Matt Van  Brink, composer, pianist, accordionist

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I Love People! (1998)

voice and piano | 2 mins.
A silly song about cannibalism

I LOVE PEOPLE!
I LOVE EATING PEOPLE!

I LOVE THE TASTE OF GOOEY FLESH,
I LOVE THE TEXTURE OF THE PANCREAS.
I LOVE THE SIGHT OF CHEWY EYEBALLS!
MMM! YUMMY CARTILAGE FROM NOSE AND EAR!

TONGUE: THE FOOD THAT TASTES YOU BACK!

I LOVE THE SMELL OF ROAST SPLEEN!
I LOVE TO SIFT THROUGH THE ALVEOLI!
I LIKE TO LICK THE BONES DRY!
I LOVE STRETCHY LIGAMENT!
I LOVE INTESTINE SOUP!
I LIKE TO SUCK ON BRAINS!
I LOVE THE ADRENALINE RUSH ... OF THE ADRENAL GLAND!

I LOVE FINGERS, I LOVE TOES,
I LOVE SALLIES, I LOVE JOES,
I LOVE TOES, I LOVE FINGERS,
I LOVE THE LARYNXES OF SINGERS!
I LOVE SKIN, I LOVE LIVER,
IT'S SO TASTY I COULD QUIVER!
I LOVE LIVER, I LOVE SKIN,
I LOVE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING!

I LOVE PEOPLE!
I LOVE PEOPLE!
THE LAWYERS, THE MUSICIANS,
I LOVE PEOPLE!
I LOVE PEOPLE!
THE GREEDY, AVARICIOUS,

THE VAPID HUMAN WASTELAND,
THE ROADIE AND THE STAGEHAND,
THE FLESHY AND THE SKINNY,
AUNT AGNES, UNCLE VINNY!
THE BASTARDS AND THE BITCHES,
THE LAZY, THE AMBITIOUS,
WELL-MEANING OR MALICIOUS,
FULFILLING ALL MY WISHES!
I LOVE PEOPLE,
I LOVE PEOPLE,
THEY SIMPLY ARE DELICIOUS!!

First performed by Joe McKesson and Matt Van Brink
December 1998, Indiana University, Bloomington

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