year of the cat

Publié le 27 Mai 2020

La conception de la couverture, par Hipgnosis et illustrateur Colin Elgie, représente une femme qui a une obsession apparente avec les chats. On peut la voir dans le miroir se déguiser en chat pour une soirée costumée, et tous les articles de sa commode ont des motifs félins

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

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Publié dans #Year of the Cat, #Al Stewart, #2001, #1976, #Peter Wood, #Soft rock, #Pop progressive