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Do What You Like (single)

by Gavin Chappell-Bates

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Do what you want to Do what you like No thoughts for the future What you’ll leave behind You’re so blind So you do what you like Take what you want to Take what you like Scorch the planet Leave it to die You think it’s your own endless supply So you take what you like YOU SAY YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW BUT IT’S YOUR WORLD, IT’S YOUR HOME YOU WON’T CARE UNTIL IT’S ALL GONE SO YOU DO WHAT YOU LIKE Hurt who you want to Hunt what you like In your concrete jungle Nothing can survive For your production line You kill what you like YOU SAY YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW BUT IT’S YOUR WORLD, IT’S OUR HOME WE CAN’T JUST CONTINUE TO GROW UNTIL IT ALL EXPLODES WHEN NATURE TELLS US TO GO WE WON’T DO WHAT WE LIKE


'Do What You Like' is a folk-rock single from Gavin Chappell-Bates which will be released on Thursday 4th October 2018, World Animal Day.

Gavin wrote the song to reflect on how we, the human race, treat our home, planet earth, and the other inhabitants that we share it with.

As well as being available to purchase as a digital download, a short film will also be released on the same day to accompany the single. This was created by Gavin with footage provided by a number of animal welfare and conservation charities to help create a visual representation of the song’s message.

All proceeds from sales of ‘Do What You Like’ will go directly to these charities that provided footage to make the film: Animal Aid, Animal Equality, Animals Australia, Earthling Ed, Greenpeace, PETA,
Save Me Trust, Tiger Awareness and Viva!

Gavin wants to use his music and the release of ‘Do What You Like’ to raise awareness about animal welfare and conservation issues. He is asking others to join him in this mission by signing up to a Thunderclap campaign.

Gavin deliberately chose to coincide this release with World Animal Day, a social movement which aims to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards across the globe. You can find out more here: www.worldanimalday.org.uk

Gavin wrote the song to highlight his biggest fears, the destruction of our environment and the mass slaughter and suffering of animals. In 2014, inspired by his affection for his cat Sully, Gavin had an epiphany and converted first to vegetarianism and then to veganism. Having been a consumer of meat and dairy for over thirty years he had never previously questioned what he put in his body but with increased awareness he, along with his wife Alison, decided he had to make a change.


released October 4, 2018

Gavin Chappell-Bates - vocals, guitars, harmonica
Tim Gifford - bass
Paul Richards - drums


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Gavin Chappell-Bates Cambridge, UK

Plant-powered 🌱 music maker 🎵 writer 📖 animal lover 🐱 💚

Gavin Chappell-Bates is an acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter from Cambridge, England.

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