"I Kill Children" is the ninth song on the Dead Kennedys album Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. It is sung from the first person perspective of an unnamed murderer of children. It satirises America's twin obsessions with extreme violence and conservatism.Jello Biafra had said on his spoken word tours that he wrote the song when he was 18 years old after thinking about how and why people became serial killers, and actually considers it one of his weakest songs.
The line spoken at the beginning, "God told me to skin you alive", was later used as the title of a Winston Smithcollage that was used as the artwork for Green Day's Insomniac album. A portion of this collage (the dentist) had previously been used in another collage by Smith which was released with the Dead Kennedys' Plastic Surgery Disasters album.