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about

I’d like to thank our cat Nightshine for contributing guest vocals to this song, and apologise to her for the implicit comparison in the central metaphor.

lyrics

There’s a sparrow at my window
And he’s spoiling for a fight
He’s attacking his reflection
And he’s puffing out with pride
He doesn’t see the cat who’s watching
From the windowsill inside

She stares at him intently
With her gorgeous golden eyes
While he flaps and struts and chatters
In a futile exercise
He can’t banish the invader 
Through he tries and tries and tries

He could have built himself a nest
Instead of battling the stranger
But the image in the windowpane 
Is all that seems to matter
It’s his enemy and nemesis
To hate and fear forever

The cat is plump and glossy
She’s prepared to bide her time
Until the sparrow falls exhausted
To the ground
And then she stands
And stretches out her back
And takes herself outside
She pads across the grass to find him
And she never makes a sound
One sparrow down

credits

from If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, released February 2, 2018
Sarah McQuaid
Sarah – vocals
Roger Luxton – percussion (including wine bottle, radiator and cooker grill)
Guest vocals courtesy of Nightshine the cat, recorded on iPhone by Sarah McQuaid
Additional ‘wild track’ (including Bob the pheasant) recorded by Martin Stansbury

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Sarah McQuaid Penzance, UK

Sarah McQuaid is a singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, based in the UK and touring internationally. See www.sarahmcquaid.com for more info.

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