"Favourite Food" as written by and Wright Hook....
With a heart attack on your plate
You were looking back on your days
How you spend them all in a blur
When they asked if you were for sure

Let the sugar melt down your throat
Cause you know it's sweet getting old
With a lollipop and a rope
Let the hospital be a home

Cause your knees are scratched and your eyes are black
Put a plaster there and I'll sign your cast

In the lighter notes at the end
Some familiar names in the tiny print
On the cover page of the year
Grainy photographs, greasy hair

But it's noon o'clock and you're still asleep
And your coffee's cold, your coffee's icy
Cause your knees are scratched and your eyes are black
Put a plaster there and I'll sign your cast

Classic Hollywood is a kid
With the volume up all the way
Now you do the same and you're right
things are better in black and white

But there's another girl and another day
And your favourite foods still taste the same
Cause your knees are scratched and your eyes are black
Put a plaster there and I'll sign your cast

When the best and the brightest turn the televisions on
And your seat belt's strapped and your helmet's on


Lyrics submitted by ScottishFiction, edited by P514sub

"Favourite Food" as written by Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks

Lyrics © SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Favourite Food song meanings
Add your thoughts

10 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI'm so desperately in love with this song. I think it's just about looking back on your life and experiencing nostalgia.
    Christa426on May 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful Opener to the album.

    Couple of quick corrections

    "With a heartattack on your plate." I'm pretty sure that's the line.

    "But there's another girl in another day
    And your favourite food still tastes the same" This one I'm 100% sure of
    RoyBoyCoyon May 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anyone figured out the line that comes before the "classic Hollywood as a kid" verse?
    hihileilaon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrections according to the lyrics sheet:

    "with a heart attack on your PLATE"
    "with a lollipop and a ROBE"
    "and your favourite food still tastes the same" instead of "and your fate will feel and taste the same"
    "WHEN the best and the brightest turn their televisions on"
    Christa426on June 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm thinking the line "But there's another girl in another day and your favorite food will still taste the same" is saying that there's still someone out there, and that something like your favorite food will still comfort you and taste the same. Even if things are changing.
    vivimoson August 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just saw them the other night and right before they played this song dave said this song is about complete loss.
    kevinhastwoarmson August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, those were embarrassing mistakes. Though, to be honest, I actually prefer my versions - starting it on a plane shows how the bad stuff can get to you even when you're trying to escape from it all, the rose/lollipop combo is odd but somehow quite romantic and evocative and "your fate will still feel and taste the same" just sounded really cool to me. Might take it for a song of my own now ...

    As for meaning it seems pretty simple - someone looking back on their life, feeling bittersweet about all the stuff that they've left behind.
    ScottishFictionon August 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way he sings "cause you know it's sweet getting old" and "some familiar names in tiny print" both kill me. It sounds like he's smiling.
    bbuckykkatton October 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInstantly fell in love with this song. Reguardless of its meaning, it's fantastic.
    iamsound213on January 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty simple: somebody in their final days reflecting back on a life well-lived. it's almost haunting, in my opinion.
    Aeriformson August 05, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain