Animals and Other People

by Scarlet Rescue

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Scarlet Rescue's debut EP, "Animals and Other People," delivers punk-edged, indie power-pop with infectious grooves, catchy refrains, and razor-sharp lyrics fueled by righteous anger and a vision for revolutionary change. It brings together some of the best studio musicians in the Phoenix area with Lisa Barca's bright yet hard-hitting, gritty vocals, rip-roaring mandolin, and lyrically-smart songs that range from satirical and uplifting to chilling and devastatingly serious--and from funk-driven rap to grunge-infused intensity.

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"Lisa is a neo-riot grrrl rocker writing some of the most overtly political lyrics around."--THE REVOLUTION RELAUNCH magazine

“Lisa Barca, great singer! Power, humor, melody, and a message for our times. Her gift is her song.” -- Jane Velez-Mitchell, JANE UNCHAINED

“...transcend[ing] status quo group-think” with Scarlet Rescue’s “raucous cry for liberation” --THE REVOLUTION RELAUNCH

THE END OF TYRANNY has been featured on the VEGAN NATION podcast with Marlene Narrow

BARBECUE PROTEST was featured on the JANE UNCHAINED network

“Awesome music! Amazing lyrics.” ---Marlene Narrow of VEGAN NATION

BARBECUE PROTEST is the theme song of VEGANS VOTE radio with Amee Be and Liana West

“Lisa is a force in the feminist underground…a fourth-wave ecofeminist heroine” ---THE REVOLUTION RELAUNCH

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A significant portion of our song proceeds will go to Goats with Horns Animal Sanctuary (www.gwhsanctuary.org) and Aimee's Farm Animal Sanctuary (www.aimeesfarmanimalsanctuary.com) --- to help feed, house, and provide medical care for happy animals like Adorabull!

While this music is currently offered for free, donating when you download supports these sanctuaries and the making of this music.

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released October 15, 2019

All songs by Lisa Barca

Lisa Barca: Vocals, Mandolin
Adam Armijo: Guitars
Mario Mendivil: Bass
Dave Bloom: Percussion

Recorded and produced by Robert Lang at Big Bug Sound, Phoenix, AZ

Artistic consultant and manager: Stephen Davis

Album cover photo credit: Aimee Takaha of Aimee's Farm Animal Sanctuary.

In album cover photo: Adora-bull, a male calf found discarded in a ditch, considered a waste product of dairy production, as are all male calves born to the mother cows from whom milk is taken to sell to humans. Thanks to a good samaritan and Aimee Takaha, he will now be able to live out his life surrounded by love at her sanctuary.

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Scarlet Rescue is an alternative rock project fronted by writer, vocalist, professor, and activist Lisa Barca. Punk, indie, with smart lyrics, power vocals, and catchy melodies.



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Track Name: Barbecue Protest!
Lyrics: I've been on the outside for a long time
which makes me less concerned about your approval
If my vision meets with your derision, you'll be flagged for removal.

'Cause I don't mind walking on my own
And I don't mind deleting you from my phone
We're all born and die alone anyway
Like the feeling beings we killed for food today.

So I don't want to go to the barbecue
I don’t want to go ‘cause it makes me blue
Now that you know, are we still friends?
Sorry, I can't bend.

Before you unfollow me, will you hear what I have to say.
There's nothing more hollow, see, than looking the other way
You don’t want to hear unpopular opinions
And I don’t have a megaphone or minions
I make nice, pretend it doesn't bother me, but that's another me...
The real one says:

I don't wanna go to the barbecue
I don’t wanna go ‘cause it makes me blue
Now that you know, are we still friends? ......

And I don't mind finally taking a stand.
Won't find me in ham-burglar land --- not by my dollar or my hand.

No I don't want to go to the barbecue.
I still won't want to go in a year or two.
I don't want to go to the barbecue.
And I ain't gonna show no matter what you do.
Now that you know, are we still friends?
Or is this the end?

Music and Lyrics: Lisa Barca
Track Name: The End of Tyranny
I’m singing this out of love, I’m bringing this for peace
The time has finally come for tyranny to cease

The sky was black when I woke up today
Too much injustice for my mind to allay
Instead of imploding I'm gonna shout it away...
Namaste, bitches! :-)

I got so much to say I ain't got time for pretty melody
Hear this song out and you will surely see
I'm on the attack, taking a stand for nonviolence
'Cause I can't sleep amidst all this silence

I’m singing this out of love, I’m bringing this for peace
The time has finally come for tyranny to cease (2x)

Why do we humans think we're so amazing?
When I look around I often see us moaning and lazing
Or slashing and blazing
We're unkind even to our own kind
The other animals we think are ours to confine
Cut off their beaks and claws
For no necessary cause
The killing goes on every day of every week of every season
For no justifiable reason
Do you think we need those products to be healthy?
These bad habits make a few soulless corporations wealthy
While messing with the climate, arable land goes to waste
Feeding the poor man's bread to the rich man's cow
For a matter of taste?
The alternatives are delectable
So I'm inclined to find this unacceptable

I'm singing this out of love
I'm bringing this for peace
The time has finally come
For tyranny to cease

Have you ever looked into the eyes of an animal
And see they feel love and fear, just want to be fulfilled
And don't want to be killed?
Like your dog or your cat
The ones we eat are like that
Open up and you'll see
In all the really important ways
They're just like you and me
Every hamburger once had beautiful eyes
It's time to open ours and avert our own demise

I'm singing this out of love
I'm bringing this for peace
The time has finally come
For tyranny to...
CEASE!!

Music and Lyrics: Lisa Barca
Track Name: Clean and Clear
I am stepping into the light
It’s been a long long hard cold night
I am stepping into the sun
I’m an angel on the run
I am the devil’s rebel daughter
Elusive and supple like water
Take it to your lips drink it down
I’m flowing to your side of town

And I am clean and I am clear
And there is nothing that I fear
And I can bring us all the stars
I can travel so far, so good
I’m not giving too many answers without the questions in my mind
Take it now or leave it behind

Have you ever had someone you wanted so much to communicate with
That if it was your last breath you’d sing an aria?
And have you ever loved the wind like it was your own soul?
And have you ever gotten high
by learning how low you can get before you die?

The map draws lines that lead me back to an alien place, where I
Couldn’t find a mirror in which I recognized the face
And the water comes crashing down, again
I think I finally found myself a friend

And I am clean and I am clear
And there is nothing that I fear
And I can bring us all the stars
I can travel so far, so good
I’m not giving too many answers without the questions in my mind
Take it now or leave it behind

Music and Lyrics: Lisa Barca
Track Name: Seeing Her Being Her
Homeless, aloneness, her future so bleak
Hasn't seen a bed or a shower for a week
Screaming at someone from the past
Trying to avenge those injuries at last

Every possession in an old plastic bag
Some kid shouts out, “Shut up you stupid hag!”
Your morbid curiosity gives way to irritation
You turn away along with your wealthy nation

Maybe you don't like seeing her because you wouldn't like being her
Would you mind seeing her if you wouldn't mind being her?

She’s fresh into college, new books and life's a charm
After nights of studying, a party, what's the harm?
Waking from a stupor, the waft of stale beer
Phone, wallet, shoes are nowhere near
Alone on the stairs, an ache beyond words
It's hers against his and the sorority girls
Pretend it didn't happen; they come out to defend
The quarterback---So afraid it could happen to them.

Maybe you don't like seeing her because you wouldn't like being her
Would you mind seeing her if you wouldn't mind being her?

"Have a nice day....we'll sweep this away" the talking heads say
Won't be on the news---advertisers can't use it

Bellowing for days they took her baby away
A round-eyed calf she got to love for one day
He's in what they call an "individual housing unit"
She can almost hear his cries beneath the waning moon
He'll be killed soon
He'll be killed soon
He'll be killed soon
She'll be hooked up to the milking machine for at least a year more
Then passed across the same slaughterhouse floor

Maybe you don't like seeing her because you wouldn't like being her
Would you mind seeing her if you wouldn't mind being her?

Music and Lyrics: Lisa Barca