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Suzi Quatro – Can The Can lyrics

Well you call your mamma tiger
And we all know you ain't lying
And your boyfriend's name is eagle
And he lives up in the sky (high high)
Watch out the tiger don't go claw the eagle's eye
But let the eagle take the tiger by surprise
Scratch out her eyes

So make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the can't
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the can't
Can the cant
If you can
Well can the can't

Well your sister's got the feline touch, she touches up your mind
And your eagle lover likes his little bit of evil loving all the time
Don't let the cat get into the eagle's nest at night
Because the eagle could say "yes" without a fight
Scratch out her eyes

So make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the cant
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the cant
Can the can't
If you can
Well can the cant

Ooh can the can't (Can the cant honey)
Ooh can the cant (Can the can't honey)
Uh uh can the can't (Can the cant honey)
Ooh can the cant (Can the can't honey)
Ooh can the can't (Can the cant honey)
Ooh can the cant (Can the can't honey)
AAAAH!
Honey, honey
Honey, honey, honey
Make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the can't
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the cant
Can the can't
If you can
Make a stand for your man, honey
Try to can the cant
Put your man in the can, honey
Get him while you can
Can the cant
Can the can't
If you can
Aah!
Make a stand for your man



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    The singer is obviously exhorting someone (a woman) to make a stand (for her man) - she's being told to give up her present course of action, which the lyrics characterize as can't, or losing her man. The advice is to give up not on her man but on can't. The singer mixes in word play, so can't is played to cant. The listener is exhorted to give up the negative attitude suggested by can't, which means can not, a prescription for failure, and also exhorted to give up the cant, a word suggesting bullshit and excuse-making, another prescription for failure. So - give up can't, give up cant, make a stand and put your man in the can. The song is all about word play - can as ability, can as container, can't as cannot, cant as...
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