Scat Cat

Album: Hope On The Rocks (2012)
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  • Like the previous cut, "The Size I Wear," on Hope On The Rocks, this Toby Keith and Rivers Rutherford penned bluesy rocker was inspired by something the singer's father used to say. "When somebody sneezed my dad would say, 'Scat, cat. You got gravy on your tail,'" explained Keith. "I don't know to this day what it meant. But I was telling Rivers we needed to do something swampy sounding and he came up with that great groove. We started writing about an old moonshiner and how the young guy was going to get out of there. Love the song, well-crafted and you can hear Rivers' bluesy Memphis thing all over it. Really paints a picture."

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