While some of you fight for my right to live
Rest of you savor me dead
To prove you are right and he is not, you take a knife to his throat
And not stop until the land is all but red.
To those who think I should live
I have one thing to say,
Why save me alone and not my friend the chicken
What wrong has she ever done, I want an answer today.
And for those who feel they have the right to kill and eat me
To them I must ask
Why can’t you eat what I eat
If I were in your shoes I would let me be, no questions asked.
As I swat a fly off the air
With my long and strong tail,
I see the angry faces and those muscles flex
Please ask me how I feel before you punch your brothers in the face.
If my death should bring you together
I do not wish to live one more day,
But it saddens me deeply when I come to think of it
There is so much hate in your hearts, and if it wasn’t for me, you would kill each other anyway.
Each of you have begged to differ on many an issue
But you would have to live together in peace you always knew,
To each his own so let them be as they may
Give me a hand, help scratch my back where my teeth won’t reach, will you?