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Meat Is Murder (song)

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THE SMITHS song
Name Meat Is Murder (song)
Album/single Meat Is Murder
Length 6:06
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer The Smiths
Release February 1985
Recorded Autumn 1984


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Lyrics

Heifer whines could be human cries
closer comes the screaming knife
this beautiful creature must die
this beautiful creature must die
a death for no reason
and death for no reason is MURDER
and the flesh you so fancifully fry
is not succulent, tasty or nice
it's death for no reason
and death for no reason is MURDER
and the calf that you carve with a smile
is MURDER
and the turkey you festively slice
is MURDER
do you know how animals die?
kitchen aromas aren't very homely
it's not "comforting", "cheery" or kind
it's sizzling blood and the unholy stench
of MURDER
it's not "natural", "normal" or kind
the flesh you so fancifully fry
the meat in your mouth
As you savour the flavour
of MURDER
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER
who hears when animals cry?

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 75

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 386

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