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This song was originally an idea requested by the United Nations intended to be about indigenous culture. After much existential pondering and soul searching, this is what eventually came out! A conversation between two slightly different (yet, more similar than they thought) humans. (Featuring Charlie's mum, Marsha as Human #2)

lyrics

I’m a human
Check me out, I’m in complete control!
I’m a human
Fuelled by oil and gas and coal

Obey my instructions
Yeah you’d better do just what I say
I’m bringin’ destruction
So go on get outta my way

Cos I’m a human
All consumin’
Man, I’m fumin…

(Human 2 - Spoken):
Hey man, what’s up? Why you making such a big mess? What’s the problem?

(Human 1 - Spoken):
Who do you think you are?

(Human 2):
Who am I? Man we’re not so different… listen

I’m a human….
But I’m part of something so much bigger than me
Just one bud blooming
from the branches of my family tree

Roots in the ground
I’m a faithful lover of this land
I’m stickin around
Cos I’m here for more than just a one-life stand

Yeah I’m a human
An old-school human
I love being human… that’s who I am.

(Human 1 - Spoken):
What’s the matter with you? Can’t you see there’s money to be made?

(Human 2 - Spoken):
Money? Brother, we‘ve got everything we need right here. Just relax.

(Human 1):
Relax? I’m too stressed out to relax! I’m.. I’m.. freakin out!

How did I get here?

(Human 2):
I guess somewhere you must’ve gone off track

(Human 1):
Gotta get my head clear

(Human 2):
Maybe I can help to guide you back

(Human 1):
I wanna be human

(Human 2):
You could start by switching off your screen

(Human 1):
I wanna be human

(Human 2):
Don’t worry…
You’ll be the finest human I’ve ever seen

(Together):
Being human
Well, you know it’s not a bad career
Just be a human
Driven by love, not fear.

We gotta be human
Be human
Human.

credits

from Earth People Fair, released March 15, 2019
Written by Charlie Mgee & Formidable Vegetable
Recorded at Stick Music, Albany WA by Michael Crannage. Mixed by James Newhouse at Real2Reel, Bunbury WA. Mastered by William Bowden.

Charlie Mgee: ukulele, drums, vocals (Human #1)
Marsha Ashwell: vocals (Human #2)
Jeff Harold: bass
Mayuka Juber: sax, clarinet

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Formidable Vegetable Fremantle, Australia

Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world.

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin' strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still"- Sydney Morning Herald.
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