Hal Leonard Corporation. Retrieved Archived from the original on Lyrics and limericks. Dartford: Pneuma Springs Pub. Retrieved March 13, — via robertchristgau. 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 Related.
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Al Stewart , Peter Wood. This section needs additional citations for verification. They appreciate the cat connection and people who are born in cat years: , , , , , Tran is one of many individuals who are helping to organize Tet events this week. The cat helps to offset the dog, its natural enemy, in the zodiac calendar, Nguyen Bao Sinh told Reuters. No one is certain why or when the Vietnamese zodiac deviated from the Chinese one. They both tricked the kind, naive Ox to assist them by letting them ride on its back over the river.
As the Ox was approaching the other side of the river, the Rat pushed the Cat into the river, then jumped off the Ox and rushed to the Jade Emperor, becoming the first in the zodiac. All the other animals made it to the Jade Emperor, while the Cat was left to drown in the river after being sabotaged by the Rat.
It is said that this is also the reason cats always hunt Rats. There have been various explanations of why the Vietnamese, unlike all other countries who follow the Sino lunar calendar, have the cat instead of the Rabbit as a zodiac animal. The most common explanation is that the ancient word for "rabbit" mao sounds like "cat" meo. Set during contemporary World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
While listening to the song which I have never heard before, but I really like it, so thank for this , there are something about the instrumentals that are reminiscent to both 70's romance and crime drama films, but also has some throwbacks to something more jazzy, if you will. Co-written by Peter Wood, "Year of the Cat" is a narrative song written in the second person whose protagonist, a tourist, is visiting an exotic market when a mysterious silk-clad woman appears and takes him away for a gauzy romantic adventure.
On waking the next day beside her, the tourist realises, with equanimity, that his tour bus has left without him and he has lost his ticket.
So the man in the song is also meant to be a literal tourist and not just a metaphor for being out of his element. This kind of points stronger to Casblanca IMO, as the characters in the film have to present "letters of transit". It's a ballad: a song that tells a story. Although the title and refrain "Year of the cat" is an arcane reference to zodiac-esque themes and there are allegorical references "a morning from a Bogart movie" and "you go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre contemplating a crime" , it's not metaphorical but literal.
The overall theme is one of mystical eroticism. The tourist is visiting a foreign, somewhat non-modernized country which, though unnamed, is strongly implied to be in the Mediterranean, i. Algeria as evidenced by "blue tiled walls. The Peter Lorre refference describes someone prone to hedonistic pleasures so it's likely he was selected by the woman who observed and identified him as a receptive, willing mark for her seduction. The night of passion and overall allure of the woman lures him into abandoning his tour bus and staying on with her.Feb 26, · referencing Year Of The Cat, CD, Album, RE, RM, 5 2 8, , 5 2 There's an EMI 'Made in Australia' release of this same remaster. Cat.# 5 2 84/5(K).