The Human

The Human, Ana Patan, Single Release Artwork, 2018

The Human makes bitter fun of how we mess up our planet, each other and our own selves, while still maintaining overinflated egos and attitudes of uniqueness and superiority. 

Following long time personal concerns, the text explores subjects like wildlife vandalism, planet devastation and ultimately self destruction through weapons, greed, ignorance and segregation by race, wealth or class.

Just how unworthy this ungrateful planet actually is of our "immortal" and "important" presence is depicted by the absurd scenario in the last verse, in which shuttles are taking us to safety, after the Earth is fully destroyed, onto a cleaner and more tolerant planet, "that will show some respect for our human needs". 

The artwork, based on a picture by Sabine Obst, combines the human face with elements of the animal and the vegetal world, representing the close bonds we have with nature and reminding us that we do share the same fate.

This is a light-hearted, nonchallant song with playful guitars on calypso rythms, expressing a serious message.

Lyrics:

We are working hard to dig that hole in the ozone layer
And we are melting the ice around the polar bear
The only tiger our kids will know will be in the story books
Yes we are doing our very best to make our blue planet blue

Well, we defeated the lion, put the eagle to shame,
Cleared those messy forests, got some acid in the rain,
Oiled all the oceans, radioactivated the fish
They should finally find out who’s the master of these

Cause the human is lord, the human is king
The human is strong, the human is big,
The human is so immortal, the human is so important
The human is the only thing…

To…
Have a soul and put it all in building machines
For killing other humans who believe in other things,
Who would love another country or praise another god,
Who would have another colour or too much oil or gold

Because the human is lord, the human is king
The human is strong, the human is big
The human is so immortal, the human is so important
The human is the only thing.

(guitar solo)

…The human is…
…The human is…
The human is super dooper,
The human is extra fit,
The human is the real sh…

Shuttles will be waiting when this planet is done
To take us all away to a nicer one,
To a better one, more generous, more tolerant and clean
That will show some respect for our human needs!

Because the human is lord the human is king
The human is strong, the human is big
The human is so immortal, the human is so important,
The human is the only thing

The only thing…

The only thing…

Single release date: March 5th 2018
Recorded at Bardo Music Studios
Mixed by Scud Noonan
Vocals and guitars Ana Patan
Bass Jonas Hellborg
Drums Zoltan Csörsz
© Ana Patan, all rights reserved
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