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You Are What You Eat

Copyright 1997 Dana Clark

My old man’s been complaining

About the things I make him eat

But in his heart I know he knows

That a veggie can’t be beat

It’s whole wheat flour that gives us the power

To get up, get out and go

You don’t need a book to be a healthier cook

But there’s a few rules you should know

 

Please don’t ever be mean to a garbanzo bean

Or it might be mean to you

Don’t run and hide if you’re terrified

When faced with a plate of tofu

The fact that soybean still rhymes with joy

Means that you are in for a treat

It’s just a matter of time

Til you’ll be feeling so fine

Cause honey, you are what you eat

I’m tellin’ you

You are what you eat

 

So we eat tons and tons of vegetables

And we eat piles and piles of fruit

And we eat every bean that’s ever lived

They’re so little round and cute

It’s brewer’s yeast and not some bacon grease

That’s helping me to survive

With the life I’ve led

You know that I should be dead

But I’ve just turned ninety-five

 

 

Now here’s a suggestion to aid your digestion

And give you some peace of mind

Start your day with a bowl-a your favorite granola

The breakfast that’s divine

Go on and reach for a great big peach

Whenever you need something sweet

It’s just a matter of time

Til you’ll be feeling so fine

Cause honey, you are what you eat

I’m telling you

You are what you eat

 

If your cholesterol level gets higher and higher

And your blood pressure, too

Well there’s a whole lot of dishes that are really delicious

And oh, so good for you

If you would like to begin well, you can dig right in

Take a bite of paradise

With a great big grin and a dripping chin

You’ll say “this diet’s no sacrifice!”

 

Well, you must be gentle with each little lentil

For lentils can get tough

Always be nice to your brown rice

You know you can’t be nice enough

Pick up a carrot or better yet, share it!

And help yourself to a beet

It’s just a matter of time

Til you’ll be feeling so fine

Cause honey, you are what you eat

I’m telling you

You are what you eat

I’m telling you

You are what you eat!