Song: Cannibal Roses
Album Downside Up
#1.14 Cannibal Roses


Downside Up (Disc 1)

Track Number

14 of 17

Track Length




Voice & Lyrics


Bass & Carnivorous Piano

Steven Severin

Fly Guitar

John McGeoch

Acid-drop Drums


Additional Info:

B-side of Slowdive

Cannibal Roses is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees. It is a rare 1982 B-side from the single Slowdive. It was released in the album Downside Up in 2004.

Cannibal Roses LyricsEdit

Listening to their murmurings

Trespassing thru the topiary

Lulled by siren perfumes

Of their seductive petal openings

Cannibal roses

Enticing our noses

With exotic aromas

Then they bite off our noses

Whilst stood on our toeses

Red snappers and finger pops

Fighting off psycho pomps

Ring a ring a roses

To Cannibal roses

It's been one of those mornings

They came with no warning

It's been one of those mornings