Dead cats, dead rats.
Did you see what they were at, all right.

Dead cat in a top hat, wooh!
Sucking on the young man's blood.
Wishing he could come, yeah.
Sucking on the soldier's brain.
Wishing it would be the same.

Dead cat, dead rat.
Did you see what they were at.
Fat cat in a top hat.
Thinks he's an aristocrat.
Thinks he can kill and slaughter.
Thinks he can shoot my daughter.

Yeah, right.
Oh yeah.
Oh right.
Yeah...

Dead cats, dead rats.
Think you're an aristocrat.
Crap, that's crap.

Source: Cobo Hall, Detroit - May 8, 1970


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    General CommentYeah, It's on the Absolutely Live Album. It's basically just Jim doing his whole Improv peotry in their songs thing. I'm not sure if it has any deeper meaning. Sounds to me like it's about politicians.
    myxomatosison March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a comment on war, politicians, and killing. Mostly how the people in charge can traud anyone out there to die and make everything justifiable, even murder. And of course, it leads into "Break on Through".
    BigEvilon July 12, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI'd have to agree with BigEvil. Sort of like how the rich can screw up anything.
    sexdrugsrocknrollon July 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAcid trip??? Lol
    Kellaon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely political, seems to strongly allude to the Vietnam war and the people who were sent to die there for the sake of "fat cats" politics.
    EightiesGuyon September 02, 2010   Link

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