"Can the Can" as written by Michael Donald Chapman and Nicholas Barry Chinn....
Well you call your mamma tiger
And we all know you are lying
And your boyfriend's name is eagle
And he lives up in the sky (high high)
Watch out the tiger don't go claw the eagle's eye
But let the eagle take the tiger by surprise
Scratch out her eyes

So make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the can
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the can
Can the can
If you can
Well can the can

Well your sister's got the feline touch, she touches up your mind
And your eagle lover likes his little bit of evil loving all the time
Don't let the cat get into the eagle's nest at night
Because the eagle could say "yes" without a fight
Scratch out her eyes

So make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the can
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the can Can the can
If you can
Well can the can

Ooh can the can (Can the can honey)
Ooh can the can (Can the can honey)
Uh uh can the can (Can the can honey)
Ooh can the can (Can the can honey)
Ooh can the can (Can the can honey)
Ooh can the can (Can the can honey)
AAAAH!
Honey, honey
Honey, honey, honey
Make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the can
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the can
Can the can
If you can
Make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the can
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the can
Can the can
If you can
Aah!
Make a stand for your man


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"Can the Can" as written by Nicholas Barry Chinn Michael Donald Chapman

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    My OpinionI just discovered Suzi Quatro, so I might totally misinterpreting this. But every single song off the EP where this song came from gives off the vibe of being a description of a certain kind of sexual position. I won't describe it here, but the word "can" might give you a clue of what I'm talking about. If the number "69" connotes something to you, just think for a moment what the number "48" looks like since the song "48 crash" appears on this EP also. The research I've seen about the songwriters of these songs shows that they are very cagey with their explanations, and I suspect that my mind is not the only dirty one.

    So on the surface, this song appears to be about not letting your man mess around with other women, but really how do you do that? You put him in the can, baby. Both literally and metaphorically.
    random_carbuncleon January 27, 2017   Link

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