"Human" as written by Elena Veronica Tonra and Igor Alexandre Haefeli....
Woken up like an animal
Teeth ready for sinking
My mind's lost in bleak visions
I've tried to escape but keep sinking

Limbs lost to a dead weight stake
Skull cage like a prison
And he's lost faith he'll ever see again
So may he once thought of me then

Underneath the skin there's a human
Buried deep within there's a human
And despite everything I'm still human
But I think I'm dying here

Woken up like an animal
I'm all ready for healing
My mind's lost with nightmares streaming
Woken up (kicking screaming)

Take me out of this place I'm in
Break me out of this shell-like case I'm in

Underneath the skin there's a human
Buried deep within there's a human
And despite everything I'm still human

I think that I'm still human
I think that I'm still human
I think that I'm still human

Underneath the skin there's a human
Buried deep within there's a human
And despite everything I'm still human
But I think I'm dying here


Lyrics submitted by cavador, edited by kateejo17, yobrat, ShieskaClow, Ashlexa, toadling17, PJonny, adverbs

"Human" as written by James Harris Iii Terry Lewis

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General Commentthanks for the lyric edits! I honestly couldn't find the right ones ANYWHERE online. Also, I love how this song can be so personal for everyone even if the meanings are completely different.

    For me, the song has a lot to do with cynicism. I suppose there could be a personal story for me in there somewhere, but it's more just a connection to my life. The first verse to me sounds like she is a wounded animal, turned an ugly shade of angry and untrusting by things or past relationships in her life. Something with this guy became a trigger and brought back all of the memories, sort of like PTSD.

    In the second verse, now that her new partner in this budding relationship has seen this side of her, even if it's not the real her, he can't go back to viewing her how he did before.

    In the verse, it feels like she's begging him, trying to convince him that she's still the same girl, she just has all this shit, these scars, to work through. She's still human, it's just that sometimes she can turn and strike. The verse also has a more worldly meaning to me as well. It reminds me that everyone acts the way they do for a reason, and not to take things personally. They have scars and faults, but ultimately they are human, and probably beautiful underneath all of it and I should try to be more empathetic, understanding, and patient.
    jmpetty10on August 06, 2013   Link

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