Human​:​Beautiful

by Kerry JK

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Amazing Fantastic Human:Beautiful
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There comes a time when you're against the wall You wonder what you've got to show for it all When your dreams have only gone so far And all you've got is who you are Well, I've done a few things for a laugh And the odd thing that I shouldn't have I've made good friends that I'm grateful for And I've alienated even more The world doesn't stop when I start to play But I'll keep on doing it anyway It's not a crime to be ignored I've never been rich but I've never been bored I can't talk without saying wrong That's why I express myself through song I can't help if I'm misunderstood But my integrity was always good I'll never make the headlines, that's the truth You can't change the world from a sideshow booth At least I can stand by every word I've never been rich but I've never been bored I found myself and I found self hate I found love, but I had to wait I found God and became devout I tried fitting in but it didn't work out I rode the wind with full set sails I went over the edge and I went off the rails Sometimes it feels like your only hope Is the edge of a blade or a length of rope But whatever happens, come what may I'm never checking out that way I'm saved by every note and chord I've never been rich but I've never been bored Never been rich, but I've never been bored Never been rich, but I've never been bored Everywhere I look I see People with problems worse than me There's not much I need that I can't afford I've never been rich but I've never been bored.
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Trapped in a state of insecurity Who's to blame for this? How can we be rid of that? Burning up the land, it's hard to understand How quickly unity's upset Are the people that you've never met The ones you see around you all the time? It's a big world with a billion minds And not much time to explore it all Chase your dream, although it might not be seen There is sunlight in the heart of the machine Demons in high places pitch and stoke the fire While angels close their wings Too afraid to try new things Ducking and surviving while their neighbours burn Mob mentality's at play Hate and distrust rules the day Who will be left to speak for you? It's a big world with a billion minds And not much time to explore it all Chase your dream, although it might not be seen There is sunlight in the heart of the machine The clock keeps ticking 'till it comes back around Worked by friction, wound by fear Everybody knows the mistakes of the past But they're so sure it could never happen here Are you ready for the coming war? Does it make you want it any more? But there's a glimmer in the sea of faces Life finds a way in the darkest places It's a big world with a billion minds And not much time to explore it all Chase your dream, although it might not be seen There is sunlight in the heart of the machine
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Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I’m Blue But most times I’m miserable ‘Cause it just ain’t cool to be happy Don’t go around enjoying life That behaviour will just annoy You don’t want to be arrested for smiling Everyone knows life is the worst Don’t act like it ain’t so bad Don’t want to be seen to be lowering your standards Life is obviously drudgery So don’t you have fun except at the allotted times Else it just ain’t cool to happy Don’t go around enjoying life That behaviour will just annoy You don’t want to be arrested for smiling Everyone knows life is the worst Don’t act like it ain’t so bad Don’t want to be seen to be lowering your standards There are people in this world Who would be seriously out of pocket If the problems of this world Could be sorted out tomorrow A man could never be happy in an ideal world It would make him feel uneasy He’d need a reason to complain To moan about your lot Is like a part of the human condition That is easily upset By the sight of some smug character Who is happy with his life And if you see someone smiling Like a crocodile You run a mile ‘Cause you never know what they’re thinking If social rejection is your choice Just put on a happy voice Go out and make a happy noise But people will think you’re up to something Put on a frown All over town Always look down You’ll find it makes you popular Misery Guts are in this season.
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Be True 04:09
If though life owes you nothing, it delivers even less If everything you try to build collapses in a mess If the things supposed to cheer you are instead a source of stress Be True Be true to your inner self It's you, there is no-one else Let nobody take that away... If you feel yourself misquoted, vilified, misunderstood If all the good you try to do is trampled in the mud If your heart calls you to action, but you're not sure if you should Be true Be true to your inner self It's you, there is no-one else Let nobody take that away... If you find yourself mistreated, discouraged and ignored While the bullies that attack you are rewarded and adored The movement of the seasons doesn't care about crown or sword Be true Be true to your inner self It's you, there is no-one else Let nobody take that away.
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Edith Alone 04:02
You ran a tight ship back when the children were growing up Under your feet They had to be broken, or else how would they ever know The done thing? The weak can't appreciate the loneliness and necessity of strength You stand alone. And then they had the audacity to grow up as themselves. Forgetting who they are Associating with Not Our Kind Of People They had to be left to die They'll soon come back to beg for your forgiveness You stand alone. What do you stand for Now that the world that you ruled is shut outside your door Mighty on your throne But not even the strength to pace the floor Consumed with being right And getting righter every day You stand alone You sit alone You lie alone This rock, this island, so many times conquered The mongrel drew blood to rule the yard Then grew complacent, convinced of its pedigree Sold on eugenic purity Roll up the drawbridge, hold back the invaders They only come to ride your coattails You stand alone. What do you stand for Now that the world that you ruled is shut outside your door Mighty on your throne But not even the strength to pace the floor Consumed with being right And getting righter every day You stand alone You sit alone You lie alone You die alone.
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Parallel 04:48
Another place, another time Another corner of my mind Somewhere to go to When the world is getting much too close to bear Is this a dream or is it real? Is what's real an illusion? Do I get to choose, or is it already chosen? So many times I have walked these streets Postcards mapped from memory when I had to return And my reflection's not the one I know Could these be memories of another life? Another place, another time Another place, another time Another space, another mind... Every time I close my eyes somewhere else arrives A carousel in parallel The vision I see Is it just me? Another world, a new society An alternate humanity Some people are familiar, but fundamentally changed Is it all mine or is it shared? Should I be proud, should I be scared? Should I be myself, or someone else entirely? On screens I have invaded worlds Built up piecemeal out of zeroes and ones In dreams I have run through fields Of impulse sunlight and electric sheep Another place, another time Another place, another time Another space, another mind... Every time I close my eyes somewhere else arrives A carousel in parallel The vision I see Is it just me?
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Too tired to care. too proud to suffer fools Keep on the periphery and don't engage the ghouls When everything's a trigger you've got to keep within your zone Walk in a protective bubble all the way back home It's nobody's fault, I just need to be alone Don't try to offer help, don't think you must atone I just need time to heal I want the world to stay away Let me find my own way through my really down day The mirror is a bully and the telephone has bite Too hot and cold at once to sleep at all at night There's a devil on my shoulder, his words cut like a knife He can stop me living, but I'm damned if he's going to take my life Take it one day at a time, whatever gets you through Anyone old distraction, whatever you can do Just keep on pushing on, always find a way Believe tomorrow won't be a really down day.
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Where to begin with original sin Order spare rib and twist hard as you stick it in Play the game of who's to blame Know your place in the human race Meet the world with the right look about your face Daughters and sons Zeroes and ones It's not between the legs or in the shape of the eyes Everybody's born under similar skies You can't determine a person's worth From lottery of birth Rip it up and start all over again A tuxedo for Barbie and a ballgown for Ken Now's the time, shift paradigm Wear pink, wear blue, what are you going to do? Is a picture on the bathroom door all there is to you? Stop the hate, emancipate It's not between the legs or in the shape of the eyes Everybody's born under similar skies You can't determine a person's worth From lottery of birth Follow your heart, no matter what they say Why just pass when you can lead the way? It's in your media and it's in your toys Disney princesses and soldier boys Who cares what you want to do It's already been all set out for you Livestock sorted in a box Chickens, hens and strutting cocks “Why can't you just be normal?”, they say What's normal anyway? At school, at work She's such a bitch, he's such a jerk We're all human in case you didn't know Just relax and go with the flow Fight misogyny with androgyny No surrender to the gender agenda If you have a problem it's yours, don't mind me No lottery of birth is going to bind me The man on the street and the king of the land Always attack what they don't understand Don't think you know what I'm feeling inside Take all your prejudice and cast it aside It's not between the legs or in the shape of the eyes Everybody's born under similar skies You can't determine a person's worth From lottery of birth Follow your heart, no matter what they say.
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Quiet Time 03:22
(instrumental)
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Amazing, fantastic Human:Beautiful Amazing, fantastic Human:Beautiful Human:Beautiful... Do you feel insignificant and lost? Do you fear you're wasting life just chasing par? Take comfort knowing that the creature in the mirror Is not necessarily the person that you are Are trapped in a cocoon not of your making Built from expectations heaped on you since accident of birth? Break down the walls and let your wings unfold And show the world exactly what you're worth If they try to put you in your place To put you in disgrace You look them in the eye and say, I am! I am amazing I am fantastic I am human I am beautiful You can't control me You won't destroy me I have strength, I have power I'm on top of the world Do you worry about what other people think? Let no-one else dictate what you should be A battle fought and lost can still be worth the cost Respect is rarely given out for free Do you compare yourself unfavourably to others? Do you think yourself the ugly duckling shunned by all the rest? Throw down your mask and show your real face And make the world accept you at your best And if they try to put you in your place To put you in disgrace And make you want to hide your face If they try to put you in your place You just look them in the eye And you tell them with a smile, These words: I am! I am amazing I am fantastic I am human I am beautiful You can't control me You won't destroy me I have strength, I have power I'm on top of the world Amazing, fantastic Human:Beautiful Amazing, fantastic Human:Beautiful

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released February 1, 2018

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Kerry JK Northampton, UK

Gender and genre fluid singer-songwriter producing songs of identity, isolation and defiance incorporating jazz, electronica, art rock, vocal looping, poetry and rock opera theatrics.

Be yourself, as yourself. There is no greater fulfilment, and no sweeter revenge.
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