People Are People
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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 breeds
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 I 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?

Help me understand (help me understand)
Help me understand

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

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 make a man hate another man
Help me understand
I can't understand what make a man hate another man
Help me understand
I can't understand what make a man hate another man
Help me understand
I can't understand what make a man hate another man
Help me understand
I can't understand what make a man hate another man
Help me understand
I can't understand what make a man hate another man
Help me understand

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Martin Gore

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Colt 604

@Krof Certainly. The US federal government borrows money from other countries and organizations via issuing treasury bonds the government has to pay back with interest. Because the government has no money and doesn't raise enough revenue, they have the central bank print more money and purchase additional bonds to pay it back. They borrow money to pay back other people they've borrowed from. In other words, a ponzi scheme.

Since our money isn't backed by anything (hasn't been since the 60's after they unconstitutionally ended the gold standard), this is a major problem. They flood the money supply with more cash to pay for their debts. This is known as inflation. Since we import all our goods from other countries, and buy it with dollars, other countries are footing the bill via trade deficits. Other countries will start to realize we're ripping them off by not trading anything we produce locally. We trade manufactured goods for our paper money. Other countries will realize we're borrowing from them and then borrowing again to pay them back. The result is we are consuming and borrowing instead of producing and saving. We don't offer anything useful in trade other than monopoly play money.

The world will stop accepting our dollars when we buy their imports. Since we don't produce anything in america anymore, we won't be able to buy anything with our money as citizens. Other countries will want to trade goods for other goods but we don't have anything we can trade with because we don't make anything!

When your money (fiat currency) can't even buy food, your locality will cease to function as a society. There will be more violence in the street than anything we've ever seen.

This is happening soon. The United States funds 61% of all its spending with inflation. Only 49% is paid with taxes. Our government owes the world almost $30 trillion and they will soon have enough of being ripped off by us so we can reap their goods they labor for. Most Americans have unspeakable debt.

Our standard of living is about to go into the third world. Regardless of if Trump or Biden are president.

We can't print our way out of this problem. Zimbabwe and Venezuela already tried that. Look up Zimbabwe currency and you'll see their dollar bills marked in dominations of billions and trillions. The only thing holding this back for us is other countries still accept our dollars for trade but many countries, like China, are already in the process of ending this agreement.



Hubert Prętkiewicz

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 colours
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

Help me understand
Help me understand

Now you’re punching
And you’re kicking
And you’re shouting at me
And 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 (head to your fists)

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

I can’t understand
What makes a man (why should it be)
Hate another man
Help me understand (people are people)



Anima Libera

People are people
So why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

So we're different colours
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

Help me understand

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 fists



All comments from YouTube:

Odesa Film Studio

The lyrics to this song are still true today, always will be.

Wild Bill

"Now you're punching and you're kicking and you're screaming at me, I'm just trying to rely on your common decency" makes me feel like a piece of shit for anybody I've ever beat down in my life over a triffle difference. The lyrics feel like some out The Beatitudes in the Bible or something...like words to live by that should just be routine

Hero Hour

You and I should get along so awfully. I don't get it

Natalie Martin

I concur...sadly!💔😭

Diego Palomo

Same as Everything Counts

Scott Breon

@Herminia Cx *you're

30 More Replies...

Tristan Traaen

Sadly, this message is still relevant.

Michael Ward

@Vicki Dunn you do everything you want to do

Michael Ward

@Vicki Dunn well Vicki its not past people are still listening to sixties people have only changed their lives

AlphaProximaCentiri Mission

No hate

More Comments

More Videos