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Kathleen
Catfish and The Bottlemen Lyrics


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You're sympatico
And of all the lifts home and all the mixed feelings
You're cuts above
And you don't own worries or a chest full of heartache
And yes, I know
That I'll never work out exactly how you're thinking
But, let me know when I'm needed home

And I'll come
You can leather me with your lips

I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
When you are not in the mood
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
And made me give in to you
Our dealer hates me, you know
'Cause he used to see her but she sold
Him off, on down the river

It's impractical
To go out and catch a death with a dress fit for the summer
So you don't
Instead, you call me up with a head full of filth
And yes, I know
That I'll never acquiesce anything you're thinking
But, let me know when i'm needed home

And I'll come
You can leather me with your lips

I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
When you are not in the mood
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
And made me give in to you
Our dealer hates me, you know
'Cause he used to see her but she sold
Him off, on down the river

Overall Meaning

The song "Kathleen" by Catfish and the Bottlemen is a love song that captures the mixed feelings and challenges that come with a relationship. In the first part of the song, the singer describes the woman he loves as "cuts above" and "sympatico" which means they share an emotional connection. He admits that he doesn't understand her perfectly but he's willing to come home whenever he's needed. The line "you can leather me with your lips" suggests that the woman has the power to influence and manipulate the singer with her words and actions.


In the second verse, the singer talks about the woman's wild and unpredictable nature, but he's still drawn to her despite all the problems she brings him. He also mentions that their drug dealer hates him because the woman used to see him too but sold him out. The line "It's impractical to go out and catch a death with a dress fit for the summer" is a metaphor for how the woman doesn't always make practical choices but the singer still loves her nevertheless.


Overall, the song Kathleen is a powerful love song that captures the thrill and chaos of a relationship. It speaks to the complexities and challenges that come with love, but ultimately suggests that it's worth it in the end.


Line by Line Meaning

You're sympatico
You and I are in harmony and have a good understanding


And of all the lifts home and all the mixed feelings
Despite all of the uncertainty and mixed emotions in life, you stand out


You're cuts above
You're exceptional compared to others


And you don't own worries or a chest full of heartache
You do not have any concerns or emotional baggage weighing you down


And Yes, I know That I'll never work out exactly how you're thinking
I understand that I may not fully comprehend your thought process


But, Let me know when i'm needed home
Do not hesitate to contact me when you need me


And I'll come You can leather me with your lips
I will be there for you no matter what and will endure any harsh words or criticism from you


I've gotta give it to you You give me problems When you are not in the mood
I have to admit that you can be a challenge when you're upset or not feeling it


And made me give in to you
You have a way of convincing me to agree with you


Our dealer hates me you know Cause he used to see her but she sold Him off on down the river
Our mutual drug dealer dislikes me because he used to date you, but you moved on and left him behind


It's impractical To go out and catch a death with a dress fit for the summer So you don't
It would be foolish to risk getting sick from the cold while dressed for warm weather, so you choose not to go out


Instead you call me up with a head full of filth
You choose to contact me despite not having positive thoughts on your mind


And yes, I know That I'll never acquiesce anything you're thinking
I understand that I may not always agree with your perspective or ideas


But, Let me know when i'm needed home
Do not hesitate to contact me when you need me


And I'll come You can leather me with your lips
I will be there for you no matter what and will endure any harsh words or criticism from you


I've gotta give it to you You give me problems When you are not in the mood
I have to admit that you can be a challenge when you're upset or not feeling it


And made me give in to you
You have a way of convincing me to agree with you


Our dealer hates me you know Cause he used to see her but she sold Him off on down the river
Our mutual drug dealer dislikes me because he used to date you, but you moved on and left him behind




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Matthew Benjamin Blakeway, Robert Hall, Ryan Evan McCann, William Aaron Bibby

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@michaelm7201

You're sympatico
And of all the lifts home and all the mixed feelings
You're cuts above
And you don't own worries or a chest full of heartache
And Yes, I know
That I'll never work out exactly how you're thinking
But, Let me know when i'm needed home
And I'll come
You can leather me with your lips
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
When you are not in the mood
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
And made me give in to you
Our dealer hates me you know
Cause he used to see her but she sold
Him off on down the river
It's impractical
To go out and catch a death with a dress fit for the summer
So you don't
Instead you call me up with a head full of filth
And yes, I know
That I'll never acquiesce anything you're thinking
But, Let me know when i'm needed home
And I'll come
You can leather me with your lips
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
When you are not in the mood
I've gotta give it to you
You give me problems
And made me give in to you
Our dealer hates me you know
Cause he used to see her but she sold
Him off on down the river



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