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Well I was born a human, nothing more and nothing less
With aggression in my program but compassion in my chest
Though I'm on top of the food chain I'm not just an animal
I was cursed with the ability to know what's ethical

So I say goodbye to anger, greed, and hate
And that's why you find no violence on my plate

Well I was born a human but I won't fall in the trap
Of saying, "this is how it's always been and I'm okay with that"
'Cuz wasn't human slavery a tradition of the past?
Subjugation of another who was caught without defense

I'm no exploiter and I'm not predator
No, I am human I know better

We're the species of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms
We are human, we know better
A man on the moon and nuclear bombs
We are human, we know better
Aristotle and immunization
We are human, we know better
Shakespeare, telecommunication
We are human, we know better

So I call to all mankind to embrace your human mind
And to your animal self don't surrender
'Cuz we are human and we know better


from We Know Better, released January 1, 2011
Matt Wixson's Flying Circus is:
Matt Wixson - guitar and vocals
Mike Land - drums and vocals
Josh Young - bass and vocals

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ben Wixson



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Matt Wixson's Flying Circus Detroit, Michigan

Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus are a three-piece, queer-fronted band from Detroit, MI, with DNA from every corner of punk gene pool. Since 2010 we have toured extensively both regionally and nationally, and have shared the stage with many top bands, including the Suicide Machines, the Slackers, Mustard Plug, Fishbone, Rx Bandits, PEARS, Screaming Females and We Are The Union. ... more

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