post

Eat Food Carol

Song for group singing, based on “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan. The lyrics build on Pollan’s own seven-word summary of the message of his book, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Perfect for a motley group of green carolers, a singing party, even a community choir. It’s been a blast to sing at farmer’s markets, food coops, CSA gatherings, etc. Recorded with stragglers from the Garlands of Song Traveling Singing Party. (2009).

Eat Food Carol
Bret Hesla © 2009

1. Come dear neighbor join us, come join us for a bite
Tra-l’arugula-lalalalalala
Gather round a table a table of delight
Eat food. Not too much, And mostly plants

Chorus:
Sit down, sit down
Come join us for a meal
Tra-l’arugula-lalalalalala
Sit down, sit down
Come savor what goes rushing by
Eat food. Not too much, and mostly plants

2. Oh green treasures springing, springing from the ground
Tra-l’arugula-lalalalalala
Sweeter pleasures nowhere, nowhere can be found
Eat food. Not too much, and mostly plants

3. My wife and I got married when oat bran was the thing
Tralarugulalalalalalala
But now oat bran is nothing, omega 3 is king.
Eat food. Not too much, and mostly plants

4. Should I eat this product? Well here’s a simple rule:
Tra-l’arugula-lalalalalala
Think of your great grandma; Would she know that it’s food?
Eat food. Not too much, and mostly plants

5. Here’s another guideline, and please don’t think us rude
Tralarugulalalalalalala
If it has a barcode, it prob’ly isn’t food
Eat food. Not too much, and mostly plants

6. Chemistry is pallid, a meal is so much more
Tra-l’arugula-lalalalalala
Nutrient obsessions, obsession’s such a bore
Eat food. Not too much, and mostly plant

Add to Cart