I play a good game
But not as good as you
I can be a little cold
But you can be so cruel
I'm not made of brick
I'm not made of stone
But I had you fooled enough to take me on
If love was a war
It's you who has won
While I was confessing it
You held your tongue
Now the damage is done

Well there's blood in these veins
And I cry when in pain
I'm only human on the inside
And if looks could deceive
Make it hard to believe
I'm only human on the inside

I thought you'd come through
I thought you'd come clean
You were the best thing, I should never have seen
But you go to extremes
You push me too far
Then you keep going til you break my heart
Yeah, you break my heart

See I bleed and I bruise
Oh, but what's it to you
I'm only human on the inside
And if looks could deceive
Make it hard to believe
I'm only human on the inside
I crash and I burn
Maybe someday you'll learn
I'm only human on the inside
I stumble I fall
Baby, under it all
I'm only human on the inside

Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

Human Lyrics as written by Shelly Peiken Mark Mcentee

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  • +1
    General CommentI have fond memories of this song in Rob Thomas' tragically short-lived TV series Cupid. It's a long shot, but I hope the show's latest incarnation for 08/09 uses the same song! I think The Pretenders' version of this song is infinitely better than the Divinyls' original. Then again, the Divinyls didn't have Chrissie Hynde rocking for 'em!
    OMFG_Philon August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song in the trailers for 'The Good Girl'. Great song and great movie.
    BlueAndStarryon September 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe end guitar rif is awesome. I wish it lasted longer
    Kaguthon January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCrissy Hinde´s voice stills beautiful and sexy. A great song.
    tommibon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually love this song ... whenever i'm having a crap day, or an argument, or relationship problems, i put it on repeat and it weirdly cheers me up.
    newforestfairyon September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBelieve or not this song was written by "The Divinyls" who I thought had only "I Touch Myself".
    annazoffon December 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is not Human !
    Vindieon May 23, 2012   Link

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