Meat Is Murder Song Lyrics

The Smiths

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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

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Headmaster Ritual
  • 2 Rusholme Ruffians
  • 3 I Want the One I Can’t Have
  • 4 What She Said
  • 5 That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
  • 6 Nowhere Fast
  • 7 Well I Wonder
  • 8 Barbarism Begins at Home
  • 9 Meat Is Murder


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
    album: Track 9 in album Meat Is Murder
    release date: 1985-2-11
    popularity : 104 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Folk Rock/New Wave/Alternative Rock
    length: 6:13
    lyricist: Morrissey
    composer: Johnny Marr

    Album Information

    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin