Cleaning Up, The Food Chain Song

Cleaning Up, The Food Chain Song

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Week 6 prompt Cleaning Up
It is also Friday 13th. Beware.

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Cleaning Up or The Food Chain Song

[Verse 1]

Just saw a murder down the street
All that noise and chaos
But it won't be on the news tonight
Nothing really heinous
A murder of crows, Twenty or so,
perched up in the tree
Making a racket, fighting and squaking
Friday the 13th jubilee.

They're noisy neighbours
No doubt about that
But they scavenge the streets
For the odd dead cat
A bit of roadkill
A skunk or opossum.
But Not Ray D.
He's just too awesome.

scavengers, clean up the dead
decayed and rotting things
vultures eagles and crows
Flapping with their wings
A murder of crows, Twenty or so,
perched up in the tree
Making a racket, fighting and squaking
Friday the 13th jubilee.



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Comments

AndreaB's picture

Oh man, you got me. I was thinking what, a murder is a horrible thing. Then I read the 'Murder of crows' line and burst out laughing. What a great idea for the 'cleaning' prompt. I enjoyed this very much.

Wolf Kier's picture

Crows, like black cats, get a bad rap, but as you hint in the lyric they are pretty awesome animals, their build is pure muscle, their size up close is huge, their flight is majestic, their nonchalance is cool,their squawk changes as the weather gets wilder, and it's my experience that crows in different countries/continents actually squawk differently. I don't know if that's a zoological fact or not, but they're very different sounding. I love the jaunty fun of this, the wordplay trick in the first verse, and of course the friday the 13th reference. I'd take a crow over a seagull or a magpie any day of the week! Smile
Enjoyed my listen Thanks again for your kind words earlier! Much appreciated.

vivalarayna's picture

Haha, this is fabulous!! I do love crows and ravens and as you say, those carrion eaters do help tidy up the world quite a bit. Delightful take on the challenge AND bonus Friday the 13th nod.

cola's picture

A fun song, and a clever take on the prompt! I like the wordplay on "murder" in the lyric, and your performance is an absolute delight. Enjoyed my listen, nice work!