We Know Better

by Matt Wixson's Flying Circus

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An animal rights song, because natural is not always better. We are human and we can do a lot of incredible, unnatural things, and rising above biology to kick animal products is one of the optional advantages we have as compassionate, rational beings.


released January 1, 2011



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Matt Wixson's Flying Circus Detroit, Michigan

Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus are a three-piece, queer-fronted band from Detroit, MI, with DNA from every corner of punk gene pool. Since 2010 we have toured extensively both regionally and nationally, and have shared the stage with many top bands, including the Suicide Machines, the Slackers, Mustard Plug, Fishbone, Rx Bandits, PEARS, Screaming Females and We Are The Union. ... more


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Track Name: We Know Better
Well I was born a human, nothing more and nothing less
With aggression in my program but compassion in my chest
Though I'm on top of the food chain I'm not just an animal
I was cursed with the ability to know what's ethical

So I say goodbye to anger, greed, and hate
And that's why you find no violence on my plate

Well I was born a human but I won't fall in the trap
Of saying, "this is how it's always been and I'm okay with that"
'Cuz wasn't human slavery a tradition of the past?
Subjugation of another who was caught without defense

I'm no exploiter and I'm not predator
No, I am human I know better

We're the species of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms
We are human, we know better
A man on the moon and nuclear bombs
We are human, we know better
Aristotle and immunization
We are human, we know better
Shakespeare, telecommunication
We are human, we know better

So I call to all mankind to embrace your human mind
And to your animal self don't surrender
'Cuz we are human and we know better