It's cold and it's smooth and it's
A hard shade of white
And everybody needs to lick the surface clean
And it never tastes better
It never tastes better

White blooms to white and freezes white again
Close it before something crawls in
Commit it, leave it, get away we always
Drop our good side

Being good gets you stuff
Being stuff gets you good
Good stuff gets you being
And wheelin' and dealin' and squealin'
Shit lives forever
'Cause shit lives forever

They have no legs, but chase us anyway
Wipe the shadow of your best friend
Gave birth to something we don't want to be
We drop our good side

You can't kill it
You can't kill it
You can't kill it
You can't kill it

Eat is just as deep as you can fuck it
So cough it up or go down
And there's only one thing that separates a man...

Shit lives forever
'Cause shit lives forever
Shit lives forever
'Cause shit lives forever

We'll retire with the turd on our lips
Under a pair of knowing eyes
I'm gonna take a few down with me
And drop my good side

You can't kill it
You can't kill it
You can't kill it
You can't kill it

Take it from our drummer, "Puff"
Being good it gets you stuff

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Cuckoo For Caca song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentSince everyone has figured out that this song both refers to a drug in a white powdered form and to shit, how about we join two and two together?

    Methamphetamine, a.k.a. Tina, a.k.a. crystal, a.k.a. meth, a.k.a. stuff, a.k.a. shit, is called shit in its powder form when eaten because it tastes like *ahem* shit. And it's also called stuff, by which name it's referred to several times in this song. And it's HUGE in the Bay Area.
    balshanon August 11, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi think it's a comparison of humans and society to... well... shit.

    "we always drop our good side"...

    that line speaks the most strongly, imo. we as humans 'drop', shit, evacuate, whatever you wanna call it. we drop our shit, when truly, compared to all the fucking terrible things we do in society, and the fact that humans are just disgusting beings, we are dropping the only good thing we do.
    if thats understandable.

    hmmm. yeah it probably doesn't make sense. lol. well...

    patton's saying that we drop a big fucking nasty smelling turd, yet that hot mess of a pile we just did is better than anything society and humans have done. to put it bluntly.

    oh, and:

    "there's only one thing that separates a man..."
    "shit lives forever."

    i think those two lines go together. the one thing that separates us from shit is that. shit lives forever. another comparison of humans to shit.
    donniemcguffogon July 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Mike's screams in this one - You Can't Kill It!
    Aneurysm1985on March 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about scat..... having sex with shit. licking it off it arses and suck great imagery is explored here
    Caralho Ricocheton April 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually this song is about eating sht according to mike patton who i believe has an informed opinion as to what this song's content may or may not be about
    Dressed2Depresson May 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFeces.
    TheEmilon December 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this is basically Patton revelling in all the media attention about his cackery, and basically saying, "yeah, that's right c^&ts, I eat shit, and I love it!!" with a sort of ironic gusto. He hasn't made any effort to hide what the song's about by making complex lyrics. Perhaps he preferred this sort of approach to everybody's thoughts about all that stuff, rather than hiding from it and making excuses about his behaviour.
    GotMeNowon August 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSheer misanthropic delight.
    Calculator Joseon August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought that this song was about Cocaine. Granted Patton doesn't do drugs (allegedly), but I thought that's what he had in mind. Cold, Smooth and a hard shade of white. Being good gets you high, being high makes you feel good. I didn't really take the shit part into account.
    imrightyourewrongon September 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that in this song shit is just a fill in the blank type of phase, you can get obssessed about anything to the point of it turning negative, or compulsive.
    nimrod123on December 14, 2004   Link

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