Happy Cow

from by Arthur Lee Land

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    The inspiration to write Happy Cow came after Arthur met Francis Thicke and visited his organic dairy farm, Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, Iowa. Thicke, (pronounced “ticky”) a sustainable dairy farmer with a Ph.D and former USDA Soil Science Program Leader, is campaigning for the position as Iowa’s next Secretary of Agriculture, against a candidate backed by corporate agribusiness. The song Happy Cow was chosen to be a focal point for an online music video contest helping to spread the word that “what happens in Iowa will impact the nation.” To further support Thicke’s campaign, a celebrity judge panel for the contest included filmmaker David Lynch, bestselling author Michael Pollan, actor Stephen Collins, and King Corn filmmaker Aaron Woolf.

    Arthur states: “I feel like the issue of clean food and sustainable agriculture is reaching critical mass. From my perspective, this IS a national election. When I heard that the people who typically vote for this office are over 55, I knew we needed to find ways to reach younger people in Iowa who care about their food and the systems that produce it.” Visit www.friendsoffrancisthicke.com to learn about Francis and what you can do to help.
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"Happy Cow"

What's it gonna take...
To see the writing on the wall?
What's it gonna take...
to feel like the planet we inhabit's vey small?
What's it gonna take...
to know we're gonna reap what we sow on the farms?
What's it gonna take...
to hear Mother Nature, she's rung her alarm?

I'm just a happy cow
Living in the here and now
Grazing in this field of green
But it seems like time is moving faster if you know what I mean
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock

What's it gonna take...
To see what's happening right in front of your face?
What's it gonna take...
To spend your dollars in a way that'll change the marketplace?
What's it gonna take...
To spread the word about a better way?
What's it gonna take...
To be the change we want in the world today?

I'm just a happy cow
Living in the here and now
Grazing in this field of green
But it seems like time is moving faster if you know what I mean
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock

We're just the happy cows
Living in the here and now
Grazing in these fields of green
But it seems like time is moving faster if you know what I mean
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock
The clock is ticking....Ticky-tock

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from Happy Cow, track released October 10, 2010
Arthur Lee Land: Vocals, guitar, mandolin,
bass and talking drums.
Thor Jonsson: Drum loops/programming
and "ticky-tock" harmonic samples.
Produced & Arranged by Arthur Lee Land and Thor Jonsson
Recorded at home, mostly Fairfield IA, also Montclair NJ.
Engineered by Thor Jonsson and Arthur Lee Land
Mixed by Thor Jonsson
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder CO
Music/lyrics: Arthur Lee Land
2010 Mighty Roots Publishing ASCAP

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“How come my heart feels cracked open.” There’s no wonder why Arthur Lee Land’s 4th album Cracked Open, offers an exciting invitation for the musically adventurous to discover a boundless, transcendent world. Arthur’s groundbreaking style is driven by the integration of sophisticated musical, emotional and spiritual juxtapositions. It’s been said; “Every one of these songs sticks to your soul” ... more

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