BlogExplosion

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Music Monday: Year of the Cat by Al Stewart

It's officially the Year of the Ox as we celebrate Chinese New Year on this Music Monday. London was born in the Year of the Snake, Maddie and I were born in the Year of the Horse, and Rex was born in the Year of the Rooster… I wonder what that says about all of us. I thought I'd share with you a video from Al Stewart singin' Year of the Cat. This version includes a nice piano solo at the beginning. Enjoy...and for those of you celebrating, Happy New Year!





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 watercolour 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

Well, 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 the choice and 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




Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.














11 comments:

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I am still waiting for the year of the Speedcat.

HA HAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!! ... no such luck yet.

Hello from my frozen state, Minnesota :-)

Faisal Admar said...

"She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
Like a watercolour in the rain
Don't bother asking for explanations
She'll just tell you that she came
In the year of the cat"

hehe its a she not he.
i probably think its speedy cat! no one else lol.

LadyJava said...

Happy Niu (Ox) Year Roxy!!
I was born in the year of Rooster too just like Rex!!

Milkberry said...

I LOVE THIS SONG!!! Brings so much memories. My dad had the LP and I used to love looking at the record's sleeves as a kid. I think I love the song because of it.

Dori said...

I've always loved this song :)

mystique said...

I am not very familiar with the song but it has a very nice message. Great pick! Thanks for sharing...

Kung hei fat choi! Happy year of the ox!!! ^_^

Laura - Whateverebay said...

Great piece, new to me, but I certainly did enjoy listening to it.

Hmmm..... I am of the year of the Tiger... any songs??? :)

bintang said...

Great song to listen to..

Spicybugz said...

Spicybugz..nice song :) Dropping by to give you my vote.

Chrystal K. said...

Thanks for the vid and the lyrics. :)

Mizé said...

Hi Roxy.
New song and singer for me too. I liked it, specially the piano.
Happy Blogging!
xx