...and the Mouse Police Never Sleeps Lyrics

Jethro Tull


album: Track 1 in album Heavy Horses
release date: 1978-4-10
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length: 3:14
producer: Ian Anderson
vocal: Ian Anderson
composer: Ian Anderson
lyricist: Ian Anderson

Cover Art


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swishing through the rye grass
with thoughts of mouse-and-apple pie.
Tail balancing at half-mast.
...And the mouse police never sleeps ---
lying in the cherry tree.
Savage bed foot-warmer of purest feline ancestry.
Look out, little furry folk!
He's the all-night working cat.
Eats but one in every ten ---
leaves the others on the mat.
...And the mouse police never sleeps ---
waiting by the cellar door.
Window-box town crier;
birth and death registrar.
With claws that rake a furrow red ---
licensed to multilate.
From warm milk on a lazy day
to dawn patrol on hungry hate.
...No, the mouse police never sleeps ---
climbing on the ivy.
Windy roof-top weathercock.
Warm-blooded night on a cold tile.


Track Listing

  • 1 ...and the Mouse Police Never Sleeps
  • 2 Acres Wild
  • 3 No Lullaby
  • 4 Moths
  • 5 Journeyman
  • 6 Rover
  • 7 One Brown Mouse
  • 8 Heavy Horses
  • 9 Weathercock