Tommy the Cat
Performed by Primus
Written by Primus
Produced by Primus
Tommy the Cat vocals by Tom Waits

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Tommy the Cat
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Where it can be heard in the movie:
Primus is seen performing this song during the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands.

Lyrics:

"Well, I remember it as though it were a meal ago . . . "

Said Tommy the Cat as he reeled back to clear whatever foreign matter that may have nestled its way into his mighty throat.
Many a fat alley rat had met its demise while staring point blank down the cavernous barrel of this awesome prowling machine.
Truly a wonder of nature this urban predator.
Tommy the cat had many a story to tell,
But it was a rare occasion such as this that he did.

"She came slidin’ on down the alley way like butter drippin’ off a hot biscuit.
The aroma, the mean scent, was enough to arouse suspicion in even the oldest of the tigers that hung around the hot spot in those days.
The sight was beyond belief.
Many a head snapped for double, even triple takes as this vivacious feline made her way into the delta of the alley way where the most virile of the young tabbies were known to hang out.
They hung in droves;
Such a multitude of masculinity could only be found in one place
And that was O’Malley’s Alley.

"The air was thick with cat calls, no pun intended.
But not even a muscle in her neck did twitch as she sauntered straight into the heart of the alley way.
She knew what she wanted.
She was lookin’ for that stud bull.
She was lookin’ for that He-cat.
And that was me.
"Tommy the Cat is my name and I say unto thee . . .

"Say, baby, do you wanna lay down with me?
Say, baby, do you wanna lay down by my side?
Say, baby, do you wanna lay down with me?
Say, baby . . . say, baby!"

"Say, baby, do you wanna lay down with me?
Say, baby, do you wanna lay down by my side?
Say, baby, do you wanna lay down with me?
Say, baby . . . say, baby!"

Etc. . . . .

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http://www.primusville.com

Song credits:
(Written by: Primus; Sturgeon, BMI.)
Performed and Arranged by Primus
Engineered by: Ron Rigler
Recorded at: Fantasy "D" Studio - Berkeley, CA
Mixed at: Different Fur - San Francisco, CA / The Plant - Sausalito
Mastered by: Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundham Studios, Hollywood, CA
Guitar Melodies on "Tommy the Cat": Todd Harth
"Tommy the Cat" was originally released live on the album
Suck on This (Caroline Records, Cat. # CAROL 1619)
Tom Waits courtesy of Island Records
Suck on This (Caroline Records, Cat. # CAROL 1619)
Tom Waits courtesy of Island Records
Suck on This (Caroline Records, Cat. # CAROL 1619)
Tom Waits courtesy of Island Records