VOICE FOR ANIMAL

Voice for Animal

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© 2013 Matthew Checker

 
Animal can feel  before it starts to rain
animal can see  the clouds are gathering
a man approaching  across the field
animal can sense it  the danger real
 
feel torn and lonely  when its mate is dragged away
a distant cry  in the darkness
animal can hear it  machines they start to roar
animal can smell  deep red upon the floor
 
Can I look in their eyes?
Can you look in their eyes?
Can we look into their eyes?
Until that time I got a voice for animal
 
animal can feel it  in the crush together
animal can dream  of the warm breeze and sunny weather
feel peace of mind  with enough space to feel alive
animal can bleed  like no forever
can bleed like no forever
 
yeah, yeah, yeah
yeah, yeah, yeah
 
Can I look in their eyes?  
Can you look in their eyes?  
Can we look in their eyes?  (we are feeling the same way)
Can we look in their eyes?   (we are feeling the same way)
Can we look in their eyes?  (we are feeling the same way)
Can we look in their eyes?  (you can see it's the same way)
Can we look into their eyes?
 
'til it is over
'til it is over
 
got a voice for animal
got a voice for animal – yeah
got a voice for animal
 
 

ABOUT VOICE FOR ANIMAL

I decided several years back to become a vegan for ethical, environmental and health reasons. I have never looked back except for 0.01% indulgences with cheese.

Animals are treated like slaves and tortured in the same way humans can be – greed, ignorance, the ego-mindset. Whilst pets are revered, the farm animal destined for meat production or enforced, excessive milking is just an object for consumption. This is a mark of insanity – but can be changed if people start to question what they are living for. With few geographically determined exceptions (e.g. Tibet, Eskimos), I believe, meat (or dairy) is not needed in diet for healthy nutrition. We are frequently fed lies by lobbyists in the food industry and their paid "scientific" experts.

The scientific proof is out there that animal protein increases vulnerability to illnesses, including cancer.

E.g. China Study – 40 years of scientific research on the subject

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEuRMm-a6mo

the book

in German

The Earth cannot sustain human beings with their level of meat and dairy consumption. Going vegetarian, vegan or reducing levels of animal protein down to an ethical minimum is one of the essential ways to avoid tragedy and misery in the future.

 

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CHILD IN THE FUTURE

© 2009 Matthew Checker

Simple desires of a child in the future

I wanna live in a house with some normality – in the future
Where people share in a world not scared to strive for solidarity
Sometimes I wanna live with no electricity – a reminder
Machines stand still, a bitter pill but maybe the world will start to heal

I wanna live in a world where the technology – in the future
Takes its place in a smaller space – senses tuned to the cry of Nature
I wanna live in a world where the technology – in the future
Is made with love, used with love to make the world a paradise

Simple desires of a child in the future – Yeah
Simple desires of a child in the future – Yeah
I’m a simple kind and simple times
Satisfy my simple mind
In a world gone blind we’ve gotta find
What’s happening to soul
Simple desires of a child in the future

I wanna live in a land with wise mentality – in the future
Hands reach out, smiles abound talking waves of a warmer sound
Wanna live in a world with right priorities – in the future
Things get done, for all as one – proof’s out there that it can be done

I wanna see beyond my own mortality – in the future
Sowing seeds for air to breathe, crossing new horizons
Wanna see beyond my own mortality – in the future
Death will come to everyone but how we lived is the final question

Simple desires of a child in the future – Yeah
Simple desires of a child in the future – Yeah
I’m a simple kind and simple times
Satisfy my simple mind
In a world gone blind we’ve gotta find
What’s happening to soul
I’m a simple kind and simple times
Satisfy my simple mind – Yeah – Yeah

I’m a simple kind and simple times
Satisfy my simple mind  rpt.

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ABOUT CHILD IN THE FUTURE

Children are the future and need to be given hope. I am often reminded of this when I look at my guitar pupils or nieces. It’s never too late!

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RIVER OF LOVE

© 2009 Matthew Checker

Born to be
in a colourful motion
Plain to see
There’s no time for commotion

When you gaze at the clouds you feel the now
While the water divides beneath the bow

Ever been on the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river

Green and gold
With the sunset approaching
Toucan calls
From the tree-top a coaxing

With the splash of a fish to catch your eye
There’s a flash of a wish to try to fly

Ever been on the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river of love, come on down
Sail along the river

Ba ba badap badap ba ba…

Born to be
in a colourful motion
Plain to see
There’s no time for commotion
Once you’ve been there you need to sing and shout
Cos you know what the fuss is all about

Ever been………..

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ABOUT RIVER OF LOVE

During and shortly after my university years, where I was fortunate enough to study ecology, I was given the amazing opportunity  to take part in some ornithological expeditions to Central and South America. Two of these were in Ecuador where we tried to establish which of the remaining areas of a very threatened forest type (Ecuadorian dry forest) should be considered for conservation efforts. In these deciduous forests (leaves are shed in the dry season) there are many equally threatened species of plants, birds and animals which exist nowhere else.

…..I am getting sidetracked, for that is another story (see About Matt Checker). I was deeply fascinated by this and other natural habitats I saw in Ecuador and the Amazonian area with its colours, sounds and extraordinary diversity was of course no exception. River of Love came out of my memories of the boat journey up one of the tributaries of the great Amazon River. Macaws, howler monkeys, sunlight glittering on the water – it was simply delicious!

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