black midi – Eat Men Eat Lyrics

black midi Eat Men Eat Lyrics

It’s always here
Drying your clothes in the sun
Alone
Slowly burning away
I’m so thirsty I might die, 30 miles from the mines
Have you seen the drunken captain singing “What d’you want to know?”

“One more night in Absalom
Help yourselves men to whiskey, onions and cheese!
Eat men, eat!
Eat men, eat!
Eat men, eat!”

Company A wake with a start
Stomachs open, burning hearts
(Burning hearts with drills and lines, this red liquid mined)
Captain bottles Rennie’s red wine
Remember why we’re here
“Don’t touch Rio Tinto’s bottom line”

Three long nights in the pits they called hell
Captain’s food got me sick and oh, so sleepy
“I love you, but I can feel my chest bubbling!”
Oh, so heavy and then, oh, so light
Almost something

As we ran, arm in arm, from the burning crater
The captain’s screams echo:
“You fucking faggots ain’t seen the last of me yet
I’ll have the last laugh, you cunts, soon you’ll see
Each day you wake and each night you sleep
I’ll be camped in your chests, burning, burning!”
But we kept running, turned our backs on old hell
With wine in our hearts, hailed as saviours of new!

    Lyrics Details:

  • Written by: Cameron Picton, Geordie Greep, Morgan Simpson
  • Album: Hellfire
  • Released: 2022