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
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
“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
Hate another man
Help me understand

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)
I can’t understand
What makes a man
(Why should it be?)
Hate another man
Help me understand

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