Oct 2, 2010

Eat the Menu

Great song by the Sugar Cubes. Lyrics follow video--well worth reading ("I'm just the maid, but Yes to Food is Yes to Life. .... Oh, you vague customer... Eat eat, eat a moment.... Eat eat, eat the menu... Eat eat, eat the feeling... Eat eat, eat the person... Eat eat, eat the rockband!"


Eat The Menu (Lyrics)
Limousines, oranges,
Stars, moons,
Submarines, jeeps,
Glaciers, cars,
Caterpillars, even grapes

It's none of my business
But you have to eat
Your appetite is appalling

Eat eat eat the menu
Have, have, have some salad
Eat eat eat the menu
Bite, bite, bite an apple
Eat eat eat the menu
Suck, suck, suck an orange
Eat eat eat the menu
Taste, taste, taste the pate

I'm just a maid, but yes to food is yes to life

I've got to eat something
Otherwise I'll just die
But the choice is too great
I can't decide what to eat
I'll possibly just eat the menu?

How would you like strawberry juice?
Or lemon red sea perch?

Eat eat eat the menu
Bite, bite, bite the kiwi
Eat eat eat the menu
Have, have, have some chicken

I'm just a maid, but yes to food is yes to life

The waiter came with the menu
And said here you go.
I said thank you but
The choice is too great,
Why can't I be a cod
In the depths of the ocean
And just eat small fish
The cod has such simple taste
But I've got all the choice

Bite, bite, bite an apple
Eat eat eat the menu

Limousines, oranges,
Stars, moons,
Submarines, jeeps,
Glaciers, cars,
Even caterpillars.

Oh, you vague costumer
You'll have to look somewhere else
You have to find something to eat

Eat eat eat the menu
No! eat eat, eat a moment
Eat eat eat the menu
Eat eat, eat the feeling
Eat eat eat the menu
Eat eat, eat the feeling,
Eat eat, eat the person,
Eat eat, eat the rockband

I won't complain but...

2 comments:

JCarr said...

That sounds like it was written in a restaurant after a meal. Or by a waitress who was a rock musician at night. Or by a rock musician who used to be a waitress, in a restaurant after a meal. It makes me wonder where it was written anyway, and by whom, and what the circumstances were. 

Kim Adrian said...

That's funny, I thought it must have been inspired by the moments before a meal in a restaurant. People sitting around waiting for the waitress. Someone says "I'm so hungry I could eat the menu." Everybody cracks up, then some one writes a song...

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