Nine Lives (Kevin Amos, Mark Steyn) 5.19
Mark Steyn, vocals
arranged and conducted by Kevin Amos
from the album Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats
Mark wanted a big song about a cat's nine lives to tie his album together and, failing to find one, figured he and Kevin Amos might as well write it themselves. "What did you have in mind?" asked Kevin. "Basically," said Mark, "'When I was seventeen, I had a very good cat.'" It evolved somewhat from there, as you can tell. But we think you'll find this a profound and moving tale as we follow one callow kitten through his nine lives to that final saucer of milk.