An explanation of the Human Condition

jimmoyer

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Here's an explanation for human behavior ----


I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

Look at me, look at me
hands in the air like it's good to be
ALIVE

and I'm a famous rapper
even when the paths're all crookedy
I can show you how to do-si-do
I can show you how to scratch a record
I can take apart the remote control
And I can almost put it back together
I can tie a knot in a cherry stem
I can tell you about Leif Ericson
I know all the words to "De Colores"
And "I'm Proud to be an American"
Me and my friend saw a platypus
Me and my friend made a comic book
And guess how long it took
I can do anything that I want cuz, look:

I can keep rhythm with no metronome
No metronome
No metronome

I can see your face on the telephone
On the telephone
On the telephone

Look at me
Look at me
Just called to say that it's good to be
ALIVE

In such a small world
All curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine sixty four
Miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no assistance

I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone
With a microphone

I can split the atoms of a molecule
Of a molecule
Of a molecule

Look at me
Look at me

Driving and I won't stop
And it feels so good to be
Alive and on top
My reach is global
My tower secure
My cause is noble
My power is pure
I can hand out a million vaccinations
Or let'em all die in exasperation
Have'em all healed of their lacerations
Have'em all killed by assassination
I can make anybody go to prison
Just because I don't like'em and
I can do anything with no permission
I have it all under my command

I can guide a missile by satellite
By satellite
By satellite

and I can hit a target through a telescope
Through a telescope
Through a telescope

and I can end the planet in a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handle bars
No handlebars

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars

No handlebars


[ Handlebars Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]

by the Flobots
 

karrie

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I posted their lyrics in the music section a while ago as well. They are pretty good hey? They do say a lot about the opportunities we have right now. So much power.
 

jimmoyer

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I posted their lyrics in the music section a while ago as well. They are pretty good hey? They do say a lot about the opportunities we have right now. So much power.
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Because we can...

has such power, we can do anything.
 

darkbeaver

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While it is "an" explanation of some humans condition it is certainly not "the" explanation of the predominant extant human condition. It is a tacky little piece of pretentious rubbish poetry aimed at the pathetic remnants of a for all intents dead culture that as yet, owing to it's enormous insensitvity, hasn't realized it is already a thing of recent past. It's cute, it's glib, it's already moldering on the billion page pile of similar compost.
 

jimmoyer

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LOL !!

Think of a kid, feeling narcissistic, feeling the power of his own immortality.

In the end, I think it's closer to the truth in an old testament scary way.

No handle bars ?

It's just a slippery slope to a holocaust.

Why climb Mt Everest ?

You know the answer and who said it.
 

karrie

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While it is "an" explanation of some humans condition it is certainly not "the" explanation of the predominant extant human condition. It is a tacky little piece of pretentious rubbish poetry aimed at the pathetic remnants of a for all intents dead culture that as yet, owing to it's enormous insensitvity, hasn't realized it is already a thing of recent past. It's cute, it's glib, it's already moldering on the billion page pile of similar compost.

Really? I thought it was quite 'the' explanation in that it speaks to the fact that some half-kid with ADD, who can't even string together a grammatically proper verse, can, given half an opportunity, end up being the one controlling the money, the power, the weapons. That's the human condition as I see it.
 

karrie

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And what half kid with ADD would end up or has ended up controling the money the weapons and the power?

8O are you seriously gonna make me say it? Because I don't wanna. People get upset when you point out what kind of men are running half the countries of this world. And what kind of men are driving industry. Take a look at the guy who owns and operates 'girls gone wild' for example. he's a financial powerhouse now. Drunken frat boy with HUGE stroke. Where will he be in the years to come? And I'll leave it at that, since people get touchy about their politicians. lol.
 

darkbeaver

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8O are you seriously gonna make me say it? Because I don't wanna. People get upset when you point out what kind of men are running half the countries of this world. And what kind of men are driving industry. Take a look at the guy who owns and operates 'girls gone wild' for example. he's a financial powerhouse now. Drunken frat boy with HUGE stroke. Where will he be in the years to come? And I'll leave it at that, since people get touchy about their politicians. lol.

Those are the superficial wrappings of the world certainly not the men and women with thier fingers on the buttons, we never see or hear of those who have real power and that's how they keep it generation after generation. And you can think about your exclusion of the female responsibility in our global mess, it is certainly not men alone who are responsible. What in **** is "girls gone wild" and how could any organization with such a leading title be in any meaningful way involved in the bussiness of the planet?