Come and get me out of this town oh now
Come and save me
Come and rescue me from this giant hotel full of bones and babies

Take a look at yourself
A look that will sell
Call your aunt about the tea she abandoned
Yeah, while she placed him in a can in Candem

It's the same as any day now
Except your teeth are falling out and you're going upstairs
Yeah, you're going upstairs
It's an upstairs harmony
And when you get there you can write a song to keep you company

There are good things
There are no things to eat
And tonight we're eating meat
Goody goody goody
There's a couple of things
I should tell you about
That the fuckers wouldn't sell
'Cause they're too cheap to tell
It's the men who feed on human beings
And they dottle about
With their bellies hanging out
You can wash their fingers
But they never leave
You can bite your tongue
But it turns them on
And when you're ready to go
They'll pinch at your sides
And they'll make you recite
Brilliant songs about the symphony

I hate this
And I hate their trees
And their yards that they wrap with and their plastics in the greens
And their white houses
And goddamn white teeth
And the chemical stress on the hair that they squeeze
I hate this sex
And the brats that they breed
And the air that they breathe
And they hated me x6

Well then they ate me
And then they ate me
And they thought I was tasty


Lyrics submitted by ELMOnster, edited by NepetaLeijon

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    General CommentTo me, this is a story of a girl trapped in a town full of cannibals. She's trapped in a hotel full of cannibals, forced to eat human meat, and she wants out. She hates her captors, she's scared, and they hate her as well. But in the end, the cannibals ate the girl, and the girl became one of them. The song is a message from this girl, now a cannibal as well, to you. It's an invitation to the hotel, to start the cycle all over again. But you don't find out until the end...

    Now, a less literal interpretation, would be that this song is about peer pressure, and the hopelessness of nonconformity. No matter what you do, you can't escape the social jungle. You either become one of the masses, or you go to the loony bin for trying to escape.
    Denouementon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis girl is absolutely nuts, I love her! Met her a couple of times, she's lovely... great song.
    YoungxForxEternityon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteverytime I try and interpret a CBB song, I just give up and decicde to enjoy it as it is :P so I applaud you Denouement.

    everyone should go and buy the album SONGS ABOUT TEETH from infinitycat.com... FAN-BLOODY-TATSIC.

    I met her at a show once, she was so nice, she was working the merch stall herself, and still chatted to me for ages!
    contrary_maryon June 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt a show this past summer she said this song was about New Jersey...?
    1917on December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthii um its "Camden" not "candum".
    its an alternative place in london :)
    and its "giant" hotel, not "joint" hotel
    moyamagikon August 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand she was stoned when she wrote it :)

    xx
    moyamagikon August 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn response to Denouement's comment . . . once you have been eaten by cannibals, you can't become a cannibal, because you're dead. You got eaten by cannibals. That kills people. =P

    As far as how I interpret the song, though . . . Ever heard of cannabis?
    Koriinaon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love reading these things on here about what people think it means.

    It's about prostitution. When she talks about "except your teeth are falling out and you're going upstairs" she's talking about doing heroin [teeth falling out is a common side effect, and also, many prostitutes do heroin].

    Then she talks about the nice looking men, she's talking about the men that come in to have sex with them.

    Also, when she talks about eat meat, and them eating her, well, I'm sure you can guess what she's talking about.

    The whole song is just about her saying how she's stuck up in a whore house and how these men keep coming in to have sex with her, and they do nasty things ["and they hated me"] and she just want's out.
    musiconherarmson April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is clearly about her being bullied in school.
    listen to it.
    really listen to it.
    MLuckon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is clearly about her being bullied in school.
    listen to it.
    really listen to it.
    MLuckon June 23, 2008   Link

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