Carnivore vs Vegetarian blues

Carnivore vs Vegetarian blues

mike skliar's picture

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This is a blues in E using a 12 string guitar (open E tuning) and harmonica, about a topic I was thinking about lately, inspired by two friends, one of whom is vegetarian, the other is vegan. Enjoy!

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One day you’ll think of us like dinosaurs
Cause we were all raised as carnivores
The future belongs I think to vegetarians
Who one day will think of us as vulgarians
There’s a big world of plants, but meat is too tasty to abandon
But if we all don’t change our ways, very few’ll be left standing

The production of cattle, pigs and chickens
Causing our sick planet to further sicken
19 billion chickens, 7 billion humans
Theres a lot of damage from all of that consuming
There’s a big world of plants, but meat is too tasty to abandon
But if we all don’t change our ways, very few’ll be left standing

Now I don’t practice what I preach, maybe just a bit
Steak, fish, butter, eggs, I like it all I’ll admit
I’ll take a little less, I can’t just go cold turkey
Alright, I’ll cut out eating beef jerky
There’s a big world of plants, but meat is too tasty to abandon
But if we all don’t change our ways, very few’ll be left standing

(c) M. Skliar 2019



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Frances Smith's picture

Fun song............sort of........i particularly enjoyed the confessional tone of the last verse. Sounds great, perfectly constructed, and bounces along beautifully.

wobbie wobbit's picture

great sound! good subject too, i have that battle internally all the time and have been thinking about doing a song about it... some fun rhymes - love the talking style, a great little package of a song. nice one

coolparadiso's picture

yeah man lets go!!!! you are on fire mate. another good one. Fun over a real strong blues that could stand alone

cindyrella's picture

Good take with a lot of truth. I am down to eating fish occasionally but no meat. I thought I would miss it more, but I don't. Anyhow, good idea!

katpiercemusic's picture

I struggle with this too. I've been eating less meat. I like what they're doing with synthetic meat, but it's still not the same. I like that this song is personal but with a little bit of levity. "Cold turkey" is a wonderful little bit.

splittybooms's picture

Oh nice...great intro and classic 12 bar sound!
Wow great musicianship all around.
Clever well written lyrics...nice writing chops (or...salad...because veggies...)!
LOVE the harmonica...good grief that's some good stuff right there.
This was flat out awesome.

Fuzzy's picture

As a vegetarian I approve of this song.
A really great blues workout; both mellow and rokkin at the same time.
Lovely lovely harmonica work here.
Really nice!!