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I watched my yellow cat invade my red cat in the yard
The feline war has raged for years, so I assume it'd be too hard
For me to drive my foot between them, I would never risk the scratch
Just to prove to one or both of them
A cat is just a cat

Again I watched my cousin Greg watch MTV inside his home
He makes fun of the hip-hop videos from the couch he rides alone
Snug in the cushion of his cackling, he forgets his looming doubts
He has relied on this for years, you will not yank the carpet out
No, no

These are my friends
This is who they have been for always
These are my day
This is how they stay
Hey, hey
Hey, hey

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I watched this dude each night
Same table
Who creates and crumples up
His eyes are wide from sipping endlessly his endless coffee cup
He feeds me quotes, that lonely goat
I watch him grazing by himself
I will not stop him when he rambles, I'm becoming one myself

Lou is bugged and shot up with drugs
He sweats this bird he hardly know
All that he wants is to see someone he respects without their clothes
So like some hybrid mother slash lover she'd soothe and heal his wounds
And kiss those dying ears so softly that the reaper stops to swoon
Oh please

These are my friends
This is who they have been for always
These are my days
This is how they stay
Hey, hey
These are my friends, this is who they'll remain forever
This is how we stay
Hey, hey
Hey, hey
Ahhhhh, shit

I watch my yellow cat, hey hey
I watch my yellow cat
I watch my yellow cat, hey hey
I watch my yellow cat

I watch my neighbor's son play with his shotgun in the street
I think I'll blaze all day and marvel at the mass of food I eat
It's strange; I'm skinny when I'm standing, but I'm Buddha when I sit
And if I'm truly so enlightened why'd I waste your time on it?
As I look back at countless crossroads and the middle where I stay
Right up the beaten path to boredom where the fakest fucks get laid
By the faux-finest finds it's been that way and god damn you, how you stay With every scummy, crummy hour of the scummy, crummy day.


These are my friends
This is who they have been for always
These are my days
This is how they stay
Hey, hey
These are my friends, this is who they'll remain forever
This is how we stay
Hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey



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    LyndsayevonneMay 13, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    This song is actually about Max Bemis's struggle with his bipolar disorder. The yellow cat being his manic side and the red cat being the depressed side.
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    ClandestinyWingJul 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    i think it's about racism. the yellow cat and red cat fighting with the war that's raged for years. and the stereotype of the white guy makin' fun of the hip hop videos and the drugged up guy. it just seems like talking about racism. and a cat really is just a cat. get over youself

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