Friday, 30 November 2007

mutiny on the Cat Boat, part one

The cats on the Cat Boat are listening to the song ‘Tunnel of Love’ on the album Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen. It is the 100,413th time they have listened to it. The lyrics to the song ‘Tunnel of Love’ are:

Fat man sitting on a little stool
Takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you
Hands me the ticket smiles and whispers good luck
Cuddle up angel cuddle up my little dove
We’ll ride down baby into this tunnel of love

I can feel the soft silk of your blouse
And them soft thrills in our little fun house
Then the lights go out and its just the three of us
You me and all that stuff were so scared of
Gotta ride down baby into this tunnel of love

There’s a crazy mirror showing us both in 5-d
I’m laughing at you you’re laughing at me
There’s a room of shadows that gets so dark brother
It’s easy for two people to lose each other in this tunnel of love

It ought to be easy ought to be simple enough
Man meets woman and they fall in love
But the house is haunted and the ride gets rough
And you’ve got to learn to live with what you cant rise above if you want to ride on down in through this tunnel of love

‘Oh god,’ says Mister Whisker.

‘What?’ says W.C. Fields.

‘Nothing.’

‘What?’

‘I’m just tired is all.’

‘You sure?’

‘I’m sure.’

‘Alright, but if you ever want to talk about anything, you know I’m always here, right?’

Mister Whisker doesn’t answer. Mister Whisker goes off to the prow and licks his tail. Mister Whisker thinks about catching a mouse. Mister Whisker thinks about eating a fish. Mister Whisker thinks about throwing himself overboard.

It is twelve fifty seven a.m. The Pacific Ocean looks like an unravelled ball of wool.

Mister Whisker mans the rigging.

He can’t sleep.

He can’t understand what Bruce Springsteen is singing about.

What does ‘Man meets woman and they fall in love’ mean?

What does ‘I can feel the soft silk of your blouse’ mean?

What does ‘Cuddle up angel cuddle up my little dove’ mean?

Mister Whisker stops manning the rigging.

Mister Whisker checks his emails.

Mister Whisker goes up the ‘special ladder’ and into the cabin where the record album is playing.

Mister Whisker takes the needle off the record album.

Mister Whisker takes the record album off the record player.

Mister Whisker throws the record album into the Pacific Ocean.

3 comments:

xtx said...

Mister Whisker is a dick.

Sorry, it's just that was the next phrase that came into my mind.

I'm sure Mister Whisker is a fine guy.

Frank Morgan said...

i've just finished reading mutiny (read whilst listening to T O L)

woah.

that's all i could say for like 5 mins.

cats done it now.

Frank Morgan said...

and buck 65 came on after bruce

i'm going to listen to that now