"Gutter Cats vs. The Jets" as written by and Dunaway Buxton....
I met an alley cat
Pussyfootin' around
Till the break of dawn
Found me knocked out flat on my head

Some feline beauty
Waved her tail my way
I just had to stay
I couldn't get the blood off my hands
She made my eyes bug out
Her tail stand up
And, I ain't even in heat for a month

House cat, you really got it made
Sleepin' all night and perfect delight of day

Some feline beauty
Waved her tail my way
I just had to stay
I couldn't get the blood off my bed
She made my eyes bug out
Her tail stand up
And I ain't even in heat for a month

Some bad cats from fourth street
Come down to our alley
Well, we say that's cool
But just stay away from me and my boys

Eyes clash and claws slash
And green-eyed fur goes flyin'
Midnight, cat fight, neck bite
Die

When you're a jet
You're a jet all the way
From your first cigarette
Till your last dyin' day
When you're a jet
Let 'em do what they can
Little boy, you got friends
You're a family man

The jets are in gear
They're always well respected
You're never alone
When company's expected
You're well protected
Here come the jets
Like a bat out of Hell
Someone gets in our way
Someone don't feel so well
When you're a jet
You stay a jet



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"Gutter Cat vs. the Jets" as written by Buxton Bernstein

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    General CommentI think this is about two gangs facing each other, and "Street Fight" next on this album is like there fighting a street fight.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't the last part lifted from 'West Side Story'? The gangs there are the Sharks & the Jets. Great song, full of energy, Alice at his youthful best. Although the nit-picker in me keeps muttering that tom cats do not come in heat, they're non-stop 24/7 kitten-making machines.
    morbid moragon August 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere are two gangs fighting each other, each with their own musical theme.
    The first gang, the Gutter Cats, are made up by Alice Cooper, as far as I can tell. The second gang, the Jets, are from the West Side Story. Both the melody and the lyrics from that part are straight out of the movie.
    It's not like Alice Cooper stole the song, he just took a song that, at that time, everybody knew, and combined it with a song of his own.

    The next song on the album is "Street Fight", in which you can hear the two gangs fighting each other.
    Coenon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat cooper song. this song was a good stage act. especially with the next track 'street fight'. i think its about my favorite from the album next to the title track and public animal.
    bluefuzz09on October 30, 2008   Link

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