Lovecats
Paul Anka Lyrics


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We move like cagey tigers
We couldn't get closer than this
The way we love cats
The way we talk
The way we stalk
The way we kiss
We slip through the streets
While everyone sleeps
Getting bigger and sleeker
And wider and brighter
We bite and scratch and scream all night
Let's go and
Throw all the songs we know

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
"We missed you," hissed The Lovecats

We're so wonderfully, wonderfully,
Wonderfully, wonderfully, pretty
Oh you know that I'd do anything for you
We should have each other to tea huh?
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up by the fire
And sleep for awhile
It's the grooviest thing
It's the perfect dream

Hand in hand
Is the only way to land
And always the right way round
Not broken in pieces
Like hated little meeces
How could we miss
Someone as dumb as this?

I love you
Let's go
Oh




Solid gone
How could we miss someone as dumb as this?

Overall Meaning

The Lovecats by Paul Anka is a song that conveys the euphoria of forbidden love. The opening stanza “We move like cagey tigers…” is a reference to the liberation that two people feel when they are together, a sense of freedom that allows them to be adventurous and playful. The singer of the song is hopelessly in love with his partner, and he speaks of the way they love, the way they talk, and the way they kiss, suggesting the intimate and exclusive nature of their relationship.


In the second stanza “We slip through the streets…” the singer takes us through the secret life of lovers in the night. The song goes on to express the catharsis that this character feels about being with his lover. The final stanza “Hand in hand…” speaks of the safety and security that this protagonist feels with his partner, as well as the emotional resonance that they share.


Line by Line Meaning

We move like cagey tigers
We are cautious and cunning in the way we move towards each other


We couldn't get closer than this
Our love has reached its closest proximity


The way we love cats
Our love is like the playfulness and peculiarities of cats


The way we talk
Our conversations are full of wit and humor


The way we stalk
Our pursuit of each other is insistent and deliberate


The way we kiss
Our kisses are passionate and intense


We slip through the streets
We move unseen and unnoticed through the city


While everyone sleeps
We stay awake and revel in our love


Getting bigger and sleeker
Our love is growing and evolving into something more beautiful


And wider and brighter
Our love is expanding and shining brighter than ever before


We bite and scratch and scream all night
Our love is wild and untamed, we express it through physical and emotional outbursts


Let's go and
Let's do this


Throw all the songs we know
Let's forget everything except our love


Into the sea
Let's let our love sink deep into our souls


You and me
Our love is only between us


All these years and no one heard
Our love has been a secret for a long time


I'll show you in spring
I will prove our love in the most beautiful time of the year


It's a treacherous thing
Our love is risky and dangerous, but worth it


"We missed you," hissed The Lovecats
Our love has come back to us, sneaky yet welcoming


We're so wonderfully, wonderfully,
Our love is so exceptional,


Wonderfully, wonderfully, pretty
It's astoundingly beautiful


Oh you know that I'd do anything for you
I love you so much that I'll do whatever you want


We should have each other to tea huh?
Let's enjoy each other's company over tea, shall we?


We should have each other with cream
Let's add richness and sweetness to our love by being together


Then curl up by the fire
Let's embrace and hold each other close, and be warm by the fire


And sleep for awhile
Let's rest and be at peace, after a day full of love


It's the grooviest thing
Being together is the most amazing and coolest thing that can happen


It's the perfect dream
Being with you feels like the ideal dream


Hand in hand
We are together hand in hand


Is the only way to land
It's the only way to safely arrive and stay grounded in love


And always the right way round
Our love is based on mutual acceptance and cooperation


Not broken in pieces
Our love is not fragmented or shattered


Like hated little meeces
Unlike the small animals that some people despise


How could we miss
How could we not have known or realized


Someone as dumb as this?
How could we not have noticed love, so true and deep?


I love you
I love you


Let's go
Let's do this


Oh
Oh


Solid gone
It's all over




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Robert James Smith

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