Primus - Tommy The Cat Lyrics




Well, I remember it as though it were a meal ago

Said Tommy the Cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter may have nestled its way into his mighty throat
Many a fat alley rat had met its demise while staring point blank down the cavernous barrel of this awesome prowling machine
Truly a wonder of nature this urban predator
Tommy the Cat had many a story to tell
But it was a rare occasion such as this that he did

Well, she came slidin' down the alleyway like butter drippin' off a hot biscuit
The aroma, the mean scent, was enough to arouse suspicion in even the oldest of the tigers that hung around the hot spot in those days
The sight was beyond belief
Many a head snapped for double - even triple - takes as this vivacious feline made her way into the delta of the alleyway where the most virile of the young tabbies were known to hang out

They hung in droves. Such a multitude of masculinity could only be found in one place
And that was O'Malley's Alley

The air was thick with cat calls (no pun intended)
But not even a muscle in her neck did twitch as she sauntered up into the heart of the alley
She knew what she wanted
She was lookin' for that stud bull, she was lookin' for that he-cat
And that was me

Tommy the Cat is my name and I say unto thee

[Repeat until the end:]
Say baby do you wanna lay down with me
Say baby do you wanna lay down by my side
Hey baby do you wanna lay down with me
Say baby
Say baby





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Primus Tommy The Cat Comments
  1. Andre Mherr Pimentel

    When Dimebag became a bassist.

  2. SDPadresFan

    ABC's old Afterschool Specials brought me here.

  3. Steve’s Guitars

    Say BABY!!

  4. BlazingWolf

    Well, I remember as it were a meal ago

    Said Tommy the Cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter
    May have nestled its way into his mighty throat
    Many a fat alley rat had met its demise while staring point blank down
    The cavernous barrel of this awesome prowling machine
    Truly a wonder of nature this urban predator
    Tommy the Cat had many a story to tell
    But it was a rare occasion such as this that he did

    She came slidin' down the alleyway like butter drippin' off a hot biscuit
    The aroma, the mean scent, was enough to arouse suspicion in even the
    Oldest of tigers that hung around the hot spot in those days
    The sight was beyond belief
    Many a head snapped for double--even triple--takes as this vivacious
    Feline made her her way into the delta of the alleyway where the most
    Virile of the young tabbies were known to hang out

    They hung in droves
    Such a multitude of masculinity could only be found in one place
    And that was O'Malley's Alley

    The air was thick with cat calls (no pun intended)
    But not even a muscle in her neck did twitch as she sauntered up into
    The heart of the alleyway
    She knew what she wanted
    She was lookin' for that stud bull
    She was looking for that he cat
    And that was me

    Tommy the Cat is my name and I say unto thee

    Say, baby, do you want to lay down with me?
    Say, baby, do you want to lay down by my side?
    Ah, baby, do you want to lay down with me?
    Say, baby?
    Say, baby?

  5. Ryan Luckie

    onion/animmmaismydeadgirl62. 😭 so... in 3 days it will be deleted ur welcome. (not the coment)

  6. Jet Greisen

    primus sucks

  7. Andrew Graham

    Out with the new and in witb the odd.

  8. Wulf-359

    There are 2 main genres of music. Primus, and everything else.

  9. Jirkush

    How on Earth didn't I know this band until now??

  10. Catalan Guitar

    Les looks like Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York!

  11. Rafael Lee

    Say baby!

  12. Doby Adoby

    make video speed on 1.25

  13. Peter Rabitt

    Is this what it's like to have schizophrenia?

  14. Tarzaan

    This song just gave me psoriasis

  15. vicky flores

    primus sucks

  16. Saga Sitches

    les is pouring all these drinks but there's only like two people in the bar...

  17. Anna Glenn

    I forgot all about this

  18. Leonardo Pedroza

    Did John K worked on the animation for this?

  19. Chubby Greyhound

    Pure musicianship. Zero songwriting craft.

  20. Jake Tillman

    My uncle:


    While my mom slaps me with a spoon

  21. gustavo mon

    REMINDS ME OF REM & STIMPY

  22. Sixysady Hatey

    This line doesn't work on guys...unless they're drunk, they'll lay down with anything. A drunk dude screwed a chicken, it became a ghost chicken, ask MA top 10 - 4 ril.

  23. Nicole Scubelek

    I throw bass back??? Bluegills and Crappies are my game!!! These folks are alright! Ya haters, go put yer heads back in yer pillows... Wait for another day! It may come, mabey not? I'll be laughing at you because you cannot turn over, pick yer head up and see da daylight!!! Go screw yer mother!

  24. Apostolos Papadopoulos

    How can someone describe what kind of music Primus makes?

    Ondra Pavlík

    They had own music category in Winamp - Primus

  25. Alex's Leftover Stuff

    i like the part where He sang "adsdioefgbjioerweioohfgiudfghegbwragb8whfewjfwefjqfh9ueqwhwueGgjoiwejallabuh".

  26. Isaac G

    I'm gonna tell my kids this was the first Cats movie

    Bannanatree Productions

    The good one

  27. maggy tito

    this is one of the most annoying songs to get stuck in your head especially if you sing it aloud and someone who's never heard it or primus asks what it is....lol

  28. Karlo Cavero

    Two Princes? Ah... no! It's Tommy the cat. Yeah!!!

  29. Luci Mitchell

    i'm so glad i got to see these guys in oakland last year!! les claypool is one of the greatest bassists ever!

  30. Saga Sitches

    ok les ok ok we see that you've got fake arms!

  31. Jish the Fish

    Well, I remember as it were a meal ago
    Said Tommy the Cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter
    May have nestled its way into his mighty throat
    Many a fat alley rat had met its demise while staring point blank down
    The cavernous barrel of this awesome prowling machine
    Truly a wonder of nature this urban predator
    Tommy the Cat had many a story to tell
    But it was a rare occasion such as this that he did
    She came slidin' down the alleyway like butter drippin' off a hot biscuit
    The aroma, the mean scent, was enough to arouse suspicion in even the
    Oldest of tigers that hung around the hot spot in those days
    The sight was beyond belief
    Many a head snapped for double--even triple--takes as this vivacious
    Feline made her her way into the delta of the alleyway where the most
    Virile of the young tabbies were known to hang out
    They hung in droves
    Such a multitude of masculinity could only be found in one place
    And that was O'Malley's Alley
    The air was thick with cat calls (no pun intended)
    But not even a muscle in her neck did twitch as she sauntered up into
    The heart of the alleyway
    She knew what she wanted
    She was lookin' for that stud bull
    She was looking for that he cat
    And that was me
    Tommy the Cat is my name and I say unto thee
    Say, baby, do you want to lay down with me?
    Say, baby, do you want to lay down by my side?
    Ah, baby, do you want to lay down with me?
    Say, baby?
    Say, baby?

  32. Eddie Hoare

    My son - Eddie jnr has bought his first house, over the border in Todmorden. He's calling it HollyigWood. I hope it doesn't mean 'I got'! Anyway, he's got a big barn, so The Frillyboys are playing at his housewarming! Special Guests - Mark Knofler, Sam Fox (nearly spelt Fox wrong, there)! + Cronos from Venom + many others. Anyway, Les C has a Court Case, so can't attend, but as a joke, we have Stephen Tin Tin Duffer and his Why?fe (who do suffer). Will give full details of party, later in February. Up t't Tater's to All our Fans. Eddie Hoare. x.

  33. Saga Sitches

    the cats all look like stimpy

  34. TruthAboutTheLie

    Good ol Tom Waits

  35. Ricardo Ramos

    Everything is weird in this song. But not as much the lenght of his forearms

  36. Arley Fisher

    I think...he's saying...words...

  37. Dasani Water Bottle

    said Tommy the Cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter
    may have nestled its way into his mighty throat.
    Many a fat alley rat had met its demise while staring point blank down
    the cavernous barrel of this awesome prowling machine.
    Truly a wonder of nature this urban predator.
    Tommy the cat had many a story to tell
    but it was a rare occasion such as this that he did.
    "She came slidin' down the alleyway like butter drippin' off a hot biscuit.
    The aroma, the mean scent, was enough to arouse suspicion in even the
    oldest of Tigers that hung around the hot spot in those days.
    The sight was beyond belief.
    Many a head snapped for double - even triple - takes as this vivacious
    feline made her her way into the delta of the alleyway
    where the most virile of the young tabbies were known to hang out.
    They hung in droves. Such a multitude of masculinity could only be
    found in one place...
    And that was O'Malley's Alley.
    The air was thick with cat calls (no pun intended)
    But not even a muscle in her neck did twitch
    as she sauntered straight into the heart of the alleyway.
    She knew what she wanted.
    She was lookin' for that stud bull; she was looking for that he cat.
    And that was me.
    Tommy the Cat is my name and I say unto thee...

  38. Da g8 1

    I see where korn got it from

  39. Cmajor

    Is Clapypool's thumb okay after that?

  40. onesyphorus Ὀνησίφορος

    I thought this guy was a rapoet so i clicked on the thumbnail






    now i have stroke

  41. Robert Hultquist

    SAY BABAY!

  42. TheTuck12

    Primus sucks!

  43. George Washington’s C o o l clone

    SABABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  44. Chris Sikora

    This was the song Primus played in *Bill & Teds bogus Journey* in the battle of the band scene!!

  45. Dakota Terrell

    Primus sucks

  46. Enrique Ormeño Villafuerte

    Still here 2020 who else??

  47. Kichiku Baka

    hmm lsd trip with friends ?

  48. Mac Sauce

    This song on .75 speed is actually the grooviest thing that's ever been heard

  49. Alex Turner

    Tommy the Cat and Jerry Was a Racecar Driver are essentially the same song - except for the concept

  50. Alfian Fahmi

    125% speed sounds like Thrash Metal.

  51. Buddy89

    *No pun intended*

  52. Saga Sitches

    les claypool: do you want to mate? sabababdoyouwannalaydownbahmaiside

  53. Alfian Fahmi

    I wouldn't mind if in Cats the movie, they played this song out of nowhere, but it seems like that's not the case.

  54. The Sun ☀️

    Just discovering Primus at 30 years old, and I FREAKING love them! So much talent...

  55. Jake Klossing

    Vocals remind me of a hillbilly version of Rosetta Stoned and that's definitely not a bad thing.

  56. yi tang

    Ted Mosby

  57. R. Tommy Budiawan

    My daddy named me Tommy for this song

  58. Jhon Cooenhaigen

    3:28 when he says hey baby like butthead

  59. John Hernandez

    this song made me set my hair on fire

  60. waaayover9000

    And they say white people have no culture

  61. rockettebob

    as an a.a.'er, this makes me want a white russian cocktail ....THANK YOU !!!......bob in reno

  62. Alexey First

    Help me, i can't stop listening this song(

  63. Robloxdude 2

    I like this

  64. Fabian Vidal

    Este video es igual a cuando te vas en una buena noche de peda xD

  65. NIGHTMARE-NIGHTMARE NIGHTMARE-NIGHTMARE-NIGHTMARE

    That bass fits the nonsense cartoonish video so well. It's almost hilarious because it's really fucking good lmao.

  66. Hudson Duder

    the intro reminds me of that one mariokart track moonlight hywy

  67. Eddie Hoare

    Spitting Bindon. - Amateur Version for Les.

    I was lazing at 'ome,

    NEEDING SEX!

    (My Why?fe was in't hospital)......

    Having 'Rex'.

    I Wouldn't do Adultery, -

    so, it's Sex on't Phone...

    As I supped on a cider....

    I was Ready To Bone!

    The Lay-dee on't phone whispered about Rubber....

    And this fills Me Pork (like nothing other)!

    And I spied summat good, just by the telly....

    The lovely, thick rubber on me Fisherman's Welly!

    My naked, Proud foot slid into me Welly......

    (I've got Strawberry Jelly In't welly)! -

    I moan, "Ooooh, Ahhhhh, Blaaaa!" -

    (And 'Me Bindon' spits onto me Belly)! ©SG 1998

    Eddie Hoare

    (To self) - "Now, Eddie, you really must Not resort to shoving your Substandard Poems into the Melting Pot o Mass 'Idea-Dumb' which Translates as 'Human Life.' - Much better you stay in The Boudoir and do Strange things to your Why?fe!" - Phew! - I Never relish 'telling myself off.' Best Wishes To All. Edward Hoare.

  68. pschroeter1

    I saw Primus open for Rush once.

  69. Shitty McShittingson

    This video makes me feel like I'm on acid again.

  70. AlphaSquash 0

    What I love most is that they are just so different from anything else I have heard, but are not sell outs. They make it for the art and for fun. They weren't trying to conform to everyones expectations. I am glad Les didn't join into Metallica ✌

  71. colio succ

    subtitles pls

  72. Tommy Cosmos

    Wow, that cats movie really is terrifying!


    Haha, in all seriousness, you are a truly amazing band

  73. Ana Maria Sánchez

    My cat is called Tommy😼

  74. JNewstedBass

    Tried so many times to like... So many times.... Primus sucks. I get that the're talented, but at some point you have to make a song that people can listen to. Foolish hippie nonsense

  75. Josh Abatecola

    Claypool slappin that bass harder than my mom slaps me.

    Bannanatree Productions

    Respect

    tachi pirina

    U ok buddy? 😁

    Josh Abatecola

    @tachi pirina no

    Opex

    Davie 504 would approve lol

  76. หนุ่มหล่อ ครั้งหนึ่ง

    FLEA : HOLD MY SHIT.!!

  77. Douglas Johnson

    I love how the Bass, Guitar, and Drums suck at the same time.

    MetricPolygon

    Douglas Johnson underrated comment

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    Sey baby sey baby

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    Say baby do you want to lie down with me

  78. Rients Hoekstra

    The better cats movie

  79. Steve Barrett

    Me trying to remember what happened last night

  80. Puncher Sponge

    This is what english sounds like to people who don't speak it.

    Saga Sitches

    lol wtf this is fuciing brilliant

    chaussette1er

    I remember it as if it were a meal ago..'
    Said Tommy the cat as he reeled back to .......????

    Offchili

    My first time in the US

    filecabinet coffee

    chaussette1er To clear back whatever foreign matter did something to his mighty throat. Many a fat alley rat met its demise while staring point blank down the something barrel of this awesome prowling machine. Truly a wonder of nature this something predator. Tommy the cat had many a story to tell, but it was a rare occasion such as this that he did.

    chaussette1er

    @filecabinet coffee and i said onto thee

  81. El Marihuas

    *F U N K Y*

  82. ButtercupFan 01

    Cartman: *WHO THE HELL ARE YOU, PEOPLE?!?* /Damn, dude. I’m *_HUGE!_* /Oh boy, this is not gonna be pretty.

  83. Noah Mills

    Tommy the cat lyrics:

    Well, I remember as it were a meal ago

    Said Tommy the Cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter
    May have nestled its way into his mighty throat
    Many a fat alley rat had met its demise while staring point blank down
    The cavernous barrel of this awesome prowling machine
    Truly a wonder of nature this urban predator
    Tommy the Cat had many a story to tell
    But it was a rare occasion such as this that he did

    She came slidin' down the alleyway like butter drippin' off a hot biscuit
    The aroma, the mean scent, was enough to arouse suspicion in even the
    Oldest of tigers that hung around the hot spot in those days
    The sight was beyond belief
    Many a head snapped for double--even triple--takes as this vivacious
    Feline made her her way into the delta of the alleyway where the most
    Virile of the young tabbies were known to hang out

    They hung in droves
    Such a multitude of masculinity could only be found in one place
    And that was O'Malley's Alley

    The air was thick with cat calls (no pun intended)
    But not even a muscle in her neck did twitch as she sauntered up into
    The heart of the alleyway
    She knew what she wanted
    She was lookin' for that stud bull
    She was looking for that he cat
    And that was me

    Tommy the Cat is my name and I say unto thee

    Say, baby, do you want to lay down with me?
    Say, baby, do you want to lay down by my side?
    Ah, baby, do you want to lay down with me?
    Say, baby?
    Say, baby?

  84. Евгений Егорушин

    Классный трек, спасибо Кинокиллеру! С наступающим!

  85. satanical redirection

    Bass so thick my ears need lube

  86. Yes Please

    I was skeptical at first but the new Cats movie looks pretty good.

  87. Blu Blu

    this is a tripp!! XD love it

  88. 4ever90s Music. 90smusicEternal

    Eminem told me about these guys.

  89. Dusky Racer

    My grandma didnt like John the fisherman but she actually really liked this one

  90. Nick Esposito

    no pun intended

  91. Matthew Taylor

    Dat funky bass.

  92. Henry Berrisford

    I’ve only just started listening to this band. I should find Claypool’s vocals really annoying, but I don’t, they’re fucking nutty. Love it.

  93. XYZ 1973

    put this gem in my old Toyota and it became a Bentley

  94. The Terminator

    100x better than the cats movie

  95. mister.nimoe

    Cat calling--No Pun Intended

    Took me years to get that

    Leonardo Donadel

    Pls explain

  96. Denny-Earl grey

    What the heck!? The first song i heard of this band...hoping theres more of them and that it´s as good as this...weird...great shit!

  97. brvtll metllkatze

    How much bass slapping you want in this song?

    Primus: yes