I CAN'T NOT BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTER

I N S P I R A T I O N

Modern day spreads, apparently, do not attract mould. It does make you wonder. A few years ago, no-one would ever have thought of telling people what something is not, in the hope of attracting sales. You can hear track on Soundcloud.

I play this in the key of C using DADGAD shapes. 


I Can't Not Believe It's Not Butter

They package it up in bright yellow to put you in a good mood

So when you spread it on your bread, your mind will not be on food.

But distracted to fields full of clover and away from the here and the now

I can't not believe it's not butter, it did not come from a cow

They make you think of a farmyard, a little red tractor and plough

I can't not believe it’s not butter, it did not come from an udder,

And it did not come from a cow!

 

I’ve read the label to look for clues to ascertain its ilk

What is notable by its absence is any major mention of milk

There is stuff of which I have never heard all reconstituted somehow

I can't not believe it’s not butter it does not come out of a cow!

They make you think of a farmyard, a little red tractor and plough

I can't not believe it’s not butter, it did not come from a milking machine,

And it did not come from a cow!

 

It’s a method to exploit a marketing trend, it's a way to add value to sludge

It's a ruse to move resources around for someone with something to budge

It's a means of lubrication with a name to raise an eyebrow

I can't not believe it’s not butter it did not come from a cow!

They make you think of a farmyard, a little red tractor and plough

I can't not believe it’s not butter, it did not come from an animal

And it did not come from a cow!

 

Paul J Openshaw May 2012

 

© Paul J Openshaw 2012