“Kill the Turkey” Lyrics

Kill the turkey, shoot him down
Pluck his feathers, make him ground
Make burgers, kill the cow
Slit his throat, let him bleed
Make steaks, make burgers
Good to eat

Kill the beast, who took our dirt
Oh, black gold
But if you want it bad enough
Oh if you want it bad enough

Keep your eyes on the prize
Keep your eyes on the prize
Keep your eyes on the prize
Keep your eyes on the prize

Kiss the clever, one who said
You made your bed
Now lie in it, die in it
Kiss the shit, that hit the fan
When you went and killed
Another man

But if you want it bad enough
If you want it bad enough

Keep your eyes on the prize
Keep your eyes on the prize
Keep your eyes on the prize
Keep your eyes on the prize

By Gregory and the Hawk, from their album: In Your Dreams (2007)

29 Replies to ““Kill the Turkey” Lyrics”

  1. Kill the turkey, shoot him down,
    Pluck his feathers, Make him growl,
    Make burgers
    kill the cow,Slit his throat, let him bleed,
    Make steaks, make burgers,
    Good to eat

    Kill the beast, who took our daughter,
    I’ll break off…
    But if you want it bad enough,
    Oh if you want it bad enough,

    Keep your eyes on the prize,
    Keep your eyes on the prize,
    Keep your eyes on the prize,
    Keep your eyes on the prize,

    Kiss the clever, one who said,
    You made your bed,
    now lie in it; Die in it,
    Kiss the shit, that hit the fan,
    When you went and killed,
    Another man,

    But if you want it bad enough,
    If you want it bad enough,

    Keep your eyes on the prize,
    Keep your eyes on the prize
    Keep your eyes on the prize
    Keep your eyes on the prize

  2. I don’t think this song is about vegetarianism at all, I believe it is about being motivated to the point where you believe the only way you can achieve what you want is by doing wrong, and consequently realizing you must take responsibility for your actions.

    It’s absolutely lovely.

  3. sounds to me the song is more about someone who’s more than motivated to the point of zealotry.

    perhaps it’s about someone who became so narrow-sighted and intent on reaching their goal, that it wasn’t important who got hurt in the process—whether it be physical or emotional is of course irrelevant.

    my two cents.

    song’s like a beautiful Belique china dish hidden, slathered underneath rotten eggs.

  4. I feel like the song is referring to someone who’s being abusive to someone else. Perhaps the “Kill the turkey, shoot him down/Pluck his feathers, make him growl” is all referring to someone hurting another in an abusive relationship. I also feel like the whole song is from the side of the abuser rather than the person being abused. It also could be trying to portray animal cruelty but obviously only Meredith would really know.

    anyways, the song is very interesting and beautiful.

  5. I read somewhere that the song is about the Iraq War. Someone said he’d met Meredith and she was annoyed that he assumed she was a vegetarian because of it.

    Of course, he could have been talking complete shit.

  6. Kill the turkey
    shoot him down
    pluck his feathers
    make him ground
    make burgers
    kill the cow
    slit his throat
    let him bleed
    make steaks, make burgers
    good to eat

    Kill the beast
    who took our dirt
    Oh, black oil
    But if you want it bad enough
    Oh, if you want it bad enough
    Keep your eyes on the prize (x4)

    Kiss the clever
    one who said
    You made your bed
    now lie in it; Die in it
    Kiss the shit
    that hit the fan
    When you went and killed
    Another man

    But if you want it bad enough
    Oh, if you want it bad enough
    Keep your eyes on the prize (x4)

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