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Elton John: Honky Cat Meaning

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Song Released: 1972


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When I look back boy I must have been green
Bopping in the country, fishing in a stream
Looking for an answer trying to find a sign
Until I saw your city lights honey I was blind

They said get back honky cat
Better get back to the...

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    anonymous
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    May 26th, 5:38pm report


    I think it is a red neck.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 24th, 2013 10:33pm report


    Why on earth does this website allow someone using the "N" word on it. I was interested in hearing people's interpretations of this song not to hear bigotry. I'm not even sure. I'm actually was wondering if the song was racist. But I don't think the tone of the anonymous dude is very forward.



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    anonymous
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    May 7th, 2011 5:02pm report


    I think it's a white man nigger!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2008 6:45pm report


    Honky Cat is a straightforward account of being a young man torn between fame and fortune (the city) and a simpler life (Bernie Taupin was from a farming background, hence "boy you gotta tend the farm, living in the city, boy it's gonna break your heart"). It's interesting that it appears on the same album as Rocket Man, which addresses similar subject material by way of allegory to the loneliness of fame.




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