Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat

Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat


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  1. I stared at the album cover for hours and hours. Always gave myself a pat on the back when I discovered a new cat reference that I didn,t notice. Great album.

  2. I have to thank my Aunt Doris for getting me. Into Al Stewart….. Year of the Cat….. I have the CD…..

  3. I listen to this song, and suddenly I'm a kid getting ready for school on a rainy day all over again 😉🌩

  4. the time we used to use incense and patchuli and make love together in peace and harmony, many kisses for all of you lovers of music

  5. Bands and audio engineers. This is how you mix a song. Bass drum and bass guitar out front. It's that simple. You're welcome…

  6. My blue-eyed woman keeps on my mind since I heard this lovely song! People, this is the 70th's!!

  7. About every instrument in the book. Great composure. I am surprised it never got the radio time it deserved.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.!!!

  10. As a little girl I use to love this song because it talk about cats. And I was a little girl who loved cats and good music. I still love cats and good music.

  11. I'm heading back to 1977 and I wouldn't have any regrets of returning back to the present shit we have today!!

  12. Some songs play like a movie in your head. This is one for me. Another one is Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty.

  13. His best song from arguably his best album, 'Year of the Cat', tho 'On the Border' is a close second.

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