Belle & Sebastian - The Cat With The Cream Lyrics




Sitting at the old kitchen table
Peace and health and dreams
Stretching out in the darkness
Mother's up the stairs with her ageing new boyfriend
Cathy's staying in to make sure nothing happens
All aboard the freak parade
I cover up my head and pray
I'm praying for the light
Down amongst the old city chambers
Men in frocks debate all the policy changes
Everybody bet on the boom and got busted
Everybody bet and in the government trusted
Grubby little red MP
Yellow flapping hopelessly

Tory like the cat with the cream
Tory like the cat with the cream
I studied you in history
I studied in the library
In days of old when knights were bold
They'd settle it with sword and shield
In days of old when knights were bold
It's settled by the king

Praying for a friend is contagious
Specially when it comes at the old kitchen table
Listening for the swoosh of his quickening paces
Watching for the smile on the bravest of faces
How I wish you'd read to me
Verses rich in swallows and trees
Get me though the night

Waiting at the old kitchen table
Listening for my code listening for my instructions
Surely now I'm here, I am destined for greatness
I want to be the Queen pulling kids out of rivers
All aboard the freak parade
I cover up my head and pray

Praying for the cat with the cream
Praying for the cat with the cream
I studied you in history
I studied in the library
In days of old when knights were bold
They'd settle it with sword and shield
In days of old when knights were bold
It's settled by the king
It's settled by the king
It's settled by the king
It's settled by the king





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  1. alessandro lucas

    Sabe aquela questão de alcançar o ""Nirvana""
    (Não estou falando da banda de grunge)
    Falo do Nirvana*, o estado da mente em que o ser humano encontra a harmônia entre todos seus pensamentos, questionamentos, incertezas....
    Então, esse tipo de música, em especial a do(a) Belle and Sebastian..
    É o que, pra mim, já me fez chegar mas perto disso....

  2. Jemima Fraggle

    Better with higher tempo ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IUkzl9mUcw&t=176s

  3. francisco sanchez

    Cosas buenas, como canciones como esta, no se pueden quedar desapercibidas. Gracias por estos bellos temas.

  4. Popsicle Kip

    i thought it was balanced sebastion........i heard this on the radio

  5. Slartibart von Tarquin

    Those guys look like they're inspecting some ridiculous nightmare weapon. The one on the left is the engineer, its builder. He honestly believes it to be an object of beauty, of art. His military counterpart is just counting the seconds till he can start killing with it.

  6. Rafaele Sousa

    amo belle and sebastian 😍

  7. jon-michael fink

    love them

  8. Pining for the fjords

    Hearing this live in Cambridge in 2015 was amazing.

  9. TheECAproductions

    I dont know why, but I just love the cover art

  10. Virgo Sagittarius

    Sitting at the old kitchen table
    Peace and health and dreams
    Stretching out in the darkness
    Mother’s up the stairs with her ageing new boyfriend
    Cathy’s staying in to make sure nothing happens
    All aboard the freak parade I cover up my head and pray
    I’m praying for the light
    Down amongst the old city chambers
    Men in frocks debate all the policy changes
    Everybody bet on the boom and got busted
    Everybody bet and in the government trusted
    Grubby little red MP Yellow flapping hopelessly
    Tory like the cat with the cream
    Tory like the cat with the cream
    I studied you in history
    I studied in the library
    In days of old when knights were bold
    They’d settle it with sword and shield In days of old
    when knights were bold It’s settled by the king
    Praying for a friend is contagious
    Specially when it comes at the old kitchen table
    Listening for the swoosh of his quickening paces
    Watching for the smile on the bravest of faces
    How I wish you’d read to me Verses rich in swallows and trees
    Get me though the night Waiting at the old kitchen table
    Listening for my code listening for my instructions
    Surely now I’m here, I am destined for greatness
    I want to be the Queen pulling kids out of rivers
    All aboard the freak parade I cover up my head and pray
    Praying for the cat with the cream
    Praying for the cat with the cream
    I studied you in history I studied in the library
    In days of old when knights were bold
    They’d settle it with sword and shield
    In days of old when knights were bold
    It’s settled by the king It’s settled by the king
    It’s settled by the king It’s settled by the king

    MC Escher

    hesus christ

  11. Tugba Yoldas

    love this ♡

  12. Bormester Mihály

    Awesome harmoni.

  13. Daniel Araújo Ribeiro

    😘🔝

  14. David Nishnianidze

    Very nice

  15. play game

    Tao simples....tão perfeito

  16. Creepy Stares

    will finally see them at the Greek in April. Have everything, from their first single - but the first time I will be able to see them live. They never visit! Bucket list baby!

  17. Zouch

    Is the bad sound quality deliberate?

  18. Stephanie Trottier

    This song is perfect.

  19. Yonk

    I wonder if they know that they make some of my favourite songs

  20. Duna Rox

    What an awesome song. Good work people, good work. 

  21. Blake Hensley

    where's the like button!

  22. travaail

    eh..too whispery and lacking in passionate vocals.  it is like listening to a monotone poetry reading with fairly bland music playing.

    to each their own but..yeah enough of this for me.

    ara

    travaail but some of the undertones are so passionate, it really grows

  23. Nick F

    Slightly melancholy but most of there songs are..thumbs up...

    Christopher Walker

    @Nick F I love melancholy! It just strikes a chord within my soul, not to sound cheesy or cliched but that's the only way I know how to describe the feeling.

    steve bic

    get that

  24. Ellen Lee

    So this doesn't suck.  

    Christopher Walker

    @VonSeux HAHA! Nice.

    Rami Zayed

    +Ellen Lee cute girl with good musical taste pls marry me

    WilmoTheBear

    I'm a pretty girl and i also enjoy this, don't hit on my silly boys ;)

    MrOctopushair

    do you???

  25. MARTA CORO

    Hermosa melodía...

  26. Omar Almeida

    This music just makes me wanna be on my bed listening your album forever.

  27. qatram

    this song rings judy and the dream of horses vibes..... and i love it!

  28. spo0o0ky

    Who else is getting a real Verve vibe from this track?

    Christopher Walker

    @spo0o0ky Yes. I can 'see' that. A little like "my friend and me, lookin through her red box of memories..... Faded I'm sure, but love seems to stick in her veins you know  Yes, there's love if you want it
    Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord

    Pining for the fjords

    spo0o0ky I never thought of that before. A Verve cover of this would be interesting. Also an REM cover of Seymour Stein.

    Jemima Fraggle

    Definitely when I speeded it up ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IUkzl9mUcw&t=176s

  29. Frédéric Cioni

    I cant wait to hear the new Album!Stuart is amazingly talented!

  30. PRATIBHA SRIDHAR

    I wish I could like this video a 100 times... So beautiful!

  31. Jonathan E. Shaw

    Beautiful! really looking forward to hearing the whole album...

  32. Jazmín Bonilla

    Lovely.

  33. Caio Graco Zeppelini

    this is so beautiful, but each song they release my heart beats faster, and I am afraid that the day they release the album I might die of cardiac arrest

    Rafaele Sousa

    Caio Graco Zeppelini me too haha

    Yu Okunishi

    cool! so true.

    Why Not Now

    I gave your comment thumbs before I heard the song... :)

  34. starcar66

    Three for three! Absolutely brilliant. The strings are a perfect reflection of the sentiment.

  35. Antonio

    Is it me or it feels with a little "Storytelling" vibe?
    It's beautiful, though.

    Declan Cochran

    Nothing necessarily wrong with that! Storytelling, for me anyway, is a fuller and more coherent album than Fold Your Hands. And I agree, this is a wonderful song

    Antonio

    @Declan Cochran No, there's nothing wrong with that! I was just saying that it feels like an early fresh work :)

  36. Oscar Eduardo Macías Navarro

    YAS MOTHA #GOTMYLIFE

  37. Rhianne Baxter

    Thanks so much for another great song to feed my escapism. ^-^

    steve bic

    so its not just me then Rhianne.... I listen to them whilst running on my bike, everywhere...... Life without B&S would be drab

  38. Jana Slobodová

    new track from the forthcoming album
    gentle and beautiful whispery harmonies

  39. Natalie K

    I am so excited to hear the rest of the album!

  40. Edwin David Castro De la Hoz

    Es genial. ¡Gracias por su música! Saludos desde Colombia/ It's great. Thanks for your music, guys! Greetings from Colombia.

  41. Sônia Cardoso

    <3 B&S há anos musicando "as minhas reuniões solitárias em mesas de cozinhas antigas, estudando na biblioteca, tentando trabalhar o impacto das mudanças do mundo no meu coração..."
    sempre será minha banda favorita!

    Edson Braz

    Sônia Cardoso melodias incríveis

  42. Frompop2top

    Love it!!!