I like animals

It is still a work in process, but here is my parody of Kimya Dawson’s I Like Animals. My friend Dustin performed this at my house once. Here’s the original lyrics.

I wake up in the morning I think of all that I can do
To help animals: flyering, postering, tabling too
It’s all to educate the public about animal abuse
and encourage them to eat more plant-based foods

I advocate for animals because it makes me feel serene
In a way I never thought I’d be because I’ve never been
So outraged, so riled, so infuriated by animal abuse
And so contented when I act to end animal use

I know our pain is no fun but if you ever hear someone
say my pain is the only thing that matters or should count
Look at the cages and the veal crates and the feedlots too
Say “I’ll keep speaking out until they are set free”
Say “I’ll keep speaking out until they are set free”

When I talked to a new activist I really liked it when she said
What she said about helping out animals and being an activist
She said “I like animals
Especially farmed animals
Because all animals need help oh my
And people on their side”

When I wake up in the morning I think of all that I can do
A chili cook-off, Veg Fest, and VegGuide too
It’s all to create a community of animal folks who
Come together, share food, recipes, and stories too

So I work to help the animals and I have fun at the same time too
Creating resources to help people be empowered and tackle abuse
I am patient, I’m outspoken, I’m going to see this through
I am patient, I’m outspoken, I’m going to see this through

When I talked to a new activist I almost cried when he said
“I don’t have time to help I’m to tired, I want to rest instead”
So I questions the enthusiasm I thought I had read
I wondered if the movement might soon be dead

But then he said “I can find another way to help instead”
And he thought up some tactics to do that he wouldn’t dread
So thank you new activist because you take what is in your head
And make changes for animals that will help them not be dead

We become all the more effective when we realize our goal
Should be to candid exposing abuse and humble too
I know our pain is no fun but if you ever hear someone
say my pain is the only thing that matters or should count
Think of the chickens and the piggies and the cows and the sheep

Say “I’ll keep speaking out until they are set free”
Say “I’ll keep speaking out until they are set free”
I’ll help end animal abuse
Because I like animals

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