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Based on this site and discussions with my friend Ted about his ornothological friends. While the song is specifically about birds that have gone extinct, it applies to our world at large, and perhaps ourselves.

Abominominous covered this for a Coverfight 2004. It rawks!

stylish, exotic
with limitless beauty
the ostrich and egret
were slaughtered with creulty

society hats
yes for decrative awning
they hadn’t a chance
no, they hadn’t a warning

the eskimo curlew
and passenger pigeon
heath hen and great auk
and the labrador duck

extinct now forever
these birds, killed for feather
imagine if we
had lived responsibly

(c) 2003 roy walter

September 20, 2003 11:42 PM