Justice

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Words and music by Daniel Redwood (ASCAP)

Story

 

Justice, a magnificent being who my spouse, Beth, and I met at Peaceful Prairie Animal Sanctuary, escaped from the truck that was taking him to a slaughterhouse and is now the self-appointed “greeter” at the sanctuary. His story is featured in the inspiring book, Ninety-Five, which is a conservative estimate of the number of animals spared annually by one person’s vegan diet.

Lyrics

 

JUSTICE


Justice was born in Kansas

And getting shot saved his life

Let me tell you the story

How he escaped the butcher's knife

Justice was riding in a cattle truck

Stopped along the Interstate

When he crashed through the doors and ran for his life

'Cause freedom couldn't wait

He was taken down by an officer

With a tranquilizer gun, so bold

But when it reached  his bloodstream

It meant his flesh could not be sold

 

So sing a song for Justice

Sing it with all your might

Sing it for the dawn that waits

Beyond the darkest night

And pray for every animal

Confined and misunderstood

And for the day the final slaughterhouse

Shuts its doors for good

 

Justice arrived at Peaceful Prairie

From a long, cold, lonely ride

Trembling with each step he took

Truly terrified

There was a cow named Sherman there

Who stayed at Justice's side all day

And licked his face again and again

'Til Justice was okay

 

So sing a song for Justice

Sing it with all your might

Sing it for the dawn that waits

Beyond the darkest night

And pray for every animal

Confined and misunderstood

And for the day the final slaughterhouse

Shuts its doors for good

 

Justice learned his lessons well

Yes, he learned them all just fine

And when each new arrival comes

He's always first in line

It could be a chicken, could be a goat

Or a pig or a cow like him

Makes no difference what you are

Justice is your kin

He greets each one with a joyful sound

And licks their heads the same

This gentle giant, proud and strong

Lives up to his name

 

So sing a song for Justice

Sing it with all your might

Sing it for the dawn that waits

Beyond the darkest night

And pray for every animal

Confined and misunderstood

And for the day the final slaughterhouse

Shuts its doors for good


© 2013 Daniel Redwood (ASCAP)