Different stripes, different gripes!

A leopard can’t change its stripes
With a zebra or a polecat
Cold comfort for the zebra
On the crossing by the toll-gate

Don’t push me, I’ll never change
To plain or plaid or patterned
Any way the wind may blow
‘Cos nothing really matters

You can’t kill a mockingbird without
Breaking a few eggs
You can’t break a leopard’s arms
Without breaking its legs