My Cat's Tail

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My cat’s tail
is curved like a question mark
Though he doesn't understand
what that means to a cat like me
He just sits on the windowsill
staring at the blue, blue sky
He’s probably thinking about
Eastern philosophy

Lord, it seemed so easy to believe in anything
Oh, when I was young
Flash of light could make the demons go away
Magic was a fact and I hoped that I might fly someday
But now I challenge anyone to stand upon their faith
And make the case for me beyond a doubt
iron all my theories out
Straighten up these questing curves
Calm the sea with certainty and offer me enlightenment

And I would believe
I would give up these pragmatic tendencies
Oh and I would play
To that absolute everyday

My cat sighs
in the middle of the night lying in a shaft of window light
I guess I envy him sometimes
‘cause he just seems so content in dreams
But he can’t even go outside
He’s a prisoner –never has to make up his own mind
I guess that’s one cozy way to make in this crazy world
But what’s the price of his advice when...

If I could believe
I would give up these pragmatic tendencies
Oh and I would play
To that absolute everyday

My cat’s tail is curved like a question mark
Though he doesn't understand what that means to a cat like me
He just sits on the windowsill staring at the blue, blue sky
He’s probably thinking about chasing the birds flying by

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from Lucid Dreams LP, released August 1, 2009

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Letters From Traffic Seattle, Washington

Letters From Traffic is a Seven-Piece Seattle Rock and Soul Phenomenon featuring soul-sweetened vocals, fresh horns, hot guitars, kickass grooves, and life-shaking lyrics. Original songs layer trumpet, trombone, saxophone, vocal-harmony, lead & rhythm guitars, bass and drums. Contagiously moveable, inspiringly anthemic, or just dirty and fun, Letters From Traffic is always quality, always true. ... more

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