I started this
It's all for me
What's yours is yours and mine is mine
That's plain to see
So give it up
I've got to have

I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW

Be aggressive
B-e aggressive
B-e a-g-g-r-e-s-s-i-v-e

What someone else
Would leave behind
And spit it out, let go to waste
I claim is mine
You're my flavor of the week

I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW

Tall and reckless
Ugly seed
Reach down my throat
You filthy bird
That's all I need
This empty pit
I've got to feed
To prove I'm fit
A healthy man I've got to be
Malnutrition, my submission
You're the master
And I take it on my knees
Ejaculation
Tribulation

I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW, I SWALLOW

Be aggressive
B-e aggressive
B-e a-g-g-r-e-s-s-i-v-e

Go, fight, go, fight, go, fight, win


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  • +4
    General CommentOne of his contributions (Roddy) to Faith No More was "Be Aggressive" Angel Dust 1992, a song about oral sex. Bottum has said in interviews that he wrote the song largely as a joke at Mike Patton's expense, enjoying the potential humiliation a straight vocalist would subject himself to onstage.
    alowishuson January 11, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTaken from the Faith No More FAQ


    Be Aggressive
    Roddy, who came out in 1992, wrote the lyrics to this song. Roddy, when asked what the song was about in a 1992 interview for "The Advocate," replied "Swallowing. It was a pretty fun thing to write, knowing that Mike was going to have to put himself on the line and go up onstage and sing these vocals."
    Psilocybinsvampenon January 31, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think the cheerleaders are there because 1) sticking that well-known cheerleader chant in the middle of this song kind of recontextualizes it and makes it sound like an s and m kind of thing, 2) even without them the song musically has a "jock jams" pump up for the big game kind of feel to it, which is hillarious when you pay attention to the lyrics and 3) it's just kind of funny that an actual cheerleading squad is now unknowingly singing on a song about gay oral sex (um, assuming that's a sample anyway).
    destroyalltacoson April 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey i've just found out, i think it was Roddy who wrote this for a laugh
    he just wanted to see patton go up infront of people and sing this
    talk about audatious
    Calculator Joseon May 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd of course, Roddy is gay.
    Aneurysm1985on March 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMarilyn Manson loves the cock
    MikePattonRuleson September 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe whole band is insane, this song doesn't surprise me. Mike ain't bi or gay, it was just a joke song.
    Lateralus518on March 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is all about Mike Patton umm swallowing another man. I'll spare you the details, but its all there.
    jimbobjoeon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso mike is bi???
    Calculator Joseon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut that doesn't explain the cheerleaders. Of course, I'm pretty sure there's really NO explanation for about half of FnM's musical elements...
    drjayphdon December 04, 2005   Link

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