I Want You To Eat Me

Written by J. Beavis

Appears on “Post-Apocalyptic Love Songs” LP, 2016. Personnel: Jimi Beavis – vocals, banjo, BV; Chris Bancroft – guitar; Costas Constantinou – double bass; Scott Nosworthy – drums; Andrew Garton – horn arrangements, baritone saxophone; Lachlan McKenzie – trumpet; Peta Wilson – piano.  Steve Robin – engineered/produced/mixed

Well I’m so glad you’re all gathered here today: the solicitor called, she’s on her way

My children I love you and the joys you have brought, my family for the legacy that we’ve wrought

Yes old Aunt Mary who doesn’t know how to die; Cousin Barry,  by marriage, though I don’t know why;

My grandson and his friend, don’t worry I know they’re gay – I am going to die so I have one thing to say

I want you to eat me , please eat me, please do; you’ll  have to cook me up in a stew

Cos I’m probably too old and tough to chew: I want you to eat me, please eat me, please do

It’s cost effective,  no funeral needed, for the next three months don’t worry bout feeding

I should fill a freezer or two for a while – a  beautiful ritual to say goodbye

Oh they will tell you it’s wrong, that it is illegal but only in law, doesn’t mean it’s evil

Every part of me will be a part of you and everything I’ve done you’ll have done too

I want you to eat me , please eat me, please do; you’ll  have to cook me up in a stew

Cos I’m probably too old and tough to chew: I want you to eat me, please eat me, please do

When I pass into your mouth, I pass into your soul and you’ll pass me out into the hole,

Down in the ground we all go that’s all right, its like going home

The circle of life, what a wonderful world. eat food from the earth, returns to the soil

You’ll take my vessel, be one with my soul and down in the ground we all go

I want you to eat me , please eat me, please do; you’ll  have to cook me up in a stew

Cos I’m probably too old and tough to chew: I want you to eat me, please eat me, please do