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Villain's Cat: A Job Application
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber 2012

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I've got the eerie grace, and the emerald stare;
I've got the hidden knives, the glossy sable hair,
I've got the sharp tuxedo with the white cravat--
I ought to be a James Bond villain's cat

   Cogitation makes me certain that;
   I ought to be a James Bond villain's cat!

I want the rare roast beef, not the contemptible crumbs.
I want devoted servants with opposable thumbs.
I want the patronage that will provide me that.
I ought to be a James Bond villain's cat!

I want the formal pond with the endangered fish,
I want the heavy cream from a crystal dish,
I want the luxury that is my habitat--
I ought to be a James Bond villain's cat.

          I've got the sharp tuxedo with the white cravat,
          But I'm not cut out to be a diplomat.
          I want the luxury that is my habitat;
          I ought to be a James Bond villain's cat!

The little problem here has not escaped my eye:
The villains end up dead when Mr. Bond comes by,
But when the chips are down, I am an acrobat
I ought to be a James Bond villain's cat!
  
          I've got the sharp tuxedo with the white cravat
          But I'm not cut out to be a diplomat.
          I want the luxury that is my habitat
          I ought to be a James Bond villain's cat!