I never thought that I would find myself
In bed amongst the stones
The columns are all men
Begging to crush me
No shapes sail on the dark deep lakes

And no flags wave me home
In the caves
All cats are gray
In the caves
The textures coat my skin
In the death cell
A single note
Rings on and on and on

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by itamonkey

All Cats Are Grey Lyrics as written by Robert James Smith Laurence Andrew Tolhurst

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    General Commentwhen i hear this song, i think about the gormenghast novels by mervyn peake. i know the drowning man was based on these books, but im not sure about this one. there is a charachter in the books that owns hundereds of white cats and lives in a monstrosity of a castle who's corridors carry on forever and ever. and id think that in the dark cells of the castle, the cats would look grey. who knows. but i also think about a man traped in a cave where the lights slowly begin to fade and everything starts to turn grey until there is no colour left at all.
    saturnineon September 18, 2004   Link

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