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It’s time to pay a melodic tribute to the things we eat, and Daily Fork is bringing you 15 inspired song lyrics revolving around food. Some come from classic songs and others might be a little more obscure, but these amusing food analogies, tributes, and references are the ones that have stuck with us over the years.

1) Down Home Girl
Old Crow Medicine Show

“Well, I swear your perfume, baby,
Is made out of turnip greens
Every time I kiss you girl
Tastes like pork and beans”

2) She Cracked
The Modern Lovers

“She’d eat garbage, eat shit, get stoned
I stay alone, eat health food at home”

3) Fish Heads
Wild Man Fischer / Barnes and Barnes

“Ask a fish head anything you want to
they wont answer they cant talk.”

4) Land Down Under
Men at Work

“Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich”

5) The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
R.E.M.

“Baby, instant soup doesn’t really grab me,
Today I need something more sub, sub, sub, substantial,
A can of beans or black-eyed peas,
Some Nescafe and ice,
A candy bar, a falling star
Or a reading from Dr. Seuss.”

6) 21 Questions
50 Cent

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.”

7) Bread and Butter
The Newbeats

“Got home early one morning,
Much to my surprise,
She was eating chicken and dumplings
With some other guy.”

8) Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s
Wesley Willis

“McDonald’s will make you fat
They serve Big Macs
They serve Quarter Pounders
They will put pounds on you”

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