Monday, October 20, 2008

Other Song of the Day: Squeeze - Cool for Cats

Pure fun - dancing girls and a cockney accent, what's not to like?? Also, you can play "spot the double entendre" towards the end.


The indians send signals
From the rocks above the pass
The cowboys take positions
In the bushes and the grass

The squaw is with the corporal
She is tied against the tree
She doesn't mind the language
Its the beating she don't need

She lets loose all the horses
When the corporal is asleep
He wakes to find the fires dead
And arrows in his hats
And davy crockett rides around
And says its cool for cats its cool for cats

The sweeney's doing ninety
cos they've got the word to go
They get a gang of villains
In a shed up at heathrow
They're counting out the fivers
When the handcuffs lock again

In and out of Wandsworth
With the numbers on their names
Its funny how their missus
Always look the bleeding same

And meanwhile at the station
There's a couple of likely lads
Who swear like how's your father
And they're very cool for cats
They're cool for cats

To change the mood a little
Ive been posing down the pub
On seeing my reflection
I'm looking slightly rough
I fancy this, I fancy that
I wanna be so flash
I give a little muscle
And I spend a little cash
But all I get is bitter and a nasty little rash

And by the time I'm sober
Ive forgotten what Ive had
And everybody tells me that its cool to be a cat
Cool for cats

Shake up at the disco
And I think Ive got a pull
I ask her lots of questions
And she hangs on to the wall
I kiss her for the first time
And then I take her home
I'm invited in for coffee
And I give the dog a bone <--- DOUBLE ENTENDRE ALERT!
She likes to go to discos
But she's never on her own

I said I'll see you later
And I give her some old chat
But its not like that on the tv
When its cool for cats
It's cool for cats

Until the next time,



Betty C. said...

I saw Squeeze on their first American tour in a tiny club in Palo Alto, California -- I can't for the life of me remember the name of the club, but the concert was great.

I wonder what ever happened to...???

Buford Twain's Profile said...

Betty, that sounds like a good time. I saw Squeeze somewhat more recently in Chicago at the House of Blues but unfortunately Chris Difford didn't show up, he'd decided to stay at home! It was still pretty good with Glen Tilbrook but not quite the same, you really need 2 singers on cool for cats singing in unison. As it happens, Chris Difford has put out an album recently and by some accounts it is pretty good: