Vegan #7

by Ross Mayhew

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well i woke up with the vegan blue 'cos the animals are being killed for clothes and food they are being starved and slaved because as man we have no shame for every creature upon the earth has the right to be free to live and die by the natural laws not because a man draws his sword you might look at me as a preacher boy telling to you want shouldn't be but if you looked into what is done you would join the vegan revolution no one species is more important than another we're all the same, sister and brother we have no right to kill for fun and gain there's no pleasure in creating pain and you might say "well it's a cruel world" but it's that attitude that makes it so you could improve so many lives but you're stuck believing what's wrong is right how would you like it if i took from you your mother, your brother and your sister too killed them all for a penny or three paid no respect to their right to be free stop the mistreatment of all on earth of man, mammal, fish and bird let all the creatures great and small live for live and that is all i don't want any animals to be skinned i don't want to take milk from the cow don't take honey from the bee i want every living thing to be free you know that it's the right thing to do because the animals are just like me and you they feel happy and they feel sad so do unto others as you'd have them do to you so come aboard the vegan train ride all over the worlds terrain preach the words loud and clear all life's important don't you hear
2.
talkin' about a revolution but one where the soul is found it's not gonna be fought with guns it's gonna be done with emotions if you want a world where you're free gotta treat everyone equally don't make judgments with a blind eye we're both the same you and i you won't get change with a weapon if you're violent then the systems won to make a change you must be bold let your message be peacefully told if you really want to make a change you gotta stand up and show the way to many people have closed minds do as they're told, just tow the line talkin' about a revolution but one where the soul is found it's not gonna be fought with guns it's gonna be done with emotions you can hide behind money and lies escape the empty feeling inside you're living a life you're told is free but you're chained to it most bitterly everyone in this world feels pain creating more is just insane everyone from animal to man seeks peace and comfort in the land meditate to find peace inside apply its teachings to your life like ripples on a pond things will grow you'll come to understand and know talkin' about a revolution but one where the soul is found it's not gonna be fought with guns it's gonna be done with emotions talkin' about a revolution but one where the soul is found it's not gonna be fought with guns it's gonna be done with emotions talkin' about a revoltuion
3.
the poets of old claimed with words war would lose the fight from beyond the horizon a better day would come from the night and we must keep fighting till we have peace on earth the bullets for peace are riding the night sky weapons weren't made for defence, they were made to kill to rid the world of anyone on the quest of freewill the wind blows attention from the creators hand the bullets for peace are breaking through freedoms bell how can anyone believe killing makes a better world you can't rule with a gun in hand and preach the words of love if your god existed surely they'd stop it all the bullets for peace being fired in a faceless name surely if we all stayed in bed or outgrew our government plans we could all help each other, share within the land why are we fighting the never-ending war the bullets for peace are killing animal and man how many young fighters are created, sent off to war being told to protect their land, being used as a pawn when their body arrives home their leader looks away the bullets for peace killing more and more everyday
4.
what can i tell you that you don't already know? killing causes misery but down that road you go if you don't hear what i say and you have no question to then maybe you should wake up to what's surrounding you so what do you want from me, what do you want me to say? i can't ease your troubles, can't make them go away it seems your life is lead by the posters and t.v. i hope one day soon you'll step into reality it's not always pretty what this life holds and you've no given right to assume you got control where one life ends another will begin it's the circle of life but don't give the wheel a spin did you never even question what your teacher said or were you after praise and respect even though their self-appointed dictators of your fate out to run the world and they'll do what they like i was told god lived in the clouds above that he made the world for man and man alone animals for us to eat but why did he make them feel? it was then that i realised they were playing with my head you're foolish to think your life means anymore anymore than the ant that crawls along the floor one day we're hear the next we're gone to make the journey better spread love to everyone
5.
the world keeps spinning around people keep their heads in the ground they pretend they can't see what the world needs oh give me the vegan dream i'm sick of seeing all the pain caused by my fellow man we all claim we believe in love but we kill without a cause oh give me the vegan dream because we could be the ones to give freedom to everyone and build a better world we can get all we need from plants and their seeds why cause the pain that is all to clear to see oh give me the vegan dream i feel like running away to many have been led astray but i guess i gotta play my part show them the vegan path oh give me the vegan dream because we could be the ones to give freedom to everyone and build a better world so i'm gonna stay in the fight try to put wrongs to right walk the path of love it's a cause i can't give up oh give me the vegan dream give me the vegan dream
6.
i come into your town on the whisper of the wind and on the winds of tomorrow i am gone again i only have one message, a simple one to tell it's love and freedom for all and i'll tell it well animals are crying, country near and country and far if the worlds to change we must all play our part pass on the message and make the change now kindness should rule every land, heart and mind i am the vegan gypsy, i'm roaming wild and free i preach the words of kindness and of unity stand up for the animals and do what must be done join the vegan revolution, stop the damage being done tell me why it's ok to breed animals and take their lives their blood is on your hands even if you didn't touch the knife the earth we're upon holds plenty to consume yet many seem to think animals should be food i must make it my mission to play where i can preach the vegan message throughout the land we don't accept mistreatment of woman or of man so god have mercy on those who think animals should be damned i am the vegan gypsy, i'm roaming wild and free i preach the words of kindness and of unity stand up for the animals and do what must be done join the vegan revolution, stop the damage being done i find it hypocritical when i hear people say that they love their pets but still eat meat day to day surely if you love one, you love all the others too? love should be for everyone not a select few do you realise just how it easy it would be to overrun the government and do it so peacefully if we all want change then change we can have we can make a world of total equality i am the vegan gypsy, i'm roaming wild and free i preach the words of kindness and of unity stand up for the animals and do what must be done join the vegan revolution, stop the damage being done so please spread the message i told to you today although deep down you knew it anyway tell it to all you meet, teach them the truth show them the free path of which love is the root
7.
people ask me where i'm going and what i plan on doing to earn myself some money and buy into the game they're playing i have no real answers for they won't understand i'm dedicating my life to leaving behind a better world for you i'm singing songs of freedom i'm singing songs of love i'm singing songs of hope that mankind can evolve some people may laugh at me and treat me like i'm kinda crazy but i'm not gonna let go i'm gonna carry on down the road for why should i bow to pressure put on me by those who can't see that their oh so precious world is a deluded fantasy i'm singing songs of freedom i'm singing songs of love i'm singing songs of hope that mankind can evolve but i know plenty of you are awake to the problems mankind face and you want to make a better world where war and greed are no more so join me in the journey to leave a kinder world behind to stop all the war and greed give hope to all of those in need come and sing songs of freedom come and sing songs of love come and sing songs of hope sing and act for a better world come and sing songs of freedom come and sing songs of love come and sing songs of hope sing and act for a better world

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Vegan #7 is a collection of re-recordings of songs from years gone by and is released to celebrate World Vegan Month (November).

It's a collection of what i consider to be my strongest 'protest' songs in the name of veganism and freedom that i felt needed/deserved stronger recordings than those originally released, while still holding true to the acoustic versions of old.

To find earlier recordings of these songs from 2012 and 2013 checkout my albums Vegan Revolution, Songs Of Freedom and the EP Talkin' Vegan Blues.

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released November 1, 2015

Recorded at Sound Gallery Studios, Exeter (Oct. 27th 2015)
Engineer: Duncan Chave
Mixed by Duncan Chave and Ross Mayhew
Words and Music by Ross Mayhew
Photography by Harry Mayhew
© Leaburn Records 2015

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Ross Mayhew Devon, UK

Singer/songwriter from the South West of England.

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