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Heifer whines could be human cries  
 
Heifer whines could be human cries  
Closer comes the screaming knife  
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closer comes the screaming knife  
This beautiful creature must die  
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this beautiful creature must die  
This beautiful creature must die  
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this beautiful creature must die  
A death for no reason  
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a death for no reason  
And death for no reason is MURDER  
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and death for no reason is MURDER  
 
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and the flesh you so fancifully fry  
And the flesh you so fancifully fry  
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is not succulent, tasty or nice
Is not succulent, tasty or kind
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it's death for no reason  
It's death for no reason  
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and death for no reason is MURDER  
And death for no reason is MURDER  
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and the calf that you carve with a smile  
 
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is MURDER  
And the calf that you carve with a smile  
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and the turkey you festively slice  
Is MURDER  
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is MURDER  
And the turkey you festively slice  
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do you know how animals die?  
Is MURDER  
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kitchen aromas aren't very homely  
Do you know how animals die?  
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it's not "comforting", "cheery" or kind  
 
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it's sizzling blood and the unholy stench  
Kitchen aromas aren't very homely  
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of MURDER  
It's not "comforting", cheery or kind  
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it's not "natural", "normal" or kind  
It's sizzling blood and the unholy stench  
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the flesh you so fancifully fry  
Of MURDER  
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the meat in your mouth  
 
 
It's not "natural", "normal" or kind  
 
The flesh you so fancifully fry  
 
The meat in your mouth  
 
 
As you savour the flavour  
 
As you savour the flavour  
Of MURDER  
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of MURDER  
 
 
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
Oh...and who hears when animals cry?
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who hears when animals cry?
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 14:27, 18 September 2021

Cover art
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


Information

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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