Thursday, October 14, 2004

Urban Harvest pt 2

I'm afraid it's not up to Kirsty's fantastic standard, but I only had 10 mins free and this was the best I could come up with:

We buy our food in Asda
We must confess it’s cheap
It’s handier than Tesco’s
And the prices aren’t as steep.
The value we don’t question
But as we fill our shopping cart
We feel somewhat uneasy
Knowing it’s now part of Walmart

All good gifts around us
Are sent from heaven above;
Then thank the Lord,
O thank the Lord,
For all his love.

Our bacon comes from Denmark
The strawberries hail from Spain
The prawns were farmed in Asia
The wheat’s from the Ukraine
We fly food across the nations
Without a thought or care
No sense of passing seasons
Just more polluted air


We like our low cost coffee
Cheap chocolate and tea
We think not of the farmers
Their hardship we don’t see
We care not how they’re treated
If trading rules are fair
Or whether those like Nestle
Take more than their fair share


We’d like to buy organic
Fairtraded, decent fair
At a local Farmer’s Market
And demonstrate we care
But they only happen monthly
And you really need a car
Let’s face it Asda’s closer
And much more cheap by far


We thank thee then O Father
For all our cheap, cheap food
The Nettos and the Lidls
That grace our neighbourhood
We promise to try harder
The harvest to respect
Though we’ll still shop at Asda
We’ll buy CafĂ© Direct

Hmmmmm... still of the opinion that hymns reworded for urban or present day relevance end up invariably naff.

Someone prove me wrong...

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