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Cannibal's Hymn Lyrics

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You have a heart and I have a key
Lie back and let me unlock you
Those heathens you hang with down by the sea
All they want to do is defrock you

I know a river, where we can dream
It will swell up, burst it's banks, babe, and rock you

You're gonna dine with them cannibals
Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten
But I'm glad you've come around here with your animals
And your heart that is bruised but unbeaten
And beating like a drum

I will sit like a bird on a fence
Sing you songs with a happy ending
Swoop down and tell you that it don't make much sense
To attack the very thing you're defending

Didn't I just buy that dress for you?
That pink paper pinafore that you keep mending

If you're gonna dine with them cannibals
Well sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten
But I'm glad you've come around here with your animals
And your heart that is banging and beating
And banging like a gong

I can see that they've hurt you, dear
Here is some moonlight to cloak us
And I will never desert you here
Unpetaled among the crocus

Allow me, my love, to allay your fear
As I swim in and out of focus

If you're gonna dine with the cannibals
Well sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten
But I'm glad you've come around here with your animals
And your heart that is bruised but bleating
And bleeding like a lamb
Banging like a gong, beating like a drum

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