"Black Cat" as written by and Nathan Wonnacott....
Close up camera one
The hero sings in this scene
The boy that gets the girl gets to go home where they get married
But stop the tape,
The sunset still looks fake to me
The hero looks like he can't breathe
The damsel just left everything

You're like a black cat with a black back pack full of fireworks
And you're gonna burn the city down right now
Whoa whoa
You're like a black cat with a black back pack full of fireworks
And you're gonna burn the city down right now
Whoa whoa

Oh close up camera two
'Cause the hero dies in this scene
Your inspiration is the loss of absolutely everything
And flashback on the girl
As we montage every memory
And we bleed out in the bathroom sink
And we fade out as the soundtrack sings:

You're like a black cat with a black back pack full of fireworks
And you're gonna burn the city down right now
Whoa whoa
You're like a black cat with a black back pack full of fireworks
And you're gonna burn the city down right now
Whoa whoa

She said get your hands off of my star
It's not your part but all your fault
And this jealous actress has a habit of making things sound way too tragic
Get your hands off of my star
It's not your part but all your fault
And this jealous actress has a habit of making things sound way too tragic

And this jealous actress has a habit
Of making things sound way too tragic
Oh this jealous actress has a habit
Of making things sound way too tragic.

You're like a black cat with a black back pack full of fireworks
You're gonna burn the city down right now
Whoa whoa

You're like a black cat with a black back pack full of fireworks
And you're gonna burn the city down right now
Whoa whoa
You're like a black cat with a black back pack full of fireworks
And you're gonna burn the city down right now
Whoa whoa-ahh

And this jealous actress has a habit
Whoa


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Black Cat song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis is just my opinion but I think it means that he was with a girl and she was smothering him "the hero looks like he cant breath". He's the hero and she's the damsel. Shes bad luck as she threw away everything that ever meant a thing to the relationship. She was too jealous and everytime she saw him with another girl or something she blew it out of proprotion. "This jealous actress has a habit of making things sound way too tragic."
    And maybe regards to fame and the girls that come with it is why she is jealous "get your hands off my star" and now she blames him for everything but really it was her imagination that got the best of the relationship.

    I dont know just a thought
    MakeBelieve_4_meon September 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe is the hero and in the first part of the first verse they are happy but then they get into a relationship and she changes and he cant breathe because she is being clingy and not letting him do anything, then the black cat part symbolizes that shes bad luck, then in the next part it says "the heroe dies in this scene" hes not her hero anymore because he wants out o the relationship and bleeding out in the bathroom sink and ading as the soundtrack plays or whatever symbolizing there relationship dying. and then in the last part of the song hes telling how shes jealous and blows everything out o proportion and she makes things sound way more tragic then they are .
    nina ?on November 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationClose up, camera one
    The hero sings in this scene
    The boy that gets the girl
    Gets to go home where they get married
    But stop the tape
    The sunset still looks fake to me
    The hero looks like he can't breathe
    The damsel just left everything
    (i think the boy gets the girl he dreamed of they get married and he was being stressed out by her changeing and she was being fake just to get him)

    You're like a black cat
    With a black backpack full of fireworks
    And you're gonna burn the city down right now (x2)

    (shes a sneaky girl ready to exploade at anytime and when she does its gonna ruin everything)

    Oh, close up, camera two
    Cause the hero dies in this scene
    Your inspiration is the loss of absolutely everything
    And flashback on the girl
    As we montage every memory
    And we bleed out in the bathroom sink
    And we fade out as the soundtrack sings
    (she killed him and after she seems like the girl who lost it all and wants everyone to feel bad for her)

    You're like a black cat
    With a black backpack full of fireworks
    And you're gonna burn the city down right now (x2)

    She said, "Get your hands off of my star,"
    "It's not your part, but all your fault."
    And this jealous actress has a habit
    Of making things sound way too tragic (x2)
    (shes jealous of everything and she blows everything out of perportion)

    And this jealous actress has a habit
    Of making things sound way too tragic
    Oh, this jealous actress has a habit
    Of making things sound way too tragic

    You're like a black cat
    With a black backpack full of fireworks
    And you're gonna burn the city down right now (x3)

    And this jealous actress has a habit
    MusicLover33on September 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIn the second chorus it says "you?'e" not "you're" so it need to be changed.
    LilacDudeon May 04, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a lot different sounding than the old stuff, but it's catchy, and quite amazing at that.
    RACHELLEEon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentverse 2:

    *flashback on the girl
    as we montage every memory
    and we bleed out in the bathroom sink
    and we fade out as the soundtrack sings:
    jigsawnightlifeon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks for the correction!

    i'm trying to figure out exactly what this song is about... it sounds pretty straight forward, but i'm pretty sure there's a deeper meaning that all this stuff is really just a metaphor for, ya know? what do you guys think?
    brittanynoeleon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just recently heard and downloaded the song and I think that it's great, yeah it's different, but it's still Mayday. Can't wait until June to catch the new album.
    +Bloody_Angel+on April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey're still amazing.
    distorted_memoryon April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe left after the album was finished, so i wouldnt really attribute a new sound to that. its just new. different producers, etc.
    jigsawnightlifeon April 14, 2007   Link

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