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Tweedlers’ Jukebox Song of the Week – Cool for Cats

By Donnambr @_mrs_b

Squeeze – Cool for Cats (1979) 

One of the biggest of Squeeze’s hits, Cool for Cats reached no.2 in the UK and, surprisingly, was one of only two songs where lyricist Chris Difford sang the lead vocals. I remember this song distinctly on an advert for milk in the early 1990s but was familiar with it growing up. The fast beat and assorted lyrics make it sound as fresh as its original release at the end of the seventies.


The meaning of the song is said to be a young British man longing for a more fulfilling life and describing various scenarios that are much more exciting than his. There are no easy fixes though and our humble narrator is forced to continue on, always dreaming and hoping of better things to come. It’s such a shame this didn’t top the UK charts but there’s no shame in no.2.


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