King Crimson - Cat Food
Lady Supermarket with an apple in her basket
Knocks in the manager's door;
Grooning to the muzak from a speaker in shoe rack
Lays out her goods on the floor;
Everything she's chosen is conveniently frozen.
Eat it and come back for more!
Lady Window Shopper with a new one in the hopper
Whips up a chemical brew;
Croaking to a neighbour while she polishes a sabre
Knows how to flavour a stew.
Never need to worry with a tin of 'Hurri Curri':
Poisoned especially for you!
No use to complain
If you're caught out in the rain;
Your mother's quite insane.
Cat food cat food cat food again.
Lady Yellow Stamper with a fillet in a hamper
Dying to finish the course;
Goodies for the table with a fable on the label
Drowning in miracle sauce.
Don't think I am that rude if I tell you that it's cat food
Not even fit for a horse!
“Cat Food” is a criticism of commercialism. The lyrics, sung in a rap-like manner by Greg Lake, were written by the band’s lyricist, Peter Sinfield. He writes in a 1971 newsletter: “Cat Food” needs little explanation, but I personally don’t eat much white flour, white bread or white sugar these days." White flour, white bread, and white sugar are all processed foods, more of which are described in the lyrics. King Crimson originally released Cat Food written by Robert Fripp and Pete Sinfield.