What does Don't Eat The Yellow Snow mean?

Frank Zappa: Don't Eat The Yellow Snow Meaning

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  1. anonymous
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    Mar 8th 2011 !⃝

    The song is about conflict with others. Since the beggining his momma warned him not to go near the "huskies," because all they produce is "wee wee, anf doo doo." This is to say, avoid people who cause problems. Then a fur traper draws him into conflict by clubbing his favorite seal. Like so often through history, Zappa is drawn into war because of transgressions against his allies. The fur trapper is "stricly from commercial," emphasizing the point that strangers do not harm each other out of malicious intent, but simply trying to further their material gains.

    The story progresses to where the trapper and Zappa are literally 'throwing shit at each other.' Zappa shoves some of the yellow snow into the trapper's eye and blinds him. The trapper exclaimes "Where; No, no I can't see; What; I can't." The trapper is'blind,' with rage. Psycological studies show that when one is angry they will always consciously, and subconsciously try to justify their actions, and are virtually incapable of considering they deserved it. This can be seen in numerous world conflicts, especially the middle east. In retaliation the trapper shoves "dog doo snowcones" into zappa's eyes, blinding him aswell. This may be an allusion to Gandhi's famous quote, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

    However, the last word "temporarily," gives a sign of hope. Zappa's sight will return some day. From the ashes of war one can return to their former prosperity, and hopefully, learn from their past mistakes.

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