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{{Songbox
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| Name = Human Being
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| Album = [[You_Have_Killed_Me_(single)]] (CD2)
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| Length = 6:08
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| Writer = David Johansen/Johnny Thunders
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| Producer = [[Tony Visconti]]
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| Recorded = Autumn 2005
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| Release = March 2006
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| ArtistType = Morrissey
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}}
 
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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
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[[Category:Covered by Morrissey / The Smiths]]
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==Information==
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This is a cover of the [[New York Dolls]] song (1974).
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Maurizio Mazi is credited with drumming on this track.
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That throws the recording date and personnel in to question.
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== Lyrics ==
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{{Lyrics
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Uno due tre
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Well if you don't like it
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Go ahead, find yourself a saint
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Go ahead now,
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Try to find a boy
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Who's gonna be all the things I ain't
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What you need is
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A plastic doll with a fresh coat of paint
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Who's gonna sit through the madness
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And always act so quaint
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Oh yeah yeah yeah
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With your new friends
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You're really making a scene
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I've seen you bouncing around
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From machine to machine
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And you know
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They're never real
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They're never what they seem
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And you can try to generate some warmth
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And you'll see just what I mean
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Oh yeah yeah yeah
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And if I'm acting like a king
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Well, that's 'cause
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I'm a human being
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I want too many things
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And that's 'cause I'm a human being
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And if I've got to dream
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I said well
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I'm a human being
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And if it gets to be obscene, yeah
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I'm a human being
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And I just go around
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With my head hung down
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Just like a human being
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And all those human beings
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I can hold my head so high
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Just like a human, I'm a riff raff human being
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Won't you give me a little sip
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Why don't you try me on a drag of that cigarette
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Why don't you try to give me something that
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I'll never ever forget
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But now don't you blow it all
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On a million dollar bet
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Because you're liable to lose it
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On the best lovin' you've had yet 1
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Oh yeah yeah yeah
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And if I'm acting like a king
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Well that's 'cause
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I'm a human being
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And if I want too many things
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That's 'cause I'm a human being
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And if I've got to dream
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I said well
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I'm a human being
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And if it gets to be obscene, yeah
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I'm a human being
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And I just go around
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With my head hung down
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Just like a human being
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And all those human beings
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I can hold my head so high
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Just like a human, I'm a riff raff human being
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In fact I'm talking about the human race
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Trying to cover up the big disgrace
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Yeah yeah yeah
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Yeah, yeah, oh yeah
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Well I may think that this whole scene is
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Too appalling for me
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Or I may be the type who is just a-mad about
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Everything that I see
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But I can't cover this with history
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Or make it just what I want it to be
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I'm blowing my change on the fan magazines
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With all the Hollywood refugees
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Said yeah yeah, oh yeah
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And If I'm acting like a king
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That's 'cause
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I'm a human being
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And if I want too many things
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That's 'cause I'm a human being
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And if I've got to dream
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I said well,
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I'm a human being
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And if it gets to be obscene, yeah
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I'm a human being
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Latest revision as of 09:01, 15 August 2021

MORRISSEY song
Name Human Being
Album/single You_Have_Killed_Me_(single) (CD2)
Length 6:08
Writer/composer David Johansen/Johnny Thunders
Producer Tony Visconti
Release March 2006
Recorded Autumn 2005

Information

This is a cover of the New York Dolls song (1974).

Maurizio Mazi is credited with drumming on this track.

That throws the recording date and personnel in to question.

Lyrics

Uno due tre 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 all the things I ain't What you need is A plastic doll with a fresh coat of paint Who's gonna sit through the madness And always act so quaint Oh yeah yeah yeah

With your new friends You're really making a scene I've seen you bouncing around From machine to machine

And you know They're never real They're never what they seem And you can try to generate some warmth And you'll see just what I mean Oh yeah yeah yeah

And if I'm acting like a king Well, that's 'cause I'm a human being I want too many things And that's 'cause I'm a human being And if I've got to dream I said well I'm a human being And if it gets to be obscene, yeah I'm a human being

And I just go around With my head hung down Just like a human being And all those human beings I can hold my head so high Just like a human, I'm a riff raff human being

Won't you give me a little sip Why don't you try me on a drag of that cigarette Why don't you try to give me something that I'll never ever forget

But now don't you blow it all On a million dollar bet Because you're liable to lose it On the best lovin' you've had yet 1 Oh yeah yeah yeah

And if I'm acting like a king Well that's 'cause I'm a human being And if I want too many things That's 'cause I'm a human being And if I've got to dream I said well I'm a human being And if it gets to be obscene, yeah I'm a human being

And I just go around With my head hung down Just like a human being And all those human beings I can hold my head so high Just like a human, I'm a riff raff human being

In fact I'm talking about the human race Trying to cover up the big disgrace Yeah yeah yeah

Yeah, yeah, oh yeah Well I may think that this whole scene is Too appalling for me Or I may be the type who is just a-mad about Everything that I see But I can't cover this with history Or make it just what I want it to be I'm blowing my change on the fan magazines With all the Hollywood refugees Said yeah yeah, oh yeah

And If I'm acting like a king That's 'cause I'm a human being And if I want too many things That's 'cause I'm a human being And if I've got to dream I said well, I'm a human being And if it gets to be obscene, yeah I'm a human being

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