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Spain. Bullfighting. Savagery. Blood Bath Galore. Animal Cruelty. Lyvon in Protest.

And why shouldn't we look at bullfighting with a critical eye? Because tradition has enshrined it beyond reproach? That's a lame excuse for perpetuating animal cruelty for the blood-thirsty mob. This bullfighting is worse than using animals in circuses. The mob cheers whenever the bull is stabbed, and the torero raises his arms in glory after the bull succumbs to its mortal wounds. Pretty barbaric stuff, really.

Believe it or not, not all Spaniards are hungry for blood. According to Lyvon, a Spanish rock group who wrote a song in protest called El Rock del Torero ( Bullfighter's Rock ), 70% of the Spanish population are no longer interested in bullfights. If and when you go to Spain, don't go to the bullfights. Spain is blessed with innumerable art museums, cathedrals, and libraries. Don't hobnob with the boorish crowd at the arenas.

Below is Lyvon's performance as presented in YouTube:



Here are the lyrics in English:

Hundreds of bulls who are murdered
Their blood spilt by the fans
A slow agony and a bloody death
By insensitive people who kill without conscience
Impassive eyes they watch the massacre
And a gloomy government that pay for this blood
They charge us this "fiesta" Which is called national
No with my taxes to mistreat an animal
"Bullfightkill", the art of killing
Is not a culture, not even "fiesta" to murder
They charge from my incomings the mistreatment to animal
It's enough torture, final abolition
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
It's enough of national "fiesta"
With my taxes I'm not going to subsidize it
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
Such an unworthy game, with no ethic and morality
The rest of Europe is looking very badly to us
A clown guy, dressed in bumpkin clothes
Who claims to be very "macho" and very traditional
To any virgin he offers the ritual
And cheat so many people by ill-treating to an animal
Opium for the people who clap the trick
they shout an "olé!" to the crappy bullfighter
The jackal ends the scene with the sword
And they say that is culture the national "fiesta"
"Bulfightkill" the pleasure of killing
Is unworthy from a rational human being
Assassins and thieves 'cause they steal
The taxes from my working sweat
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
It's enough of national "fiesta"
With my taxes I'm not going to subsidize it
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
Such an unworthy game, with no ethic and morality
The rest of Europe is looking very badly to us
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
It's enough of national "fiesta"
With my taxes I'm not going to subsidize it
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
Such an unworthy game, with no ethic and morality
The rest of Europe is looking very badly to us
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
It's enough of national "fiesta"
With my taxes I'm not going to subsidize it
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
Such an unworthy game, with no ethic and morality
The rest of Europe is looking very badly to us
Bloody bullfighter, fucking cheeky
Put yourself the sword into the ass
It's enough of national "fiesta"
With my taxes I'm not going to subsidize it

And finally, Lyvon's website:

http://www.lyvon.com/

Comments

Anonymous said…
Great.

I really love this band.

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