Ode to Rosie

from by Mike Votava

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inspired by Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma


ODE TO ROSIE - lyrics

Allan Shainsky had a farm and on the farm he had twenty thousand chickens
my baby is in the barn that resembles a military barracks
why don’t you go outside
take advantage of your free range access
what’s that behind those eyes
I’m detecting large amounts of sadness
There there there there there
Rosie are you feeling lonely
your more than just my source for protein
it breaks my heart to know your tiny legs can not support
the massive weight brought on by spending all your days alone
consumed with sadness

Oh Rosie baby
what’s the matter you can tell me
We’ll both feel better
get acquainted with my belly

Now that I know the truth I can’t believe they call this bird organic
just between me and you, I’ve got no plans to change my eating habits
ten minutes is all it takes for Rosie to be fully plucked and packaged
I love the way she tastes even though I’m not a fan of the process


from Books Are OK in My Book, released August 7, 2016
written by Mike Votava
produced by Mike Votava
recorded at MJV Studios
Seattle, WA


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