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Elton John: Honky Cat Meaning

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Song Released: 1972


Honky Cat Lyrics

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...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2019 report

    Well A honky cat is a girl who puts a bicycle horn in her CENSORED and CENSORED and when she does CENSORED the horn makes a sound

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd 2019 report

    It is a representation of Elton johns youth, which could also account for the many others that live in the southern states. Representing his confusion and being torn from what his friends and elders told him versus what his inhibition is telling him.

  3. anonymous
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    May 26th 2018 report

    I think it is a red neck.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2013 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.

  5. anonymous
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    May 7th 2011 report

    I think it's a white man nigger!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2008 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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