Maria DainesBad news comin' outa Memphis
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Music United For Animals
Maria Daines Jukebox Radio
Compassion For ALL Creatures
Break The Cycle
Political Disaster
Rescue Me
BSL IS EVIL - Lennox & Spencer ~ STOP IT
IN MEMORY OF 'REE'
Our Beloved Boo ~ R.I.P.
FREEDOM FOR ALL HORSES
Bad News Comin Outa Memphis
PAUSE TO PONDER
Songs for Dogs
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For the lost souls of Memphis


We were alerted to the terrible situation at Memphis Animal Services, a shelter in Tennessee, USA, by several members of the public and animal advocates. We were told animals have starved to death there and the kill rate is excessively high, thousands of healthy, adoptable pets are taken into MAS but rarely leave alive, instead they are killed with no chance of finding a new home.

Then a lady called Morgana asked us to write a song to highlight this issue in hopes reform may right these unspeakable wrongs.

'BAD NEWS COMIN' OUTA MEMPHIS'


There's bad news comin' out of Memphis
N' trouble everywhere you go
No rescue for the lost and weary
Seems these bad rocks have gotta roll
Get down to the nitty gritty tension
You'll see Memphis is too hot to mention!

Now there's trouble in the place they call a shelter
A place they're supposed to do good work
And nothin's gettin' out or gettin' better
And good ole family dogs are gettin' hurt
So admin let's see your credentials
And God save the lost souls in Memphis

Cos there's bad news comin' outa Memphis
N' heartbreak a tearin' up our eyes
Please save the innocent, defenceless
Lord they need your help tonight

Well I looked an' I've seen some sad ole pictures
And man's best friend has lost the fight
They're being locked away down there in Memphis
We gotta get together, put it right
I'm miles away but it still hurts me
And God won't yah make 'em show some mercy!

Cos there's bad news comin' outa Memphis
N' heartbreak tearin' up our eyes
Please save the innocent, defenceless
Lord they need your help tonight

There's bad news comin' out of Memphis
N' trouble everywhere you go
No rescue for the lost and weary
Seems these bad rocks have gotta roll
Get down to the nitty gritty tension
You'll see Memphis is too hot to mention!

Cos there's bad news comin' outa Memphis
N' heartbreak a' tearin' up our eyes
Please save the innocent, defenceless
Lord they need your help tonight
Cos there's bad news comin' outa Memphis
N' heartbreak a' tearin' up our eyes
Please save the innocent, defenceless
Lord they need your help, need your help, tonight!



© Maria Daines/Paul Killington
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21.06.11


Song Comments

Rescue Me
“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer


Break The Cycle
'Today I want to ask, what happens when the dogs end up in a shelter where the people who run the shelter don't really care about animals? Where the abuse they suffer is worse than it would be if the dog was just left out on the street?' KC Dog Blog, 2009


Political Disaster
'It's a sad commentary about a supposed "shelter" for animals when the awful truths reach "across the pond" to the United Kingdom, giving cause for songs to be written to raise awareness globally of the terrible treatment of animals entrusted with their care.' Bonnie Snider, National Animal Advocacy Examiner, 2011


Bad News Comin Outa Memphis
'The loss of animal life at Memphis Animal Shelter cannot be blamed on anyone else other than those who are running and working in the shelter. The animals are the victims of their lack of care and their cruel irresponsibilty. I set up and ran a shelter in Greece, one of the most difficult countries to work in when it comes to animal welfare – we had no problem caring for, loving and rehoming literally hundreds of dogs and cats – and there was only two of us at the time!' Mary Alice Pollard, Cornwall's Voice For Animals, 2011


Compassion For ALL Creatures
For the lost souls of Memphis We were alerted to the terrible situation at Memphis Animal Services, a shelter in Tennessee, USA, by several members of the public and animal advocates. We were told animals have starved to death there and the kill rate is excessively high, thousands of healthy, adoptable pets are taken into MAS but rarely leave alive, instead they are killed with no chance of finding a new home. Then a lady called Morgana asked us to write a song to highlight this issue in hopes reform may right these unspeakable wrongs. (Liner Notes from Maria & Paul) Thx so much for CARING, as you guys always do, and do it with such Great Music. rich.


BSL IS EVIL - Lennox & Spencer ~ STOP IT
For the lost souls of Memphis We were alerted to the terrible situation at Memphis Animal Services, a shelter in Tennessee, USA, by several members of the public and animal advocates. We were told animals have starved to death there and the kill rate is excessively high, thousands of healthy, adoptable pets are taken into MAS but rarely leave alive, instead they are killed with no chance of finding a new home. Then a lady called Morgana asked us to write a song to highlight this issue in hopes reform may right these unspeakable wrongs. (Liner Notes from Maria & Paul) Thx so much for CARING, as you guys always do, and do it with such Great Music. rich.


IN MEMORY OF 'REE'
For the lost souls of Memphis We were alerted to the terrible situation at Memphis Animal Services, a shelter in Tennessee, USA, by several members of the public and animal advocates. We were told animals have starved to death there and the kill rate is excessively high, thousands of healthy, adoptable pets are taken into MAS but rarely leave alive, instead they are killed with no chance of finding a new home. Then a lady called Morgana asked us to write a song to highlight this issue in hopes reform may right these unspeakable wrongs. (Liner Notes from Maria & Paul) Thx so much for CARING, as you guys always do, and do it with such Great Music. rich.


Our Beloved Boo ~ R.I.P.
For the lost souls of Memphis We were alerted to the terrible situation at Memphis Animal Services, a shelter in Tennessee, USA, by several members of the public and animal advocates. We were told animals have starved to death there and the kill rate is excessively high, thousands of healthy, adoptable pets are taken into MAS but rarely leave alive, instead they are killed with no chance of finding a new home. Then a lady called Morgana asked us to write a song to highlight this issue in hopes reform may right these unspeakable wrongs. (Liner Notes from Maria & Paul) Thx so much for CARING, as you guys always do, and do it with such Great Music. rich.


FREEDOM FOR ALL HORSES
For the lost souls of Memphis We were alerted to the terrible situation at Memphis Animal Services, a shelter in Tennessee, USA, by several members of the public and animal advocates. We were told animals have starved to death there and the kill rate is excessively high, thousands of healthy, adoptable pets are taken into MAS but rarely leave alive, instead they are killed with no chance of finding a new home. Then a lady called Morgana asked us to write a song to highlight this issue in hopes reform may right these unspeakable wrongs. (Liner Notes from Maria & Paul) Thx so much for CARING, as you guys always do, and do it with such Great Music. rich.


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