Why Be a Pigeon When You Can Be a Peacock?

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Farmer Dave loves colors. Who doesn't? However you choose to express yourself, don't be afraid to stand out!

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Why be a pigeon
When you can be a peacock
Why entertain the thought of being drab
Look into my eyes
And you’ll soon realize
I’m ecstatic to be
Living fab

It’s a real pleasure
My natural treasure
Counting immeasurable hues
There is crimson and silver
Forest green runs down the quiver
Fuschia AND magenta
And a streak of royal blue

I love colors, Yes I do!
Won’t you be a peacock, too?
I love colors, take my advice
Maybe one day I’ll be a bird of paradise (and I’ll dance real nice)

Why be boring
Why be trite
Why not show some color now and then
You’re not a pigeon
You’re not a crow
And you’re certainly not a hen

A peacock such as you
Should never be subdued
Strut and prance your feathers to and fro
It’s no shame to strut your train
Like a lion with his mane
A tail will tell your tale
No two peacocks are the same

I love colors, Yes I do!
Won’t you be a peacock, too?
I love colors, take my advice
Maybe one day I’ll be a bird of paradise.

credits

from Demos & Sneak Peaks, released August 1, 2014
David Ladon - acoustic guitar, vocals
Seth Adams - bass, vocals
Chris Belden - banjo, vocals
Kirsten Lamb - vocals
Josh Kiggans - drums


Recorded and mixed by Ariel Bernstein
written by Ladon/Adams
Peacock artwork by Matthew Durso

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Animal Farm Chicago, Illinois

ANIMAL FARM is a Chicago-based quartet of musicians and educators whose lively performances entertain and engage children of all ages. Our stage show is a colorful blend of music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation.

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