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Duration: 3:37 
Release Date: 1980  (Maxe) 
Lyrics By: Andy Summers (Maxe) 
Music By: Andy Summers (Maxe) 
Produced By: Police & Nigel Gray (Maxe) 
Released By: A&M Records (Maxe) 
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  • A. Summers wrote it as a take on "Stranger in a strange land" (SciFi novel by Robert Heinlein) (Maxe)
  • First released on b-side to "Don't stand so close to me" Sept. 1980 (UK) (Maxe)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I likes to eat my friends and make no bones about it
    I likes to eat my friends, I couldn't do without it
    Ain't a man or poet, friend, I know just how you'll taste
    Your limbs go sliding down my throat and never go to waste

    Your death, of course, will sadden me, until I grok your essence
    I know your life was not in vain when digestion is commencing
    Consider this a celebration and the deepest pact of friends
    And I hope that you will dine on me when I come to an end


    Even friends may come to you with a new found revelation
    But think of it as life renewed and not their termination
    "To know you is to eat you" should be the code of lovers
    Death brings the highest act of love preserved for one another


    People say that what you are is only what you eat
    And my friends become a part of me, oh well, it's then that life's complete
    To know you is to eat you, the act of love supreme
    Each one of us inside himself can appetise the dream

    (to fade
    (I B Emerson)
    Current Rating 2.6 (2 votes)
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