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homosapien


composer
Written by: Pete Shelley


publisher
Complete Muisc Ltd


background
"As well as covering artists who initiated Simple Minds, we felt it was important on the album, to cast a glance to some of our contemporaries. And we'vet chosen a couple of tracks coming from the period of the eighties which was, of course, you could say, the peak for Simple Minds."

"Quite an obscure choice with Homosapien, which is a song written by Pete Shelley, of The Buzzcocks. I guess it's one of these classic songs that we felt was... People who knew it would often quote it as being in their top five ever songs, but of course, it was an obscure record at the time."

"Pete Shelley and The Buzzcocks. Great band, great great pop writers." - Jim

Vince Clarke also prepared several remixes of the track. His classical synth-pop reworking appeared on the first Cry single. However, he also prepared a radical new version and instrumental (called Mix 1 and Mix 2 respectively). Jim thought the instrumental far too good for a single so it was retitled The Floating World and ended up as the instrumental conclusion of the Cry album. Mix 1 remains unreleased commerically.




lyrics
I'm the shy boy,
You're the coy boy,
And you know we're,
Homosapien too.
I'm the cruiser,
You're the loser,
Me and you sir,
Homosapien too.

Homosuperior,
In my interior,
But from the skin out,
I'm Homosapien too.

And you're Homosapien too.
And we're Homosapiens too.
And you're Homosapien too.

And the world filled with age are a stage where we act out our lies.
And the words in the script seem to fit 'cept we have some surprise.
I just want this to last all our dreams dreaming past are all gone.
And if this is the case then I'm losing trace from now on.

I'm a shy boy,
You're a coy boy,
And you know we're,
Homosapien too.

I'm the cruiser,
You're the loser,
Me and you sir,
Homosapien too.

Homosuperior,
In my interior,
But from the skin out,
I'm Homosapien too.

And you're Homosapien too.
And we're Homosapiens too.
And you're Homosapien too.

And I think of your eyes in the dark and I see the star.
When I look to the light and I might wonder right where you are.
All the gods in the sky way up high see the earth spinning 'round.
But the sun and the moon and the stars are so far from the ground.

I'm the cruiser,
You're the loser,
Homosuperior,
In my interior.

Yeah I'm the cruiser,
You're the loser,
I'm the shy boy,
You're the coy boy.
Yeah I'm a shy boy.
I'm a shy boy.
Well I'm a shy boy.
I'm a shy boy.
Shy boy...
Shy boy...



discography
Album Version (4:20)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth

Neon Lights Promo CDR Neon Lights 5 Track Sampler Neon Lights Album Samper Neon Lights German Promo CDR Simple Minds Limited Edition Neon Lights CD Neon Lights US Advance CD Neon Lights US CD Neon Lights Canadian CD Neon Lights Indonesian MC Neon Lights - Cry European CD

Malcolm Duffy Edit (3:29)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Remix and Additional Production by: Malcolm Duffy
Remix Engineer: Philtrator

Homosapien CD

Malcolm Duffy Mix (8:01)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Remix and Additional Production by: Malcolm Duffy
Remix Engineer: Philtrator

Homosapien 12 Homosapien CD

Malcolm Duffy Dub Mix (6:49)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Remix and Additional Production by: Malcolm Duffy
Remix Engineer: Philtrator

Homosapien 12 Homosapien CD

Malcolm Duffy Mix Extended (8:24)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Remix and Additional Production by: Malcolm Duffy
Remix Engineer: Philtrator

Homosapien In-House CD

Malcolm Duffy Dub Mix Extended (7:19)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Remix and Additional Production by: Malcolm Duffy
Remix Engineer: Philtrator

Homosapien In-House CD

Mix 1 (6:04)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Remixed by: Vince Clarke

Homosapien In-House CD

Vince Clarke Remix (3:57)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Remixed by: Vince Clarke

Cry promotional CD Cry CD