Human

Track 3 from Curse of Mercury [Play Human]

The basic keyboard part this tune is built around is one of those little bits I have been working with off and on for 20 years but never completed until now. The vocal part was inspired by playing with the Access Virus vocorder. I was attracted to the idea of juxtaposing the unnatural mechanical sound against the imagery in the lyric, mimicking how our humanity is so often veiled. The crowning stroke of song form completion for me was the adaptation of the Hafiz poem as a bridge. It fit just right.

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Human 2:25

All the time we spend together
Is all the life we know
All the time we spend together
Help each other grow
All the life we have together
Saves us from alone

Even though we’re human warming other hearts
I wish we didn’t have to live so far apart

All the light we have within
We have to let it show
All the light we have to give
To let each other know
All the light we have within
It shines and makes us grow

Even though we’re human warming other hearts
I wish we didn’t have to live so far apart

“Not once after all this time
Has the Sun said to the Earth, you owe me.
Look what a love like that does
It lights the entire sky”*

All at once we come together
And all at once we go
All at once we feel the answer
And yet we never know
All at once we come together
And all at once we go

Even though we’re human warming other hearts
I wish we didn’t have to live so far apart

* © Hafiz 15c Persia
Lyrics/Music © 2009 Perry Emge
Lyrics Page for Curse of Mercury
image Cyborgs Perry Emge ©1975

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