Union Songs

Junk Food Junkie

A Song by Jack Warshaw©Jack Warshaw 2010
(suggested arrangement: full oompah band, kids singing chorus, or maybe just guitar)

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The country's getting fatter, it surely has to stop
Or very soon we'll all be dead from eating till we drop
But the government's determined, the boffins have a plan
They've organised the perfect guys to get us fit again

McDonalds, McDonalds
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
They grow rich on profits and we grow poor on cuts
They sell us lots of junk food, enough to rot your gut
McDonalds, McDonalds
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut

I used to be a veggie, a health and fitness fan
And every day I'd go to shop like any working man
But now the supermarket's been completely redesigned
Instead of fruit and nuts and greens this is what I find

I went to see the doctor, "This policy's outrageous
If junk food doesn't get me it may soon become contagious"
He peered in every crevice, he poked and prodded too
And when at last he finished said "I've just the cure for you"

I've tried a dozen diets, so many pills as well
Aerobics, running, yoga, nothing works I have to tell
But the nice folks down in Whitehall have swept away my fears
Bring on those Turkey Twizzlers and I'll live at least a year (with)


Many thanks to Smokey Dymny for permission to add this song to the Union Songs collection

Jack writes:
'The Guardian 13 November 2010:
The Department of Health is putting fast food companies McDonalds, KFC, Kellogs, Mars, Unilever and Diageo in charge of writing government policy on obesity, alcohol and diet related disease…including Compass, the company that markets [the infamous] Turkey Twizzlers. Campaign groups say it's the equivalent of handing smoking policy over to the tobacco industry… '

See more of Jack Warshaw's work in this collection.

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