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Cat People - The Song

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Music by Giorgio Moroder. Words by David Bowie.

Lyrics

See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Colder than the moon
It's been so long

Feel my blood enraged
It's just the fear of losing you
Don't you know my name
Well, you been so long

And I've been putting out fire
With gasoline

See these eyes so red
Red like jungle burning bright
Those who feel me near
Pull the blinds and change their minds
It's been so long

Still this pulsing night
A plague I call a heartbeat
Just be still with me
Ya wouldn't believe what I've been thru
You've been so long
Well it's been so long
And I've been putting out the fire with gasoline
Putting out the fire 
With gasoline

See these tears so blue
An ageless heart that can never mend
These tears can never dry
A judgement made can never bend

See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Just be still with me
You wouldn't believe what I've been thru

You've been so long
Well it's been so long
And I've been putting out fire with gasoline
Putting out fire with gasoline

[Been so long]
[Been so long]
Well, it's been so long
[Been so long]
I've been putting out fire
[Been so long]
Well, it's been so long
[Been so long]
I've been putting out fire
[Been so long]
It's been so long
[Been so long]
Putting out fire
[Been so long]

Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been so long

[Been so long, so long, so long
Been so long, so long, so long]
I've been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]

Trivia

Cat People appears in two versions. The original was for the soundtrack of the film Cat People. This includes the second verse which begins Feel my blood enraged which is not present on the second version which was recorded for the album Let's Dance.

Many people prefer the original version, which is stronger and more foreboding. Fortunately for those of us who don't like to buy soundtracks, this original version was released on the U.S. version of Bowie: The Singles (1969-1993).

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