Friday, June 14, 2013

Human after all.

I heard a familiar 80's song on the radio yesterday, and have been binging on it ever since.

I thought the song was called "Human After All." I thought it might be by Tears for Fears.

It's actually "Something About You" by Level 42. If I were more savvy with my smart phone, I would've used that song-finding App while the song was playing. I think it's way more satisfying to Google the lyrics and follow the "what is that 80's song that says human after all called?" message board. There's a sense of camaraderie in it!

While I listened to this chunk of 80's cheese, I thought about the NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. When I read this article in the Guardian on Sunday, the biggest thing I felt was relief. I was relieved that there was a human voice calling out from inside of what looks like an out-of-control machine, that his voice made it into a newspaper and people were calling him a hero. It's sad that it took this long for someone to speak up, and for people to pay attention (now that it's not mainly Muslims and activists being targeted) but the world felt a little more human because of what Edward Snowden did.

In other news, this video is a trip. The main guy's resemblance to Heath Ledger's Joker is crazy.

Level 42 - Something About You (Official Music... by fort55

Now, how can it be
That a love carved out of caring
Fashioned by fate could suffer so hard
From the games played once too often
But making mistakes is a part of life's imperfection
Born of the years
Is it so wrong to be human after all?

Drawn into the stream of undefined illusion
Those diamond dreams, they can't disguise the truth

That there is something about you, baby, so right
I wouldn't be without you, baby, tonight

If ever our love was concealed
No-one can say that we didn't feel
A million things and a perfect dream of life
Gone, fragile but free
We remain tender together
If not so in love
And it's not so wrong; we're only human after all

These changing years, they add to your confusion
Oh and you need to hear the time that told the truth

You know, there's something about you, baby, so right
I wouldn't be without you, baby, tonight
Because there's something about you, baby, so right
I couldn't live without you, baby, tonight

Something about you, the way you are, so right
I wouldn't be without you here tonight
There's something about you, the way you are so right
I couldn't live without you here tonight