Elisabeth, if you get old,
may you never know the terror of these nights.
In all of the uncertainties, well certainly
you will be loved, and lifted up--
and never let to want of anything at all.
Elisabeth, when you get home,
they will read to you from books about your friend Madeline.
In all of the uncertainties, well certainly
you will be loved, and lifted up--
and never let to want of anything at all.
Don't think you're safe,
that cat will be back again someday
(to have his way with all of us)--
I'm afraid he does not make friends so easily.
But you can sleep tonight,
and dream about the rest of your life...


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    General Comment

    There's a store in Austin called the Arctic Cat but I do not know what they sell...

    Lyburnumon August 19, 2002   Link
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    My Interpretation

    i don't know, i always thought that this "cat" was depression, when he says "don't think you're safe, that cat will be back again someday", like he's saying "i know you're feeling okay right now but you will feel bad again, so enjoy this time". and this elisabeth is probably someone younger, maybe a daughter or a sister, who knows

    sherrigrrrlon December 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great song.

    tsucolon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    agreed!

    samuelon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i really like the lyrics to this GR song, it's almost as if it reads like a story. unreal...

    savemefromtearson July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    hmm i already commented but i just got back into them, i think he's probably talking to his daughter or something, as he's watching her sleep. at least that's what it feels like that's what he's doing. but what this cat is i don't know...

    tsucolon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Does Chris have a daughter?

    InLoveWithRebeccaon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    that's what i thought it was about too

    an ocean of doubton October 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    its beautful. i can listen to this song, and just get little chills. cause of the way everything just fits in right. all the pieces fit, and make their way up my spine to my fingertips. the gloria record, and the appleseed cast have a knack for striking me that way...

    behind0youreyeson May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    is this about jesus when he says:

    "that cat will be back again someday (to have his way with all of us)"

    but why does he refer to JC as the arctic cat? i'm certainly interested in this kind of stuff

    diehardon March 08, 2006   Link

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