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{{Songbox
! colspan="2" | THE SMITHS Song
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| Name = Meat Is Murder (song)
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| Album = [[Meat Is Murder]]
| Name
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| Length = 6:06
| {{{Name |<span class="unknown">Meat Is Murder</span>}}}
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| Writer = Morrissey/Marr
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| Producer = [[The Smiths]]  
| Album/Single
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| Recorded = Autumn 1984
| {{{Album |<span class="unknown">[[Meat Is Murder]]</span>}}}{{
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| Release = February 1985
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| ArtistType = The Smiths
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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]  
| Length
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| {{{Length |<span class="unknown">6:06</span>}}}
 
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| Recorded
 
| {{{Recorded |<span class="unknown">Autumn 1984</span>}}}
 
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| Writer
 
| {{{Writer |<span class="unknown">Morrissey/Marr</span>}}}
 
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| Producer
 
| {{{Producer |<span class="unknown">[[The Smiths]]</span>}}}
 
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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]
 
  
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
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{{lyrics
 
{{lyrics
|Heifer whines could be human cries  
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Closer comes the screaming knife  
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Heifer whines could be human cries  
This beautiful creature must die  
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closer comes the screaming knife  
This beautiful creature must die  
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this beautiful creature must die  
A death for no reason  
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this beautiful creature must die  
And death for no reason is MURDER  
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a death for no reason  
 
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and death for no reason is MURDER  
And the flesh you so fancifully fry  
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and the flesh you so fancifully fry  
Is not succulent, tasty or kind
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is not succulent, tasty or nice
It's death for no reason  
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it's death for no reason  
And death for no reason is MURDER  
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and death for no reason is MURDER  
 
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and the calf that you carve with a smile  
And the calf that you carve with a smile  
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is MURDER  
Is MURDER  
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and the turkey you festively slice  
And the turkey you festively slice  
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is MURDER  
Is MURDER  
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do you know how animals die?  
Do you know how animals die ?  
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kitchen aromas aren't very homely  
 
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it's not "comforting", "cheery" or kind  
Kitchen aromas aren't very homely  
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it's sizzling blood and the unholy stench  
It's not "comforting", cheery or kind  
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of MURDER  
It's sizzling blood and the unholy stench  
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it's not "natural", "normal" or kind  
Of MURDER  
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the flesh you so fancifully fry  
 
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the meat in your mouth  
It's not "natural", "normal" or kind  
 
The flesh you so fancifully fry  
 
The meat in your mouth  
 
 
As you savour the flavour  
 
As you savour the flavour  
Of MURDER  
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of MURDER  
 
 
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
 
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER  
Oh...and who hears when animals cry ?
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who hears when animals cry?
 
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
==Personnel==
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{{CommonSongSections | Artist = The Smiths | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
 
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals
 
* [[Johnny Marr]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], [[Keyboardists|piano]]
 
* [[Andy Rourke]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]
 
* [[Mike Joyce]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]
 
* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[The Smiths]]
 
* Producer - [[John Porter]] (US CD Edition)
 
* Engineer - [[Stephen Street]]
 
 
 
{{CommonSongSections | Artist = Morrissey | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
 

Revision as of 13:27, 18 September 2021

Cover art
THE SMITHS song
Name Meat Is Murder (song)
Album/single Meat Is Murder
Length 6:06
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer The Smiths
Release February 1985
Recorded Autumn 1984


Information

Lyrics

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 nice 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 who hears when animals cry?

Live History

Play count (The Smiths concert): 75

The Smiths live history:

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Play count (Morrissey concert): 386

Morrissey live history:

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Appears On


Cover Versions