Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat

Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat



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  1. Year of the Cat
    Al Stewart

    On a morning from a Bogart movie
    In a country where they turn back time
    You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre
    Contemplating a crime
    She comes out of the SUN in a silk dress running
    Like a watercolor in the reign
    Don't bother asking for explanations
    She'll just tell you that she came
    In the year of the cat
    She doesn't give you time for questions
    As she locks up your arm in hers
    And you follow 'till your sense of which DIRECTION
    Completely disappears
    By the BLUE tiled WALLS near the market stalls
    There's a HIDDEN door she LEADS you two
    These days, she says, I feel my life
    Just like a river running through
    The year of the cat
    While she looks at you so coolly
    And her eyes shine like the MOON in the SEA (c)
    She comes in incense and patchouli
    So you take her, to find what's waiting inside
    The year of the cat
    Well morning comes and you're still with her
    And the bus and the TOURISTS are gone
    And you've thrown away your choice you've LOST YOUR TICKET
    So you have to stay on
    But the drum-beat strains of the night remain
    In the rhythm of the new-born day
    You know sometime you're bound to LEAVE her
    But for now you're going to STAY
    In the year of the cat
    Year of the cat

    Songwriters: Peter Wood / Al Stewart
    Year of the Cat lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Carlin America Inc
    ℗ 1976 Rhino Entertainment Co.

  2. One of the songs on the radio in 1977/8 when I first arrived in England . And, for my sins, still here. ???? I must love England big time .And I do!!! Even though French. The enemy hereditaire. ???. The other one being the eagle "If you leave me now" and Abba of course. Jesus such an amount of memories. A lifetime of them.!!!

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