Time to Think!

When I wrote the song Only Human I had just finished watching an Horizon program about feral children. The actions of one of the scientists on the program had left me so angry that I had to find a creative outlet for all of that negative energy, and the song was the result.

I didn’t realise at the time what an effect that song was going to have on others who heard it, but I am now understanding that a lot more. A couple of days ago I was sent a link to a video that Lee, a fan of the song, had been moved to create – I think maybe riding a very similar creative energy that caused the creation of the actual song itself. When I watched it, the video, and music together, work beautifully to increase the potency of the song’s lyrics. I do warn you in advance, it’s not easy viewing.

Only Human – (Damh the Bard)
Isn’t it crazy, isn’t it cruel,
That a man can earn millions from kicking a ball,
While for other countries, we role a dice,
For a little clean water and a bowl of rice,
Politicians and empty promises help lessen our pain,
It’s only human

Isn’t it wonderful, isn’t it right,
There’s nothing as worthless as an animal’s life,
But it helps me feel better, when I feel ill,
I can’t taste the pain in this little pill,
A thousand lives given to live just a few more years,
It’s only human.

Cut down a forest for grass that won’t grow,
To help melt the ice caps, to help melt the snow,
We’ll watch the seas rise with nowhere to go,
It’s only human.

Isn’t is holy, isn’t it good,
That people kill people in the name of their God,
A bomb for a Father, a bullet for a Son,
And a smile for the child that carried the gun,
Only one God can be right when all’s said and done,
It’s only human.

4 Comments

  1. paganboynuneaton March 13, 2008 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much mate for putting my video on here.
    You know? When you hear a song or see images that make you think? Thats what this video puts over to others..
    I will say once more i had a very hard time making this as there were images that i wanted to use but just found it so upsetting that i did’nt want to make others feel the same.
    The video as is now just ignites a feeling of sorrow and i hope a few questions in us all….

    Bright Blessings to all

    Lee,
    paganboynuneaton

  2. Michael Bark March 27, 2008 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks to both of you. Time to think indeed. I hope you don’t mind me posting it up on my blog too.

    Touch a few more hearts, to change a couple more actions.

  3. damhbard April 1, 2008 at 11:37 am - Reply

    That would be lovely Michael, please go ahead an do that, and thanks for your comment

  4. mama kelly April 20, 2008 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    What a powerful song. I was deeply touched by it!!

    Blessings
    Mama Kelly

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