Pizza Resistance

from Gourd in the Act by Totally Gourdgeous

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Pizza Resistance
© Mal Webb 2018

This song is for a restaurant I've long visualised
An imaginary franchise for the disenfranchised
A fictional kitchen, which for globally famed
Fearless leaders of love it is nobly named
In these slices of life, find kindness entwined
Like "Like Water for Chocolate", through the stomach to the mind

[Chorus...]
Come eat at the Pizza Resistance
Comida la peaceful persistence
Non violent people's revolution, spins round your platter
Revering the kinder heros who really matter

First up, a la carte, we have the Dalai Lama - One with everything, the supreme karma farmer
Then the Nelson Mandela our top seller, it'll govern your taste buds but takes a long time in the oven
Then the Martin Luther King, aka MLK, Mushroom, Lettuce and Kale, s'il vous plait, right away
Like the Josephine Baker cake when just desserts, unsegregated flavours a swirl of banana exerts
Unless French dressing disconcerts.

[Chorus...] ...who truly matter
Fine dining combining a reminder call with a comestible that's the best of all
Celebration! It's a festival! And salivation! It's delectable! Salutation of salvation through satiation

Up next on the specials is the Corazon Aquino, the Manila folded pizza or Calzone Philipino
Then the Ken Saro Wiwa's Nigerian effect, with no oil or shellfish, out of respect
Then the Julian Assange features leeks of course, a taste of Ecuador with a secret sauce
Then the Ghandi knocks your socks off, but not so hot that it's untouchable. It's fast food and yet it's not.
Pass the salt... make it one with the lot. Wot ya got!

But in each case, each great tasty topping
Needs a supportive base to stop it flopping
Hours of grind for fine flours wholegrained and seeded
Growing rolls are heeded when dough is kneaded
The heat entreats yeast increased in size
The trusted crust and the faithful rise

[Chorus...] ...who really truly matter
Fine dining combining a reminder call with a comestible that's the best of all
Celebration! It's a festival! And salivation! It's delectable! Salutation of salvation through satiation

And guaranteed the ingredients of every morsel in our range is organically and ethically sourced and, of course
It's a given that the menu is subject to change, as the women and men who inspired it desired it
So we wood fired it!

'Cos with a jukebox stocked with Bob Marley and John Lennon
And bookshelf stacked with Gene Sharp, Tolstoy and Thoreau
Extend the menu beyond the venue to fond defenders of our rights
That maybe you don't know you don't know

Like the Cesar Chavez if farm fresh is what you seek
Or for greens, the Bob Brown is mild, but never meek
Take a seat, try the Rosa Parks, the Alice Paul
And the Nobel Women's Initiative pizza. Try 'em all!
Then the Lauaki Namulau'ulu Mamoe's
A long way from the flavour of the Lech Wałęsa
Then the Vaclav Havel, the Gbowee, the Tohu
Kākahi, The Te Whiti o Rongomai, the Desmond Tutu
Phew! And maybe even you too!

[Chorus...] ...who really truly matter
Fine dining combining a reminder call with a comestible that's the best of all
Celebration! It's a festival! And salivation! It's delectable! Salutation of salvation through satiation

©Mal Webb 2017

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from Gourd in the Act, released January 10, 2020
Written and sung by Mal Webb

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Totally Gourdgeous Melbourne, Australia

Four outrageously diverse singer-songwriter-musicians united under Gourd. Indeed, playing instruments made from those woody cucurbits brings their music together to make folk funk philosophy to feed your wildest pumpkin longings. Penelope Swales (guitar), Carl Pannuzzo (drums), Mal Webb (bass, mbira and bugle) and Andrew Clermont (violin, mandolin and guitar). Instigated in 1998. ... more

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