"Strange Brew" as written by Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi and Eric Patrick Clapton....
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
Ignored.
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


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"Strange Brew" as written by Felix Pappalardi Eric Patrick Clapton

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    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
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    General CommentEvery song seems to be about DRUGS
    sugar magnoliaon June 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commentfor anyone wondering, this song is about heroin... lol
    PTCGAZon December 10, 2012   Link
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    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 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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    General CommentVery smooooth song; you know, a song that you have to play in your car, very loud, windows open and left arm through the window ;)
    nice mix of blues and rock ! Cream is an underrated band you know !

    Discovered this great song because it's played in the wonderful movie 'A bronx tale' by and with Robert De Niro.

    It's magic ! ! !
    ChildInTimeon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song! One of my favorite songs. But unfortunetly the only good song of cream, in my opinion. I think it is a cheap metapher: it seems to be about a girl but it is about a high addictiv drug.
    roboknobon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentScrew the metaphor! Dig the rythm! I agree with ChildInTime. But by me, nothing competes with this song when played on original vinyl. When I play it on CD it seems to lose some of its magic.
    welshbard482on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song - Jack Bruce commented that he hates listening to it because they recorder new guitar parts and vocals over the existing bassline to "Lawdy Mama" and he thinks that it sounds like he is playing the wrong bassline!
    herbie29on July 10, 2006   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

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