"Black Cat" as written by and Patricia/cargill Keenan....
Sapphire her burning eyes
Model euphonic paradigms
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser

Shadowing masonic verve
Follows the pharaoh and the worm
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser

Mirror mirror on the wall
Into the purring night you call
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
Awkwardness happening to someone you love
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser
The black cat the black cat
Curiouser and curiouser

Awkwardness happening
Awkwardness happening


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"Black Cat" as written by Steven Mcewan Tobias Gad

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    General CommentI thought I read an interview with Trish Keenan saying she mostly wrote the lyrics for this album as cut-ups, that is, by just mixing and matching words she found in a newspaper or something. I love "awkwardness happening to someone you love." That's really funny.
    DevastatorJr.on December 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe repetitiveness of this song is what makes it so great.
    The_Variableon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought I read an interview with Trish Keenan saying she mostly wrote the lyrics for this album as cut-ups, that is, by just mixing and matching words she found in a newspaper or something. I love "awkwardness happening to someone you love." That's really funny.
    DevastatorJr.on December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"curiouser and curiouser" is a reference to alice in wonderland, and the black cat...could be the cheshire cat? makes sense to me.
    insightfullon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo idea what she's reffering to but I like this song alot. This was the first song I ever heard by Broadcast. I bought the album Tender Buttons the same week.


    RIP Trish Keenan.
    Starton January 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about being a beautifully quirky sort of social butterfly who floats among many different kinds of friends. Trying to reach out to people or someone on a deeper level. Dipping their toes in the water but not really feeling they've got it down completely, or fit in the same way everyone else does. Wanting to, maybe even bluffing confidence a little. Experimenting with deeper connections. Hiding that they're a little fluttered or anxious inside. Feeling a little awkward or unlucky but never giving up because they want to know the ones they care about deeper. They're curious.
    Uniformedon November 28, 2016   Link

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