HUMAN

'Human' is the title track from the upcoming 2021 album 'HUMAN+' by OLDER.

For many people, especially those living in 'Western' societies the gap between existing and living as a 'human' seems to get wider by the day.

It is impossible to all agree on what it is to be human, but we know its not what the media and advertising industry packages up and sells back to us in sanitised wee boxes. Beyond our shared homeostasis, perhaps it's just a desire for freedom.

Released 10 September 2020

 

LYRICS

Into your space
Hold my tongue with grace
While the weight of my thoughts barely show on my face
It's not my will that keeps me here
Not desire, but fear
Of the truth in these lies growing ever more clear

Take a stab, in the dark
You'll get it wrong miss the mark every time
Hiding here in plain sight, my defence
Can you tell me it's a crime?

Take me as I am
Not as you want me, an empty space without a trace
See me as I am
Taking my own course
Not yours

These rules bind
Like chains in my mind
Set down by a faith I have long left behind
In my soul a simple drive
A human need to feel alive
In your world built on fear all I do is survive

Take a stab, in the dark
You'll get it wrong miss the mark every time
Hiding here in plain sight, my defence
Can you tell me it's a crime?

Take me as I am
Not as you want me, an empty space without a trace
See me as I am
Taking my own course
Not yours

I got these crazy thoughts keep bouncing round my head
On the way to work I'm driving but my mind is thinking back to bed
And benches, busses, woods and trees the man next door down in his knees
The girls who do and boys would too
They're just the kind of kinks your mother hates
And the priests, dirty sheets, cursing liberal elites
Come in twos and fours and eights
Line us up and cut us down
Put us back where we belong
Out of sight and underground

Take me as I am
Not as you want me, an empty space without a trace
See me as I am
Taking my own course
Not yours

Human by OLDER

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