The Little Cat With 9 Lives

Don’t think you can enter and leave the world as you please

Dying comes with a price

Please purchase your one way ticket at the tollbooth

And rendezvous at the terminus

Death is on the prowl

 

The little cat with 9 lives fights hard to survive

In a world ruled over by men

Squeezing tight corners, hiding in dark alleys

Is all it knows

Aching to be wanted, aching for the end

It patiently waits at the street corner

 

The 9 lives are a burden

Waiting to shed off my fur

(One signifies birth)

I don’t remember

(Two signifies innocence)

Something I’ve lost

(Three signifies dreams)

Never let them go

(Four signifies ignorance)

I was wrong

(Five signifies escape)

All I’ve done is run and run

 

The little cat with 9 lives runs hard to survive

In a world ruled over by man

Hissing away in tight corners, fighting in dark alleys

Is all it knows

Aching to be wanted, aching to be loved

It impatiently runs from the corner—

Straight into Death’s arms

 

The 9 lives are a burden

Waiting to shed my fur

(Six signifies loneliness)

The nights were long and cold

(Seven signifies healing)

I was found

(Eight signifies death)

A new beginning

(Nine signifies peace)

An eternal cat nap

 

 

The little cat that had 9 lives rests easily

In a world of its own

Chewing on catnip, lazily playing with mice

Is all it knows

It ached to be wanted, it ached for the end

Now the little cat with 9 lives dreams dreams on top of cloud 9