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Genesis – All In A Mouse's Night lyrics

Loving couple:

I can't see you but I know youre there.
Got to get beside you cos its really cold out here.
Come up close to me youll soon be warm.
Hold me tightly like were sheltering from a storm.

Think I might go out for a stroll
Into the night, and out of this hole.
Maybe find me a meal.
Walking along this new shag pile
Presents a problem all the while.
Nearly the door.

Suddenly he bumps into wood, the door is closed.
A voice from the bed, hell be exposed.
Which way to run, must make for the hole,
The lights been turned on, hes blind as a mole in coal.

Now I can see theyre coming at me,
Theyve blocked off my door, I haven't a chance in hell.

Come on baby let the poor thing go.
I'm not sleeping with that thing around here, no.
Alright then, Ill fetch a box from below,
Guard him carefully, theyre very quick you know.

The doors been opened, my chance to escape.
Must run out quick, better sorry than late.
I'm out on the stairs.
They wont catch me now, I've the run of the house now.
Ill make it downstairs and into the breadbin.
That would be nice.

Suddenly he bumps into fur, that's very unwise,
A cat is much quicker than men and their eyes.
The chase that ensues can have only one end,
Unless outside help steps in for our friend in need.

But now the cat comes in for the kill,
His paw is raised, soon blood will spill, yes it will.

Hard luck mouse, this is the end of your road.
The signpost says inside me, let me bear your heavy load.

But its not to be, that final pounce
Knocks a jar upon his head, and lays him out.

But its all in a mouses night
To take on all those who would fight.

Cats story:
There I was with my back to the wall,
Then comes this monster mouse, hes ten feet tall,
With teeth and claws to match.
It only took one blow.

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