"Meat City" as written by and John Lennon....
Well I been Meat City to see for myself
Well I been Meat City to see for myself
Been Meat City, been Meat
Just got to give me some rock 'n roll

People were dancing like there's no tomorrow
Meat City
Finger lickin' chicken pickin' Meat City shook down U.S.A.
Pig Meat City

Well I been the mountain to see for myself
Well I been the mountain to see for myself
Been the mountain, been the
Just got to give me some rock 'n roll

Snake doctors shakin like there's no tomorrow
Freak City
Chicken suckin' mother-truckin' Meat City shook down U.S.A.
Pig Meat City

Well I'm gonna China to see for myself
Well I'm gonna China to see for myself
Gonna China gonna
Just got to give me some rock 'n roll

People were jumping like there's no tomorrow
Meat City
Finger lickin' chicken pickin' Meat City shook down U.S.A.
Pig Meat City

Well I'm gonna China
Yes I'm gonna China
Well I'm gonna China
Yes I'm gonna China
I'm gonna China
Yes I'm gonna China
Alright


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    General CommentLennon's most disposable song, written in a period of (for him) pretty disposable songs.

    PencilNeckedGeekon November 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's pretty disposable - but if he had only fleshed it out. It isn't entirely insipid, is it? It has an 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide....' quality without, unfortunately, feeling fully realized or the time taken on production. The album "Mind Games" did put John into the perceived role of producing his own output for the first time ever - but we already know he has no discipline for attention to detail. Thus, this sounds sloppy when it could have been quite mind-blowing. One of my dreams is to get a hold of the original tapes for these sessions and remix them the right way. The entire collection on this album were really good songs that sank under John's production values. The inside track says that the record company even had someone come in after John to clean up the raggedness.

    Well, this song is nonsense obviously. It should have been a rock stomper. Alas.
    Tweezeon February 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI like Meat City. Mind Games, Tight A$, Bring on the Lucie, and Out the Blue are all good songs. And the soft songs that lead up to Meat City, I Know (I Know) , and You Are Here, set it up great.

    I agree the sound is messed up. But the 2002 remix of the album make it sound a whole lot better. You can actually hear the drum kit cybals. You can't on the original mix. It's weird. It's like it is one solid sound coming out. Maybe this was Lennon's attempt at a wall of sound.

    I hadn't heard the record company sent someone in to secretly work on the mix. Maybe it was them that messed it up.
    TheBeckleson April 29, 2011   Link

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