Stray Cats in Spain (Tiger Prints) (1st draft)

  
0:00
-2:26

This song is 100% true. My first real concert was seeing The Stray Cats at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, back when it was still a smallish dive on the the landing by the river.

Almost 40 years later, seeing them tear it up on a festival stage in Spain was a beautiful, life-affirming moment for me. The band itself still being true to themselves meant a lot, of course. But witnessing the undeniable warmth and benevolence a community of rock'n'roll true believers can generate was something I'll never forget.

Oh
What a beautiful day
Following
The mosaic
At an angle from
Where we stayed
The Stray Cats
Playing in Spain
Stray Cats playing
In Spain

Oh
What a beautiful scene
All the tiger prints
Set free
I believe
They believe
Stray Cats are all they need
Stray Cats in 2019

Oh
What a beautiful day
Following
The smell of pomade
At an angle
From today
The Stray Cats are playing in Spain
The Stray Cats are playing in Spain


In the future, posts like this will most likely be behind the paywall.