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Ginger Kid Releases Soulless Music Video

By Gabe Delahaye / September 20, 2010 - 9:30 am

Over the weekend, the world received a Yom Kippur miracle! Our old pal CopperCab released his first “music video.” Admittedly, it is just video footage of him singing in the driver’s seat of a parked car, with none of the frenetic editing that many of us have come to associate with a music video aesthetic. There aren’t even any dance numbers or celebrity cameos. Also, the song itself includes no instrumentation. Of course, music can consist of nothing more than the raw human voice, and indeed, there is a rich and storied history of music like that, I’m just not sure if this particular song will enter into that rich and storied history. But none of that is for me to judge. Is this a video? Yes. Does it include someone’s attempt at approximating the experience of “music”? Yes. Well then it must be a music video.

“WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG?,” you guys:

Here are the lyrics, just in case you were looking for something to print and laminate and carry around in your breast pocket as close to your heart as possible:

WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG?
WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG?
STOP HATING
ONE ANOTHER
WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG?
I JUST WANT TO KNOW.. WHY THIS WORLD
CAN’T GO ON
I WANNA KNOW WHY THIS WORLD
JUST CAN’T GET ALONG.. WITH ONE ANOTHER
REACH INTO YOUR HEARTS!!
GRAB YOUR SOULS!!
PULL EM OUT.. PUT EM ALL TOGETHER
MAKE EM ONE WHOLE!
BONDE TOGETHER
DON’T SEPERATE
NO, NO, NO,
NO NO NO NO NO NO..
LIVE YOUR LIFE
LIVE IT FREE
TAKE YOUR HANDS AND GRAB EM
ONE ANOTHER
SET YOURSELF FREE
A HUH
YEAH WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET A LONG
OH YEAH AHUH
AND YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO LIVE TOGETHER
IN HARMONY
SOFT LIKE A FEATHER
WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG?
WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG!!
TAKE MY HAND, OH..
TAKE MY HAND OH..
WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG??
STOP HATING ON EACH OTHER..

WE ARE ALL LIVING UNDER THE SAME SKY
WHY CAN’T ANYONE REALISE
THAT WE’RE ALL LIVING UNDER THE SAME SKY
AND AS I GAZE INTO THIS MOON
I THINK OF THEM WHO HATE AND SOON
I WILL NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO CRY…
BECAUSE I’LL BE FILLED WITH SO MUCH ANGER AND ANGUISH
THAT I JUST CAN’T SUSTAIN THIS
HATRED THAT I’M TAKIN
EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE..
SO PLEASE
STOP THE HATING TONIGHT
TONIGHT…
TONIGHT..
TONIGHT..

NOTE: The lyrics are in ALL CAPS because CopperCab wrote them in ALL CAPS. Obviously. If you listen to the song, you’ll understand why the lyrics are in ALL CAPS for sure. (Thanks for the tip, werttrew, Maria.)