"What Would the Community Think?" as written by and Marshall Cat Power....
My God what would the community think,
You are so beautiful, you are so beautiful.

All the things that people do in winter,
They all melt down in summer,
Things a mirror should say,
On a very hot day

Been crying in my eyes.

Vacation, vacation, vacation, vacation...

My God what would the community think,
You are so beautiful, you are so beautiful.


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"What Would the Community Think" as written by Cat Power Marshall

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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG !!!!! the piano part it's so pretty I think this is about a forbidden relationship but since it has a pretty broad meaning you can relate it to a lot of things like dating someone older,younger, same sex et cetera
    drummerchickon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love how she says "Vacatioooooon..."
    DevastatorJr.on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this might be about lesbians.
    i thought this whole cd might be about lesbians.
    who knows.
    CHAN DOEZ
    LateNiteBedroomPopon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthank god! i was hoping chan was a switch hitter.
    jillycon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs hot as the idea of Chan the lesbian is, I assumed this song is about miscegenation.
    ratanxon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought I was the only one who assumed this song was about her love affair with a girl in a small, Southern town.
    the_mighty_penon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, as a married white woman involved in an online romance with a black woman - who she is about to meet on vacation - I can tell you exactly what this song means. *smile*

    Except that to you, it's going to be about whoever you love that you were told not to.
    lorelon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think It's also about a desire that puts in question your identity, your sense of self...a desire that makes some kind of change happen inside yourself
    ghedopon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlthough this may or may not be unrelated, sometime around the making of this album Chan got an abortion (the subject of Nude as the News). So, I always assumed that was what, at least partially, this song was about. Also possibly about premarital sex/relationships in general.
    LisaZon January 28, 2012   Link

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