From the recording A Rude Awakening


When the sun’s gone down and everyone’s closed up shopWhen all the dancers know it’s time to stopWhen shutters bang and shades are drawnGentlefolk go home and put their bedclothes onSomething stirs and birds take flightShadows elongate in the white streetlightIt jumps from the wall without making a soundSays, “This is the hour when I own this town”Watch out, World, I’m comin’ throughNow what do you think of that?Down the avenue about half past twoI’ll be creepin’ like a catWhile you’re all dreaming your sweet little dreamsRemember nothing, no, nothing’s what it seemsI’m shakin’ the city off my pawsI mean you no harm – I’ll retract my clawsI’m hunter and hunted and that’s fine with meThe laws of the universe fit to a TI’ve been here forever breathing perfumes of the nightI feel it all and I feel all right