Here’s One for the Pigs

Published by PETA.

Few things in life go together as perfectly as peanut butter and jelly or pigs and mud, but music and animal rights is definitely one of those perfect pairs.

It’s been a sad few years since a little band by the name of Weezer—you may have heard of them—have had any new tunes. Well, the boys with those oh-so-catchy-lyrics are back with a brilliant self-titled album (a.k.a. The Red Album), which was just released on June 3. And here’s the really terrific part: The bonus track, “Pig,” contains a great animal rights message. Here’s an excerpt:

But now, I’ve got to die
I’ve lived a good life
I’ve got no complaints
I’d like to thank farmer keep
For bringin’ me scraps of food that I could eat
He always had a smile on his face
He didn’t want to think of this day
It’s finally here
It’s finally here
They called me pigThey called me pigWhen I was a baby, I was so happyI played with my friends in the mud

Now promise me you’ll go out and buy a copy of The Red Album in support of Weezer’s animal-friendly lyrics (and their two vegetarian band mates). Thanks, Weezer, for taking on the plight of animals through your songs.

—JenPosted by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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