Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( Anorexic song lyrics )
ANOREXIA CAN BE FUN
Copyright © 2004 - MickTerry.com
You're fat. Your mirror does show it all.
How could you let yourself
go & destroy your health?
a hundred pounds & five-foot-nine.
You're fat. You really are quite appalled.
But then you'll gorge & splurge
& then you'll have to purge:
a lovely cycle every time.
ANOREXIA CAN BE FUN, especially if you're bulimic.
Your outfit as a skeleton is all ready for each Halloween.
ANOREXIA CAN BE FUN, especially if you're comedic.
A spew of barf jokes and fingers down your throat:
A belly laugh for every teen.
You're fat. The media tells you so.
Just look at all those pix
of all those shapeless chicks.
You've really got to get in gear.
You're fat. Your mirror shows what you know.
You've got to shed those pounds.
You've got to keep them down,
regardless of the news you hear.
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
who's the fattest of them all?
Mirror, mirror on the door,
... oh, what the hell, let's eat some more!
You're fat. Your mirror would not tell lies.
It's got to be the way
you see yourself each day
& not the way that others do.
You're fat. But maybe just through your eyes.
& maybe in your brain
you've got deceiving games,
convincing & controlling you.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder,
maybe fatness is in the mind's eye of the beholden.
Copyright © 2004 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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These lyrics used by permission in the following academic project:
Betsy Sorensen - CA: student English satire class project
"that is so wrong, do you even know what anorexia or bulimia is, you are sick." ( sic )
- Sannalee Bing / Suzanne King - Australia 1-12-07
( Reply from Mick Terry: )
"Thank you for your letter of concern. It can easily be seen that you are sensitive to the issues of anorexia & bulimia. Since you did not state which song offended you, it would have to be assumed that it was Anorexia Can Be Fun. Contrary to what you seem to think about the song, I am also sensitive to the illness.
I have had several friends & students who have or have had anorexia/bulimia, including one who died from it. The health of all those with this condition is of deep concern to me.
Regarding the song, it is intended to be a literary style known as satire or irony. As such, it is not to be taken at face value, but rather to be understood as meaning more towards the opposite of what is stated. It is intended for the reader/listener to appreciate the value of what is being said from a different point of view.
May I suggest that you read the lyrics again, going below the surface for the deeper meanings & intentions."
- Mick Terry - 1-13-07
(Response from Sannalee Bing / Suzanne King:)
"if an anorexic read that song, do you have any idea what it would do their head, they are already constantly being told that they are fat & ugly by their negative mind & that they are completely worthless, an anorexic would not take it as you say it is meant to be taken, they would take it at face value because that is what their negative mind tells them to do, i suggest you rethink posting that song. no matter what its intentions are or how it is supposed to be taken." ( sic )
- Sannalee Bing / Suzanne King - Australia 1-14-07
To other anorexia song lyrics:
JUST SO FAT
To other anatomy song lyrics: BIG FAT ZIT
To other disability song lyrics: WHEELCHAIR IN SAN FRANCISCO
To other food & health song lyrics: ALIEN INSIDE ME
THUPER THIGHS ME
WHISPERING TOO LOUD
I LOVE YOUR LAUGHTER
SUGAR HIGH, SUGAR LOW
INN OF THE SEVENTH RAY
STEAMING CUP OF COFFEE
PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES
ANOTHER NAKED BREAKFAST
WHERE ARE THE NUGGETS ON A CHICKEN?
BREAKING DOWN TO THE MOLECULAR LEVEL
WHAT THE HELL DID I EVER DO TO MONTEZUMA?
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