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Use official lyrics from album
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[[File:Meatismurder_us.jpg | thumb | right | Cover art]]
 
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{| id="songbox" class="infbox wikitable" cellspacing="2"
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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
#if:{{{Track |}}}
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| ArtistType = The Smiths
| <span class="small">&#32;({{{Track}}})</span>
   
}}
 
}}
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[[Category:The Smiths Lyrics]]  
| Length
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| {{{Length |<span class="unknown">6:06</span>}}}
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|-
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| Recorded
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| {{{Recorded |<span class="unknown">Autumn 1984</span>}}}
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|-
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| Writer
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| {{{Writer |<span class="unknown">Morrissey/Marr</span>}}}
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|-
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| Producer
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| {{{Producer |<span class="unknown">[[The Smiths]]</span>}}}
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|}
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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  
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The flesh you so fancifully fry  
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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?
 
   
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==Personnel==
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{{CommonSongSections | Artist = The Smiths | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
 
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* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals
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* [[Johnny Marr]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], [[Keyboardists|piano]]
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* [[Andy Rourke]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]
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* [[Mike Joyce]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]
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* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[The Smiths]]
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* Producer - [[John Porter]] (US CD Edition)
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* Engineer - [[Stephen Street]]
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{{CommonSongSections | Artist = Morrissey | Song = {{#replace:{{#replace:{{PAGENAME}}| (single)|}}| (song)|}}}}
 
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