Cat's eye in the window lyrics ~ NanoThoughts 1.0

Monday, January 24, 2005

Cat's eye in the window lyrics

Ok, i have this song and I was wondering who did it and what the title was?
I'm guesssing it's "Cat's Eye in the Window" but I can't find that title on the internet or in allmusic.com. Anybody know? Please help me, thanks!

I think it is America, it sounds like them, but I'm not sure.

I repeat, I'm not sure about the title or artist, please leave a comment if you have an idea. Thanks.

UPDATE: According to Jody and his google prowess, it's Tommy James. Although it doesn't sound like him at all. Really different than "Crimson and Clover" or "Hang on Sloopy."

ERRATUM for UPDATE: Hang on Sloopy was by the McCoys. I meant "Hanky Panky", "I Think We're ALone Now," and "Mony MOny." Honest, I did.

Title? : Cat's eye (catseye) in the window?

There's a cats eye in the window
Lookin' at the hats? that go on down?
Takin' in the rats, that's not that the evil
The devil is the cat that's got your tongue.

Well, I went for a walk in the country,
where they say the air is really fresh and clean.
I hear that mother nature doesn't care for the city,
but the people here are just as mean.

Well I came upon a beautiful mansion,
And it was old about three hundred years.
And the gate was so rusty that I kicked it down,
I walked closer, here's how it appeared:
There were four huge pillars that were cracked so bad,
That I couldn't figure out how they stood.

Well the glass was all busted, but my God,
the thing must've once upon a time looked awful good.

Cuz there's a cats eye in the window
Lookin' at the hats? that go on down?
Takin' in the rats, that's not that the evil
The devil is the cat that's got your tongue.

[guitar solo]

There's a cats eye in the window
Lookin' at the hats that go undone?
Takin' in the rats, that's not that the evil
The devil is the cat that's got your tongue.

It was many, many, many times a millionaire's home?
The master must have been quite a man.
But for some strange reason I became so mad,
cause I just could not understand.

How could anybody build such a beautiful dream,
and let it sit right and die in the sun.
And then it suddenly came to me, the house was humanity,
and history had finally won.

I walked away with a terrible feeling
Because I suddenly realized,
I was lookin' at the epitaph of the good mother Earth
and could hardly keep the tears from my eyes.

Cuz there's a cats eye in the window
Lookin' at the hats? that go on down?
Takin' in the rats, that's not that the evil,
The devil is the cat that's got your tongue.

2, 3, 4, Cat's eye in the window, cat's eye
Cat's eye in the window, cat's eye
Cat's eye in the window, cat's eye
Cat's eye in the window, cat's eye
Cat's eye in the window, cat's eye
[repeat, fade out]

5 comments:

Jody said...

Maybe tommy James.

Not that I know the song, but I can google with the best of em...

Rog said...

hehehe. yeah, that's what the em pee three said, but i didn't believe it. for some reason i couldn't google properly, i think because i was looking for lyrics.

Justin said...

I looked up Tommy James on www.allmusic.com and couldn't find a track by that name...

Rog said...

Yeah, I used to think allmusic.com was really encyclopedic, but it has big holes. *Especially*, if the albums/singles etc. in question are not commercially available.

Anonymous said...

yes, this is tommy james(maybe with shondells). i have the song on an import 2 disc anthology. probably only released as a single. the import is the only place ive been able to find it.
john