Friday, 1 August 2014

General: I am Dancer


Are we human, or are we dancer?

I read today, with some amusement, that this song lyric by the Killers has been voted the weirdest song lyric ever. I fail to see what's so weird about it. It's a perfectly simple existential question that I have no difficulty in answering. I am Dancer. I also call myself Dansator, the Romanian translation of Dancer. When I was born my parents gave me the name Michael, but Dancer is the name I gave myself 20 years ago. When I meet people online I introduce myself as Dancer. I only tell them later that my (so-called) real name is Michael Hood, abbreviated to Mike Hood, to let them know that I'm not trying to conceal myself behind an alias. As far as I'm concerned, Dancer is my real name.

Dancer is my name, but it's more than just a name. Dancer is my genus. There isn't a decision to be made, as the song might suggest. I am both human and dancer.

Here are the full lyrics of the Killers' song "Human".

Human by The Killers

I did my best to notice
When the call came down the line,
Up to the platform of surrender
I was brought but I was kind.

And sometimes I get nervous
When I see an open door,
Close your eyes, clear your heart,
Cut the cord.

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold,
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer,
Are we human or are we dancer?

Pay my respects to grace and virtue,
Send my condolences to good,
Hear my regards to soul and romance,
They always did the best they could.

And so long to devotion,
You taught me everything I know.
Wave goodbye, wish me well,
You've gotta let me go.

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold,
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer,
Are we human or are we dancer?

Will your system be alright
When you dream of home tonight?
There is no message we're receiving,
Let me know, is your heart still beating?

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold,
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer,
You've gotta let me know.

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold,
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer,
Are we human or are we dancer?

Are we human or are we dancer?
Are we human or are we dancer?



Click here for a link to the music video.

Please leave a comment if you are also Dancer.

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