ANIMAL RAP

BY THE SPACE LADY-SUSAN DIETRICH SCHNEIDER

 

Note from The Space Lady: "I channeled this song from the Animal Kingdom…so please don’t shoot the messenger!"

 

               Hey, human beings

               You’re as mad as a hatter

               Spilling our blood like our lives don’t even matter

               All creatures want to live, just like you and those you love

               Yet you treat us like we’re less than dirt that you are far above

               What kind of karma do you think this will enable?

               Karma from a Grimm Brothers’ dark & evil fable?

               Better reconsider what you’re puttin’ on your table!

 

     First you torture, then you rape us, then you drag away our babies                                           

     How cruel can you be? How heartless? How crazy?

     You sell us into slavery so you can suck our milk

     Draining us dry while we’re forced to live in filth

     You pump out our secretions ‘til blood flows in the gutters

     From the cold, cruel steel fastened to our tender udders

     Injecting us with drugs to suppress the inflammation

     Do you not see the parallel to women’s subjugation?!?

 

               Like a thief in the night you steal from the weak                                                                     

               Enslave us in conditions that are hideously bleak

               You claim you are working to end all oppression

               But only for yourselves, not for those who bring your cash in

               Ignoring the cause of deforestation

               For another greasy burger at a Mickey-D location

               Your two-dollar lunch just cost a hundred acres

               Of the rain forest habitat where cattle now are grazin’

 

     You pay someone else to do the dirty work for you                                                            

     To be our slave masters, and then our killers too

     You feed on our pain and then turn a blind eye

     To the suffering you cause by enabling a lie:

     An environmentalist, you say? You’d better think again 

     It’s the meat, the eggs, and dairy that will do the planet in!

     Reduce, reuse, recycle – that’s a good way to begin

     But it’s the meat, the eggs, and dairy that will do the planet in!

 

               Hey, human beings, what the hell are you thinkin’?                                                             

               Scouring the oceans while your own ship is sinkin’

               Your drift nets kill without discrimination

               And the sewage from your mega-farms spells ocean degradation

               The oxygen you breathe comes from ocean vegetation

               Do you really think you’ll win this stupid game of subjugation?

               To break the chain of life means your own annihilation!

               And do you care so little about future generations?

               Do you care so little about future generations???

 

     Hey, human beings

     You’re as mad as a hatter

     Spilling our blood like our lives don’t even matter

     All creatures want to live, just like you and those you love

     Yet you treat us like we’re less than dirt that you are far above

     What kind of karma do you think this will enable?

     Karma from a Grimm brothers dark & evil fable?

     Better reconsider what you’re puttin’ on your table

     Better reconsider WHO you’re puttin’ on your table.

 

Susan Dietrich Schneider, aka The Space Lady, was a busker (street musician) playing a Casio keyboard and wearing a lighted winged helmet for two decades, beginning in  1980.  In the 2000’s her music began circulating in cyberspace and she now has a cult following around the world.

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