Friss oder stirb

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"Friss oder stirb"
Single by Die Toten Hosen
Released 9 February 2004
Length 3:44
Label JKP
Writer(s) Andreas Frege
Andreas von Holst
Producer(s) Jon Caffery & Die Toten Hosen
Die Toten Hosen singles chronology
"Frauen dieser Welt"
(2002)
"Friss oder stirb"
(2004)
"Ich bin die Sehnsucht in dir"
(2004)

"Friss oder stirb" (Feed or die) is a song by Die Toten Hosen. It was released as a non-album single in 2004. It is a socially critical song about the current situation in Germany.

An English version, titled "Dog Eat Dog", was recorded for the soundtrack of Land of Plenty.

"Goodbye Garageland", the b-side to this single, is a tribute to Joe Strummer, who died in 2002. Campino is a big fan of the Clash. The song contains quotes from classic Clash songs.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Daniel Siegler.

The band performs in an abstract, animated, black, white, and red city, where a highway with cars and trucks, fields with combine harvesters, a jet airplane and a field with pumpjacks play a prominent role as symbols of economy.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Friss oder stirb" (von Holst/Frege) - 3:44
  2. "Goodbye Garageland" (Frege, Ritchie, Matt Dangerfield) - 2:25
  3. "Lebt wohl & danke sehr" (Live well & thank you very much) - 2:17
  4. "Wir sind das Volk" (We are the people) - 1:29