Explanation


Chambers dictionary: cougar. noun, N Amer a puma.
ETYMOLOGY: 18c: from French couguar, ultimately from Guaraní cuguaçuarana.
puma noun (pumas) one of the large cats of America, with short yellowish-brown or reddish fur, found in mountain regions, forests, plains and deserts. Also called cougar, mountain lion or panther.
ETYMOLOGY: 18c: Spanish, from Quechua.
Urban Dictionary: Cougar. An older woman, typically early thirties to mid-forties, who has abandoned traditional rules of romantic engagement and frequents clubs and discos in order to attract and secure a much younger sexual partner.

Living in Germany, I hadn’t heard of the second usage and found it so good, that it instantly inspired this song. It was actually quite a challenge to get as many cat/feline expressions together. Some are corny/old (pussy cat) some don’t quite work (whet) and some were staring me in my face for weeks, before I realised that was exactly the expression I was looking for (unmarked tawny body). The song is very tongue-in-cheek, so (hopefully) gets away with using the corny expressions. I created the music melody for the song (now largely hidden by funky bass slap and wah-wah guitars) cobbling together a couple of small snippets from a (I think failed) melody which Thomas had recorded, thus the base chords (verse and bridges) are actually all the same!

Unmarked tawny body, perfect cat walking feline grace.
[OL: Description of a cougar]
[UL: A perfect/unblemished golden-brown (tanned) body. Also “unmarked tawny” swallows the “t” to become “unmarked ‘orny” Horny=sexy. Cat walk suggests a model’s posture. feline suggests seductive/sensual.]
Knows all the tricks, not just a pretty face.
[OL: Is a wily, experienced hunter and has an attractive appearance.]
[UL: Is an experienced lover. Idiom. Not just attractive but also intelligent/wise.]
Hungry eyes, wild desires, sleek striking beauty.
[OL: More superficial animal descriptions. Striking as in hunting.]
[UL: Hungry eyes=Lustful look, extreme (sexual) craving, striking as in outstanding.]
Each night fall her hunger calls, driving her right your way.
[OL: Hunger forces her to go hunting at night in your direction.]
[UL: She’s (lit.) driving your way each night because of her hunger (sexual desire). Nightfall is also a term for a wet-dream.]
Animal instincts, she’s whet her appetite.
[OL: Literal. Whet: to arouse or intensify (someone’s appetite, interest or desire)]
[UL: Raw, base sexual drive, she’s whet=she’s wet (sexually aroused).]
Eyeing up the young ones ‘cos, hah, that’s what she likes.
[OL: Eyes on the younger animals because they taste better.]
[UL: eye someone up colloq to assess their worth/attractiveness. Young ones=younger men.]
(Cougar.) Cougar. Cougar on the streets.
[OL: Literal (as their habitat is overrun by man)]
[UL: on the street=engage in prostitution.]
Cougar. Cougar. Hunting for fresh meat.
[OL: Literal.]
[UL: Searching for a new man.]
(Cougar.) Cougar. No plain pussy cat.
[OL: Mountain lions (pussy=colloq a cat) not to be found in plains.]
[UL: Not a plain (said of a person: lacking beauty) pussy(cat) (women collectively, especially when considered sexually). cat (slang a woman given to spiteful or malicious gossip.).]
Cougar. Cougar. Man-eater attack.
[OL: Man-eater=a wild animal, such as a tiger or shark, that has acquired the habit of attacking, killing and eating people.]
[UL: Man-eater=colloq a woman who pursues men energetically or voraciously]
She’s on the prowl, cats eyes burning bright.
[OL: prowl=to go about stealthily, eg in search of prey. burning bright reference to William Blake’s “The Tyger”]
[UL: on the prowl=looking for a sexual partner. Cats eyes=Cat eye make-up. Burning bright=Wide open and flirting.]
Sits and waits in ambush, you won’t put up a fight.
[OL: Literal.]
[UL: Sits and waits (in a bar) waiting for a suitable young man to chat up.]
Knows what she wants, gets what she needs, pounces on her prey.
[OL: Literal.]
[UL: Literal. Pounce=to grab eagerly.]
Goes straight for the jugular, takes your breath away.
[OL: Jugular=neck or throat. Takes your breath away=kills you.]
[UL: go for the jugular=gets straight to the point. Takes your breath away=colloq to astound or amaze one or them (see also breathtaking).]
Animal instincts, knows just where to strike.
[OL: Literal.]
[UL: Raw, base sexual drive, knows where to find satisfaction.]
Eyeing up the young ones ‘cos, hah, they taste just right.
[OL: Eyes on the younger animals because they taste better.]
[UL: eye someone up colloq to assess their worth/attractiveness. Young ones=younger men. Taste just right=to her taste also sexual innuendo referring to fellatio.]
(Cougar.) Cougar. Sinuous and lithe.
[OL: Describing a cat: Slinky, supple and flexible.]
[UL: Describing her body: Wavy (hourglass), agile and athletic.]
Cougar. Cougar. No grey cat in the night.
[OL: Literal.]
[UL: Play on the expression: All cats are grey in the dark (implying that appearance is irrelevant in the dark (when having sex)).]
Cougar. Cougar. Take your breath away with her first blow.
[OL: Kills you with her first strike.]
[UL: Takes your breath away=colloq to astound or amaze one or them (see also breathtaking). Blow=sexual innuendo referring to fellatio.]
Cougar. Cougar. Yeah young men just be told.
[OL: Literal warning.
[UL: Literal warning.
Tears and strips the clothes you’re wearing. Feel her claw and feel her scratch.
[OL: Literal. As a part of her attack.]
[UL: Literal. As a part of an intense, passionate sexual act.]
Sunk her teeth into your body. She’s a frenzied, wild wildcat ….
[OL: Literal. As a part of her attack.]
[UL: sink your teeth into something=to do something with energy and enthusiasm.]
You’re easy meat, easy meat, easy meat: She takes you down.
[OL: Easy meat=Easy prey/to kill. Takes her prey down.]
[UL: easy meat=someone who is easy to persuade. takes you down=sexual innuendo referring to fellatio.]
(You’re easy meat,) easy meat, easy meat: Makes her purr and gro – wl.
[OL: Contentment after a successful kill.]
[UL: Contentment after sex.]
(You’re easy meat,) easy meat, easy meat: Tasty dish of the day.
[OL: dish of the day=meal of the day.]
[UL: dish=colloq a physically attractive person of the day=of the moment.]
(You’re easy meat,) easy meat, easy meat: You’re real child’s play …
[OL: Child’s play=Easy prey/to kill.]
[UL: Child’s play=easy. Also implies age difference of older woman and younger man.]
Gonna get taken out by a cougar. She’s on the prowl, she’ll hunt you down.
[OL: taken out=killed. prowl=to go about stealthily, eg in search of prey.]
[UL: taken out=dated/romanced. on the prowl=looking for a sexual partner. Hunt you down=find you.]
(Gonna get) taken out by a cougar. Comin’ your way, makes it child’s play.
[OL: Heading in your direction. Child’s play=Easy prey/to kill.]
[UL: Cumming the way you want, experience makes climax/orgasm easy.]
(Gonna get) taken out by a cougar. Hungrily licks at your flesh and bone.
[OL: Literal.]
[UL: sexual innuendo ultimately referring to fellatio.]
(Gonna get) taken out by a cougar. Gonna get taken out. Taken down.
[OL: Hunted and killed.
[UL: Romanced and sexually (ab)used.

Grrrrrooooowwwwlll.

©22.2.2012 Andrew Robert Chapman


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