My Sunday Song – “Eat Me Alive” by Judas Priest

For My Sunday Song #291, we are going to go down on the song “Eat Me Alive” by Judas Priest. The song is off their 1984 smash album ‘Defenders of Faith. The song was not a single, but it did make some major news and caused the band a few headaches and probably increased sales as a result.

The most controversial song on the album, “Eat Me Alive”, caught the ear of the PMRC movement. The Parents Music Resource Group, that was started by Tipper Gore, had this song as #3 on their 15 song list that they objected to and felt was offensive. I can’t imagine why as it was only about a guy giving another guy a blow job. Actually, the PMRC thought the song was a snuff song and about killing…boy what were they thinking. Priest weren’t really trying to be corruptive or controversial for that matter, they were just doing a song that was a little tongue-in-cheek and Rob was being Rob with his lyrics plus he was so drunk when he wrote it. Rob as we know now is gay, but back then no one really knew and this was his idea of funny that for some reason no one picked up on.

Anyway, the song is great and rocks out. It is extremely catchy and has a great grove that moves the song forward at a blistering tempo. You can’t help but be “sucked” in by it…sorry…had to go there. For such an interesting topic, the band sounds fierce, menacing and attacks the song with a lot of gusto. They make the song feel terrifying like someone is actually going to get eaten alive, but that isn’t really happening is it.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. Is it is dangerous as the PMRC says it is? If so, you are probably at the wrong site. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a Happy Sunday!! Sorry for the inappropriate song on a Sunday…okay, no I am not!!

“Eat Me Alive”

Wrapped tight around me
Like a second flesh hot skin
Cling to my body
As the ecstasy begins

Your wild vibrations
Got me shooting from the hip
Crazed and insatiable let rip

And eat me alive

Sounds like an animal
Panting to the beat
Groan in the pleasure zone
Gasping from the heat

Gut-wrenching frenzy
That deranges every joint
I’m gonna force you at gun point

To eat me alive

Bound to deliver as
You give and I collect
Squealing impassioned as
The rod of steel injects

Lunge to the maximum
Spread-eagled to the wall
You’re well equipped to take it all

So eat me alive

Written by Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing and Rob Halford

22 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Eat Me Alive” by Judas Priest

  1. Cool Sunday Song pick! The PMRC were frenzied in their pursuit of artists… complete nutjobs. The likes of Dee Snider, Frank Zappa and John Denver made excellent accounts at the hearing. I remember too Priest being in court defending against the alleged backwards messages causing the suicide pact of the two Priest fans who shot themselves. Same as Ozzy going to court over his song Suicide Solution. The 80s sure was a time for a lot of people to blame the ills of society and mental health on music.

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  2. This is a great album from ’84 John. Me and Muk did not get too it on Thursday as there were so many classics from 84. But as you said by being a little controversial I’m sure that helped with some sales…

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  3. I have to agree with Eugene, “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll” is definitely the best song on the album and one of my all time favourite JP songs. Still, this is a great song too, especially with the solos.

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