Eat Your Hair

by Niveous

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This song was written for the Spintunes 7 competition. The challenge was to write a song about a childhood toy.

Remember the Cabbage Patch Kids craze of the 80's? In an attempt to stay relevant in the 90's, Mattel put out a new version of the doll called a Snack Time Kid. The idea was you could now feed your Cabbage Patch Kid fake food (which it would swallow and then dump into its backpack). Here's the commercial: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jXUWe3MV_c

There was only one problem, Little long haired kids would go to sleep with their Snack Time Kids and wake up to the doll eating their hair!

The dolls (500,000 of them) would get recalled in 1997. (www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/1997/Mattel-and-the-US-Consumer-Product-Safety-Commission-Announce-Voluntary-Refund-Program-for-Cabbage-Patch-Kids--Snacktime-Kids-Dolls/)

lyrics

I was living in a box
Because I was born with nothing
Just a child in a field
Abandoned as an orphan
You gave me a name
Gifts of love and shelter
I thought the story was
Happily ever after (but no...)

Take me where you go (I don't care)
Anything you want (I don't care)
And, baby, while you sleep
I'll eat your hair...

You would dress me up
Put me in your fantasies
But I was born ugly
With a smile of crooked teeth
I could never be perfect
Or live up to the hype
Cause I hold a secret
That comes out at night

Take me where you go (I don't care)
Anything you want (I don't care)
And, baby, while you sleep
I'll eat your hair...

This is who I am
I have a disorder
But I'm the same kid
You took in as an orphan
You wanna throw me away
Leave me on the shelf
You loved me for the moment
Now you play with someone else

Take me where you go (I don't care)
Anything you want (I don't care)
And, baby, while you sleep
I'll eat your hair...

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released July 7, 2013
E. Niveous Rayside and Glen Phillips

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