"hey andy" as written by and Roland Orzabal....
God played dice and called you home
Just to let you know you're not alone
Hey Andy!
Darkness creeps against your skin
Like the tide rolling in
Hey Andy!

Incomplete if we ever stop
We're gonna climb the walls and reach the top
More alive than we've ever been
Don't get your fingers caught in my machine
Take your time and take your chance
Don't be fooled by circumstance
Wrap things up in dreams of glory
'Cos when I die you'll be waiting for me

All your lives add up to nine
When you made your bed I made mine
Hey Andy!
Seventeen ways to cleanse your soul
We'll let time take its toll
Hey Andy!

Incomplete if we ever stop
We're gonna climb the walls and reach the top
More alive than we've ever been
Don't get your fingers caught in my machine
Take your time and take your chance
Don't be fooled by circumstance
Wrap things up in dreams of glory
'Cos when I die you'll be waiting for me


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    General CommentI think it's about his father-in-law who passed away during the time of this project. Tomcats Screaming Outside refers to a statement his wife made when they heard the news. He was looking for a title for the project and she was looking outside and said, "I think there's a tom cat screaming outside"
    vonstertx1on September 22, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure, but I think this song is about the death of a cat. The line "All your lives add up to nine" is an indication, along with the album's title "Tomcats Screaming Outside." Whether it's a cat in the literal or figurative sense, I'm not sure! ;) Roland's lyrics are a bit more ambiguous this time around.

    This song is great though, with good drum programming, great synth work, superb music composition and definite class. From a musical standpoint, this is one of Roland's best works.
    coryoonon March 25, 2005   Link

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