Species Closeout

Story Behind The Song

The song title was inspired by a flyer for a meeting of a wildlife conservation group. The theme and lyrics all stem from the heading on the flyer "Species Closeout".

Song Description

A song about how everything in this world is a commodity sold for profit, including endangered species. It reveals that our society has come to the point where nothing has value unless it is a product, including other living things.

Song Length 3:44 Genre Rock - Alternative, Rock - General
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Annoyed, Distressed Subject Wild Animals, General
Similar Artists Foo Fighters, Beck Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Species Closeout
Lyrics ┬ęThea Kearney

Black rhinos, indian elephants, orangutans, and chimpanzees
Your brothers, your sisters are calling out in agony

Panthers and tigers, bats and crocodiles
Monkeys and kan garoos at a discount price

Species closeout, species closeout, go, get 'em while they last, species closeout

Human expansion and greed, breeding like rabbits, can't just have two or three
Bear gall bladder, tiger aphrodisiac, as if we reall y needed help to breed

Rhinos and elephants, black bears and orangutans
Jaguars and leopard skins at a discount price

Species closeout, species closeout, go, going, going fast, species closeout
Get 'em while they last, bargain prices, going, going fast, species closeout

Clear-cutting for the U.S., ivory from Africa, whale hunts for the Japanese
Silt in rivers, oil in oceans, factory trawlers strip-mining seas

Lions and manatees, wolves and chimpanzees
Pandas and lemurs at a discount price

Species closeout, species closeout, go, get 'em while they last
Species closeout, going, going fast, at a bargain price
You can get 'em, get 'em while they last, we make money fast
Species closeout, get 'em while they last
Species closeout, going, going fast
Species closeout, species closeout

Lyrics Thea Kearney Music Thea Kearney, Kennan Keating
Producer Thea Kearney Publisher Thea Kearney/Sea Dragon Records (ASCAP) and Kennan Keating (ASCAP)
Performance Thea K: Thea Kearney-Guitar/vocals, Peter Samspon-Bass, Pam Arnold-Drums Label 2004 Sea Dragon Records
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