…and the mouse police never sleeps lyrics – jethro tull

muscled, black with steel-green eye
swishing through the rye gr*ss
with thoughts of mouse-and-apple pie.
tail balancing at half-mast.
…and the mouse police never sleeps —
lying in the cherry tree.
savage bed foot-warmer of purest feline ancestry.
look out, little furry folk!
he’s the all-night working cat.
eats but one in every ten —
leaves the others on the mat.

…and the mouse police never sleeps —
waiting by the cellar door.
window-box town crier;
birth and death registrar.
with claws that rake a furrow red —
licensed to multilate.
from warm milk on a lazy day
to dawn patrol on hungry hate.
…no, the mouse police never sleeps —
climbing on the ivy.
windy roof-top weatherc*ck.
warm-blooded night on a cold tile.

/ jethro tull lyrics