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Here are the rules:

The song has to have one of the two words in the lyrics or title.

No songs about veganism/vegetarianism where it isn't explicitly mentioned.

That's it!

I can only think of one:

Bohemian Like You, by the Dandy Warhols:

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But if you dig

On vegan food

Well come over to my work

I'll have em cook you something that you really love
Any others?

I'd be really intereested if people could come up with some more.

Much happiness,

me
 

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ooh fun!


Peace and love by fountains of wayne is the only other one i can think of.

Quote:
Sometimes I think I might just move up to Vermont

Open a bookstore or a vegan restaurant

Got crazy karma, never harmed a single soul

So if you want to join me then together we'll grow old singing
 

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this is the only song i could think of that mentions veg*ns. i find it most disturbing.

"And try as you may

there isn't a

way

to explain the kinda change

that would make an

eskimo renounce fur

that would make a vegetarian barbeque

hamster


unless you can trace this about-face to a certain

sign"

-the newsboys
 

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"Vegan Rap" by 9 Days

"I was walkin' down the street

Yo!

To get something to eat

Yo!

But everything I'd see

Yo!

Looked like it had meat

Yo!

So I starved to death and died

'cause I'm a vegan.

Yo! Yo!"


Wasn't that nice of them? Let's go punch 'em in the face.
 

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Here's one, although unfortunately he says he's not a vegetarian:

I don't eat red meat but I'm not a vegetarian

I like ice cream/ but not much dairy

'cause it gets in my nose

it makes me gotta blows

snot like a farmer and it gets on my clothes

it's rather unsightly/ can even be frightening

but cold medication/ should not be taken nightly

because everything dat I put in/ it comes out again

and if I eat lean/ it helps me stay thin

check out my hair I keep it dreaded

about my corn? I like it breaded

hot from the oven? MMMM! you said it!

straight to the stomach my fuel is unleaded

But not fossil fuels/ I like olive oil

I like my eggs scrambled/ I never eat 'em boiled

The way to my heart/ is with a garlic clove

it smells hella sexy/ when it's on the kitchen stove

(chorus)

Red beans and rice, red beans and rice, red beans and rice,

make everything nice

red beans and rice, red beans and rice, red beans and rice

I could eat a plate twice. So nice. So nice. So nice.

"Red Beans and Rice" by Spearhead
 

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This song by Deadeye Dick was always a guilty pleasure:

I've got a new age girl

(Tell us what she's like)

An environmentalist girl

(Does she ride a bike)

She has crystal necklace

(She spend a lot of cash)

Though her vibes are rather reckless

(She's heading for a crash)

Oh her flowing skirt is blowing in a transcendental wind

And she wonders without knowing where did she begin..

Mary Moon.. she's a vegetarian

(Mary Moon, Mary Moon, Mary Moon)

Mary Moon.. will outlive all the septuagenarians

(Mary Moon, Mary Moon, Mary Moon)

Oh, she loves me so

She hates to be alone

She don't eat meat

But she sure like the bone

RAH

You knew she drives a wind car

(How does she like it)

It doesn't get her far

(Why doesn't she bike it)

But it gets her to where she's going to

(I don't know, I don't know, I don't know)

Where that is, I wish I knew

I don't know where she's going

And I don't know where she's been

All I know that loving her has gotta be a sin

(Chorus)

RAH

Mary Moon will you hesitate

Don't segregate your thought from your emotions

I know that devotion isn't way up there

RAH

Mary Moon.. she's a vegetarian

(Mary Moon, Mary Moon, Mary Moon)

Mary Moon.. will outlive all the septuagenarians

(Mary Moon, Mary Moon, Mary Moon)

Mary Moon.. She's an intellectual

(Mary Moon, Mary Moon, Mary Moon)

Mary Moon.. Despite that fact remains quite sexual

(Mary Moon, Mary Moon, Mary Moon)

Mary Moon.. She's the one for me, me, yeah

RAH
 

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In "Long Distance Runner" Promoe mentions his veganism

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Long Distance Runner - Promoe

What was going on (yeah, aha)

And i wrote this

The Long Distance Runner

And recorded this (check it, ya) Ha!

Its 2004

Last year Tony and George started the war of the whores

Same year, and the year before, plus the year before that

Me and the Troop were on constant tours

Chanting Imbumba! from the South African shores

To the Norwegian fjords, I tried to keep a vegan course

Traveling with good friends like Chords, Timbuk and DJ Large, Jonny Bass and Big Boss

Before the Struggle album made the recordstores

We were on a Road to Hell, breakin doors and laws

Me, Supreme, Gangsta Pete and Schumi of course

Had a little trouble with the German police force (aha)

Thats why I had to stop drinking

Cuz when I start drinking is when I stop thinking

That i gotta stay on top off things

And when im under the botlle you know I stop think

(Chorus)

Like an athlete, a long distance runner

On a track meet spring, fall, winter, summer

They attack me, but it gon' make stronger

Get at me dawg when your patience's longer

An athlete, a long distance runner

On a track meet spring, fall, winter, summer

They attack me, but it gon' make stronger

Get at me dawg...

Livin' in this free world - expecting cops to abuse me

When i'm chilling with a cup full o' müsli

Matter of time 'fore my cup is running over

But Im' a get mine cus mah****ers running slower (Yeah!)

Followin' my sprinter trail

I run **** down the line on the Interrail (Yeah!)

I ain't going, I ain't been to jail

I got work to do, and I got things to say

A real rolemodel for the kids today

Can't afford gettin' sent away, get them fingerprints away

Wipe off the mike every single stain

Recognize bomb **** when it's in my mail

What a big disgrace, what a big bam-bam you had to end this way

All you ever wanted to was to entertain

Went against the wrong guy cus i was meant to stay... (Chorus)

The battle ain't for the strong, nor the race for the swift

But for those who can't endure the type o' blaze that I spit

For those that will survive all the changes and ****

With families, fans, partners and labels you're with

And even if I wanted I woldn't be able to quit

I gotta keep running til the pavement will split

Under my bare feet, the concrete with red heat

Or till my future kids eat, and we all livin' carefree

In a zion hut, we ain't dawgs no more

Were my lion's at?

Gimme some signal let me see your lion paw

Let me know what we're living and what we're dying for

Ask myself

It's it a good enough reason

If so I go all out like it was my last season

If my, voice is weak, my boys will speak

To conquer the world I gotta keep a top physique

chorus

No alcohol, no weed

No cigaretts, no És

No milk, no cheese

No eggs, no meat

Just medation and peace

Red lentils, chick peas

Good workout, good sleep

Mo' sunshine, light breeze....
 
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Don't Kill The Animals by Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich

We all want to see thru life's mysterey

The quest for knowledge is a natural activity

But science be careful -- science be kind

We can't go on pretending to be blind

Those animal experiments don't make sense

You're getting nowhere with cruelty and death

I say ignorance was some excuse

But uh-uh not now -- you see we got the proof

A-a-aanimal testing is a dangerious game

All systems are different -- we're not the same

It's a terrible risk -- so no surprise

We get wrong results -- hey what about Thalidomide

Abuse yourself of your own free will

Get hurt -- get high -- get in distress

But don't drag the animals into this mess

No more torture! The animals are free

The same with messing around with atomic energy

Hey hey doctor - reincarnation

Would you like to come back as a laboratory rat?

Here we are coiled like a sleeping snake

We got to expand out potential

Forgod's sake

If we want to avoid this endless human riot

Why don't we start by changing our diet

Life is for living -- the animals agree

If they were meant to be eaten

They'd be growing on trees

So no more torture of our furry friends

In the name of food or scientific ends

The pressure is on - make your decision

Be vegetarian - be anti-vivisection

All our scientists are messing up - they don't succeed

Let the psychics tell what the spirits think we need

Our super friends from other planets want to give advice

But the money orientated business doesn't think that's nice

Come on let's educate the mutated human race

By the super power of amazing grace

The missing link of human evolution

Is sexuality - it needs a spiritual revolution

My individual god identity

Is what you've gotta meet

It's the rhythm of the beat

Don't kill the animals

Don't kill the animals

The animals are free
 

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Yay Dandy Warhols!


The most obvious vegan song I know is "Be Healthy" by Dead Prez. It begins:

I don't eat no meat

No dairy, no sweets

Only ripe vegetables

Fresh fruits, and whole wheat


Also, the song "Underwhelmed" by Sloan contains this section:

We were talking about people that eat meat

I felt like an a** 'cause I was one

She said it's Ok

But I feel like I just ate my young (ugh)


However, I don't know if this is exactly a positive depiction as elsewhere in the song the girl seems to be kind of a jerk.
 

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Reel Big Fish - say "ten"

Not quite a pro-veggie song but it does say vegetarian...it's acually a fun song to listen to...

"she's not eatin' bacon, not

eatin' sausage,

and she won't eat eggs,

not eatin' chicken

not eatin' turkey, she

won't have a steak,

but i just can't help feelin'

sorry

for this poor little lettuce head

you know, i can't stop cryin' cause i

know this broccoli's dead

vegetarian? i'm not a vegetarian,

vegetarian...she's a

poor little cow, little sheep,

little fish

how can I sleep? when carrots

are bleedin'

plants are screamin' and tomatoes cry,

you say "it's not so bad, they're only

vegetables", that's what you said

maybe i'm a murderer, but i'm hungry

and they're better off dead.

save a plant, eat a cow,

i want beef, i want it now!

i'm gonna eat it cause it's red!

i'm gonna eat it cause it's dead!

maybe i should eat it raw let the

blood run down my jaw

i'd eat people if it was legal,

i'd eat people if it was legal!"
 

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Originally Posted by Happiness22 View Post

Reel Big Fish - say "ten"

Not quite a pro-veggie song but it does say vegetarian...it's acually a fun song to listen to...

"she's not eatin' bacon, not

eatin' sausage,

and she won't eat eggs,

not eatin' chicken

not eatin' turkey, she

won't have a steak,

but i just can't help feelin'

sorry

for this poor little lettuce head

you know, i can't stop cryin' cause i

know this broccoli's dead

vegetarian? i'm not a vegetarian,

vegetarian...she's a

poor little cow, little sheep,

little fish

how can I sleep? when carrots

are bleedin'

plants are screamin' and tomatoes cry,

you say "it's not so bad, they're only

vegetables", that's what you said

maybe i'm a murderer, but i'm hungry

and they're better off dead.

save a plant, eat a cow,

i want beef, i want it now!

i'm gonna eat it cause it's red!

i'm gonna eat it cause it's dead!

maybe i should eat it raw let the

blood run down my jaw

i'd eat people if it was legal,

i'd eat people if it was legal!"
After reading those lyrics I couldn't resist downloading it and LOL. Definatly entertaining if nothing else.

Those poor vegetables.
 

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well, conor obrest from bright eyes used to be vegan. and a few of his lyrics promote it in my opinion, though nothing actually uses either word.

Like the song Arienette.. "angry are animals, senseless and savage they stain their mouths with blood".
 

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I've found another one; Vegetarian Mumbo Jumbo by NOFX:

Quote:
I don't want tofu,

I'd rather have a mouthful of beef stew,

I don't want to be vegetarian,

Why eat beans when you can have steak instead?

I don't feel bad about,

Eating something that's dead,

So why should I be sad,

For cows getting hit in the head?

So I like eating fish,

Tell me what's wrong with this,

How can you blame me,

For eating chicken of the sea?

Don't waste your breath yelling at me,

About animal rights,

And how they should be free,

It's survival of the fittest,

And we're winning.

I don't feel bad about,

Eating something thats dead,

So why should I be sad,

For chickens being force fed,

So I like eating fish,

Tell me what's wrong with this,

How can you blame me,

For eating chicken of the sea?
Is it just me, but are there more songs opposed than in favour here?
 

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The animals got the last laugh when NOFX renounced their former uncaring ways and came out with this song:

Franco Un-American

 

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a lot of punk rock bands think its rebellious and cool to create songs that put down good causes and ethical subjects.
especially NOFX. they wrote that anti vegetarian song, an anti kathleen hanna/feminism song as well. i can't think of any vegetarian especially lyrics, but an OutKast song makes a refrence to that ohso great sterotype we all face 'yall don't get enough vitamins'

They say your malnutrition in need of vitamin D

and that dandy warhols.but thats it i think.
 

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"I want you to want me" (I don't know who wrote it - I have a violent femmes version, and a NOFX version)

She don't eat bacon.

She'd never kill a sweet innocent little piggy to get bacon.

She's one of them vegans.

She's a sweet loving, sweet talking, loveable vegan and that's allright!
 
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