August 20, 2021

Cat Sitting

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Rockport, Maine

Grace Tamlyn vacillates between compassion and ambivalence. She raises the question, can you care for someone even if they never care back?

Lyrics

The cat was never playful
But I was getting paid
A friend came over
The cat bit my friend
So she didn’t come over again

So I always cat sit in the summer
I did this for what felt like six years
Never spent much time with the cat
Till the day he died
Never spent much time with the cat
I was told to play with him
But he napped the whole time

I would try to pet him
And he would try to bite
Why are you trying to bite me?
I’m just being nice
Am I just a stranger in the house?

So I always cat sit in the summer
I did this for what felt like six years
Never spent much time with the cat
Till the day he died
Never spent much time with the cat
I was told to play with him
But he napped the whole time

He sits in the house
All day by himself
I think he was angry
His mom wasn’t home

He would greet me,
With his meow
I’ve never been a cat person
He was really loud
I could be a cat person but I just I don’t want to.

So I always cat sit in the summer
I did this for what felt like six years
Never spent much time with the cat
Till the day he died
Never spent much time with the cat
I was told to play with him
But he napped the whole time
But he napped the whole time

Story Source

CO-WRITER

PERFORMED BY

PRODUCED BY

Alex Wilder

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