Do do do do do... Do do do do do... Do do do do do... Do do do do do, no no...

Soon to be ex-Quaker A cat without its paws A bee without its stinger Fighting nature�s laws Soon to be ex-Quaker And that�s just how it goes

That�s when I saw red �Cos it was everywhere And I got kicked again And picked up by the hair That�s when he saw the tears Streaming down my face And when he said, �Oh, why don�t you fight like a man?� I said, �I don�t know, but I don�t think I can�

Soon to be ex-Quaker A cat without its claws A bee without its stinger Fighting nature�s laws Soon to be ex-Quaker And that�s just how it goes

Do do do do do... Do do do do do... Do do do do do... Do do do do do, no no...

Soon to be ex-Quaker A cat without its claws A bee without a stinger Fighting nature�s laws Soon to be ex-Quaker And that�s just how it goes


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    General CommentThis is one of the Plans oddest tracks from their first album. Those bizzarro chimes going everywhere seem to indicate the Plan's desire to be a bit more electronic, yet they're nothing like the later keyboard work that would surface on the next album and define them by the album after that.
    SpooktheHerdon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how the person is a Quaker and gets in a fight. He doesn't want to fight back because he's a quaker, which are known for their peacefulness and lovingness, but eventually does fight back. Hence "ex-Quaker". I'm not really sure what the "cat without it's claws...etc..." means entirely, but i'm sure it has something to do with him not being a quaker anymore.
    Mike Is Exceptableon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMany house cats are declawed (because those damn things are sharp and hurt). Yet it's also against nature, much like a quaker who fights. The Quaker religion forbids fighting and violence, so a quaker who uses violence (even when he is justified) is unnatural, like a cat without claws.

    It's also kind of ironic, since a cat without his claws is rather pussified (for lack of better term). So is that to say a man who fights with violence is less of a man? That certainly goes against the expectations of manhood (at least in Western culture).
    ratanxon July 03, 2009   Link

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