[Scavenger:]
I am a Scavenger
And I'll take what I need
This isn't personal
We've all got mouths to feed
Supply and demand...
Supply and demand...

I am a Scavenger
A Resurrectionist
Yes, I enjoy my work
I'm a perfectionist
Supply and demand...
Supply and demand...

One man's trash is another's treasure
One man's cash buys another's pleasure
I'll rob from the cradle
And I'll rob from the grave
It's just human traffic
And I'm just a slave
To the medical community
They gave me my start
They pay by the part
So I'll throw in the heart

I am a Scavenger
A vulture, if you will
And if the price is right
I'm not averse to kill
Supply and demand...
Supply and demand...

But surely you understand
It isn't your diamonds that I'm after
But I'll take 'em
Don't mind if I do
They'll mean nothing to you
It isn't your kisses that I'm here for
But I'll take 'em
Why should we waste them?
Why shouldn't I taste them?

There's always one door that you forget to lock
And I will be waiting...
There's always one street that you know you shouldn't walk
And I will be waiting...
Your loved ones may sit upon your stone to prevent me
But I will be waiting...
I will be waiting...
Anticipating...

I am Scavenger...
I am Scavenger...
I am Scavenger...
I am Scavenger...
I am Scavenger...
I am Scavenger...

[simultaneously]
[Girl:]
I should be home by now...
Someone will come for me...
I should be home by now...

[Scavenger:]
Supply and demand...

[Girl:]
Someone will come for me...

[Scavenger:]
Supply and demand...

[Girl:]
Someone will come for me...

[Scavenger:]
Supply and demand...
Supply and demand...
Supply and demand...


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    General CommentWow, I love this song. Can I just take a moment to point out how bloody EPIC EA's new album is? Okay, so this is possibly one of the most atmospheric songs I've ever heard: the industrial, scraping background; the dark vocals and lyrics; the twisted storyline... It's perfect!
    I personally think this song is either about necrophilia (oh yes, I just said that world) or someone who's paid to kill people. It might be about someone who steals for a living, which is quite plausible with all the lines about thievery in the song.
    neondemonon November 24, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is the story of the seven gangs in Victorian England working for anatomists to supply bodies because of the lack of cadavers. This job was called being a Resurrectionists.

    They stole bodies indiscriminately, "from the cradle.... from the grave"

    These gangs, if payed enough would murder the occasional person when bodies were not available,
    "i'm not adverse to kill."

    Stealing jewelry from the dead or even necrophilia was considered a 'job perk,'
    "It isn't your diamonds that I'm after But I'll take 'em..........It isn't your kisses that I'm here for But I'll take 'em"

    Once these activities became well known people when to great lengths to keep their dead safe from reinforced caskets to having huge crypts with guards. But these Resurrectionists still found bodies,
    " There's always one door that you forget to lock And I will be waiting..."
    XxBreexXon May 30, 2013   Link

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