"Hospital Food" as written by and Butch Norton Jim Lang....
Coming through the alley trying to walk without a sound
It doesn't really matter 'cause there ain't no one around
Tip toe through the alley and tip toe through your life
You still got it coming be it gun be it knife
Next thing you know you're eating hospital food

Karaoke castration take the wasp alive
He's gonna sting you anyway and take you to the hive
Yesterday was suckin' and tomorrow's looking bad
Who knew that today was the only thing I had?

Hospital food
Want some hospital food
Hospital food
Delicious Hospital food

In your tribute album to the world you must never forget
To sing the one about the cat who's always getting wet
He's always got a problem he's a very bitter dude
And now he is complaining 'bout his hospital food

Hospital food
It's gonna help the medicine go down
Want some hospital food
Gonna take a walk without a sound
A little hospital food
Helps the spoonful of sugar come up
I want some hospital food
In your blender and in my cup


Lyrics submitted by Don Jerone

"Hospital Food" as written by Jonathan Hayes Norton Jim Lang

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    General CommentI personally think this song is about the dangers of life, you can be in hospital before you know. Aparantly E had had a bad experience with the food in the hospital or something. But that doesn't matter. I just think this song is great and the live-version ever greater.
    It so easy and simple, just bass, drum and djembe. I especially love the part when Butch starts screaming and shouting and E says very dry, "Butch" ('what?') "i can hear you!" ('uhoho'). Just great.
    Man i love that bassline



    #please forgive me if i keep on smiling#
    Marcuson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHospital food tends to be pretty gross...
    sexwithoutfuryon September 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI doubt this song is mainly about Mr. E's bad experience with hospital food. Try being cracked in the face by a couple of street thugs. He writes about that an awful lot--
    Jungle Telegraph, Bus Stop Boxer..

    eels are kickin'.
    Greyshoeson February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's about a mental hospital.
    flyswatteron May 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why, but this song makes me laugh and feel good. I just love it's jazzy feel, and then that high-pitched falsetto. My favorite's when he adds in "Delicious Hospital Food" in the first chorus.

    I think it just means that no matter what you do, bad shit is gonna happen, but don't let that make you not enjoy life. Here today, gone tomorrow. You should live it up, because at any given moment you could be stuck in a hospital eating their dry turkey and pasty potatoes.
    m_D_ton December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with m D t on the meaning. I think it's about not letting the anxiety about the future or any shittiness in life get you down. Hospital food tastes bad (from what I hear, I've never actually ever had some), so E is just singing, endure the hospital food, it ain't that bad. Take life in stride and don't worry about the future.
    suclid003on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit'd be interesting if someone wrote a song that was simply about a bad experience with hospital food.
    no deeper meaning, just bad food.
    :-D
    Alchemist5on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about realising that whatever you do in life you could be eating hospital food when you least expect it. Bass and drums are cool in this song...also a main part of life :)
    sharshon October 14, 2011   Link

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