Outdoor Cat

Lyrics © 2008 by Archie Brodsky


VERSE 1                Some cats have it easy, but I do my living hard

                                I roam a whole lot farther than somebody’s back yard

                                Some cats live by begging, but I’ve still got my claws

                                I’ve got the smarts, I’ve got the moves, to put a morsel in my paws

                               

CHORUS               I’m an outdoor cat

                               Do you hear what I’m saying?

                               And I know where I’m at

                               And what game I am playing

                               I’m a free-roamin’ brat

                               And you’d better start praying

                               That you’re not the one I want

                               When I’m out there on the hunt

                               

VERSE 2                When sheltered cats are sleeping, that’s when my day begins

                                I’m running through the darkness where daring always wins

                                I may not be a lion but my instincts are the same

                                In case you haven’t noticed, the lion bears my name

                               

CHORUS              

                               

BRIDGE                 Well, the cougar, he’s my cousin,

                                Once removed

                                And the cheetah, he’s just me,

                                A little improved

                               

VERSE 3                Some cats think my life is barely hanging by a thread

                               To me the ones who say that might just as well be dead

                                I know I’m not immortal, and I know there’ll come a day

                                When nature turns against me, and I become the prey

                               

LIFT                       Till that day, well, I’ll decide

                                Where to hunt and when to hide

                                Yeah, till you hear that coyote howl

                                You’ll find me out here on the prowl

                               

CHORUS               I’m an outdoor cat

(modified)              Do you hear what I’m saying?

                               And I know where I’m at

                               It’s for keeps I am playing

                               

TAG                       I’m an outdoor cat

                               Yeah, I’ll catch me a rat

 

 

(6/17/08)

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