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IntroCm A♯ Gm D♯ Cm A♯ Cm Ya too rude!
Cm A♯ Gm D♯ Cm A♯ Cm
Chorus 1Cm Oh, what a rat A♯race, oh, what a rat Cmrace! Oh, what a rat A♯race; this is the rat Cmrace! Rat race! (Rat race!)
Verse 1Some a A♯lawful, some a bastard, some a jacket: Oh, what a rat Cmrace, yeah, rat race! Some a A♯gorgon-a, some a hooligan-a, some a guine-gog-a, In this 'ere rat Cmrace, rat race! I'm singin' that:
Verse 2A♯ When the cat's away; the mice will play. Cm Political voilence, fill ya city, ye-ah! A♯ Don't involve Rasta in your say say; Cm Rasta don't work for no, C.I.A.
Chorus 2Rat A♯race, rat race, rat Cmrace, rat race! I'm sayin';
Verse 3A♯ When you think, is peace and safety; a sudden destruction. Cm Collective security, for surety, ye-ah! A♯ Don't forget your history, know your destiny; In the a-Cmbundance of water, the fool is thirsty.
Chorus 3Rat A♯race, rat race, rat Cmrace, rat race, Oh, it's a dis-A♯grace to see the human-race, in a rat Cmrace, rat race!
CodaYou got the A♯horse race; you got the dog race; You got the human-race; but this is a rat Cmrace, rat race!
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