"Feed Of Man" as written by and Jeffrey Scott/guthrie Tweedy....
If you
Beat up, butcher, and
You bleed a man:
If you bang up and badger and
Blood let a man;
And then I come along
On the feet of man
And half way laff and cry 'bout
The meat of man,
And I do what I can to
Bale string and tie some ballad truths
Up cured out
For the feed of man
And
Folks try to tell me
That it's on god's orders
That you bleed your man;
It's on god's good word that you
Bleed your man;
On god's plan print
That you dead a man;
Or you spit and curse and whip
Your man;
I say I'll help you fix and
Squeeze yourself up a new kind of a god
Of some kind;
One that tells you
Fertilyze and multyplye;
One that
Tells you:
Outsow and outblow,
Outplant and outgrow;
Outdo, and outrun, and out climb, and out spread
Every other tree and bush
And brushy fruits and flower petals;
Out fruit them all
For the feed of man;
Out stalk and out hunt and out think
For god's own sweet sake, out think! out think!
Out think the fruits
Outgrow these animal kind and shapes of man!
It you miss and go down
Your dust will turn up on that long hot job
Once more again
To help in the feeding and the seed of man
And not in the bleeding and the end of man.


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"Feed of Man" as written by Woody Guthrie Jeff Tweedy

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    General CommentWhat a fantastic song. It's excellent how when Guthrie offers to help 'fix up' a new God, this God is the God of the Bible, much more so than the god underwriting violence. The following lines could be taken as a beautiful amplification of the commands to humanity in Genesis 1: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
    king444on January 23, 2014   Link

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