Year of the Cat

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Al Stewart

Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart, 5 September 1945) is a Scottishsinger-songwriter and folk-rock musician. more »

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 rain
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 to
 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 cooly 
And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea
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

Written by: PETER WOOD, AL STEWART

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC

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Year of the Cat