The Condiment War

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The Condiment War

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Liner Notes: 

After the last lyric I wrote I had to clean my palate with something kind of meaningless so started to write about ketchup and mustard but then thought even condiments have a story we can learn from

Lyrics: 

V1
there were
sharp spicy yellow
squat jars
of mustard

there were
sweet tangy red
tall bottles
of ketchup

sharp and sweet
yellow and red
mustard and ketchup
go head to head
mustard and ketchup
head to head

C1
one two three four
starts the kitchen
condiment war
squirt splash drip pour
goes the kitchen
condiment war

which one do people like more?
that's what they're fighting for...
yes.... which one is best?
they put it to the test

V2
there were
bold fragrant light green
fat tubs
of guacamole

there were
hot fiery red
wide mouth jars
of salsa

bold and hot
light green and red
guacamole and salsa
go head to head
guacamole and salsa
head to head

C2
one two three four
starts the kitchen
condiment war
spoon scoop dip pour
goes the kitchen
condiment war

which one do people like more?
that's what they're fighting for...
yes.... which one is best?
they put it to the test

B
ketchup and mustard kept fighting
as hamburgers and hot dogs grew cold
salsa and guacamole battled
as corn chips grew stale and old
but then some condiments collided
they splattered together united
then every bun and chip decided
it was much better that way

and that's why some of us eat
ketchup with mustard
and salsa with guacamole
to this very day

OUTRO
and the moral of this condiment song
is that working together you can't go wrong
and it is much better anyway
than fighting to be best any day



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Biggrin This is so fun and has a good message too~ That bridge-great!

OdilonGreen's picture

Really fun lyrics -- I like it when you get goofy! Biggrin And strange as it seems, that bridge, with its cool metaphorical message, kind of reminds me of a reverse "Origin of Love" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, if you're familiar with that. As a result, I can't help but hearing your song as awesome glam-rock. Smile

Valerie Cox's picture

I do like ketchup with mustard on a burger. And surely.we can eat salsa and guacamole with the chips Smile Cute song.

Jyllian's picture

Love that this song has a moral - love the part about food growing cold and old.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

What a fun allegory! Rings true without being preachy. The outro may work with the structure of the song, but I don't think it's necessary - the message is loud and clear (and most colourfully so).