babay
and i thank my lucky stars everyday for indoor plumbing
cause i know nobody knows where i'd have ended up without it
caught a bit of my fur in your teeth, and you ate me
as i went sliding down your throat they heard my cry resound:
i will always be around.
i thought that i would always be around.

babay
but inside your digestive trip
what was there for me to grip?
i wanted nothing more than just to stay there
the truth is i was just too dumb
to stop myself from holding on.
i believed in love.

ooh.
the truth is i was just so dumb
i mistook your refuse for love
clinging in the bowels as the shits poured on
i might've stayed on but the gravity released me
and out, out i dropped
and now here i lay steaming.
babay.


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Babay (Eat a Critter, Feel Its Wrath) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentCompares falling in love as going through the digestive system of a lover and finally being shit out.
    reidmixon January 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNever thought a song about shitting could be so cute. Never once crossed my mind.
    i.are.scientiston March 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI definitely thought it was a song about animals, too. At least, that's what I thought at first.
    Then it kind of turned to a song about love, and how you get crapped on (or out).

    I don't know.
    Maybe it's one of those songs with duel meanings.
    It gave me a good laugh,though. Hearing "the shits" in a song that sounds so cute...it's pretty funny.
    rahxrahxrahhon November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll right; taken at surface value, this song does seem to follow reidmix's interpretation, but I think it may go deeper than that.

    "And I thank my lucky stars everyday for indoor plumbing
    'Cause I know nobody knows where I'd have ended up without it"
    It's obvious where we'd have 'ended' up, or at the bare minimum where our 'ends' would be.

    "Caught a bit of my fur in your teeth, and you ate me"
    This line radiates imagery relating to cunnilingus, where 'fur' must be pubic hair.

    "And now I lay here steaming"
    This line could allude to the time period directly post-coitus, where 'steam' translates to 'sweat'.

    In short, sexual bodies are the same bodies from which we defecate, perspire and grow hair.

    Just wanted to open up another window for interpretation, though the other--comparing the cycle of falling in love with going through the digestive system and then being shit out--is equally valid. For me, at least, it goes both ways, or is maybe a mixture of the two.
    tippy_typewriteron July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentidk, i think it's definitely about being in a relationship that has crumbled, and sticking around for long after you should have while everything just gets worse and worse. she acknowledges that it's dumb to drag out an ending, but she was just too engaged with her ~lover~ to realize that it was just not working anymore, and he was probably not being too kind about it. considering she describes being shit on and out and all those lovely things that happen at the end of relationships.

    and ia with typewriter's thoughts on sexual entendres. i had a sensation of that myself when i was listening. but it's already been said.
    kaylzazzon December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationfor me, this song is definitely about being in a one-sided relationship... the whole eating metaphor is akin to the phrase "chew you up and spit you out"... it's like being picked up, broken down, and discarded

    "and i thank my lucky stars everyday for indoor plumbing
    cause i know nobody knows where i'd have ended up without it"
    ->interpreted literally, this refers to defecation being restricted to toilets lol... if it wasn't in the toilet, it pretty much could be anywhere, right? lol... my interpretation of this is simply that after being emotionally abused, you end up feeling lost or emotionally destroyed

    "caught a bit of my fur in your teeth, and you ate me"
    ->this would be the "chew you up" part... the abuser catches her attention, begins a relationship with her, and then completely consumes her (she becomes hopelessly infatuated)

    "as i went sliding down your throat they heard my cry resound:
    i will always be around.
    i thought that i would always be around."
    ->this line hit me pretty personally... "they" refers to the abuser's friends... during a toxic relationship that i was in, i became good friends with his friends... so even though the relationship was falling apart, i thought that i could still be friends with those people

    "but inside your digestive trip
    what was there for me to grip?
    i wanted nothing more than just to stay there"
    ->at a certain point in the relationship, there just isn't anything left to hold onto to keep the relationship going... no matter how badly you want to make things work, you can't if there's nothing holding the relationship together

    "the truth is i was just too dumb
    to stop myself from holding on.
    i believed in love."
    ->she thought that they actually were in love and she believed that if she would just hold onto their love, it could get them through the rough patch in their relationship

    "the truth is i was just so dumb
    i mistook your refuse for love"
    ->this one hit me personally too... misreading people, interpreting their actions as being positive despite them actually being negative... basically, thinking someone likes you even though they're actually being mean to you

    "clinging in the bowels as the shits poured on"
    ->more of the holding onto the relationship even though she's being treated very badly

    "i might've stayed on but the gravity released me
    and out, out i dropped"
    ->even though she still wants to stay in the relationship, she finally is completely abandoned by the abuser... this is the "spit you out" part

    "and now here i lay steaming."
    ->this is her after she's been destroyed by the relationship... she's left alone and broken

    that's my interpretation... getting into a relationship with someone who doesn't actually care about you, and they carelessly toss you aside without any consideration for your feelings
    invaderDeviLinon February 23, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General Commentthis song is about eating animals...

    it was so obvious to me. but maybe i'm just crazy. anyways, that is what i would like it to be about. from an animal's point of view who has been eaten. somewhat humorous/sad of course.

    i've been a vegetarian for awhile now, but honestly this song kinda changed it from a "healthy thing" to an "animal thing". just think about the critters going down your digestive system!!
    bunny534on February 16, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's primarily a pro-vegetarian song. i think the lyrics in the song make it pretty apparent, but along with the line about something in the deli aisle making you cry in the song "parentheses" i think it's even clearer. paper television is all about love, including loving animals.
    xferioron March 01, 2009   Link

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