'I Eat Cannibals' Music Video by Toto Coelo

Here's the music video for the song "I Eat Cannibals" by Toto Coelo (renamed Total Coelo in the U.S.), the 1980s British one-hit wonder New Wave group, that reached #8 in the UK. It's a perfect example of what constituted a music video back in 1982: the bad lip-syncing, unsophisticated and unimaginative choreography, and the neon-backed sets make it almost seem like a parody of itself. Lovely. Charming.

But we're here for the song! A truly catchy tune for the ages! It's been stuck in our heads for days. "I Eat Cannibals" is a song about love, about being some sort of meta-cannibal that eats other cannibals because of love:

"Roastin', toastin', you're the one I'm boastin' / Eat me, eat you, incredibly delicious too / Gourmet, flambe, serve you up an entree / Intake, home bake, you're the icing on the cake."

And the memorable chorus: "I eat cannibal / Feed on animal / Your love is so edible to me / I eat cannibals."

Music Video for 'I Eat Cannibals' by Toto Coelo

Lyrics for "I Eat Cannibals"

(chorus)
I eat cannibal
Feed on animal
Your love is so edible to me
I eat cannibals
I eat cannibal
It's incredible
You bring out the animal in me
I eat cannibals
What can you do
You're in a stew
Hot pot cook it up
I'm never gonna stop
Fancy a bite
My appetite
Yum yum gee it's fun
Banging on a different drum

(chorus)

I like a spice
Tasty and nice
Roastin, vitamin
Forget the dietin'
Mmm such a dish
I can't resist
Healthy recipe
What you got is good for me

All i wanna do
Make a meal of you
We are what we eat
You're my kind of meat
Got a hunger for your love
(hot pot cook it up, i'm never gonna stop)
It's all i'm thinkin' of
(yum yum gee it's fun, i'm banging on a drum)
Give the world a bone
(roastin vitamin, forget the dietin')
I got steak at home
(i eat cannibals)

(chorus)

Roastin', toastin', you're the one i'm boastin'
Eat me, eat you, incredibly delicious too
Gourmet, flambe, serve you up an entree
Intake, home bake, you're the icing on the cake

Eat me, eat you, incredibly delicious too
Gourmet, flambe, serve you up an entree
Intake, home bake, you're the icing on the cake
Full up, can't stop, dicing on a chop chop

Photograph by Epiclectic

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