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.)

Comments (44)
  1. This child is destined for tragedy, isn’t he?

  2. I’ve been brainstorming what my new tattoo was going to say. Now I know.

    BONDE TOGETHER
    DON’T SEPERATE
    NO, NO, NO,
    NO NO NO NO NO NO..

    Thank you, CopperCab.

  3. Me and CopperCab right now:

  4. Gabe! if you were paying attention, he explicitly states that this is not the music video he was talking about! It’s just something he decided to do off the cuff, ok!

  5. Coppercab could eliminate a huge chunk of the world’s cyberbullying simply by refraining from posting any new videos. He could make a real difference.

  6. Good timing! Coppercab’s got a whole year before he has to atone for this.

  7. We need 200cc of fake rap, STAT!

  8. “That was a very nice song dear. Can I start the car now? Kmart closes in 30 minutes.” -MotherCab

  9. For Once the Autotuned version was better than the original.

  10. MTV needs to take a mulligan on the VMAs and redo all the awards immediately.

  11. I think that Tracy Chapman wrote this song and taught Coppercab how to sing it. It is the only explanation that makes sense.

  12. He recorded that in his Kia. The only Soul he will ever own.

    swish

  13. I got through 20 seconds of it. His mouth bothers me too much I feel like he’s spitting on me through the screen.

  14. Gabe, if you had read the full description, he clearly states: “NO THIS IS NOT MY MUSIC VIDEO, THAT WON’T BE OUT FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR 2…”, so stop hating, and don’t..because the real music video is going to Blow. Your. Mind.

  15. In theory, a Japanese Ginger would have a soul, because it’s a double-negative.

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    • I think I can speak for all the monsters (and all the black people [callback!]) when I say that there’s no hate here. Quite the opposite, in fact. We love this because it is strange and amusing, much like all of Mr. Cab’s videos thus far.

      And speaking as a human person who grew up experiencing near-constant bullying during most of my pre-college schooling (I’m a fatty, as you can see from my avatar) I really don’t think you can honestly classify Gabe’s post as bullying. More like helping someone pull his head out of his own ass. Just as I am attempting to do with this comment.

      A one downvote is yours.

    • I seriously got downvotes for feeling bad for Ginger kid?! I know there are some high and mighty hipsters that really can’t help but to hate on everything, but I thought they’d have more interesting things to do…like yuppying the hell out of Williamsburg and coming up with new ways to be ironic.

  17. These lines are blowing my mind: “I WANNA KNOW WHY THIS WORLD / JUST CAN’T GET ALONG.. WITH ONE ANOTHER”

  18. Maybe MIA should sample this on her next album, thereby ending the Ginger Kid – MIA feud.

  19. People shouldn’t hate on Gingers. They can’t help it.

    Hate on the people who have sex with Gingers, thereby perpetuating the Ginger race. They have a choice.

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