Rats

Written by: Dave Davies

Published by: Hill & Range Songs, Inc. - BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

I was lost just wandering round downtown
Many people pushing me around
Hate spreads just like infection
Those rats jumping on and off my back
Fat black rats holding me down
I see rats in every direction
No time to catch your breath
Crazy people lost their heads
Masses trampling on my feet, inconsiderate in their heat
Those rats breeding angriness and spite
Never have done anything right for people like you and me
Walk over all the people you can't see
If they die there's more bread for me
Like snakes crawling through the grass
No time to catch your breath
Crazy people lost their heads
Masses trampling on my feet, inconsiderate in their heat
Those rats breeding angriness and spite
Never have done anything right for people like you and me
See that face man look at me, he's much too selfish to see
Once he was warm and was kind
Now all he has got is a pinstripe mind
See that face man look at me, he's much too selfish to see
Once he was warm and was kind
Now all he has got is a pinstripe mind

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:38), recorded Aug-Sep 1970 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Apeman/Rats 20 Nov, 1970 UK Pye 7N 45016 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 45016 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

mono reduction of stereo mix (2:38), recorded Aug-Sep 1970 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Denmark Pye 7N 45016 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Germany Pye 14 790 AT 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Apeman/Rats 16 Dec, 1970 USA Reprise 0979 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Apeman/Rats 1971 Brazil Musidisc CS 145 7" vinyl single, 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix (2:38), recorded Aug-Sep 1970 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Nov, 1970 UK Pye NSPL 18359 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 2 Dec, 1970 USA Reprise RS 6423 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Portugal Pye PATS 7010 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 1971 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2235 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Vol. 2 8 Oct, 1982 UK PRT SPOT 1029 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Kollectables 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7252 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8836 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 6 Sep, 1988 USA Reprise RS 6423-2 CD
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 509 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD320 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD063 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, by Will Hawthorne, recorded 2007
KPS4 3603 - The Songs Of Dave Davies May 2007 USA KPS4 3608 CD


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