Monday, July 07, 2008

Federer is Human

Yesterday, we found out that Roger Federer is no longer the god of Centre Court. In honor of Rafael Nadal and the most awesome tennis match ever, I was going to bring you “We Are the Champions” by Queen. However, I wasn’t too psyched about the video. So instead, I’m bringing you The Human League.

Most people associate The Human League with their 1981 classic, “Don’t You Want Me.” It’s certainly one of the defining hits of the 80s, and you’ve undoubtedly danced to it at some point in your life. I, however, prefer their later hit, “Human.”

It’s a simple, yet powerful song about long-distance lovers asking one another forgiveness for their unfaithfulness. The man realizes he made a mistake—he decides to tell his woman about his actions and sincerely begs for her forgiveness. The woman throws a curveball and essentially says, “I screwed around too.” Oh snap!

I really like the conversational nature of the song—it’s almost like a scene from a musical. A musical about people in deep thought over splashing water and waterfalls.


  1. If you haven't seen the classic Wimbledon finals match between Borg and MacEnroe in the 80s, you have to watch it. The tie-breaker went on forever. In my opinion that was the best Wimbledon finals ever.

  2. The Englishman7/08/2008 8:47 AM

    Anonymous doesn't know what he/she's talking about. I've seen both matches, the quality of tennis is far superior with Rafa vs Roger. McEnroe himself admitted it was the best final ever.

    Also, Federer isn't human, he just found someone who is also superhuman to play against. Bring on the hard courts...