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Human (Matthews/Gilbert/Gotobed/Lewis/Newman/Elastica)
Published by EMI Music.
This is the Evening Session version. Other versions: soundtrack, album.

Justine: "'Human' was another one that was written when Donna was in the band and it's got quite a strong sense of isolation. Although I don't want to comment on Donna's lyrics, but for me, the lyric was about the space that should be taken up by a partner being taken up by a drug. Almost being in love with something that isn't human. In another way I actually felt like Donna had written it for me to sing, thinking that I wasn't totally human, and I am. So it's kind of a pertinent song. It's a dark song and I think it's quite a different song since we've re-recorded it with Shag and Annie on the bass.The first time it was recorded it was a lot slower and it sounded a bit gothic which is why we kind of re-did it."


i was only human
of flesh and blood
i would relate to you
you know I could 

i long to hold you
just like you do
ten times i've thought about it
the things you do 

and so you see that
it's such a shame
it's just the way it goes
there is no pain 

i long to hold you
do what you would
do dancing like you want to
you know i could

Justine Frischmann (vox/guitar), Donna Matthews (back vox/guitar), Sheila Chipperfield (bass), Justin Welch (drums), Dave Bush (keys)

Recorded for BBC Radio 1 Evening Session, 10 July 1996.

Produced by Miti Adhikari

Available on:
The Radio One Sessions