Rag'n'Bone Man — Human
Album: Human
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 792
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Released: 2017
Length: 3:14
Plays (last 30 days): 4
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 (48)add comment
 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}