I DON'T EAT ANIMALS Melanie Safka I was just thinking about the way it's supposed to be, I'll eat the plants and the fruit from the trees, And I'll live on vegetables and I'll grow on seeds, But I don't eat animals and they don't eat me, Oh no, I don't eat animals 'cause I love them, you see, I don't eat animals, I want nothing dead in me. I don't eat white flour, white sugar makes you rot, Oh, white could be beautiful but mostly it's not. A little bit of whole meal, some raisins and cheese, But I don't eat animals and they don't eat me. Oh no, I don't eat animals 'cause I love them, you see, I don't eat animals, I want nothing dead in me. A little bit of whole meal, some raisins and cheese, I'll eat the plants and the fruit from the trees, And I'll live on vegetables and I'll grow on seeds, But I won't eat animals and they won't eat me, Oh no, I'll live on life, I want nothing dead in me, You know I'll become life and my life will become me, You know I'll live on life and my life will live on me. (Spoken during performance) I wrote this song in Columbus, Missouri. I was... had a day off, so I, I wanted to go to the country, and that wasn't very difficult because the country was... Columbus, Missouri is the country. And I walked outside my door and I saw a big cow and I said, "Oh, moo, you know, don't you, you know that I don't eat cows?" And the cow didn't say anything except: "Mmmm, Melanie". And so, and so I wrote him this song, and I wrote it really for all the cows.