Cougar In a Human Fleece

A song about a misogynistic grotesque I know and despise.

      Track 1

Cougar In a Human Fleece

Well, the black cat’s got your tongue now
And you just can’t find the words
All those promises you made her
Were strictly for the birds
And the fool’s gold walls
of your faux Jericho
They’re tumbling down
Yeah, they’re tumbling down –
It’s time to hitch another ride
To swallow someone else’s pride

How she fell for every scheme
A predator of broken dreams
You pull the rug from under her
Till her life unravels – at the seams

You’re a flim-flam man; you’re a snake-oil man
You’re the mirage-man!

It’s time for you to take you leave
With all your inner-city, neon-pretty,
Walter Mitty make-believe!

She’s lying in bed; staring at her ceiling
Her heart’s as empty as her bank-account
She snaps off the bedroom light
Then she prays to God:
That someone finds you dead tonight
That someone finds you dead tonight
Hey, it’s more than you deserve when –

The cops are on your tail now
And you just can’t shake them free
Your nine lives could escape you
If they throw away the key
Then the fool’s gold walls
of your false Jericho
They’re tumbling down
Yeah, they’re tumbling down –
It’s time you found another way
To ruin someone else’s day!

Well, the wonders never cease
When you can dodge the thought-police
A cougar in a human fleece
You’ll tear her world down, piece by piece

You’re a flim-flam man; You’re a snake-oil man
You’re the mirage-man!

It’s time for you to take your leave
With your inner-city, neon-pretty,
Walter Mitty make-believe!

She’s driving her car; staring at the roadside
Her heart’s as empty as her bank-account
She snaps off the headlights
And prays to God:
That she’ll find you on the streets tonight
That she’ll find you on the streets tonight
Hey, it’s more than you deserve when –

You’ve torn the wings off angels
And the devil’s got his due
Her nightmare will be over
When she’s seen the last of you
And all your inner-city, neon-pretty,
Walter Mitty make-believe!

 

 


(c) All music, lyrics, instruments and vocals by Paul D E Mitchell

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© mitch 2020
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How can this have no comments,?? Brilliant Mitch are you sure your name isn’t Pete Best 🙂 Are you on Soundcloud ?

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