Chili
Written by Kevin McMahon
Performed by Lucky Pierre
There are few pleasures
Left in this world to treasure
Except for love and music
I can think of just one

So here's your real recipe
For edible ecstacy
Say I love you today
In a different way

Say, chili
Start out
Get out your four quart pan
Add two tablespoons of your favorite brand
Of ?olio?, shortening, margarine
Just make it a greasy pan
Add one cup of diced white onions
If you got paid that day add a bunch of scallions
Three or four garlic cloves minced lovingly and slow
And salt and sweat it, man

Never a moment in a fine cook's hour
Sees this opportunity to dice and trim beef
If you're a vegetarian find a similarly textured soy or tofu product
And mill it, man

Brown all the aforementioned ingredients
Strain the grease out when you're through
We wouldn't want too many carbohydrates to eliminate you
Some chopped, drained chili sounds good
Some jalopenoes and habanaros but watch it

Alright drop the cumin right here
You might as well take some time for two or three or five or seven beers
That's purely optional
Not for the pot, but for the brain
Watch yourself

Two 303 size cans of tomatoes
Some fresh ground oregano americano
A cup of pinto or kidney or black beans
Get it simmering
And then you've got it, man
You've got it, man

You've got chili
Hallelujah
Home made chili
Hallelujah
You've got chili
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
God is proud of you, girls
Do your cooking real well
To ease your troubled night at a hard day's end
And god is proud of you, boys
You do your cooking with joy
Delight your woman's heart at a hard day's end

Yeah, you've got chili
Hallelujah
Home made chili
Hallelujah
You've got chili
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah