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An infectiously bouncy electroswing track all about... Dirt!

Featuring Michael Barker (John Butler Trio/Black Sorrows) on drums, Mal Webb on horns, Kylie Morrigan on strings and Charlie Mgee on ukulele & vocals, 'You Are What You Eat' was launched in December 2015 as part of the UN International Year of Soils celebrations in Rome.

lyrics

You are
what you eat
And you are
what what you eat eats
And you’re even what what what you eat eats eats
Here’s a clue, why don’t you
Take a peek beneath your feet.

If you want to know what you're made from
Look at what what you're made from's made from
‘Cause the stuff that we're all made from is the same.

Yeah you go from dust to dust
So you've gotta just trust that upper crust
and maintain that good terrain from whence you came.

We’ve been looking up
We’ve been messing ‘round
We’ve been freakin' out
But it’s time to get
Down, down, down

Cos we’re made up
of common ground
Can’t live without it
And it's time to get
Down, down, down, down, down

When you flirt with the dirt
You’ll observe it's certainly not inert
From a worm to a chicken
“Bok Begerk!”
You’re never alone on the loam
and it’s time to get to work!

We’ve been looking up
We’ve been messing ‘round
We’ve been freakin' out
But it’s time to get
Down, down, down

Cos we’re made up
of common ground
Can’t live without it
And it's time to get
Down, down, down, down, down

You are what you eat
And you are what what you eat eats
And you’re even what what what you eat eats eats
And it repeats, it repeats, it repeats.
Down, down, down.

credits

from Grow Do It - Album, released September 2, 2016
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, Vocals, Beets
Mal Webb: Bass, Trombone, Slide Trumpet
Kylie Morrigan: Violin
Spoonbill: Wonky Electro Squishy Phun
Michael Barker: Drums

Written by Charlie Mgee, Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

Recorded by Michael Barker at Twisty Pole Studios - Rotorua, NZ, Magenta's Tiny House, Christchurch, NZ, Casa Del Mal, St Kilda, VIC & Bandung, Indonesia.

Thanks to Vandana Shiva for inspiring this one!

Produced, mixed & mastered by Spoonbill in King Lake, Melbourne.
Copyright © 2016 ORiGiN Music Publishing.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System Fremantle, Australia

Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ based around the principles of permaculture (a neat way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electro-funk-swing, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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