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  • Reoccuring theme of rapper Brotha Lynch Hung.
    Guess what daddy's bringing home for supper?
    Nigga nuts and guts and slabs of human meat, muthaf*cka, now eat.
  • "Cannibal" by Kesha.
  • ANY version of the song 'King of the Cannibal Islands' addresses this trope.
  • C.W. McCall, otherwise best known for trucking songs like 'Convoy', did a song about the legendary cannibal killer Al Packer, titled 'Comin' Back For More (Al's Cafe)'.
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  • The German punk band Die Ärzte has a slow power ballad titled "Baby", which starts out as a plea to stop killing animals for food and directly proceeds to suggest eating people as an alternative for several verses. Quite likely a spoof of PETA-like activism.
  • Voltaire's song "Cannibal Buffet" consists of a Hurricane of Puns on the subject:
    I'm in the middle of the Cannibal Buffet
    I'm feeling well — they like me that way!
    So if you really wanna know what's eatin' me
    It's the man-eaters on the coast of Barbary
  • "Cannibal's Hymn" by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.
  • "Mein Teil" by Rammstein, about that famous German cannibal a few years back. "You are what you eat, and you know what it is."
    • Taken one step further in the Volkerball tour, where Till Lindemann dresses up as an Evil Chef (complete with a microphone disguised as the handle of a meat cleaver) and proceeds to cook Flake Lorenz.
    • "Du Riechst So Gut" has cannibalistic references as well.
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  • Walpurgisnacht, Neuruppin and Ich esse Reiche ("I eat rich people") by the German band KIZ. They're famous for posing with meat...
  • "To Serve Man" by Creature Feature.
  • Slightly played straight with GWAR.
  • "The Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For The Cannibal" by Lordi.
  • "Cannibal" by Static-X.
  • The 1970s hit "Timothy" by the Buoys, in which three men are trapped in a mine and only two come out.
    Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go?
    Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know?
    • When Dave Barry held a survey for what his readers considered the worst songs ever made, this was one of the top finishers, despite being nowhere near as big a hit as the others. Barry noted that it made up for a lack of success with its extremely memorable subject matter.
  • Flanders and Swann did a song called "The Reluctant Cannibal." Being from 1956, it has a political edge to it, satirizing the Cold War.
    Going around saying "don't eat people", that's the way to make people hate you!
    We always have eaten people, always will eat people — you can't change human nature.
    You might as well say don't fight people!
    "Don't fight people?.... That's ridiculous!
    My boy!
  • The Celtic song Jesuitmont. While the lord of the castle is out hunting with his knights, his wife and the cook kill his daughter and bake her into a pie for no adequately explained reason. They probably should have thought the whole thing through more, as the first thing the lord asks when he gets home is where his daughter is, inevitably uncovering the horrible truth—and ensuring a slow and painful death for the murderers.
    • The English ballad "Fair Ellen of Ratcliffe" has the same plot.
  • Propagandhi's Human(e) Meat (The Flensing of Sandor Katz) is a satirical vegan response to some of the writings of the culinary author Sandor Katz. It's about eating him.
  • There's a very well-known, very cheerful French nursery rhyme about a little boat. Most children only know the first verse and the chorus of it, and then discover years later that the song actually goes on to say the crew got short on food and
    They had to draw lots, they had to draw lots
    To choose who, who, who would get eaten
    To choose who, who, who would get eaten

    Oheeey oheeey ! Ohey, ohey, ohey little sailor
    Little sailor, sail on the waves

    Fate designated the youngest, fate designated the youngest
    Though he wasn't, wasn't, wasn't very thick
    Though he wasn't, wasn't, wasn't very thick
    • All that very cheerfully. To be fair, in some versions of the song the boy is saved by something like thousands of fish magically dropping on the deck from the sky.
  • "Cannibal" by Reel Big Fish.
  • "Where I End and You Begin" by Radiohead concludes with this as a Madness Mantra:
    I will eat you all alive and I will eat you all alive and I will eat you all alive and I will eat you all alive...
    • Another Radiohead example: "Knives Out" appears to be about getting lost in the wild and being forced to eat other members of your traveling group to stay alive.
  • A lot of Death Metal bands write songs about this, with special mention going to Cannibal Corpse for reasons that should be obvious.
    • "Eaten" by Swedish death metal group Bloodbath was written with the exact same concept for "Mein Teil" (see above). And it's much, much, MUCH more blatant and horrifying than the German band's song. Obviously, the lyrics are well-hidden with the trademark death metal growls.
  • Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London"
    I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
    walkin through the streets of Soho in the rain.
    He was lookin for the place called Lee Ho Fooks
    gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein
    • This becomes really creepy when you find out that there is a restaurant called Lee Ho Fooks in Soho... but beef chow mein isn't on the menu.
      • But did it have that as a menu item before the song came out?
  • Angelspit love this trope, and it shows up in a lot of their songs. 100%, Juicy, Devilicious, Meat...
  • Get Set Go has a very cheery little tune called "Cannibalism is the Cure", which suggests that eating others will solve all of society's problems.
  • Hot Hot Heat's "Island of the Honest Man" seems like it is going to be this at first, until it subverts it, completely changing the tone from edgy to cheery with the opening line of the chorus.
    But right then the clouds parted in the sky / The horizon took us all a little by surprise / Watch the sky / And as the howling winds subsided, the locals ran out, all waving their hands and singing / Welcome to the island of the honest man
  • The video for "Feathers" by Coheed and Cambria features a suburban family set roughly in the 1950's where the mother abducts and grinds local milkmen, mailmen, etc into meat for her family (the eaten are played by the band). Despite the description, the song and video's tone are very cheerful.
  • How did we get this far with no mention of Aerosmith's "Eat the Rich"?
  • Played for Laughs in Ellen Hikuki's "I Ate The Who."
  • Goober and the Peas "Cordially Invited"
    • I'm sure you're all wondering why I invited you all here tonight, and more importantly, what was that meat? Well, I've chosen a particularly flavorful poison, and now you're all mairinating for next year's SHISH-KABOB!
  • In Necro's "Human Consumption".
  • Hatsune Miku in The Full Course For Candy Addicts
    • Masa's extremely gory Onibi series has Gumi becoming a cannibal thanks to Miku cursing her while being tortured to death by her.
  • Played for Laughs with Rob Cantor's song "Shia LaBeouf"
  • Slayer's "Piece By Piece".
    As soon as life has left your corpse I'll make you part of me!
  • Club Moral's song "In Tirol"
    Eating limbs is my kind.
    Flesh and blood are in my mind
  • The music video for "Sick ,Sick, Sick" by Queens of the Stone Age.
    • Also there's "Mosquito Song."
  • The song "Maneater" by Blue Eyed Blondes. At first the title refers to the heroine's status as as a heartbreaker. Then she falls in love. And then she catches her boyfriend cheating on her...
    And then I cut him up in pieces,
    my handsome charming midge.
    I sorted him in big black bags,
    and put him in the fridge.
    Now I am a maneater, in more than just one way...
    He tastes like pig, but that's okay,
    I eat him every day.''
  • At the end of the music video for "Miserable", the band (Lit) is running away from a giantess (played by Pamela Anderson) who is trying to eat them (having already eaten the bassist). By the end of the video she has devoured most of the band leaving only the lead singer, who she tosses into her mouth and swallows.
  • Insane Clown Posse's "The Juggla":
    "The doctor told me I'm a psycho
    So I ate his face like I don't know"


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