Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

The Lyrics

Original Lyrics & Music : Leslie Bricusse.  Arrangement: Eddie Curtis & Debbie Curtis. Lyrics Adapted By Debbie Curtis


If I could talk to the animals, just imagine it,

Jerome Flynn 
Chattin' with a chimp in chimpanzee,

Susan Jameson 
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah,

Owen Paul                                                                    Carol Royle
What a neat achievement it would be,

Hazel O’Connor
If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages,

Hayley Mills                                                                                 Sue Cook & Debbie Curtis
Maybe Take an animal degree,

Harry Stone 
I'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle,

Liza Goddard                                                                        David Van Day
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea,

Dave Spikey & CJ de Mooi
I would converse in polar bear and python,

Jerome Flynn                                    Alan Ford

And I would curse in fluent kangaroo,

Hazel O’Connor 
If people ask me "can you speak rhinoceros?"

Sophie Shaw 
I'd say "of courserous, Why can't you?"

Trevor Weeks                                                    Bob Kingsley 
If I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal,

Jerome Flynn                                                Jerome Flynn & Debbie Curtis
Think of the amazing repartee

Ziggie Sky Ward
If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,

Uri Geller                                             David Van Day
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,

Jerome Flynn, Carol Royle, Sophie Shaw & Debbie Curtis
And they could sing and speak to me

Kerry Ellis
If I consult with the quadrupeds

Bob Kingsley
Think what fun we’d have, Asking for the crocodiles for tea!

Simon O’Brien                                                                 David Hamilton
Or maybe lunch with three lions, walrus and sea lions

Virginia McKenna                                                                               Dave Spikey & Debbie Curtis
What a lovely place the world would be!

Hayley Mills                       Sue Moxley

If I spoke slang to orang-utans, the advantages

Macka B

Any fool on earth could plainly see!

Janey Lee Grace & Debbie Curtis
Discussing Eastern art and dramas

Uri Geller
With intellectual llamas

Susan Jameson
That’s a big step forward you’ll agree!

Virginia McKenna
I’d learn to speak, in antelope and turtle

Hazel O’Connor
And Pekinese would be extremely good

Juliet Gellatley
If I were asked to sing in hippopotamus

Owen Paul
I’d say “whynotamous?” and I would!

Vince Hill
If I could parlay with pachyderms

CJ de Mooi
It’s a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson and Grimm

Jerome Flynn & Hazel O’Connor & Debbie Curtis
And one who walks with the animals, talks with the animals

Kerry Ellis
Grunts and squeaks and squawks with the animals, Ha Ha

Jerome Flynn, Liza Goddard, Dale Vince, Terry Ackland-Snow   & Debbie Curtis                                   Vince Hill   
And they would sing with me

Owen Paul & Ziggie Sky Ward & Debbie Curtis
And if you just stop to think of it, there's no doubt of it

Bob Kingsley                                                                                         Alexandra Bastedo

Our attitudes are so last century

David Hamilton
If I could walk with the animals

Sophie Shaw
Talk with the animals

Janey Lee Grace
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals

Jerome Flynn, Hazel O’Connor, Harry Stone, Liza Goddard, CJ de Mooi, Anthony Haighway & Debbie Curtis
And they would say ‘Set me Free’

Jerome Flynn, Hazel O’Connor, Ellie Harrison & Debbie Curtis


All The Same

Words & Music By Debbie Curtis & Chris Baker : Slam Poetry By Jared Paul

It’s all the same birds

Harry Stone

All the same bees

Paulina Pospieszalska

It’s all the same fruit

Cindy Jackson

From the same tree

Sue Moxley

It’s all the same heart, beating within

Harry Stone

It’s all the same skin

Sarah-Jane Honeywell

It’s all the same footprint, Left in the sand

Josef Brown

It’s all the same mammal, All the same man

Juliet Gellatley                                                                    Jilly Johnson

It’s all the same pathway, All the same bends

Jenny Seagrove                                                                  Annika Svenska

All the same ends

Victoria Eisermann & Ziggie Sky Ward

So what’s the difference between us all


It’s nothing much and it’s very small

Polly Browne

They have a right to be, as much as we


It’s all the same life

David Van Day & Debbie Curtis

It’s all the same eyes, all the same glow

Polly Browne & Ziggie Sky Ward

Seeing the sun, watching the snow

Jenny Seagrove

It’s all the same rainbow for them to follow

David Van Day

Its all the same world, for their tomorrow

Josef Brown & Sarah Jane Honeywell


Imagine Your Dog, Imagine Your Cat

Butchered Like Cattle, Then Hung From A Rack

Imagine Your Cat, Imagine Your Dog

Living Hell On Earth, In A Factory Farm

Debeaked like a chicken, alive and awake

With no anaesthetic but a searing hot blade.

It’s all the same life, so why don’t we care?

Why’s torture wrong for our pets but for livestock it’s fair?

Its a factory farm,

Jared Paul


Where ever you run, you can’t hide


Let your conscience be your guide

Polly Browne

Love is the message so get on board


It’s all the same life

Harry Stone, Chris Baker

It’s all the same earth

Paulina Pospieszalska

All the same sky

Anneka Svenska

All the same clouds

David Van Day & Harry Stone

That go drifting, drifting by, In the blink of an eye, So why let them die?

Chris Baker, Debbie Curtis, Polly Brown, Harry Stone

It’s all the same birds, It’s All the same bees

Josef Brown,

We’re from the same tree

Josef Brown, Chris Baker, Debbie Curtis

It’s all the same birds, All the same bees, We’re from the same tree

It’s all the same birds, All the same bees, We’re from the same tree

It’s all the same birds, All the same bees, We’re from the same tree