Meat Is Murder (live) Lyrics

The Smiths


album: Track 5 in album That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
release date: 1985-7-1
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length: 5:34
lyricist: Morrissey
composer: Johnny Marr

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 kind
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
Oh...and who hears when animals cry ?

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Track Listing

  • 1 That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
  • 2 Nowhere Fast (live)
  • 3 Stretch Out and Wait (live)
  • 4 Shakespeare’s Sister (live)
  • 5 Meat Is Murder (live)