I'm just sitting here wasting my time
Until you come home from your escapades
In the back yards with your friends of late

I'd be worried if you didn't do this every spring
When the grass grows and there's birds in trees
And the sun shines and you don't need me

I'm just sitting here wasting my time
'Til you come home from your escapades
In the back yards with your friends of late

Lyrics submitted by fromthemorning

Woody Lyrics as written by Hayden Desser

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    General Commentthis song is from his live CD recorded in the convocation hall in Toronto. here's what he said:
    "This is a story about my cat, his name is woody ... every spring woody, who is a bit of a troubled cat ... his mom... his mom was a whore. would a cat be called a whore?. anyways. So woody was part of this cats 18th litter or something. so all of his brothers and sisters had birth defects, which isn't funny obviously. So woody's brother had like a deformed tail and woddy has a hole in his heart. which sucks because he's just living on borrowed time as they say. I love him but every year he runs away at about spring time in early may. He leaves and comes back like 3 days later and he kinda stumbles into the house and he's all dirty and his eyes are bloodshot ... and he stinks like whiskey. He's obviously been up to no good, but what can I do. This week I'm gonna sit him down and tell him he's neutered, because I don't think he knows."
    fromthemorningon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yeah. BUY this CD. you won't regret it.
    fromthemorningon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE this song. its so great. i totally am in love with cats, my cats especially...and well. this songs awesome. haha...anyways....
    xsneakerxon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHayden has a sense of humor! I, too, have wondered what cats do. They have a lot of personality thats cloaked in seeming secrecy
    eddiebon November 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's really great to hear the backstory behind it, as I would have never guessed it.

    I always heard it as a girl who leaves him and comes back because she knows he'll be waiting and that he's steady.

    i think the backstory is really great.
    ZuluEdisonon September 01, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI saw hayden in concert a little after this song came out and he said that story. Then he said that that song was on rotation in a Starbucks in Seattle and a customer wrote to Starbucks complaining that the song was about a guy who plays with himself every spring in his backyard.
    funstrawon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsecond best song ever written about a cat
    predicateon November 24, 2010   Link

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