Nurr Goth Isn’t Political #6 – Skinny Puppy: Ode To Groovy

As long as there has been goth there has been radical goth. And not just in little dark corners of the dark corners that goths hang out in. Some of the most prominent bands of the genre have been and are quite vocal. Skinny Puppy was one of my first real “underground” (not on the radio) bands that I got into in high school, when a friend gave me a mixtape. Skinny Puppy has always been an animal rights band, and remains explicitly political on a number of issues. This is a song they did for an In Defense of Animals fundraiser compilation.

lyrics behind the cut.

Skinny Puppy: Ode To Groovy

dog has sight feels pain sorry
not quite as dumb as they seem
with or without god’s poor judgment
screams just the same to me
leave it up to government
medicine speeds your life away
who shot the cat in the hat
to experiment is insane
fetching bones from the government food bowl
never was a dog’s best friend
license to kill
look behind the sentient line
what’s alive feels the heat of the flame
the fascist mask media blinds
what’s perceived through the tunnel of pain
through slight of hand no one reprimands
the research gone astray
forgotten flesh we’re bottle-fed
on a need-to-know basis
teaching lies the little dog cries
the tears of the quiet one’s
license to kill
(cuts his crap?)
(cuts his dung?)
wisdom’s race false delight
to kill time and time again
tube down the neck
flesh pulled back
to crawl underneath the skin
the corporate death no sentiment
the pain sustained at will
they preach on high morals lie
in this farce called vivisection
what research finds as the animal dies
never did a goddamn thing
license to kill

4 thoughts on “Nurr Goth Isn’t Political #6 – Skinny Puppy: Ode To Groovy”

  1. Glad I could help. Also on a side note I saw you at the WGT this year. I didn’t know it was you though, I simply thought “This guy looks familiar…Hmmm…” but just assumed you were a German. It was in front of the AGRA hall. I saw your pictures from the event and it hit me.

  2. I am so excited to have found this list of yours. I’ll forgive you that the first SP song you posted is the only one of theirs I hate :-) But yeah, you could probably post SP song after SP song and have them all apply. Check out Fascist Jockitch, testure, human disease, etc etc etc (if you have not already :-))

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