"The Disease Of Dancing Cats" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
Infested, polluted
Eighty tons of mercury dumped in the bay
It's bleeding, there's no roof
That's no way to treat a good friend

Your whiskey talks louder
Than most things I've read you've said
In situ, in place now
Sit back, unwind and relax

Big cheese is all greed
It's all relative to what you need and
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy birthday, here's your nerve gas

All the fishermen and their families
All sickly crumbling cerebellum
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again

Mistrusted, disrupted
Rape land and kill good habitat
A world weary, a world broken
A world spent and money money money money

Injected, transmitted
Eighty tons of mercury dumped in the bay
It's breathing
It puts the dog in the basket

All the fishermen and their families
All sickly growing sentimental
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like their back on the street again

All the fishermen and their families
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again

It's all over for orangutans
Looks like, looks like, looks like, yeah

Invaded, downgraded
Your bile lands right on my head
Uncalled for, unwanted
My sinking zero tolerance

All the fishermen and their families
All sickly crumbling cerebellum
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again

All the fishermen and their families
It's all over for orangutans
Looks like they're back on the street again

It's all over for orangutans
Looks like it's a street again



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"The Disease of the Dancing Cats" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General CommentThis song seems to be about the Minamata disaster. Basically what happened was the fertiliser company Chisso dumped its waste products (containing a heck of a lot of mecury and other nasties) into Minamata bay (I suspect because it was cheaper). Well, anyways, the fishermen who used Minamata bay started eating the fish like they always had, and their cats did too. The cats showed the first signs of mecury poising, having smaller body mass, hence the song title. It was only a matter of time before the same affects started to be noticed in humans....
    saxifrageon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, that's interesting. I never thought of that. I really like the song, though. It really drives.
    LittleBriddieon March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with saxifrage.. but i think this song also has somthing to do with an abusive relationship..driven by alcohol obviously:


    "It's bleeding there's no proof
    That's no way to treat a good friend
    Your whiskey talks louder
    Than most things I've read you said"
    MollyWasAGoodGirlon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the Pixies' "Monkey Gone to Heaven." Although it names New York and New Jersey (not Minamata) as the setting, it deals with the issue of sea pollution and refers to people as mokeys.
    accrozenon July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou got the title wrong, it's not "The Disease Of Dancing Cats"
    It's "The Disease of the Dancing Cats".
    rushpwnsxon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI break down the lyrics of this song in my new video series. There's more scandalous details of the rocky relationship between Gavin Rossdale from Bush and Gwen Stefani from No Doubt, including insight into his sexuality and mental state, and her possible marriage to Blake Shelton. I delve deep into Gavin's mind by comically interpreting his lyrics in the first episode of Bad Song Lyrics Poetry Slam.
    youtu.be/…
    GZeusKrieston February 09, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIsn't "big cheese" a line from Nirvana? Geeezz
    dollscouton April 15, 2005   Link

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