Strange brew, kill what's inside of you.

She's a witch of trouble in electric blue,
In her own mad mind she's in love with you.
With you.
Now what you gonna do?
Strange brew, kill what's inside of you.

She's some kind of demon messing in the glue.
If you don't watch out it'll stick to you.
To you.
What kind of fool are you?
Strange brew, kill what's inside of you.

On a boat in the middle of a raging sea,
She would make a scene for it all to be
And wouldn't you be bored?
Strange brew, kill what's inside of you.

Strange brew, strange brew, strange brew, strange brew.
Strange brew, kill what's inside of you

Lyrics submitted by PJ10

Strange Brew Lyrics as written by Felix Pappalardi Eric Patrick Clapton

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentFor some reason i was told this was about Calypso keeping Ulysses on Ogygia with her strange brew. Doesn't explicitly say that but with the raging sea and all it kind of fits
    KevSalon May 13, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who's girlfriend is controlling and about how he's a fool for still being with her.
    no00000000on October 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about coke. The dude was doing coke, along with many other drugs within the same day, hence "strange brew" and "kill whats inside of you" mean how fucked up he is and if he keeps going on he's going to fuck up all of his internal organs.
    ThaJew420on January 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is clearly about Heroin. If you listen to it, its always talking about "her".

    shes some kinda demon messing in the glue
    if you dont watch out it'll stick to you...
    what kinda fool are you?
    strange brew, kills whats inside of you...

    i mean come on guys and gals, that is about dope pure and simple!

    Love this song! its so "SMOOTHE"!
    Cleanrusson January 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEvery song seems to be about DRUGS
    sugar magnoliaon June 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfor anyone wondering, this song is about heroin... lol
    PTCGAZon December 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe wife of the guy who arranged the song, Gail Collins, wrote the lyrics. As far as I know, she never had a drug or alcohol problem. Makes me suspect that the song is about an unhealthy romantic relationship.
    davefon May 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song FactThe producers/co-writers of this song (with Clapton) were married. Gail Collins shot dead her husband Felix Pappallardi, and was convicted of negligent homicide (not murder) and served two years of her four year sentence. When the jury returned the verdict as less than murder, the judge admonished them for being gullible. This was in 1983, and the '70s through '90s in the U.S. had a strong influence towards trying to "understand, rehabilitate, and reintegrate" criminals. And with a crime rate that doubled from the 1950s, and sociopaths using all the buzzwords to manipulate the media and public, society was stuck with ridiculous decisions like a 2-year sentence for shooting your husband.

    The song is still a movie soundtrack stape, and Gail Collins makes money off it every year.
    JayCeezyon November 29, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a girl that's possessed by a demon that needs to be killed
    Songmanmarkon May 24, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i love this song i can't believe no one wrote about this song....This is based on a blues song Cream used to play called "Lawdy Mama." Their producer and his wife wrote some new lyrics for Eric Clapton to sing over the music.
    libragrl4musicon July 13, 2005   Link

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