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Rag'n'Bone Man — Human
Album: Human
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Total ratings: 1774








Released: 2017
Length: 3:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm only human
I'm only, I'm only
I'm only human, human

Maybe I'm foolish, maybe I'm blind
Thinking I can see through this and see what's behind
Got no way to prove it, so maybe I'm lying

But I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put your blame on me
Don't put your blame on me

Take a look in the mirror and what do you see?
Do you see it clearer, or are you deceived
In what you believe?

'Cause I'm only human after all
You're only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put your blame on me

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

Don't ask my opinion, don't ask me to lie
Then beg for forgiveness for making you cry
Making you cry

'Cause I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put your blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me
I'm only human; I make mistakes
I'm only human, that's all it takes
To put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me

I'm no prophet or Messiah
You should go looking somewhere higher

I'm only human after all
I'm only human after all
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put the blame on me
I'm only human, I do what I can
I'm just a man, I do what I can
Don't put the blame on me
Don't put your blame on me
Comments (87)add comment
 DW4554 wrote:


We are all human. This is not a defense, just a cop out.

Take responsibility for your actions, your life and the blame if deserved.   
 
Can down.  It's just a song.
 simon.martin83761 wrote:
Yes, that background “yelping” TOTALLY dominates what could have been a re-listenable tune. Arrrggggg
 
Easy there.  Here, just take a hit.
 tiggers wrote:

Who care if something is 'mainstream', just enjoy music for what it is..... the whole not listening to music becuase other people are listening to it is something most of us grow out of at school.
 
Sure, but I wouldn't say"most of us.". Many people maintain devotions to genres and even performers.  Or am I making assumptions based on a vocal few that the music industry promotes?  Guess I don't know and have no reason to look into.

Carry on then as you were before.
Yes, that background “yelping” TOTALLY dominates what could have been a re-listenable tune. Arrrggggg
Always thought this was a cover of some 4AD band.


We are all human. This is not a defense, just a cop out.

Take responsibility for your actions, your life and the blame if deserved.   
I’m liking it. First listen.
 Pjesnik wrote:
Some people here have such great expectations.
 

True dat.....and wouldn't even come CLOSE to bein able to fill Bill or Rebecca's shoes!! Long live RP!!!
I'm really just trying to ignore the naysayers about this artist....the way he sings, the words, the bluesy tone....I could EASILY hear this 10 times a day, and not get sick of it. Just, imho.
 rlr511 wrote:
nope.  nope nope.  
 

obviously not for you, but I saw him do a live set which was excellent!

btw I rarely 'down-vote' - I 'skip' and @Rob, that should be another method of voting
count the passes

I haven't voted for this, needs the test of time
nope.  nope nope.  
Love the beat and the lyrics. Good self-check song. 
Had anyone here been labouring under the misapprehension the Rag'n'Bone Man was super-human? I for one hadn't heard of him before this
 rhlrstn wrote:
That baritone though..
 
This bari/bass and tuba player approves and agrees with your comment...
That baritone though..
No cop out, just some meaningful lyrics and an authentic guy.  I think!  Love it.
 memoryboxer wrote:
Again so many bizarre negative comments with "too mainstream" being most common. Yet so much of the appeal of RP is Bill's amazing array of great old songs from our various past decades of youth... songs most of us became familiar with at the time because we heard them on mainstream radio, albeit often late night FM staions. Good music is good music. Obscurity doesn't immediately elevate the joy. Broad appeal needn't negate it either.
 


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Again so many bizarre negative comments with "too mainstream" being most common. Yet so much of the appeal of RP is Bill's amazing array of great old songs from our various past decades of youth... songs most of us became familiar with at the time because we heard them on mainstream radio, albeit often late night FM stations. Good music is good music. Obscurity doesn't immediately elevate the joy. Broad appeal needn't negate it either.
I enjoy listening to it - but would not want it on high rotation, if that was the case I would get probably get sick of it.
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Not what i expect from RP, sorry
 
You're forgiven.
Mankind's greatest cop-out. 

"I'm only human"
This guy is great!!
Some people here have such great expectations.
Billy REALLY really REALLY likes this song. Good for him.
NOOOOOOO!!!!! please, please please stop the pain!{#Frustrated}
 Elvis78 wrote:
Mainstream 1/10
 
Who care if something is 'mainstream', just enjoy music for what it is..... the whole not listening to music becuase other people are listening to it is something most of us grow out of at school.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

And some (me) will actually remember rag and bone men plying their trade from a horse driven cart. . . 

 
Yep, I remember that back in my childhood in the Jurassic. They're still going in Hull as I've seen them going up and down my partner's road, usually in a van but occasionally in a horse and cart driven by a lad with a man accompanying shouting 'RAG AND BONE' in unintelligible elision. I think they're from the local permanent Traveller encampment. 
This is the kind of music my local public radio station could play. 4/10
 Elvis78 wrote:
Mainstream 1/10
 
Sometimes (albeit rarely) mainstream gets it right.
 expatlar wrote:
It swings.
 
like from a tree.
It swings.
{#Stop}
Great song and performance, the kind you just instantly like the first time you hear it.
 
By the 4th or 5th time, you realize you should hear it sparingly else you'll get sick of it - quick
 
7 from me.
Not what i expect from RP, sorry
Mainstream 1/10
Wonderful song.
 Jelani wrote:
That yelping in the background totally ruins it for me.

 

Sounds like the "monster" from LOST.  :O
That yelping in the background totally ruins it for me.
 Bananarama wrote:

Consider watching less TV,mainstream radio and try to sit next to the stream, just close enough to sometimes dive into. Maybe this solves your problem.

 
{#Clap}
 fredriley wrote:
I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:



 
And some (me) will actually remember rag and bone men plying their trade from a horse driven cart. . . 
 themusicroob wrote:

Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.

 
There is a British artist called Tokio Myers...you may want to listen to his version of this song on YouTube he actually combines interstellar and human together and creates one of the most beautiful pieces of music you’ve ever heard. (Tokio Myers-Human)
Not a really bad song but so stupid lyrics...
 Proclivities wrote:

I'd rather hear that tune. It would be interesting if he were to cover it.

 
This guy would agree:


 Decoy wrote:
This song would be a lot better if you heard it less. The fact that they use it on TV, mainstream radio, and seemingly EVERYWHERE makes it intolerable. 

 
Consider watching less TV,mainstream radio and try to sit next to the stream, just close enough to sometimes dive into. Maybe this solves your problem.


This song would be a lot better if you heard it less. The fact that they use it on TV, mainstream radio, and seemingly EVERYWHERE makes it intolerable. 
 fredriley wrote:
I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:



 
You dirty old man!
This song is so bad.  Terrible. 
I think there should be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which requires all candidates for public office at any level of government, as a strict condition of eligibility to take office if elected, to quote two lines from this song in every speech and campaign commercial:

"I'm no prophet or Messiah/You should go looking somewhere higher."
Overplayed.
 themusicroob wrote:

Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.

 
Thanks for the British hip-hop suggestions!  My original take on this track was without knowing he was British, hence the "Texas" sound (which BillG emphasized today playing ZZ Top's La Grange before this one) - and maybe we'll get to hear more of the Brit-Hop you mentioned someday.  LONG LIVE RP!!
Overplay on mainstream radio (at least here where I live) is killing this song for me. It comes on, I shut it off. 
 
Goddammit!
Cop out... after all... don't put the blame on me... I should have been better.... 
I saw this guy on Jools Holland's late TV music show, and was struck by his powerful blues voice, despite his looking like, well, a rag and bone man. I'd not known that he did hiphop as well, but then really don't give a monkeys. The blues and soul songs I've heard from him have been very impressive, and I'd pay good money to see him. I must get one of his CDs soon...

Those of a certain age (cough!) will remember the old skool rag and bone men portrayed in the famous bathetic sitcom Steptoe and Son:


nice song, don't get the hate {#Exclaim}
 lizardking wrote:

That's how you tell em! 

I do remember the days before BillG (ingeniously) added the PSD button and I think we have the same percentage of comments "this song sucks, play something else" as before...I think the only thing that's gone up is the number of replies "PSD you idiot!" or the similar. 

All that said...I think this is a great track for 2017; a bit harsh sounding in the production, has a good Texas sound to it....so yeah...I'm at an 8 right now.

**EDIT** Well after hearing this track several times, and upping my 8 to a 9, I'm taking it back to the 8.  I still like this track, and I'm really impressed by the idea of British hip-hop.  I think I would like this better if it were "blues-hop" or something like that....the real authentic Texas sound I mentioned last month.  I am not decreasing my rating because of any "pop" influence, although I am prone to not liking what's popular at the time.  For me, I'll need to hear some more Rag'n'Bone Man, possibly I'll get the entire album for those party nights with friends.  LLRP!!



 
Just a note on the fact you referred to this as British hip-hop: There's a lot of great British hip-hop around, but this isn't it in my opinion. He's clearly effecting an American accent which, as far as I'm concerned, makes it a British dude making hip-hop, rather than British hip-hop. For examples of great hip-hop from this side of the pond (as opposed to Grime, which is something a bit different I'd say, but still worth looking at) check out Foreign Beggars, Akala, and Children of the Damned.
Well, at least it's down to 6 times in 30 days (from 9). Hopefully within the next three months this rate will have reached zero...

I have no idea who the singer or the band are.
First time I heard this was on RP, and it drew my attention because it's quite a powerful voice.
Lyrics are a bit repetitive and simple, but, maybe because English is not my native language I can listen to it like another musical instrument. I don't watch TV, nor do I listen to the FM. Well, I do sometimes, but in a country where almost no foreign music is played. "Foreign" being among other languages, English songs. :)

I'm a Radiohead listener, like Thome Yorke voice very much. I was trying to imagine these two voices, opposite in every aspect, singing together.
Probably impossible, if I understand the comments below emphasizing on this band being somewhat commercial. Not exactly Thome Yorke cup of tea.
Although, in a sense, nothing published escapes commercial, doesn't it?
Like it, yes, but when hearing it everywhere, it starts to take some of the shine off......
 rlr511 wrote:
this guy is NOT good.  Please, please, please ....sounds like hootie and the blow fish trying to make a comeback.  

 
Says you!
 LPCity wrote:
Never thought I'd hear an update of the Human League classic....

 
I'd rather hear that tune. It would be interesting if he were to cover it.
I love this song.  And he DOES not sound like Hootie at all.  
this guy is NOT good.  Please, please, please ....sounds like hootie and the blow fish trying to make a comeback.  
 mdfergy wrote:
Bill, please quit playing this song. Thanks.

 
I support this request. Urgently.
Bill, please quit playing this song. Thanks.
you've got a bit of a problem for sure. 

Elvis78 wrote:
That`s a really bad Everlast Copy and 100% not "real Music" or better "pure comercial Bullsh*t"!

I spend Money on RP to avoid "things" like this!

PLEASE DON'T PLAY IT AGAIN!!!!!

 


Powerful sound and voice, it would be great if he turned it into a positive celebration.
That`s a really bad Everlast Copy and 100% not "real Music" or better "pure comercial Bullsh*t"!

I spend Money on RP to avoid "things" like this!

PLEASE DON'T PLAY IT AGAIN!!!!!
 {#Clap}DaidyBoy wrote:
I love this song, but someone should have shown that whooping idiot in the "audience" the door before the recording started.

 


I love this song, but someone should have shown that whooping idiot in the "audience" the door before the recording started.
blegh, so if you are human you don't deserve blame?    so who or what is culpable for the deeds of Manson, Sutcliffe, Krays, Fritzel, Hitler, Trump..... Piers Morgan........
Never thought I'd hear an update of the Human League classic....
 ziggytrix wrote:

if i wanna read shitposts i can browse youtube comments tyvm

 
Nice reply!
I generally don't like music that sounds like this, but there's something compelling about his voice—it's got that "old soul" quality.
I don't really like the lyrics of this song... sounds like he's trying to get out of blame for all of his misbehavior just because he's human... 
 leechi wrote:
if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm
ziggytrix wrote:

if i wanna read shitposts i can browse youtube comments tyvm

 
That's how you tell em! 

I do remember the days before BillG (ingeniously) added the PSD button and I think we have the same percentage of comments "this song sucks, play something else" as before...I think the only thing that's gone up is the number of replies "PSD you idiot!" or the similar. 

All that said...I think this is a great track for 2017; a bit harsh sounding in the production, has a good Texas sound to it....so yeah...I'm at an 8 right now.

**EDIT** Well after hearing this track several times, and upping my 8 to a 9, I'm taking it back to the 8.  I still like this track, and I'm really impressed by the idea of British hip-hop.  I think I would like this better if it were "blues-hop" or something like that....the real authentic Texas sound I mentioned last month.  I am not decreasing my rating because of any "pop" influence, although I am prone to not liking what's popular at the time.  For me, I'll need to hear some more Rag'n'Bone Man, possibly I'll get the entire album for those party nights with friends.  LLRP!!


Nice vocals, but nothing particularly original about this. Bit of hype methinks. 
First time hearing this. Good voice. Good tune.
 leechi wrote:
if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm

 
if i wanna read shitposts i can browse youtube comments tyvm
Kinda boring.
 leechi wrote:
if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm

 
Just because you hear it on the radio doesn't mean it's a bad song.
Great voice, fantastic bass 
if i wanna hear this i can tune in into the any shitty local radio tyvm
I just heard this song on the NPR sister station for music here in Texas.  Good stuff!
Very nice.
I really like this guy and this is a fantastic song.  He's catching on like wildfire here in the watch this space.
liked it since 1st listening {#Good-vibes}