here is the second weakerthans song as a stream.
This is the second song (If you’re just tuning in, check out my last couple of posts). This is the one that gets me. This is such a tragic song. Taking place about three years after the first song, Virtute, the kind of silly but confident cat taking care of her owner in the last song, has run away. She details exactly how it happens, and why, and then proceeds to reminisce on what she has left behind. She details her life now, and in the end, ends the song singing about how she has forgotten her own name since she was never found and reuinted with her owner.
I’m going to go cry and hug my animals some more.
Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure by Andy Hull (originally the Weakerthans).
It had something to do with the rain; leaching, loamy dirt.
And the way the back lane came alive; half moon whispered, “Go”.
For a while I heard you missing steps in the street, and your anger pleading in an uncertain key, singing the sound that you found for me.
When the winter took the tips of my ears; I found this noisy home.
Full of pigeons and places to hide, and when the voices died, I emerged to watch abandoned machines waiting for their men to return.
I remember the way I would wait for you to arrive with kibble and a box full of beer.
How I’d scratch the empties, desperate to hear you make the sound that you found for me.
After scrapping with the ferals and the tabby, I’d let you brush my matted fur.
How I’d knead into your chest while you were sleeping; shallow breathing made me purr.
But I can’t remember the sound that you found for me.
I can’t remember the sound that you found for me.
I can’t remember the sound.