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Seal — Human Beings
Album: Human Being
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6.9

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Total ratings: 1194









Released: 1998
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
It is only love I feel
That will give us peace of heart
In my hour of desperate need
I feel closer to the one
Oh, but why

Please, human being
If you bleed they will say that it's destined
They'll be punching tickets by the minute
If you fall out of line
Desperate, desperate

Tell me, is it death you feel
That will bring you peace of life?
Who won?
Tell me, who won this?
Tell me, who won?
Tell me, who won this?
Tell me, who won?
When you lose your self-esteem
That's when love dies

Oh, please human being
If you bleed they will say that it's destined
They'll be punching tickets by the minute
If you butt out of life
We're mere human beings ,we die
(So) desperate, (so) desperate

Well, I feel
When you reach number one
You look like you're bluffing
But really you'll be blocking the Sun
Blocking the Sun
Blocking the Sun
Blocking the Sun

We're mere human beings
We die
It's destined
They'll be punching tickets by the minute
You fall out of life
We're mere human beings, we die
We're mere human beings, we die
Desperate
It's destined
We're mere human beings, we die
Desperate
It's destined, destined
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 BillG wrote:

We have no shuffle algorithm.
 

But you do inspire shuffle dancing!
His chord changes are  lovely...
Like the song, but that album (CD) cover gives me the creeps.
Seal's musical vibe is always recognizable.  Love the mood of it!
 taklalaratar wrote:
Rose you are mine, you have to smile to me and will be never half. Be apple now.

 
What? 
Rose you are mine, you have to smile to me and will be never half. Be apple now.
The diversity of music creates an inspirational paradise for me and those I turn on to your station. Thanks {#Notworthy}
 BillG wrote: And all the better for it.

We have no shuffle algorithm.

 


 passsion8 wrote:
This was played two days ago? And then a year before that?
Strange shuffle algorithm here.

 
We have no shuffle algorithm.
This was played two days ago? And then a year before that?
Strange shuffle algorithm here.
And now, Bill, a nice "Humans Being" by Van Halen would be great! :)
 claya wrote:
Hey Seal, 
Where's the new stuff? This is what 13 years old? Not the covers...I would love to hear what you would do now.... dance/electronica has changed a lot, what's your response?  The original Seal with the earthier acoustic feel is still one of my favorite albums.

 
Your wish has finally been granted...

Seal 7.  Released: 6 November 2015

Redzone Killer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sndgOgCrbwo

Everytime I'm with you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwHR2GO-6uI

Monascow:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NUNd7z3eew

That said, Human Being was 16 years old in 2014 and Seal has released 3 studio albums of new material (Seal IV 2003, System 2007, and Seal 6: Commitment 2010) as well as the aforementioned 2 soul cover albums (Soul 2008 and Soul 2 2011).   The man has been busy the whole time.


Dude is gifted with a mercurial sense of melody.
And he knows his key changes.
Unmistakable.
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/20/article-0-0D40D8B4000005DC-734_468x427.jpg
such an outstanding, unforgetable photo of this wicked singer!
Haven't heard this in an age.  Thanks, Bill!  Now how about "Kiss from a Rose"? 
There was a time in my life, a rather long period that spanned the releases of most of his albums, where his music spoke to me and helped me handle the difficult things I encountered. For that I am grateful and regard his music warmly to this day.{#Daisy}
Hey Seal, 
Where's the new stuff? This is what 13 years old? Not the covers...I would love to hear what you would do now.... dance/electronica has changed a lot, what's your response?  The original Seal with the earthier acoustic feel is still one of my favorite albums.
original
Perfect, coming on the heels of Bullet The Blue Sky! I'd never have seen these 2 going together, but yes, yes. 
gg
 hopalong wrote:
Sorry. I do not like this
 
Apology accepted.  Just don't let it happen again.
Saw him live 3 times, best performer ever! Live is even better than studio production! Thanks Bill!
Seal always managed to put out smart R&B without sounding the least bit cliche.  This is awesome.
Not bad!
Really enjoying this. Guess because it's not killed by over-exposure.
We may die, but We are imortal .  Sweet song 
Love, love, LOVE Seal. Thanks, Bill!
All things considered, I could care less about the breakup of Seal's marriage; let Seal and Heidi be....

This is a pretty decent song!! 
This is a treat.  There's probably 10-15 RP quality Seal songs out there, and this is one of them.  This is a very atmospheric album, and this song kicks things off nicely.  Thanks for the play.
 natural_tools wrote:
I keep hearing that Lady and the Tramp song "We are Siamese if you please..."
 
Maybe that movie's on the TV in the other room.
i find the comment rather banal. i give it a solid 2 

shmuelman wrote:
Never could get behind Seal, I always found his work rather banal - but that's just me. Solid 3.
 

 

Verpeiler wrote:
Every musician who thinks he or she has to use that awefull voice effect should be kicked in the larynx. {#Razz}
 

How about Maynard from Tool? Gonna hate on him too?  

"Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been outta your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead..."
Thank you for playing Seal!
Ecstatic to hear Seal on RP!  Extraordinary artist, I think. 
Thanks for this song from the best Seal's album.. {#Good-vibes}


The first song by Seal I actually enjoyed. Thanks!
This is Seal? Not bad!
Released 1998
glad to hear select Seal on RP. This is one of his best songs.
ho-hum sums it up for me
Definitely a voice I would love to hear more of. He has a voice build for ballads. Motown would have loved him back in the day. To me, the discoid lupus scars just add character.

Sorry. I do not like this
 jeffcourtney wrote:
Excellent Album, largely overlooked for his more popular work.
 
Agree 100%. Love this album.
Every musician who thinks he or she has to use that awefull voice effect should be kicked in the larynx. {#Razz}
His real name's Henry...and his mate Paul once reversed a rented Merc convertible in to a wall, 

it was the only song i liked on the cassette tape i bought it on an....State of Grace i liked as well...

Pretty good post on song meanings.net about it....Basically: We're getting it all wrong.  We're kicking people when they're down to make us feel good as we race to our deaths.

 

Always compelling ... 
Excellent Album, largely overlooked for his more popular work.

OMG, how did this get on my favourite radio?
It's nice to hear some Seal on RP!
This isn't my favourite song of his, but it'll do!
 guiguy wrote:
ditto, great voice, yet the cover, yikes!
 

I think he is Absolutely Gorgeous

ha!  yeah the cover is weird!

handyrae wrote:
Love the song. The album cover creeps me out though.



Love the song. The album cover creeps me out though.
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Awesome song, gets a 9 from me.

Hmmmmmmmm....... not too bad.......

I really need to get more of his stuff. I find myself randomly singing Seal songs with no albums to listen to.
I keep hearing that Lady and the Tramp song "We are Siamese if you please..."
Never could get behind Seal, I always found his work rather banal - but that's just me. Solid 3.
i give the song a 5 rating, and the cover a 3 rating. seal has a great body.
Seal usually grates on my nerves, but I like this.
The album cover is fantastic! Oscar
redeyespy wrote:
Seal's music always puts me in a good place. Goes well with some Pinot.
Red or White? I agree. Most Seal songs put me in a good place. He put out an acoustic version of many hits which is excellent.
Seal's voice is just awesome. Perfect pitch and just the right amount of grit. It doesn't get any better.
Love that guy! So damn sexy. Too bad they make not so cute kids.
Myrrh wrote:
Anyone been able to talk Seal into doing a duet with Sarde? That would be like velvet. Good song.
I've often thought that a triple bill of Seal, Sade, and Lenny Kravitz would make for a very, shall I say, sensual evening.
schmoooz wrote:
Yeah, man. He's one ugly dude.
Such 'lookism'! I think he's incredibly attractive, because he carries himself with such dignity. Beauty is such a small part of the overall equation, and rates as the only important one with so many. I just don't get that.
The instrumental reprise of this song on the end of the album is really cool as well.
Hey finally Seal redeems himself for Kiss From a Rose .. almost. ugggggggggggh this is a good song though, to be sure.
Fabulous track, my favorite on this album. The only album he produced himself, and he never did it again.
Hmm make that a 10 this is a realy cool track :D
That's one spooky album cover, while Seal himself is so humble himself. He produces great music :music:
I gave it an 8 on the intro and first parts... Then the chorus hit... 9 :D Really nice stuff this track is very new to me.
Wonderful production by Trevor Horn. Clean, unique and musical. Actually finds a use for all the musical technology developed in the last decade.
quesarah wrote:
I like it ok, even with the slightly cheesy string arrangements he tends to do. And for some reason his stuff reminds me of his "roots" as Seals & Croft. Sarah
LOL!!! Seals and Croft!!! LOL!! Oh Sarah your a funny one!!!! :cheesygrin:
My first time to hear this, and I love it!
I like it ok, even with the slightly cheesy string arrangements he tends to do. And for some reason his stuff reminds me of his "roots" as Seals & Croft. Sarah
:music: This set sounds even better at 192k: Seal - Human Beings The Cure - Out Of This World Radiohead - Optimistic
I saw Seal live a few times early on in his career and he experimented heavily with the arrangements of his song. The band rocked hard.. it was like he had a little Bowie in him. I met him a few times in Hollywood. He was always very nice and engaged. I think he deserves everything he's gotten.
Yeah we need a bit more Seal played on RP, especially the non-commercial cuts. I concur with all the comments below. But I guess his beauty is really more than skin deep!
absolutemotion wrote:
I'd love to hear more from Seal on RP (although the album cover for this one kind of creeps me out!). :music:
I don't know, I thought he was kind of hot on this cover.
absolutemotion wrote:
I'd love to hear more from Seal on RP (although the album cover for this one kind of creeps me out!). :music:
ditto, great voice, yet the cover, yikes!
teo wrote:
Yeah, that's why God rewarded him with Heidi :tongue:
Yeah, man. He's one ugly dude. One more reason to believe there is a God out there!!!
I'd love to hear more from Seal on RP (although the album cover for this one kind of creeps me out!). :music:
ollybear wrote:
Sublime! A most under-rated artist.
Yeah, that's why God rewarded him with Heidi :tongue:
this was the end of a great segue.
Sublime! A most under-rated artist.
Bakshish wrote:
Seal has a great voice and that knack for creating poetry in all his songs. Let alone his very competent composing. And the production done by Trevor Horn is excellent every time. Seal is a great example of having a distinct "sound". Nothing that one finds about too much these days. One of my favourite artists, greatly underrated I find.
I totally agree Bakshish. The only time Seal caught me off guard was actually being out of tune when I saw him sing on British television a few decades ago. I figure he must have had a cold or his headphones were not working properly. Other than that one instance, his voice puts my soul into a pleasant place every time - particularly his early albums. :music:
:clap:
Rafter101 wrote:
See Seal live if you ever get the opportunity. He is a truly humble, incredibly gifted individual. When playing live, his songs slow down to a heartbeat level, allowing the audience to drink slowly and savor carefully. Well worth the reasonable ticket price.
Funny... when I saw him live (tour for the 2nd album), he rocked out. It was an amazing show. As for humble, most certainly... I had an opportunity to watch him tape an interview segment for a radio show and then meet him afterwards (the day before the concert, I think)... He could have just rushed out of the studio like most sane celebrities would, but he stuck around for a good 15 minutes or so and chatted with the 6 or 7 of us there... very warm, friendly, thoughtful guy... IMHO, though, his albums have been progressively worse... and I haven't seen him tour since. I can't for the life of me understand why almost all of the Seal here at RP is from his last 2 albums, and I'm doing my best to rectify that via the LRC.
Yes precious...we likes the seal don't we...
I really love this song. The whole album is pretty mellow like this. It's pretty good.
Myrrh wrote:
Anyone been able to talk Seal into doing a duet with Sarde? That would be like velvet. Good song.
:ask: I don't think he would do one with Sarde , but might possibly do one with Sade ...... :-s :wink:
Seal's music always puts me in a good place. Goes well with some Pinot.
See Seal live if you ever get the opportunity. He is a truly humble, incredibly gifted individual. When playing live, his songs slow down to a heartbeat level, allowing the audience to drink slowly and savor carefully. Well worth the reasonable ticket price.
cool...haven't heard Seal here before. His second record is awesome.
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: I luuurrrves Seal. Definitely underestimated and underplayed. I thought Human Beings was a great album. Which reminds me that I need to go buy the new one.
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
Dude, what station are you listening too? everything is soft on RP!
You may be confusing this station with your cranium.
TreborG2 wrote:
Seal seems a little softer than what's normally played here on RP, but it was a welcome song to hear this evening as I started my shift. Thanks again RP!!
Dude, what station are you listening too? everything is soft on RP!
TreborG2 wrote:
Seal seems a little softer than what's normally played here on RP, but it was a welcome song to hear this evening as I started my shift. Thanks again RP!!
HA! And now two years on, as I am getting ready to end my shift.. :mrgreen: I'm reminded of last year, my father had some equestrian art entered into a who..do at the home of the Kentucky Derby.. on the way down in my neon.. sunroof open, him sleeping in the passenger seat, I cranked the tune a little, sun setting in front of me as I'm driving westward.. it was an awesome moment in time, tune fit well.. it seemed a simplier time once I often wonder if I'll ever realize the simple moments when they are starting to happen so I can enjoy them all the more.. (he sleeps like the dead except that he snores, he was oblivious to the sights, sounds, and that moment in time, his loss)
Seal has a true musical soul. It shows in his voice and melodies.
frankydee wrote:
What a voice ..... WHAT A VOICE !!!!
He's back with another new album--I think it's called...Seal, curiously enough! I think it would be his fourth, titled Seal. His new one has a little more variety of the songs, a little more funky, % less dreamy. :notworthy:
What a voice ..... WHAT A VOICE !!!!
Seal's back!!!!!!! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!! 'Bout time!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Rarely do I use \'10\' when rating a song. There was no other rating I could give this one. Seal, where have you been lately? Best, Paul nmrk
:hug: oooh, dreamy voice...lovely!
Originally Posted by rgj13: I mremain a little embarassed, somehow, that I can't talk myself out of liking most of Seal's work. Maybe I'm getting soft, but I guess following my bliss in at least a couple corners of my life is worthwhile. His songs almost invariably move me. Anyway, I saw him in concert at the Warfield in San Francisco, and was quite surprised to be blown away. He keeps it simple but subtle and energetic. Can anyone confirm that, at least in his early work, he played all the instruments in studio when making albums?
No, Seal did not play all the instruments on his early albums. He did, however, play guitar.
sounds rather \"wet\" and cheesy. No thanks. I don\'t like my music airbrushed.
Originally Posted by ChiMaster: I had the good fortune to see Seal in concert at the Fox theatre in Detroit. It was the last show since his tour had been cancelled. Thats a serious shame, it was a great concert, he's excellent live. MORE SEAL PLEASE! :D
I mremain a little embarassed, somehow, that I can't talk myself out of liking most of Seal's work. Maybe I'm getting soft, but I guess following my bliss in at least a couple corners of my life is worthwhile. His songs almost invariably move me. Anyway, I saw him in concert at the Warfield in San Francisco, and was quite surprised to be blown away. He keeps it simple but subtle and energetic. Can anyone confirm that, at least in his early work, he played all the instruments in studio when making albums?
Anyone been able to talk Seal into doing a duet with Sarde? That would be like velvet. Good song.
SEAL...REALLY NICE VOICE, LYRICS A WEE BIT SIMPLE
Seal has been growing on me quite a bit lately. I recently bought Seal (1991), and, after a few listens, I'm really liking it. This song is growing on me as well, I'll have to pick this one up as well.
Seal seems a little softer than what\'s normally played here on RP, but it was a welcome song to hear this evening as I started my shift. Thanks again RP!!
I had the good fortune to see Seal in concert at the Fox theatre in Detroit. It was the last show since his tour had been cancelled. Thats a serious shame, it was a great concert, he\'s excellent live. MORE SEAL PLEASE! :D
Seal has a great voice and that knack for creating poetry in all his songs. Let alone his very competent composing. And the production done by Trevor Horn is excellent every time. Seal is a great example of having a distinct \"sound\". Nothing that one finds about too much these days. One of my favourite artists, greatly underrated I find.