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Squeeze — Cool for Cats
Album: Singles - 45's And Under
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6.4

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Total ratings: 394








Released: 1980
Length: 3:01
Plays (last 30 days): 0
The Indians send signals from the rocks above the pass
The cowboys take position in the bushes and the grass
The squaw is with the corporal, she is tied against the tree
She doesn't mind the language, it's the beating she don't need
She lets loose all the horses when the corporal is asleep
And he wakes to find the fires dead and arrows in his hats
And Davy Crockett rides around and says it's cool for cats
It's cool for cats (Cool for cats)

The Sweeny's doing 90 'cause they've got the word to go
To 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
It's funny how their Missus always looks 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 (Cool for cats)

To change the mood a little, I've been posing down the pub
I'm 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, I've forgotten what I've had
And everybody tells me that it's cool to be a cat
Cool for cats (Cool for cats)

Shape up at the disco when I think I've got a pull
I ask her lots of questions as she hangs onto 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
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 it's not like that on the TV when it's cool for cats
It's cool for cats (Cool for cats)

Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh

Cool for cats

Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
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This is a terrible song.  Can't blame Bill as this was popular a East Coast schools in the eighties, but I will never get the appeal of this band.

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 
hadn't seen that one before.
 
2 → 1

Loved it then, love it now....8..


 JrzyTmata wrote:
 
I have 10 of these here in the woods-nuts to chipmunks, I quess    {#Bananajam}
 JrzyTmata wrote:
 

Oh yessss, i had the 45 as a kid and played it to death, and now im past 40, im still not tired of it!   for that reason, sorry its full marks.

 snitramc wrote:
I just can't understand why anyone likes this song. It's like a limerick repeated over and over for three minutes to music. There was a young man from Nantucket...
 
There are thousands of popular songs which have the same meters and rhyme schemes as limericks do, but this song is not one of them.  Yes, this has a simplistic meter and rhyme scheme, like a lot of old British "music hall" tunes; it wasn't done "by accident".  I don't know why that should make you fail to understand why anyone else would like this tune.
I just can't understand why anyone likes this song. It's like a limerick repeated over and over for three minutes to music. There was a young man from Nantucket...
Kool fer Kah-Kah-Kah-Kah-Kah-Kah-Kahts...luverley jubberley

Thanks for your unique vocal on this one Dr. Difford.  And for your brilliant lyrics everywhere else.
 kvmrdj wrote:
{#Dance} It is cool to be a cat...

 
It's cool for Ca-a-a-a-ats!




Nothing but fun love it !
Supergrass' Kiss of Life?
WOW!!! Sting and Squeeze in the same day...

there was this decade called the 80's...we had this thing called music...the computers mostly sat there and waited for better sequence software and didn't have delusions of artistic license...AND NO PITCH CORRECTION
I like Squeeze so I just can't bring myself to rate this.
BORING
would you believe the first time I heard this song was on Rockband for XBox...!
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 

{#Roflol}
On the subject of cool for cats....here's a cool story about a cat who survived for a month in a warehouse freezer



https://www.pawnation.com/2010/03/10/cat-survives-for-a-month-in-warehouse-freezer/


ho miaou, 3
 catsoup wrote:

Yep, sorry.This one is just bad.

 
Agreed, a 3.

 jools wrote:
Ahhh - the late 1970S  I wonder if this song does actually  travel well - given the sarf-east London references?

Great stuff!!! 
 
I doubt it. . . I grew up in the 70's while I lived in Souf' London. If anyone wants it translated, let me know :) 'cause ima geeza. . . like. 



 Bridieboo wrote:
This is the only song by Squeeze I can't stand.
 
Yep, sorry.This one is just bad.

{#Dance} It is cool to be a cat...

Ahhh - the late 1970S  I wonder if this song does actually  travel well - given the sarf-east London references?

Great stuff!!! 
 Hannio wrote:

 
FRICKING AWESOME! And it keeps time too!

This is the only song by Squeeze I can't stand.

Cool for Cats
Sounds like John Oliver singing.
Is the album cover in 3d, or are my eyes just a little blurry today?
YES TIMES INFINITY!
YES!
very very cool for cats
NO!
 Ndugu wrote:
Cool For Cats is one of the few Squeeze songs that Chris Difford sings. He didn't try very hard to hide his accent.

 

That is NOT his normal accent. He was creating a lower class character to fit the intent of the song.
 Ndugu wrote:
Cool For Cats is one of the few Squeeze songs that Chris Difford sings. He didn't try very hard to hide his accent.
 
should he?

interesting lyrics, but the music is definitely lacking


{#Bananasplit}{#Drunk}{#Bananajam}
Cool For Cats is one of the few Squeeze songs that Chris Difford sings. He didn't try very hard to hide his accent.

An utter gem. What more could you ask for, a slice of suburban London of the seventies, with namechecks for the Sweeny, too much bitter, a dodgy nightclub, and then you "give the dog a bone". Marvelous (not that I understood at the time- I was eleven).

I bought this when it was first released, on pink vinyl. Which jumped terribly. I took it back to Woolworths' (RIP), and got it changed for a nice black vinyl version, which played just fine, and is now worth next to nothing. The pink vinyl copy would now be probably worth same as the total value of all my vinyl. Ah well.

Again, a single which you heard on the radio and which you just had to have. Save the pocket money, and come home with it in a plastic bag which you had to be careful of in case it creased the cover when it hit against your leg coming down the stairs in the bus (which it invariably did, especially with proper albums).

Fine days indeed...

{#Eyes}  This song is a joke, right?

 

Excellent!
Deadly, wha!
right on
sweet.
everybody tells me that it's cool to be a cat...
cool for cats! cool.
I cant believe this wasnt on RP sooner.
Wow - didn't see this coming. Brings me back to high school.
Love Squeeze! First! Damn.
YEY!!!!