The Human Kind

The Human Kind (1991)
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Roy's 'long awaited' country album The Human Kind was released to acclaim in 1993. The CD features seven of Roy's own Country flavored tunes (including Still A Fool, Let Me Make It Up To You Tonight, Your Image Of Me, The Human Kind and the Roy/Connie Kaldor duet on Saskatoon Moon as well as cover versions of some of his favorite old country tunes (like Hank Snow's A Fool Such As I, Don Gibson's Just One Time and Bruce Miller's Anna Marie).

The Human Kind

I've been wantin' you all my life
You've been nothing but cruel
And I'm still a fool
Still a fool

You've been taunting me all my life
You keep riggin' the rules
And I'm still a fool
Still a fool

I told all of my good friends
I  was gonna take control
You gave me that glimpse of a chance
Then I was gonna sell my soul

You've been haunting me all my life
My head knows better
But my heart is
Still a fool
Still a fool

I've been sittin' up all night
I don't know what's wrong or right
I can't figure what I'm gonna do
Cos I just can't get my mind off of you
You know I'm still a fool
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
I've been feelin' fairly restless
I've been walkin' face down
I have heard people laughin'
Heard it echo through the town
I started out just to please you
It seemed an easy way to be
But now I'm trapped
Inside your image of me

I was alone for so long
I was hidin' out
I saw a face through a window
You erased my doubt
Now I'm bound, kept from changing
I can't get myself free
I need deliverance
>From your image of me

In your image of me
I've been keepin' myself hid
And I keep losin' track
Of the me that really is

You have got what you wanted
What I thought could never be
And when I catch myself believin'
In your image of me
I know I'm trapped
Inside your image of me
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
You break my heart
When you say you won't go
You break my heart
When you say 
No, not tonight
No, not tonight

You say you wanna be 
By yourself
But I know you're gonna be
With somebody else
Tonight
No, not tonight

Somebody else will be 
Holdin' you tight
Whispering words
The kind that you like
But he'll turn around
He'll treat you mean
And you're gonna wish
That you were with me

Oh, you break my heart
When you say you won't go
You break my heart
When you say
No, not tonight
No, not tonight
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
Baby we had a little quarrel
We had ourselves a little fight
And if I have to beg or steal or borrow
I'll make it up to you tonight

All day long I have been thinkin'
About a way to make it right
Cos, honey, our love boat is sinkin'
Let me make it up to you tonight

Lovers do what lovers will
Life goes up and down
Hand in hand we must work until
We turn this thing around

Think of the love we will be missin'
While bitter tears, they blind our sight
I just can't live without your kissin'
Let me make it up to you tonight
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
When bad news stumbles out from the phone
I get shook, shook right up every time
I might slide, lose control
I might walk that narrow line
But I'll come back, yes I will
Cos I'm the human kind

When regrets start to work on my feelings
Old mistakes come closin' in 
And make me pine
I might hide out for a while
But I know I'll come around
To work it out, yes I will
Cos I'm the human kind

When we're talkin' or doin' something, woh woh
And I hear you laughin' 
I feel so full
I feel so fine
Everything comes so clear
And I only know that I
I wanna hold you, yes I do
Cos I'm the human kind
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)
That Saskatoon moon
Is calling to me
It rises so bright
In my memory
I long to see it shine
On the river below
And walk arm in arm 
With this sweetheart I know

I had to leave
Tried to make a new start
But how far can you go
When you don't have your heart
I'd love to hear that meadowlark
Sing my favourite prairie tune
And hold your hand, dear
'Neath that Saskatoon moon

ROY FORBES/CONNIE KALDOR HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC/WORD OF MOUTH MUSIC (SOCAN)

The words don't come quick like they used to
And I find myself searchin' my mind for a phrase
And this thing they call living
It gets more complicated
As the days turn to nights
And the nights
They turn to days

Now I've been a fool on a hilltop
And I've fallen face down on that pride killing ground
And I've seen some dreams turning into dead fires
As the days turn to nights
And the nights
They turn to days

Oh moon 
Crazy old moon  
Why are you sinkin' low
Oh moon
Crazy old moon
Why do you hide like a child
Who knows he's done wrong

The words from our last conversation
They just ground to a halt
Like a truck out of gas
And this thing they call living
It gets more complicated
As the days turn to nights
And the nights
They turn to days
ROY FORBES HUMAN CONDITION MUSIC (SOCAN)