Dead cats, dead rats
Can't see what they were at, all right
Dead cat in a top hat, wow
Sucking on the young man's blood
Wishing he could come, yeah
Sucking on the soldier's brain
Wishing it would be the same

Dead cat, dead rat
Can't you see what they were at?
Fat cat in a top hat
Thinks he's an aristocrat
Thinks he can kill and slaughter
Thinks he can shoot my daughter

Yeah right! Oh yeah!
Oh right! Yeeah!

Dead cats, dead rats
Think they're an aristocrat
Crap, now that's crap!


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Dead Cats, Dead Rats Lyrics as written by John Paul Densmore Jim (usa) Morrison

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    General Comment

    Yeah, It's on the Absolutely Live Album. It's basically just Jim doing his whole Improv peotry in their songs thing. I'm not sure if it has any deeper meaning. Sounds to me like it's about politicians.

    myxomatosison March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    This is a comment on war, politicians, and killing. Mostly how the people in charge can traud anyone out there to die and make everything justifiable, even murder. And of course, it leads into "Break on Through".

    BigEvilon July 12, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I'd have to agree with BigEvil. Sort of like how the rich can screw up anything.

    sexdrugsrocknrollon July 05, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    Acid trip??? Lol

    Kellaon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    It's definitely political, seems to strongly allude to the Vietnam war and the people who were sent to die there for the sake of "fat cats" politics.

    EightiesGuyon September 02, 2010   Link

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