"Zombie Eaters" as written by and James Blanco Martin Bill Gould....
You're everything that's why I cling to you
When I emerge my thoughts converge to you

To you
The world is so small compared to you
And everybody's wrong compared to you
To you
I begin to see through your eyes
All the former mysteries are no surprise

So now, you listen
'Cause I'm omniscient
Hey look at me lady
I'm just a little baby

You're lucky to have me
I'm cute and sweet as candy
As charming as a fable
I'm innocent and disabled

So hug me and kiss me
Then wipe my butt and piss me
I hope you never leave
'Cause who would hear me scream

Nobody understands
Except the toys in my hands
So now you listen
'Cause I'm omniscient

Hey look at me lady
I'm just a little baby
If I smile, then you smile
Then I'll get mad for awhile

I melt in your mouth
And in your hands whenever I can
But I really do nothing
Except kickin' and fussin'

I like to make a mess
I laugh at your distress
I sit all day in my crib
Absorbing all you give

I'm helpless
I'm flawless
I'm a machine
Give me, I need my toys

Keep me hot keep me strong keep me everlong
Keep me hot keep me strong keep me everlong
Keep me hot keep me strong keep me everlong
Keep me hot keep me strong keep me everlong

So now you listen
'Cause I'm omniscient

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"Zombie Eaters" as written by James Blanco Martin Bill Gould


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  • +3
    General CommentHe is being sarcastic, with the tone of this song.

    The song is about roles people play in a relationship.
    Both people destruct it by being something to the other and bitterness is sure to come.Also, Sorting the emotions of events you have nothing to do with won't work.It's a mess..

    zombieeater, If you play the part too (recieving end), you are just as guilty of the deception.
    NIKKIEon January 07, 2008   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationWhile the metaphorical interpretations are interesting, I from the start always thought this song to be about babies, and I still do. If you dislike children like myself, it's all very straightforward, and makes perfect sense. No need for further digging, so to speak.

    A baby's world is tremendously egocentric (So now, you listen/'Cause I'm omniscient) - at that stage the world revolves around them and what they know. At the beginning their universe consists only of themselves and the parents, which is the opening of the song. Parents are relied upon for everything and only mommy or daddy will do (And everybody's wrong/Compared to you). As they grow, parents teach them (I begin to see through your eyes/All the former mysteries are no surprise), but still the baby is the focus of the parents' attention and a baby only cares about its own immediate needs (So hug me and kiss me/Then wipe my butt and piss me, etc)

    It is written basically from the viewpoint of a baby, but in this case one that is conscious of what it is doing, and doing it intentionally. Even the behaviours (If I smile, then you smile/Then I'll get mad for awhile/But I really do nothing/Except kickin' and fussin'/I like to make a mess/I laugh at your distress/I sit all day in my crib etc) are pretty straightforward if you have been around babies a lot.

    And while the parents of the world may dislike this, the title makes perfect sense as well. Zombies are brainless (I'm a machine) and do nothing but eat. Well, hate to say it, but newborn babies ...
    Kollapse77on June 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSo, the meaning of the title is...?
    MardyAsson October 31, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSome how i get the sense that Patton is this baby
    Lynch The Weirdoon May 23, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is not a metaphor. He is singing about a child and its constant need for attention, and how the baby seems to be neglected. It's really quite sad.
    sukkamcon February 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI ahave to agree with Kollapse77...when both my children were babies this song rang true. Even as tweens they are still like this. I think he/she hit it on the head...it is a straight forward song.
    vincentmon June 23, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about a baby. I just love the lines "As charming as a fable, Im innoncent and disabled". Patton has a very ironic feel to his lyrics, many of his lyrics directly contradict each other in the same sentece. Very cool.
    jimbobjoeon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song has a really orchestral feeling to it, and its one of the best ones they've ever done, but its also under-appreciated. the mood of the song is more like the mood of the songs an Angel Dust than on The Real Thing. FNM were really eclectic
    GodHatesACowardon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's telling someone he's basically hepless (which he says), when it comes to how desparate he is for themand their love. it's a love song. a MIKE PATTON love song. lol
    eddievanhillbillyon May 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song is obviously about a baby who needs constant attention. I believe the title has some meaning, however. The "Zombie" part is about how babies wake up parents in the middle of the night, and the parents are so tired they just kind of stumble around like zombies. The "Eaters" part I am not so sure about. Maybe it references to breast feeding? It's a long shot, but it works, I guess.
    INeedAHugon March 03, 2005   Link

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