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Pet, by Blake Scopino

Blake Scopino (vegan/musician)

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Below are the lyrics to a song called "Pet." It explores the dynamic between an abuser and victim and is spoken from the perspective of the abuser. Since a lot of songs like this are spoken from the victim's point of view, I thought it would be a good change for people to experience being spoken to by an abusive person who, as in my song, tries to explain and defend why he does this which even he isn't always quite sure of thus touching on how abuse can be an awareness issue as they do not know the terror they are causing--which touches on a more complex aspect of animal/child/spousal abuse. But it's certainly true, so many people are in the dark ages when it comes to the subject of animal rights unless its a dog or cat. I use the word "pet" because it rides a fine line between different connotations which I wanted to express in the song.

When you see the lyrics there is definitely some "say one thing and do the other" obliviousness that the abuser is guilty of. Normally I don't like to post lyrics since without the music they can seem weird but I decided I would send you them so you would know for sure what was being said in the song.

There are many parts of this song that instantly bring about memories of the animal atrocities I've seen in videos as well as in the 4 minute video clip of the slaughterhouse footage Gary Yourofsky showed during his Georgia Tech speech. I think it would work well together with something like that.

Listen: Pet.mp3


Pet
Words and Music by Blake Scopino

Verse 1

I never wanted this
It's just another thing that I do
And that look on your face
When you're afraid and I'm coming down on top of you
Understand I don't hate you
Every time I hurt you
But I love to watch you squirm like a worm
When I'm taking it out on you

Chorus 1

Can you hear me? Can you understand my command when I'm talking to you?
Don't close your eyes and start to cry when I'm looking down at you

Verse 2

I'm not a perfect person
But you're the best thing I've ever had
Cuz when I'm alone and I'm feeling down
Just wanna take you home and throw you around
Be my rag doll girl
And I will tear apart your rag doll world
You're just a pet
Don't you forget

Chorus 2

Can you hear me? Can you understand my command when I'm talking to you?
Don't close your eyes and start to cry when I'm looking down at you

Bridge

Won't you come out and play today?
Better do what I say, ok?

Chorus 3

Can you hear me? Can you understand my command when I'm talking to you?
Don't close your eyes and start to cry when I'm looking down at you

Outro

I can't take it
I can't take it
Wanna break it
Rub your face in it
I hate the way you make me hafta say those things I say when you disobey
You're a pet (I knew it from the start)
Don't forget (That down in my heart we'll never ever be apart)
I hate the way you make me hafta remind you of your place everyday

Blake Scopino © 2011

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