Like Humans Do- David Byrne


I remember one day in 2001, when the boxes of new computers were coming, new operating system and the most important thing was new media player. The new media player was quite interesting, but more interesting to us was to test to play it. So we tested the media player using one of the sample song included in the media player, it was "Like Humans Do" by David Byrne from the album Look Into The Eyeball.

David Byrne is a musician and artist, best known as a founder and songwriter of band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. If we visit David Burne's website www.davidbyrne.com  we could find what is he doing right now. He is a musician, artist, director, bicycling activist,and writer.

We can find the song "Like Humans Do" In the album Look into the Eyeball. We also can find the song in Byrne's 2007 live album Live from Austin, Texas. In that film, he explains that the song is about trying to love human beings despite their failings, by taking a "Martian's perspective" on humanity and trying to accept them for what they are. As the lyrics of the song says:

For millions of years, In millions of homes
A man loved a woman, A child then 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 funky 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' and
I'm shakin' and
I'm breakin'
Like Humans Do
I'm achin' and
I'm shakin' and
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
We're eatin off plates and we kiss with our tongues
Like Humans Do

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

I'm achin' and
I'm shakin' and
I'm breakin'
Like Humans Do
I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out

The song is answering the ancient question of Who We Are? Who Are We? and the answer is "We are humans, because we do the things like humans do"
Here is the video of the song:


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