"Stray Cat Strut" as written by and Brian Robert Setzer....
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence
I ain't got enough dough to pay the rent
I'm flat broke but I don't care
I strut right by with my tail in the air

Stray cat strut, I'm a ladies cat
I'm a feline Casanova, hey man that's that
Get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man
Get my dinner from a garbage can

Don't go crossing my path

I don't bother chasing mice around
I slink down the alleyway looking for a fight
Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night
Singin' the blues while the lady cats cry
"Wild stray cat, you're a real gone guy"
I wish I could be as carefree and wild
But I got cat class and I got cat style

I don't bother chasing mice around
I slink down the alleyway looking for a fight
Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night
Singin' the blues while the lady cats cry
"Wild stray cat, you're a real gone guy"
I wish I could be as carefree and wild
But I got cat class and I got cat style


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"Stray Cat Strut" as written by Brian Setzer

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  • +1
    General Commentit really is a very cool song........not real clear on the lyrics or how many different cats are talking....but who cares??????
    pton September 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat the hell? anarchy? its just freakin cool thats all
    kidfortoday70on December 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wish I was this cool.
    katycontion December 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me a lot of 'Blank Generation' by Richard Hell... Totally different content but the sound is similar enough that I can't hear that song without thinking of this one. Weird!
    cestmagiqueon August 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the epitome of cool songs
    StrayCatStyle22on March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about anarchy...he's an anarchist and at some point he's talking to other cats that wish they could be like him,but they have cat class and cat style,which means their futile and materialist and they're bound to it,so they cant live in freedom...
    inconhitoon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDude it's about a stray cat, not anything else. And the 'I wish I could be as carefree and wild, but I got cat class and I got cat style.' part is talkin about how even though he is piss poor, he isn't gonna go all homeless crazy cause he still has style and class.

    'A champegne taste with a crappy beer budget' If you will
    Shimerismon March 27, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationLove this song, but for me, reading between the lines and looking at the music video it could very well be about a prostitute. Like the lyrics: "I don't bother chasing mice around, I slink down the alley looking for a fight" where it could be saying that mice = men and fight = sex. Definately in the video the woman who is dressed like a prostitute is wearing black and orange, like "Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence"... she's portrayed AS the stray cat.
    ChaCha90on June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHave always liked Seltzer. This was my favorite band in the early 80's. Loved the feel of the music. Just a "cool" song as others have said. NOT about prostitution. LOL.
    SweetCheeks2on February 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAnarchy? Prostitution? Where the hell do you get the idea that it has anything to do with either of those? It's just an amazingly cool song about remaining cool despite poor circumstances. Sheez.
    Calvin Maynardon September 02, 2013   Link

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