Year of the Cat

Al Stewart Buy

About Year of the Cat

"Year of the Cat" is a song by British singer-songwriter Al Stewart, released as a single in July 1976. The song is the title track of his 1976 album Year of the Cat, and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London in January 1976 by engineer Alan Parsons. The song reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1977. Although Stewart's highest charting single on that chart was 1978's "Time Passages", "Year of the Cat" has remained Stewart's signature recording, receiving regular airplay on both classic rock and folk rock stations.  


Year:
2003
78 Views

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

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 newborn 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

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com


Al Stewart

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

FAVORITE (1 fan)


Genre:
Style:

Written by: Alistair Ian Stewart, Peter John Wood

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

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Year of the Cat Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Year of the Cat Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 3 Apr. 2020. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/6579012/Al+Stewart>.

Missing lyrics by Al Stewart?

Know any other songs by Al Stewart? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Year of the Cat

1.7M
14,028     751

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

Don't miss Al Stewart's

Upcoming Events

»
Al Stewart tracks

On Radio Right Now

Loading...

Powered by OnRad.io


Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

Movies in which is played

Year of the Cat

»