to my growing up with a working mom. It was hard for her to keep up with the housework so there were dishes in the sink and the floor might not have been vacuumed and the rooms upstairs not cleaned and our TV broke many times. And I am almost positive that it's wiggle while you work.
    Maybe it's a song about a dysfunctional family...the radio edit (I guess it comes standard with all Windows Media Player XP's?) changed the lyric watching TV while stoned to "We're eating off plates and kiss with our tongues"...boy if that ain't dysfunctional....
    Imani110on September 27, 2002   Link

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