Canadian world-class badassery that I'm always delighted to be reminded of after long stretches of not hearing it.
Perfect for anyone who's had a crapsandwich day, and needs a hug and a bowl of soup times infinity. Written from the point of view of a cat whose owner has been going through a bit of an emotional rough patch, It's everything a great song should be - fun, funny, human & hopeful.
When little Virtute, desperate to pull his owner out of her seemingly bottomless funk, threatens "I swear I'm going to bite you hard and taste your tinny blood, if you don't stop the self-defeating lies you've been repeating since the day you brought me home," it never fails to crack me up. When he follows it up with the plaintive "I know you're strong," it never fails to choke me up.
I hope that someday the likes of Paul Feig or Judd Apotow adapts this for a screenplay, and I hope everyone going through a rough patch has a little Virtute pulling for them.
Four+ years ago, a coworker recommended this song as a good post-break-up listen narrated by a cat. I fell in love with the song and then with the coworker. It all worked out far better than even Virtute could've predicted.