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I know, I know the sun is hot
Mosquitoes come and suck your blood
Leave you there all alone
Just skin and bone

When you walk among the trees
Listening to the leaves
The further I go the less I know
The less I know

Where will you run?
Where will you hide?
Lullabies
To paralyze

Fat and soft, pink and weak
Foot and thigh, tongue and cheek
You know I'm told they swallow you whole
Skin and bone

Cutting boards and hanging hooks
Bloody knives, cooking books
Promising you won't feel a thing
At all

Swallow and chew
Eat you alive
All of us food that hasn't died
And the light says

Simmering, pick and pluck
Tenderize, bone to dust
The sweetest grease, finest meat you'll ever taste
Taste, taste
So you scream, whine, and yell
Supple sounds of dinner bell
We all will feed the worms and trees So don't be shy

Swallow and chew
Eat you alive
All of us food that hasn't died



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 2:20 am
    This is and ode to cows, pigs and chickens. That are lead to slaughter for our dinners every day. The song is a witness recollection of the elder cow to the calf, the hen to the chick... Our lives are to grow and give our lives to the slaughter, be plucked and simmered, swallowed and chewed skin and bone.
    This is what it is to be part of nature.
    Humans not excluded.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 7:03 am
    All is one, and one is all. We are just part of the cycle of the universe. We are food that just hasn't dies, yet...
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 4:12 am
    This is the life cycle! No secrets here. Ww2? No. Cannibalism? Tangentially, maybe. We all will feed the worms and trees: the inevitable fate of every human. Fly your flag, folks, you only get one shot.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    This song is actually about cannibalism. I have seen other meanings, by other people. But it really is about humans feeding on others. If you listen to it again and read over the lyrics now, i am sure you will be able to put the pieces together yourself. Enjoy the thought :)

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