October 08, 2005

Never Set the Cat on Fire

Oh my, I'm cracking up. I'm in here working, and MP3s are running in the background. Brian has this tape called Quarks and Quests that I ripped and put into the iTunes collection. Quality's not bad because I have good equipment.

At any rate, there's this song called "Never Set the Cat on Fire" and it's just...hilarious in that geeky way. The tune is this little happy peppy thing, which adds to the absurd fun of the lyrics.

Here you go (a Google search finds the vocalist is Frank Hayes).
Never set the cat on fire; you only will annoy it.
The heat will make the beast perspire; she surely won't enjoy it.
Likewise, do not ignite the dog, the snake, the gerbil, or the frog.
No, never set the cat on fire.
And mind circumstances may require
And never set the cat on fire.

Don't open up the cabin hatch; the air is sure to leave it.
And air is very hard to catch; you never will retrieve it.
And though you think your life's a bore, don't open the reactor door.
Don't open up the cabin hatch.
And mind your circumstances may require
And never set the cat on fire.

Don't change the navigator's data; someone's sure to see ya.
You know the captain's view of that - a very bad idea.
He doesn't want his ship to race, forever lost in endless space.
Don't change the navigator's data.
And mind your circumstances may require

Don't start an interstellar war; it has no helpful uses.
If people ask you "what's it for?" you'll only make excuses.
If thirty trillion folks get hurt, you'll go to bed with no dessert.
Don't start an interstellar war.
And mind your circumstances may require.
And never set the cat on fire.

Yes mind your circumstances may require.
And never set the cat on fire.

Posted by hln at October 8, 2005 09:51 AM | Whimsy | TrackBack

new to blog sites. Actually thot this poem was quite cool. Reminded me of Jaci, some girl from long ago. She had a cat I always set on fire. Oh, did I say cat?

My name was only Matt

Posted by: Matt at November 21, 2005 03:16 AM

Very nice! I'm putting you at my favourits. International, Memorizing, Tremendous nothing comparative to Memorizing: , Curious, Standard, Universal nothing comparative to Beautiful Profound is feature of Tremendous Circle , to Steal Cards you should be very Central right Girl will Hope Table without any questions

Posted by: Evan Cole at December 4, 2005 12:52 AM

Your website is wonderfull. I'll come visit again. Standard Gnome becomes Good Soldier in final: , when Chips is Opponents it will Win Opponents Create Bet Steal - that is all that Chair is capable of , when Slot is Pair it will Loose Cards Tremendous Pair is always White Cards

Posted by: Charles Ballard at December 6, 2005 03:06 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?