Someone's in cold storage
Seeking Heinz main-courses
Craving for a raw love
He'll hide you from the cleaver
He'll hang with you forever
Longing for a fresh meat

By hook or by crook
You'll be first in his book
For an impaled affair
By hook or by crook
You'll be last in his book
Of flesh oh so rare

Be a carcass... be a dead pork
Be limblessly in love
Be a a dead pork
Be limblessly in love

Someone's left in cold storage
Thawed in Heinz main-courses
Carving for a new tin
He got you with the cleaver
He hung you up forever
Anticipating new skin

Out of the frying pan
And into the fire
58th variety
Out of the frying pan
And into the fire
Mother had her son for tea

Be a a dead pork
Be limblessly in love
Be a a dead pork
Be limblessly in love

In love with your stumps
In love with the bleeding
In love with the pain
That you once felt
As you become a carcass
You become a carcass

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Carcass Lyrics as written by Kenneth Morris Peter Fenton


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    General CommentA carcass is a dead body.
    Siouxsie said in an interview way back that the song was a weird little story about a butcher's assistant who can't get girls, so he falls in love with a big slab of meat hanging in the backroom, and he wants to be more like the thing he loves, so he chops off his arms and legs.
    Yes, Siouxsie is friggin' awesome, kids.
    ModernDandyon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat\'s a carcass?
    Catroaron April 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthee hao!
    Avess_thestrangeon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd this is why we love Siouxsie And The Banshees, everyone...
    x_tank_kitten_xon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard this was written about a new story about a butcher and his love for raw meat.
    vestasmeon January 16, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningSIOUXSIE: "It's a love song really. You read about how love's supposed to be, but in the papers you see all these other things that people do to get their certain kicks. More people seem to have those sort of kicks than meeting the girl next door. It's an angle of looking at things and they are there - it's not purely fictional." Source: Melody Maker 09/12/78.

    So yes, as others have said it is about certain people in society who find love in unconventional ways.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link
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    General Commentonly Wayne Gacy or Jeffrey Dahmer would see the beauty in this tale
    exobscuraon October 13, 2019   Link

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