John Prine - Some Humans Ain't Human Lyrics




Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm

Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind
You open up their hearts
And here's what you'll find
A few frozen pizzas
Some ice cubes with hair
A broken Popsicle
You don't want to go there

Some humans ain't human
Though they walk like we do
They live and they breathe
Just to turn the old screw
They screw you when you're sleeping
They try to screw you blind
Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind

You might go to church
And sit down in a pew
Those humans who ain't human
Could be sittin' right next to you
They talk about your family
They talk about your clothes
When they don't know their own ass
From their own elbows

Jealousy and stupidity
Don't equal harmony
Jealousy and stupidity
Don't equal harmony

Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm

[Spoken:]
Have you ever noticed
When you're feeling really good
There's always a pigeon
That'll come shit on your hood

Or you're feeling your freedom
And the world's off your back
Some cowboy from Texas
Starts his own war in Iraq

Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind
They lie through their teeth
With their head up their behind
You open up their hearts
And here's what you'll find
Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind

Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm
Mmmm Mmmm





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  1. yvon

    Il a tellement des belles harmonies de guitare,trop peu connu

  2. Lois ann Piskorz

    I love him

  3. michael vanhorn

    those guitars ..oh my ..

  4. Troy carpenter

    Actors and musicians generally have not one clue about evil and what it takes to protect this great nation.

  5. sidDkid87

    *a few frozen pizzas* /
    *some ice cubes with hair* /
    *a broken popsicle* /
    *you don't want to go there*

  6. D' Lite

    Thanks for the great music and funny bone u posses!Been loving my brother(Prine) from another mother/father share the same last name Prine!!??

  7. Jim R.

    I think we can safely say that John Prine is definitely human. One of the best. His tunes are catchy and deceptively simple but the lyrics are profound and will never get old.

  8. Michael Hayes

    My favorite song!

  9. michael vanhorn

    love his songs

  10. Cognitive Dictatorship

    “Met a girl from Venus, her insides were lined with gold, she did what she did said how was it kid, she was politely told...pretty good, not bad, can’t complain, but actually everything’s just about the same.“

    Little did I know JP wasn’t just speaking in *never met-a-phor I didn’t like* humor.

  11. arbanaskocudo

    One of a kind :)

  12. Jacquelynn Booth

    Oh my!! And we’re right back where this shit all started. Lying for money! Killing to raise stock prices! Some bastards belong in hell.

  13. K S

    *Demon possession is real, folks. It’s a thing. It’s what happens when someone negotiates with the devil. It’s what happens when they will do ANYTHING for money, power, or fame. It’s what happens in Hollywood and the entire entertainment industry to the most gifted people on the planet, when they sell their souls to Satan for Grammys, Emmys, and Oscars. The moment someone sells their soul, they “ain’t human.”*

  14. The Raven

    Some humans ain't human these hit the thumbs down....

    The Raven

    Some humans ain't human... but it all comes around...

  15. Rebel Justice

    Written for.... DONALD J TRUMP.

  16. Nicola Douglas

    Some humans are not human!!!! Look at prince Andrew and other sickos running the show!!! Brilliant song!!!

  17. Michael Hayes

    Great song. Great songwriter. Great survivor! Thanks!

  18. Marguerite Rose

    There are demons that walk among us. They seem like ordinary people but its just a cover so they can fit in with society. Trust your instincts if they give you a warning!

  19. Leah Augustine

    I once had a soldier
    Or shall I say,he had me

  20. No Way

    John's our most underrated songwriter. To borrow a line that Steve Earle used about Townes Van Zandt, I'd stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table and say the same thing. John has the unique talent of sounding lite and cheerful on first listen and then on subsequent listens you realize how deep and profound the simple rhymes he's making are.

    Theresa Amick

    He just got the Lifetime Achievement award at the Grammys so that's awesome. What a life it's been with John every step of the way. Taking a walk... Just watching the birds. Yeah....saw a hundred thousand blackbirds flying through the sky and they seemed to form a teardrop from a black-haired Angel's eye. And that tear fell all around me and washed my sins away. Everything is cool. Everything's okay.
    ✌❤

  21. Kea Whitmore

    Beautiful and so true.

  22. Ronnie Parkins

    Thank you John!

  23. Herbert A Ritchie

    Remember john Songs as far back as 46 years ago

    Beth Knight

    Herbert A Ritchie ‘Christmas in Prison’ is my favorite song of his.

  24. NARCIS BURCH

    Fa poc he descobert en JOHN PRINE, i no paro de dir-me com es que no l'he conegut abans? les seves cançons son precioses
    pot ser que aquest tipus lent de country m'agradi molt... no paro de buscar les seves cançons, que en dona unes estones de bona música, gràcies John Prine !!!

  25. p.m.j. schellekens

    thank you dear Dumpster to share this immortal song ! And let's give Mr Prine a warm hug hoping he stay as long everybody has listen to his wise words…

  26. Mark Lozano

    he foetold the 2016 election

  27. Rumple Stiltskin

    Ode to that Bat Shit Crazy Carnival Clown BOZO 44 1/2 aka Don the Con Drumpf

  28. r s

    The cow boy was not from texas or he would have just whooped there donkey not much of a war a swing and the floor !

  29. Steve England

    How could anyone disrespect this?

  30. equiangelina

    First time I really listened to this particular John Prine song. And it's like Bill Murray quoting Hunter S Thompson is just the perfect way of describing what this music does for us all...

    We all love you and thank you for being the friend who's always here for us and will be...
    Thank You John


    Dean A. Hill

  31. Adrienne Clark Wall

    This tune is so John. A national treasure. Let’s pray for this amazing musical genius goes on writing. We need his words!

  32. Adrienne Clark Wall

    Love John Prine, a wonderful writer

  33. Mary Roberts

    Bush is a inhuman piece of shit.True enough,John Prine.Budro

  34. Tom Rich

    One of my most favorites is John Prine

  35. Kirby Stevens

    He's a wonderful gift to all of us. And his music is the icing decorating his wonderful lyrics

  36. mattelderca

    This guy blows me away with every song. And I wonder how I missed this wisdom for so long.
    At 55 yo and considered an alternative, how did I NOT hear this.

    mattelderca

    nice to see this, makes me feel good.

    mattelderca

    Isn't that what we all need? Just to feel good and enjoy,,,,responsibly. lol

    mattelderca

    Love to see him in Manchester UK feb 22 but we will see how things play out.

    Rob Frye

    Better late than never. I'm 73, been enjoying John's unique poetry for many years now. I love turning unaware folks on to his music and watching their reaction. Priceless!

  37. Joe Epps

    Bush is not a cowboy, he is a luciferian

  38. Leo Pistone

    John is a treasure. period.

  39. jack bobrick

    "Some frozen pizza's,,,is all that you'll find,,, in a lifetimes of books,an wine shoved straight up they're ass"

  40. Linda Coggin

    We live on a boat on Salisbury plain in an English canal . Shit in a bucket, and make do with batteries and solar .I can only aspire to be trailer trash. PRINE IS MY HERO.

    Jim R.

    You're not trash if you like John Prine. He's the essence of humanity.

  41. Don Taylor

    I was 23 or 24 when "Paradise" was released and I've been listening to Prine ever since. I don't think he's even peaked yet.

  42. Timmy Morgan

    Somehow life keeps goin' on
    but when it's said and done
    it's such a bitter pill.
    When you think the battle's won
    you hear the distant guns
    of all those fighting still.
    The battles in our heads
    the one's we always lose
    whichever side we choose.
    We can paint the planet red
    or black and blue instead
    but we ARE ONE WORLD.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQZvST2xUPc

  43. Mohamed Karimi

    Some humans ain’t humans; they kill innocent people to fill up the pockets of other humans that ain’t human..

  44. Kat Shotz

    So so appropriate now! Keep well John Prine we need your voice!❤️🦋

  45. Thenever

    Tonight I heard a tale about a woman who adopted a son. He was a baby when they got him. Two years later she went out on her husband, and because of the family stress she dropped the boy of at child service. He cried like the end of the world. It was for him. Now that's a broken heart for real. I just don't know anymore.

  46. William Maurer

    Good description think of Trump.

  47. Ronny Gonzales

    Hope the heart surgery went well. Sir.

  48. Lucille Meisenhelder

    Found that a little late in life...nice song

  49. Tim THE F WORD Johnston

    who in their right mind would give this guy thumbs down!!!?? they can't be fucking human!

  50. chaunez kalk

    I agree with Joh. Yep!

  51. Leah Augustine

    People suk

  52. Lucille Meisenhelder

    Took years to realize how true these words are.

  53. Grandma Cookie

    John Prine was talkin' about "lil' shrub" -but it applies to the current hippoPOTUSmus too -

  54. kirsty lieberman

    Just saw John at Redrocks with the Colorado Symphony.....what a magical night!

  55. Christopher Kee

    I remember one night over Iraq my crew and I listened to his music. We piped in his music into our headsets and just listened to this man. That was my introduction to this man and his music. I've been thankful for him ever since.

    Greg O Shaughnessy

    @Cameron Ferriere Just following orders?

    Cameron Ferriere

    @Greg O Shaughnessy Yeah pretty much... I dislike the war, and am fully cognizant of innocent civilians killed. I dont trust the reasons for the war either. I dont blame the soldiers though... I blame the politicians.

    Greg O Shaughnessy

    @Cameron Ferriere The justification of following orders has become notorious though. Hasn't it?

    a lee jones

    glad you made it back

    Matthew Cartier

    I first heard JP while in the USAF ROTC; that was 45 years ago and a few missions ago. I last saw him summer of '18 at the Wolf Trap outside DC. "Say Hello in There".

  56. Don Murrin

    Thank you Father! For
    showing me some things, in the words of poetic artists like this guy. That get me in touch with stuff. In me. Glad we caught him in philly. Done alot of growing up listening to him.

    G.Michael Moore

    John you have a gift that makes us forget the bad if just for a little while. I thank you for all the hours I was lucky enough to listen to you school us on life. Keep on keeping on brother.

  57. Eric Sampson

    Had food poisoning the other day... turned on JP and felt better.

  58. Chris Walker

    I AGREE WITH ALL COMMENTS , ONE &ONLY JOHN PRINE
    .

  59. Artemis Antoniou

    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind
    You open up their hearts
    And here's what you'll find


    A few frozen pizzas
    Some ice cubes with hair
    A broken popsicle
    You don't wanna go there


    Some humans ain't human
    Though they walk like we do
    They live and they breathe
    Just to turn your old screw


    They screw you when you're sleeping
    They try to screw you blind
    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind


    You might go to church
    You sit down in a pew
    Those humans who ain't human
    Could be sittin' right next to you


    They talk about your family
    They talk about your clothes
    When they don't know their own ass
    From their own elbows


    Jealousy and stupidity
    Don't equal harmony
    Jealousy and stupidity
    Don't equal harmony


    Have you ever noticed?
    When you're feeling really good
    There's always a pigeon
    That'll come shit on your hood


    Or you're feeling your freedom
    And the world's off your back
    Some cowboy from Texas
    Starts his own war in Iraq


    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind
    They lie through their teeth
    With their head up their behind


    You open up their hearts
    And here's what you'll find
    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind

  60. jose maria dos reis

    "John Prine". Algumas pessoas deveriam serem eternas, é talento demais!

  61. Nikkie Nikkie

    Is it possible to actually be in love with someone's words/music/voice? I could listen to John Prine all day/every day.

  62. Shirley Jennings

    Great Tune!

  63. opryman1

    Spot on Mr. Prine.

  64. Michele C-F

    Thank you John Prine for getting me through this life.

    snaggletooth 70

    Michele C-F wow i feel the same ,he so has the right words,,love him for the great tunes,,👍

  65. ruth heard

    memories...........

  66. 1silvervespa

    51 People ... proof that John is Right !
    51 people how those people sleep at night ????
    51 That have their heads up their backsides !

  67. Tim Potter

    So True

  68. Larry Tanksley

    Had the pleasure and privelege of seeing him in Norman, OK in 1977. Been using his words since in many conversations...his eloquence says it all sometimes.

  69. VeeVeeVeeV

    Brilliant!!!

  70. Ada Nixon

    Good goob😚😚

  71. oubla

    was John referring to Donald all those years ago?

  72. Joseph Carpenter

    Again stunning God Bless John

  73. Seamus Jones

    Reelin in the years, stowin away the time...

  74. Sandy Garcia

    Mr. Prine is a lyrical Einstein who writes and sings the poetry of the angels lost here among the confused and lonely masses of a species who cannot recognize that despite irrefutable proof to the contrary, they are nothing but specks of refuse blowing crazily, with a yet to be determined purpose, through a universe whose only redeeming quality is the presence of its beautiful music.

    Written Dreams

    You yourself have a way with words. Beautiful sentiment.

  75. JubilentQuiescentGuy

    You know why I love this song? I met a woman once and I opened up her heart and found an ice cube with hair and a broken popcicle, the frozen pizza was one. She lived and breathed to turn the old screw and at times she wasn’t kind. She once went to church and at times she may not have known her own ass from her own elbow. I ate that ice cube with hair and married that woman on the 21st of may in the year of 2017 and now that frozen pizza of one calls me dad and gave him a couple more frozen pizzas to sit with. Now it’s a few frozen pizzas. Course they are growing up on Prine music so they might be a little over cooked.😉

  76. Tony Huelsman

    I love this song but I also loved Gorge W. And believe that most church goers are over the top nice people. But your right in every group their are a few bad eggs. Whatever though. Love ya man didn’t mean to read to much into it. Love the pious. Jk they just haven’t seen what I have. They keep saying he’s coming. I know he’s here

  77. Zorost

    Song would be perfect if it didn't stoop to referencing 1 particular politician, as this implies the rest are any better. Note how GW is now best buds with the Democrats in opposition to Trump... It's a scam, anyone who tries to elevate 1 person as the worst doesn't know how bad things really are.

    Jay Morrison

    I don't see anyone going there except you...must have a complex...

  78. Van Laskaris

    I don't know how I haven't listened to John Prine before this. I know some of my friends had mentioned how great he is but I never gave him a try. Then about 2 months ago Magnolia Wind came up on You Tube because I was listening to Emmylou. Listened to that and fell in love - plus the next song in the queue was Speed of the Sound of Loneliness that I knew and loved by Nanci Griffith. So needless to say I have been listening to almost nothing but John Prine for the last 2 months trying to catch up. I read on one comment that he has the perfect balance of very witty humor and heartbreaking loneliness and I couldn't agree more! Also, the comment calling him a National Treasure is very fitting. And just by coincidence he will be near me in Syracuse NY in June and I already have my tickets. I can't wait to see him in person.

    sammy scotch

    Magnolia Wind a beautiful song written by Guy Clark, another national treasure

  79. Flora Harrington

    Some humans ain't human....some people ain't kind....✌

  80. Matthew Primeau

    Healing vibes John

  81. Seamus Jones

    Seamus will carry on the message!! Love ya John.

  82. mondo 2658

    Mm Mm
    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind
    You open up their hearts
    And here's what you'll find
    A few frozen pizzas
    Some ice cubes with hair
    A broken Popsicle
    You don't want to go there
    Some humans ain't human
    Though they walk like we do
    They live and they breathe
    Just to turn the old screw
    They screw you when you're sleeping
    They try to screw you blind
    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind
    You might go to church
    And sit down in a pew
    Those humans who ain't human
    Could be sittin' right next to you
    They talk about your family
    They talk about your clothes
    When they don't know their own ass
    From their own elbows
    Jealousy and stupidity
    Don't equal harmony
    Jealousy and stupidity
    Don't equal harmony
    Mm Mm
    Have you ever noticed
    When you're feeling really good
    There's always a pigeon
    That'll come shit on your hood
    Or you're feeling your freedom
    And the world's off your back
    Some cowboy from Texas
    Starts his own war in Iraq
    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind
    They lie through their teeth
    With their head up their behind
    You open up their hearts
    And here's what you'll find
    Some humans ain't human
    Some people ain't kind
    Mm Mm

  83. DougMark Productions

    The humans that gave this video a thumbs down aren’t humans at all. I love this song it speaks the truth about life. 😎

    gbwildlife uk

    DougMark Productions some people dont like thecsame as you. That doesnt mean theyre wrong. Grow some balls, stop whimpering and get over it. John Prine doesnt give a shit!

    travellight

    @Harley Then you should be in heaven.

    Harley

    @travellight how stupid

    Werner Pobatschnig

    @Harley In case you forgott,the Iraq war was started under false pretences and had absolutly nothing to do with Osama Bin Ladin!

    Harley

    @Werner Pobatschnig omg are you ignorant. you are one of those "freaks" !

  84. Abigail Clark Wall

    John you understand real people. I love you.

  85. Itsjustaride life

    John Prine. one of the best truth tellers exposing our monster side of the US so poetically and poignant. thank you from everyone.

    Luffaman

    Man. sub humans are everywhere

  86. Angie Jester

    great song by a great individual.! Why why why ?

  87. Edi Camon

    Especially some Spanish politicians.

  88. Tim Kennedy

    I was a man child at a little radar site in Northern Wisconsin and some guy from Anoka, Minnesota put Prine on the record player. We called him Crazy Dave (he rafted the Mississippi and crashed his car the night of my wedding) We both lived somehow. I remarried when my wife died. The woman I married without Dave at the wedding is still putting up with me - Crazy Dave, My Wife and I learned how to sometimes just take a walk...

  89. Barbara Elovic

    This applies perfectly to our current president whose name I don't like using.

  90. Shane Hall

    amen damn straight John

  91. carl tucker jr

    one more brother / thank you i can not share your art enough !

  92. Ken Wade

    Every single word hits the nail right smack on the....head

    bparrish1130 Parrish

    This guy is a treasure. A national one.

  93. Dylan Hensley

    this song cannot be more relevant to what is happening in our country at the moment

    robert donaldson

    @John Purser thats russian propaganda working. "They are all the same so just go with the flow." U better start paying attention.

    Luffaman

    actually in the whole world.

    Thomas Peters

    Made in china cant speak American look at your cloths an your toys. REMEMBER ARE VETS.

    El Chingon

    @robert donaldson It's you who better start paying attention. You've been indoctrinated: a slow and steady process by the left to actually make people believe that their side is righteous. And they employ the mainstream media, Hollywood and left-leaning college professors in this pursuit. And, much similar to cult-like brainwashing, it works best on the weakest minds; the ones with zero critical thinking capabilities or nuance of thought.

    Jacquelynn Booth

    Dylan Hensley UPDATE. JANUARY 2020. Still relevant — newer UN-human humans.

  94. Robert Smith

    America’s Greatest Song Writer!

    Randy Bingham

    greatest songteller

  95. fool1shmortal

    Ok. You know your favorite party had the pro-slavers the KKK, the KKK-loving President: Wilson and the president that ramped up the war in Vietnam. You have the death camps for the unborn and the award for the one that started its biggest chain: Hitler loving Margaret Sanger. Abortionists want to kill them off if they do get born! Most of those human chop shops are in or near minority neighborhoods. So, was it was ok when Clinton sent out troops to fight Milosevic? I guess, if the UN old it it must be just. Whether war on foreigners or war against inconvenient humans (I forgot to add in the same want euthenasia). It's all population control of those we can do without and we don't see. It's a throw-away culture of death..death...death. There are hypocrites on both sides and hypocrites ignore that.

  96. jonbryn4

    Eveybody feels this, from some time or another, bless John