So Love Me, Love Me, Love Me — I’m A Kittycat!

So we were crooning to our cats the other day, as is our wont, and the line, “So love me, love me, love me — I’m a kittycat!” jumped into my head. At which point, of course, I couldn’t rest until the whole song was written.

So here it is. To the tune of Phil Ochs’ “Love Me, I’m A Liberal.” And don’t worry, this didn’t cut into book writing time — I wrote it in the shower.

comet_on_fridgeI jump to the top of the mantle
And then try to climb even higher,
I jump to the top of the stovetop
“Cuz cat hair won’t burn in a fire,
But it wasn’t me stealing your butter
Whoever said that is a liar,
So love me, love me, love me — I’m a kittycat!

Houdini staringI hide in the springs of the sofa
And oftentimes under the bed,
That noise could have been a coyote,
Or demons, or Erik the Red,
But I think you’ve forgotten my dinner
So I’ll walk up and down on your head,
So love me, love me, love me — I’m a kittycat!

Talisker looking smugI’ll plonk on your lap when I want to,
Demand that you sit there and stay,
I’ll act like I want to be petted
Then fidget and wander away,
But I have such cute whiskers and muzzle
So worship me all night and day,
And love me, love me, love me — I’m a kittycat!

Oh, for those of you who don’t know the original tune that this goes to: Here’s the original by Phil Ochs:

And here’s the updated version by Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon:

But my kittycat one definitely has the deepest social commentary. Very relevant to the burning issues of today.


  1. shouldbeworking says

    That’s exactly the attitude of the two cats who kindly let me live in their house!

  2. Jackie Papercuts says

    Every time I sit at the desk I get visits from happy kitties.
    Then I get a Rottie head on my lap. If the rest of him fit, he’d hop up here too.
    They go where the laps are.
    We have to be very careful to shut the bathroom door until it latches because they think that’s a good place to find a captive audience too. It so isn’t. :/

  3. says

    Oh, wonderful, brava! A verse for each cat, too!

    I’m really enjoying the daily cat photos as well, they’re giving me something new to look forward to this month.


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