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Eat, sleep,
And breathe that you're full of the stuff
Go back, get tied up tight
Wheat-meat-dairy-free, tee total,
So happy clappy high on life
You should try it, you know
Go on while no one's looking

A-ha! caught you now!
Caught ya red handed in the biscuit tin!
Cost you to keep me quiet

Golden boy boots
Pocket pedestal
Picking shots at my moves
Plastic, tin can, paper, separated
Busy bee wave, wave 'save the planet' flag
But sneaky in suburbia

A-ha! candid camera!
Hook, line and sinker
For the four-wheel drive
Cost you to keep me quiet!
Keep me quiet! (keep me quiet!)

Nicest sweetest
Utmost in everything
It's so charming, very charming
Well reckon play the fool no one's ill at ease
And put the deepest swiss bank trust in you
No one saw it coming


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  • +2
    Song MeaningEat, sleep,
    And breathe that you're full of the stuff
    Go bag it, tie it up tight
    Wheat-meat-dairy-free, t-total happy-clappy
    So happy clappy high on life
    You should try it, you know
    Go on while no one's looking

    Imogen begins by musing on her general indignation towards hypocrites–in a rather cheeky fashion–by making innuendos towards the proverb "You're full of shit." In addition, she eggs on the person by tempting them with the probability of remaining unseen.

    In context: "Eat, sleep, breathe that you're full of that stuff[you're full of shit]"


    Aha!
    Gotcha Now!
    Caught you red-handed in a biscuit tin...
    Cost you to keep me quiet (Ah....)

    Here, Imogen literally catches someone going against their word. As she said in her video, this verse is directly related to her friend which stoutly claimed to avoid wheat, meat, and dairy; yet, Imogen saw her eating a biscuit with wheat in it.


    Golden boy boots, pocket pedal stool
    Picking sharp smart moves
    Plastic, tin can, paper separator
    Busy bee wave, wave save the planet flag


    But sneaky in suburbia...

    Aha!
    Candid Camera!
    Hook, line and sinker for a 4-wheel drive!
    Cost you to keep me quiet... Keep me quiet (Keep me quiet)



    Imogen employs her disdain for fallible politicians in this catchy verse–in particular, those who are devilishly opportune and advocate environmental conservation, but, go against their policies by driving gas-guzzlers.



    Nicest, sweetest, upmost in everythingest,
    So charming, very charming
    Well read, can play the fool
    No one's ill at ease and put their
    Deepest Swiss bank trust in you

    No one saw it coming...

    Aaaha! Aaaaaaha! Aaaaaaaaaha!
    You killed a man....!
    ...Cost you to keep me quiet (Laa-aaa-laa)

    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la
    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la La-la-la-la la

    The song crescendos to this wonderful high in which Imogen criticizes a wolf–sly man–wearing a bunny's mask–"so charming, very charming. Well read, can play the fool." Imogen, being the intelligent person who she is, most likely referenced some historical body or a recent hoodwinking here.



    Lastly, the song ends with a bang on the piano. This bang has a lot implication to it as it encompasses the intended meaning of the song.

    Imogen specifically said that she took the piano out of the song because it allowed it to breathe. However, she conspicuously made the piano notable.


    As such, I think the intended meaning of this song is that WE ARE ALL HYPOCRITES; regardless of the fact that we seem to catch other people in the act more than ourselves.


    Hope you enjoyed! I love this song to bits! :)
    AlexGuion October 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrom the album booklet, with a few.... embellishments (the song is too dramatic not to!)

    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la
    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la La-la-la-la la

    Eat, sleep, breathe it your full of the stuff
    Go bag it, tie it up tight
    Wheat, meat, dairy free, t-total happy clappy
    High on life you should try it (try it) you know

    Go on while no one's lookin'...

    Aha!
    Gotcha Now!
    Caught you red-handed in a biscuit tin...
    Cost you to keep me quiet (Ah....)

    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la
    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la La-la-la-la la

    Golden boy boots, pocket pedal stool
    Picking sharp smart moves
    Plastic, tin can, paper separator
    Busy bee wave, wave save the planet flag

    But sneaky in suburbia...

    Aha!
    Candid Camera!
    Hook, line and sinker for a 4-wheel drive!
    Cost you to keep me quiet... Keep me quiet (Keep me quiet)

    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la
    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la La-la-la-la la

    Laaaaaaa...
    La-la-la....

    Nicest, sweetest, upmost in everythingest,
    So charming, very charming
    Well read, can play the fool
    No one's ill at ease and put their
    Deepest Swiss bank trust in you

    No one saw it coming...

    Aaaha! Aaaaaaha! Aaaaaaaaaha!
    You killed a man....!
    ...Cost you to keep me quiet (Laa-aaa-laa)

    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la, La-la-la
    La-la-la-la, La-la-la-la La-la-la-la la

    Oi!
    lrkrmo15on September 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this yet!! Definitely has to be one of my favourites on the album!!
    I think this song is about hypocrites - those who claim to do something and yet do the exact opposite and end up getting their hands "caught red handed in the biscuit tin".
    Love her voice in the backing - just an amazing song really.
    Toryeon August 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, about hypocrites for sure.

    "Deepest Swiss bank trust in you" must be a reference to Nazi gold.
    missmeon September 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDuring her NYC concert last night (also broadcast online), Imogen stated the origin of this song came from a situation where a male vegan friend was about to eat a biscuit, and after taking a bite, she reminded him that it had egg in it. He said "but it's just one biscuit."
    Mirrorglassballon December 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust to add... The second verse was inspired by some neighbors who were avid recyclers but actually petitioned their landlord to be allowed to cut down a tree that was blocking their view of their car in the parking lot. I quite like the politician angle though, I hadn't thought of that...
    TomSkanderon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentii do agree with evryone with the hypocrite part bt at the same time it culd be her trying to cover for them (making her seem hypicritical) by saying cost ya to keep me quiet. bt overall its an amzing song! nd ii love it, ii cnt stop listening to it
    cornykid21on December 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSo I saw Imogen in concert, and she explained the inspiration for writing this song. She had a guy over once and was going to cook for him, and he made a long list of things he wouldn't eat (wheat, meat, dairy free). So she put a lot of work into making a dinner that was acceptable to his limitations, and afterwards she had a chocolate biscuit and he asked for one and she was like "This has wheat and dairy in it, I thought you didn't eat that?" and he said "Yeah, but it's just one little biscuit." and she was thinking "Well then you could have had one little plate of pasta for dinner tonight...". So I think that the song being about hypocrisy is a very good interpretation.
    SaucyJossyon November 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with everything already said -- I'm a little obsessed with this song and Imogen generally. What I really love here is that she initially presents very common, almost harmless hypocrisies in an increasingly threatening musical counterpoint. Nothing is as it appears to be and anyone could turn out to be a double-agent, even the accusing narrator, who thinks "blackmail" is "such an ugly word."
    lukesmith1966on January 04, 2014   Link

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