Fight We Shall

1st verse:
Fight we shall and fight we must.
They're calling us, they're calling us.
From factory farms to high school labs,
They're screaming for their lives!

The fur ranches, the rodeos
The tuna nets, the hunters' bows.
It's got to stop, for goodness knows,
They're screaming for their lives!

They're maimed in product testing labs,
Their legs are gashed in leghold traps.
Some start as pets, get thrown in pounds,
Then seized and burned alive.

We are the cause of your distress.
And none of this will change unless
We try for you, we try for you
We try for you, we try.

2nd verse:
How can we be so unjust?
The name of progress hides our lust.
And billions yearly bite the dust
While screaming for their lives.

In habit lies our deadly sin,
Despite a voice that cries within:
"They're living creatures, just like us
"Yet screaming for their lives."

We salt the wounds of their sad plight
Proclaiming: "Humankind has rights.
"Let others not of this mold be
"Exploited bought and sold."

With habits that are so maligned,
Until the day we change our minds
You'll die for us, you'll die for us.
You'll die for us, you'll die.

3rd verse:
Fight we shall and fight we must.
They're calling us, they're calling us.
From trauma labs to puppy mills,
They're screaming for their lives!

And those of us who heed their cries
Can feel the tears in our own eyes
Of what they cannot verbalize
In screaming for their lives.

We see the worth in each of them,
So let us lend our voice to them.
We'll strive so that humanity
Will finally let them be.

Not bigger cages, empty ones.*
And we won't stop until we're done.
We'll fight for you, we'll fight for you.
We'll fight for you we'll fight.

*shouted, not sung.

Words and Music by Mohan Embar
Copyright ? 1995-2003 by Mohan Embar. All Rights Reserved
May be used in unchanged form by avowed Animal Rightists if accompanied by this copyright message.

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