And now you’re punching and you’re kicking and you’re shouting at me
I’m relying on your common decency
So far, it hasn’t surfaced but I’m sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel from your head to your fist

When I first saw that Auroville Art Service started posting lyrics, you tube links and stories about Musical Artists that had nothing to do with Auroville, I was irritated. Why, I asked myself. What does the person who posts this wants to tell us? I was not sure. I did not read the lyrics, maybe because Heavy Metal was not really my music, although I saw my fair share of Metal bands and even promoted some during my earlier life in Germany in the music industry. 

Then, a while ago, when I was busy wondering about the current situation in Auroville, without grasping it, I remembered the song ‘People Are People’ by Depeche Mode.
Although I love Depeche Mode, this song is not one of my favorites, though. Same as Martin Gore’s, who wrote it 1984.

From Wikipedia:
Despite the song’s success, Martin Gore considers it one of his least favorite songs. He prefers his songs to have subtle metaphors to allow people to find their own meanings to his songs, and feels “People Are People” does not fit that description. In 1990, he listed the song among some of the music he “regrets”, calling “People Are People” “too nice, too commercial.It has not been played live since 1988.

I don’t want to write a novel here. Just listen to the song or don’t, read the lyrics or don’t. And ‘Enjoy The Silence’ (my favourite).

And if you want to know more of my favourite songs, come to European House, there is a collection of lyrics printed on porcelain, mounted on wooden frames, on display. Call for appointment.

Submitted by Julietta Kuehle

Depeche Mode – People Are People (Official Video)

People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
So we’re different colors and we’re different creeds
And different people have different needs
It’s obvious you hate me though I’ve done nothing wrong
I’ve never even met you, so what could I have done
I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
And now you’re punching and you’re kicking and you’re shouting at me
I’m relying on your common decency
So far, it hasn’t surfaced but I’m sure it exists
It just take a while to travel from your head to your fist
I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully
I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand
(repeat)