Rehumanize Yourself

35 Years later – The Police “Rehumanize Yourself”

Had this song from The Police in my head the other day – “Rehumanize Yourself” from their Ghost in the Machine album which was released in 1981 (35 frickin’ years ago!)

And as I watch everyone become so {dis}connected with real, organic reality – I wondered if the song could be revised to fit today’s societal woes.

Anyway, see video and lyrics below. Some verses are as true as ever (especially “Billy.”)

Enjoy!

The Police “Rehumanize Yourself”

Song / Video:

Lyrics
He goes out at night with his big boots on
None of his friends know right from wrong
The kick a boy to death ’cause he don’t belong
You’ve got to humanise yourself

A policeman put on his uniform
He’d like to have a gun just to keep him warm
Because violence here is a social norm
You’ve got to humanise yourself

Rehumanise yourself
Rehumanise yourself
Rehumanise yourself
Rehumanise yourself

I work all day at the factory
I’m building a machine that’s not for me
There must be a reason that I can’t see
You’ve got to humanise yourself

Billy’s joined the National Front
He always was (just) a little runt
He’s got his hand in the air with the other cunts
You’ve got to humanise yourself

Rehumanise yourself
Rehumanise yourself
Rehumanise yourself
Rehumanise yourself

I work all day at the factory
I’m building a machine that’s not for me
There must be a reason that I can’t see
You’ve got to humanise yourself

A policeman put on his uniform
He’d like to have a gun just to keep him warm
Because violence here is a social norm
You’ve got to humanise yourself

Rehumanise yourself…
[to fade]

The Police Rehumanize Yourself

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