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Nine Cats (Acoustic Version)

This song is by Porcupine Tree and appears on the cassette Insignificance (1997) and on the expanded remaster of Signify (1996).

The butterfly sailed on the breeze
Past a field of barbed wire trees
Where golden dragons chased around
Pampered poppies on the ground

Two silver trout sat way on high
And watched a royal samurai
Plant two black orchids in a box
And strap it to a laughing fox

A minstrel bought a crooked spoon
He gave it to a blue baboon
Who filled it full of virgin snow
And wandered in the afterglow

A toad stood in his ballet shoes
Teaching sixteen kangaroos
How to skip across a lake
They found it hard to stay awake

A pharaoh played a merry tune
And watched nine cats dance on the moon
I didn't know what all this meant
I didn't know I was sent

I threw five clocks down on my bed
The chimes danced out on golden threads
And turned to footprints on my wall
Sequined tears began to fall

Music by:

Steven Wilson

Lyrics by:

Alan Duffy