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.