Songs of Justice

by Abolición

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about

Recorded and engineered by Dave Walker at Hellfire Studios, Frankston, Australia in 2016
Mixed and Mastered by Felipe Patino at Green Door Studios, Denver, CO, USA

All songs (c) and written by Abolición
Reading in Track 2 taken from a speech by Gary L. Francione, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law, Newark

credits

released August 26, 2017

Pedro Allemant - Guitars, vocals
Alex Gawly - Vocals, additional guitar (Track 4) , thumb drum (Track 12)
Daniel Green - Guitars, vocals, reading (Track 2)
Drew Basford - Bass, vocals, cover art/layout, additional floor toms (Track 12)
Paul Hobson - Drums

Dave Walker - Guitar solo (Track 11)
Greg Hunt - Cello, violin (Track 10)

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Abolición Melbourne, Australia

Guitar: Allemant
Guitar: Green
Vocals: Gawly
Drums: Vampy
Bass: Basford

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Track Name: The Prisoner
I want to roam
I want to graze
I´m not your rump
I´m not your steak

Don´t want to go
I want to stay
Has my time come?
Don´t send me away

[How do you feel?]
You prod and kick me
You hurt me
You load me on the trailer
but I really don´t wanna
How would you feel
if you were in my shoes

I want my freedom
I ´m not your slave
It´s not too late.
Just please abstain (from eating meat)

Don´t send me away
Track Name: Don't Eat Me
Open the door
I hate living in darkness
I never have seen daylight
How the hell can you call this free range?
I just want to live my life
Not my will to live as your slave

Don´t eat me, quiero vivir, I want to live
So don´t eat me, en libertad, in liberation
Don´t eat me, No.
Don´t eat me, for a better world

I feel so claustrophobic
There is no room for me to move
Crowd surfing is for punk rock
I have not felt the ground for days.
Track Name: The Perversity of Hunting
I ask you why you have a deer head mounted on your wall
you say you do because “It´s so beautiful”
my mother´s beauty is also too well recognized
But I think a photograph will, serve better than that bloody prize

Running, blood river of the dead
Crying, as the forest´s painted red.
The perversity of hunting
Will be your fatal downfall
One day you will get yours
Because killing ain´t your entertainment!

You ask me why I care for, wild untamed animals
I retort why do you care for, your mother, sister or father?
Would you be upset if a stranger killed your dog in the night?
And would you be terrified if you the hunter were the hunted?
Track Name: Beauty Is The Beast
It ´s Friday night,
I am getting ready for the show
Foundation blush, lipstick and eye shadow
With my conscience clear I have no fear
The animals I hurt for my beauty little do I know.

Or maybe I don´t care
because fashion´s more important
Maybe I don´t want to know
´Cause ignorance is bliss
Convenience is my agenda
I am so fucking selfish
But really I don´t give a shit
I look so good damn hot.

Next you have to pick your outfit for tonight
Accessorize with the latest murdered cowhide
With your red suede shoes
You bring the blues.
The animals you hurt you for your fashion little do you how

Or maybe you don´t care
because fashion´s more important
Maybe you don´t want to know
´Cause ignorance is bliss
Convenience is your agenda
You’re so fucking selfish
But really you don´t give a shit
You look so good damn hot. Not.

Rouge is the colour of the blood
Track Name: Bacon
I just can't believe it.
What you're saying to me.
You abstain from meat, milk, eggs, gelatin, leather and honey.

You just can't believe it
What I'm saying to you
That I don't wear fur,
use animals do those things you do.

What about the bacon?
What about the bacon?
I don't want your bacon fucking stinks.

You talk about equality
But you just cannot see
That all of Earth’s animals have emotions
just like you and me.

It's a travesty. It's hypocrisy.
The use of non-human animals is essentially a form of slavery.
Stop!

What about the bacon?
What about the bacon?
I don't want your bacon fucking stinks.
I dont want your bacon.
I´d rather have your Facon
I´d rather leave the bacon on the pig.
On the pig!
Track Name: Save Me
The sun has set on this vengeful day.
The sun has set and everything's going to be okay.
You are living a lie.
Save Me.

The sun has set on this vengeful day.
The sun has set and everything's not going to be okay.
You've been living a lie.
Save Me.

Save me.
I don't want to live like this.
I don't want to walk in my own piss.
I just want to live

Save me. Just save me.
Just save me from this hell.
Track Name: Conexión
Espanol:

Caminando en dirección
por todas partes
un perro en las calles
corriendo solo
Un pájaro enjaulado en la ventana
cantando triste, utilizado

Si te das cuenta
lo que se esconde
en su mirada
solo haz la conexión

Las carnicerías te muestran trozos
pero fueron alguien a quién no viste
No es necesario ver para creer
tan solo escucha lo que te dicen

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English translation:

Walking around everywhere
a dog in the street running alone
a caged bird in the window singing sad
they are used

If you realise what is hidden
in his look just make the connection

The butchers show pieces
but they were someone
you didn´t see them
it is not must necessary see to believe
just hear what they try to tell you
Track Name: Wilhelm's Horse
You take me out onto this track.
And I am not looking back.
I run as fast as I can go.
Still they say that I am too slow.

You crack the whip, and it lashes on my lip.
I looked at you and you said you love me.
I jump the fence and break these fucking legs.
I looked at you and you said you love me.

So you pump my body full of drugs.
Like steroids and meth-amphetamine.

So you take me back into the stable.
I lost this race, a tragedy this fable.
Now that I'm broken I am of no use to you.
An expendable commodity, your love was false

Crack out that plastic tarpaulin.
And then you cock that deadly gun.
Just look the other way.
These things will never be okay.
Track Name: Essential
It´s such a lovely day
the southern wind in my face
I take a look outside
I´m swimming in my place
I´m swimming with my pod
These are my friends, my family
I wouldn´t dare to try to hurt you
Why do you want to kill me?

Why do you want to hurt me?
Don´t you know that I´m essential
to this fragile ecosystem
Without me you all shall perish

It´s such a lovely day
until I see that Yushin Maru
gunning for me 20 knots
Why do you want to kill me?
Track Name: No Third Option
Bacon LOL
I am the boss of hell
Got milk got grieving mothers
I ring the dairy bell
You’re all about ice cream.
But you ignore the screams.
Trucks full of crying babies,
They destroy my dreams.

Either you're vegan or you support violence against animals
There is no third option just so you know - it simply isn't possible
On the weekends do you drown fish and think you are invincible?
If there's death on our plate and our clothes and our shoes, we'll never be spiritual

Environmentalists,
Please take not of this
If you eat animals, dairy and eggs,
You’re part of the problem
I only eat free range
I am not deranged
I live the lie 24/7
My hands are not bloodstained

Either you're vegan or you support violence against animals
There is no third option just so you know - it simply isn't possible
Do you blast ducks from the sky and you think that that’s acceptable?
If there's death on our plate and our clothes and our shoes, we'll never be spiritual.
Track Name: Anti-Vegan
Where do you get your protein?
You're going to get real sick.
And If you don´t eat red meat,
You'll be deficient in zinc.

These are the stupid lines
Of the anti-vegan
Don't pretend to care

You're going to kill more animals
By eating veg, fruit and grain.
And hasn't anybody told you,
That plants feel just the same?
Track Name: Borneo
I just got back from Borneo.
Traveled around the world.
The culture, the people and food was great.
But something just didn't sit straight.
Destruction, corruption, economic plight.
Pollution, collusion, mass deforestation.

We need to something now to save our humanity.
We need to something now. To stop this atrocity.

I just got back from Borneo.
Traveled around the world.
The things I learned, the things I saw, the things I can't ignore.
Human interest, corporate profits. Priority #1.
Moral standards and compassion. Priority none.

We need to something now. To save our humanity.
We need to something now. To stop this atrocity.
We need to something now. To save the orangutan.
We need to something now. Tomorrow is too late.

Take action now
Don't support these industries.
Take action now
Criminalise these atrocities.
Take action now
Palm oil turmoil.
Take action now
Go vegan today.
Track Name: Abolition
The Americans knew, it was wrong
And Spartacus fought, the Romans.
Yet we still have slavery.
Speciesism, it's time to stop.

Abolition. Abolition.
A song of justice.
Sing for freedom.

It's not about, your journey.
It is about, what morally
You have an obligation
To do right now, it's time to stop.

You gotta sing it! Sing this song.
Track Name: Sad Songs
You can keep freedom floating alive in the water.
You can keep their hearts without pain.
You can see empathy is on the horizon.
So many lives saved, hope is in our hands.

I don't want to write these somber songs any longer.
I just want to be myself again.
And I don't want to write these sad songs anymore.

All you need to do is be sensitive
All you have to do is care.
All we need to do is be sensitive
All we have to do is care.

I know I have to write these somber songs a little longer.
I have to help you to understand.
And I don’t want to write these sad songs anymore.

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