We Must Look Like Monsters Ep

by Mike XVX

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    4 songs about animal liberation

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4th Vinyl Release by GoxRecords, this time 4 songs about liberation by Mike XVX

Recorded by Sina Youssefzadeh in Portland, OR on a hot night in August 2010
Cover Artwork by Matt Gauck

Huge thanks to: GoxRecords!, Radix Media, Sina and The Kids in Black collective, Because We Must, Healthforce Nutritionals, Tim Rusmisel and Seven Generations, The ALF and ELF, The Vegan Straight Edge and all the folks out there fighting for the rights of those that have no voice.

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released December 12, 2011

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Track Name: MIKE XVX - 01 - Natalies Song
Natalies Song

so sociable and charming, you taught humans to be kind
rescued from a slaughterhouse, this is where you lived your life
we awoke one morning to find that you were sick
though just last night you showed no signs of illness
now it shows
and I lost a friend today
we say goodbye to you Sweetpea and carry on your name

Let's sit together and remember our friends
We'll relive all those memories again

you helped humans come to realize that turkeys are there friends
supposed to grow to 12, but 3 years is all you lived
you had problems with your joints and problems with digestion
problems brought from breeding for massive food production
and though we gave you a good home
we'll keep you in our hearts, we'll show them they were wrong

I want to shut down all of those places you've been
and I'll make sure they can't do this again
Track Name: Mike XVX - 02 - The Forest Near Your Old House
The Forest Near Your Old House

I hear the chainsaws ripping through the ancient trees
I see good people doing nothing
beauty strips along the highway to deceive
I see good people doing nothing
they say clearcuts put an end to plant disease
I see good people doing nothing
how can they cast aside all that they believe?
how can they sit there and do nothing?

there's a dry creek bed where no water flows
and the forest you once loved stands there no longer
it's just a barren piece of land where nothing grows
while their complacency and apathy make them stronger

*now your river can no longer reach the ocean
will you sit there and do nothing
our forests threatened by logging and pollution
will you sit there and do nothing
simply asking them to stop is fucking useless
will you sit there and do nothing
I'm so sick of every one of their excuses
how can they sit there and do nothing

there's a dry creek bed where no water flows
and the forest you once loved stands there no longer
it's just a barren piece of land where nothing grows
while their complacency and apathy make them stronger
Track Name: 03 - Not All of Me Survived
Not All of Me Survived

no more silence, no more lies this time
no more excuses in my life
no longer be ashamed to share the pain i feel inside
not afraid to stand up and say the things you did to me weren't right
and I'll sleep and dream in hopes that these nightmares will subside

I have felt the same way you described
if only I'd had the courage to tell you about my life
I would have told you where these scars came from and how they make me feel
it would have made those experiences seem real

I asked for help, I pleaded for solace in my life
the things we saw, i'm not sure that all of me survived
in the past you ignored my screams, my begging and my cries
now I don't need these memories parading through my mind

i raised the strength to fight back in my own way
and i implore you to do the same
I stayed quiet for too long, always looked the other way
only with death do you realize your mistakes
mistakes, mistakes
you made a fucking mistake
Track Name: 04 - We Must Look Like Monsters
the first horse I'd ever had the chance to get to know
you are gentle, you are strong and you are brave
and even if your scars are cut so deep they always show
you're a warrior my friend and now your safe

stanley, stanley
you deserved a better life it's true
stanley, stanley
I can't believe the things they did to you

they burn six numbers in your skin and those numbers still remain
how could animals ever trust us again?
they would have run you to your death, a forced march till your dying day
humans must look like monsters to them

stanley, stanley
they racetrack burned six numbers in your neck
stanley, stanley
a symbol we'll never forget

sadistic gambling perverts drunk and screaming in their seats
the scum of the earth in my eyes
horses forced to run until their heart ceases to beat
it's all just torture in disguise

our anger begs for action though I know you never would
we're just thankful that you are ok
we love to see you happy, every reason that we should
your presence just brightens our day

stanley, stanley
you deserved a better life it's true
stanley, stanley
we are all so very proud of you