Vegetarian Songs

I’m compiling a list of vegetarian songs. They aren’t necessarily all about being vegetarian. Some are pro vegetarian, some are anti, and some are just vaguely about meat or vegetables. Anyone know of others? Please add to my list.

Here is what I have so far:

Meat is Murder” by The Smiths

Ham N Eggs” by A Tribe Called Quest

Be Healthy” by Dead Prez

Ode to Groovy” by OhGr/Skinny Puppy

Squash all Beef” by KRS One

I Don’t Eat Animals” by Melanie Safka (cute video someone made)

History of a Furcoat” by Tes

Beat the Meat” by Good Clean Fun

Meat Means Murder” by Conflict

Cats and Dogs” by Gorilla Buscuits

Antischism” by Slaughter

Vegan in Furs” by Of Montreal

“Meat is Still Murder” by Propaghandi (I like their site, so I liked to that instead).

New Age Girl” by Deadeye Dick

Banana Chips,” “Brown Mushroom,” and “Fruits and Vegetables” by Shonen Knife

Vegetables” by The Beach Boys

Green Eyes” by Erykah Badu

Peaches” by Presidents of the United States of America

Apples, Peaches, Bananas, and Pears” by The Monkees (this video is great)

Chiquita Banana” by Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra

I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” by Freddy Martin

Call any Vegetable” by Frank Zappa and the Mothers (here is a video of students performing the song. I like it.)

Captain Vegetable” by Jeff Moss (I also like this explanation)

I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)” by Hoosier Hot Shots (sheet music here)

HomeGrown Tomatoes” by Guy Clark

Spawn Again” by Silverchair

Waste” by Good Riddance

Taste Your Own Medicine” by Dystopia

You’re Wrong” and “Franco Un-American” by NoFX (not sure why their songs are so contradictory to the one below, but I like these)

Vegetarian Mumbo Jumbo” by NoFX

All that Meat and No Potatoes” by Fats Waller

Know Your Chicken” and “Beef Jerky” by Cibo Matto

A Chicken Aint Nothin’ But a Bird” by Cab Calloway

Fried Chicken” by “Mz Peaches

Fish Heads” by Barnes & Barnes

Eggs and Sausage” by Tom Waits

Attack of the Sprouts

Carrot Juice is Murder” and “I am Cow” by Arrogant Worms

Eat Steak” by The Reverend Horton Heat

Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese” and “Were’d the Cheese Go?” by Ween

34 responses to “Vegetarian Songs

  1. “Be Healthy” by Dead Prez is the vegan anthem, yo.

  2. thanks! I updated my list.
    I also remembered “Ham N Eggs” by A Tribe Called Quest

  3. also, “Ode to Groovy” by Ohgr/Skinny Puppy is one of my all time favs.

  4. “Cats and Dogs” by Gorilla Biscuits is the shizz.

  5. There is also:-
    Fruit and Veg – by Harvey Andrews
    Don’t Eat Meat – by Manfred Manns Earthband
    Looking for changes – by Paul McCartney
    Don’t kill the animals – by Lene Lovich and Nina hagen
    Vegetarian Restaurant – by Aberfeldy
    and Assault and Battery – by Howard Jones

  6. Playing vegan versions of popular songs instead of the similar sounding popular songs may help influence the fans of the popular songs and others.

    http://www.youtube.com/vegsongs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj-CemgF4DE Imagine Vegan similar to Imagine by John Lennon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWp3WC0j0u4 Compassion similar to Passion by The Flirts

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  7. clams have feelings too by NOFX

    no bones no blood by jah sun & others

  8. Fire Pon a Deada – Bushman
    Beef – BDP

    I love “Be Healthy”, one of my all-time favourites!

  9. Cruel Circus by The Colourfield

  10. “Waste” by Good Riddance

  11. Chicken Skwak – MDC

    Good song (:

  12. Torture me

    by the Damned

  13. I Don’t Eat Meat by Dada Veda, check it out on myspace. He’s awesome.

  14. I have a new vegetarian song, A Better Deal. It is a track on my CD, Love is the Best.

  15. If you can give me an email address I can send you the lyrics of these songs
    thanks for your work
    M E King, frgs.

  16. See http://www.vegansongs.com all composed by a farmer’s son
    Email me for the lyrics; vegansong@gmail.com

  17. A really good Veggie-friendly song about Nature, World Peace, and Harmony among all people and animals, is Kittykat’s piano song BEIRUT. Another great song is her original STARDUST No. 2, also on piano. Beautiful lyrics and singing on both.

    By the way, Kittykat’s lead singer, Silvana Sings live on the performance of ANCIENT MOTHER at the Women’s Spirit Festival with the Temple of the Goddess Singers, is also one to listen for.

  18. Story of my Life – Millencolin!

  19. Assault & Battery by Howard Jones

  20. No To Violence
    Supersoul Connection

  21. “Godly Food” by Gamma needs to be on this list! :)

    “If meat is murder then I murder less than I used to / choose to / chop a little tofu” :-)

  22. ‘Veg’ and’ Labcoats’ by Will Haven

  23. Great. I love all these additions! Keep em coming, folks!

  24. Beef (How Low Can You Go) Gary Clail

  25. “Johnny Wanna Live” by Sandra or Sarah Brightman
    “Lite A Flame (The Animal Rights Song)” & “Animal Rights” by Laura Nyro
    “Skin” by Siouxsie & the Banshees
    “Hold A Candle To This”, “Born For A Purpose” & “Waste Not Want Not” by the Pretenders
    “Apeman” by The Kinks
    “Don’t Be Part Of It” Howard Jones
    “I’ll Give You My Skin” by Indigo Girls w/Michael Stipe
    “Tame Yourself” by Raw Youth – and everything else not mentioned from the Tame Yourself compilation: http://www.amazon.com/Tame-Yourself-Various-Artists/dp/B000008LDU

    annnd, I might get back to you. :)

  26. oops edit that: the second Laura Nyro song is “Animal GRACE”

  27. masscasualties

    Here’s a Great Vegan Song:

  28. nice list. might use one or two of these in my next podcast which is on eating animals. (FYI, “Squash All Beef” is not about meat but about “beefs” as in fights between people.)
    dan kaufman

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