"Eat The Rich" as written by James Douglas Vallance, Joe Perry and Steven Tyler....
They say music is the food of love,
Let's see if you are hungry enough,
Take a bite, take another, just like a good boy would,
Get a sweet thing on the side,
Home cooking, homicide,
Side order, could be your daughter,
Fingerlicking good

Come on baby, eat the rich,
Put the bite on the son of a bitch,
Don't mess around, don't give me no switch,
C'mon baby eat the rich
C'mon baby eat the rich

Sittin' here in a restaurant,
Tell the waiter just what you want
Is that the meat, you wanted to eat,
How would you ever know?
Hash browns an' bacon strips,
I love the way that you lick your lips,
No fooling, I can see you drooling,
Feel the hunger grow


Eat up, eat you, eat me,
Eat two, get one free
Shetland pony, extra pepperoni
Just pick up the phone,
Eat Greek, or eat Chinese,
Eat salad, or scarf up grease
You're on the shelf, maybe eat yourself,
Come on, bite my bone


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"Eat the Rich" as written by Steven Tyler Joe Perry

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    General CommentNot much, but a few significant lines have been omitted from the version of the lyrics presented here.
    axfordraon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI never realized that Lemmy paraphrases Shakespeare in the first line of this song! "They say music is the food of love"
    The first line of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night is "If music be the food of love, play on!"
    This video was my intro to Motorhead when I was 14. Blew me away! I never heard such energizing rock before! It was a major reason why I started listening to metal.
    I've still never seen a version of the video that doesn't bleep out the word "bitch.
    Eat the rich" means several things in this video.

    1) Oral sex. "Bite my bone," "I'll eat you, you eat me," "you wanna see my bacon torpedo," oral sex. This is the real meaning.

    2) A comment about classism. The video depicts wealthy people (upper class) who think they are better than the rest of us (middle, lower class), so eat them. This is the literal meaning.

    3) A pun. "Hash browns and bacon strips," he names several types of rich (fattening) foods.

    Lemmy's just having fun!
    sepultura1987on January 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song was actually written specifically as the title track for the movie "Eat The Rich", in which Lemmy plays one of the characters. The sound track features about half a dozen Motörhead tracks.

    The story is (basically) about a restaurant (called 'Bastards') that serves the meat from a bunch of rich patrons who were killed there. This song, while full of obvious innuendo, is a direct depiction of the movie's premise.
    OdinSonon March 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBlowjobs, definitely.
    cst86on November 06, 2012   Link

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