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White Rat

WHITE RAT (1979-1989) (J Neo Marvin-Maati Stojanovich)

Another day, another night
I won’t pretend for a moment that everything’s all right
Humans crave fulfillment, well, I have not found that yet
Life’s an endless struggle, Junior, I’ll take what I can get.

All the local parasites are breaking down your door
They’re not gonna leave till you let them crash out on your floor
Tell me why do you let them hang around?
Do you really think that you owe something to this town?

In heaven everything is fine
In heaven the trains never run on time
I’m just a white rat
I live on chump change
I know the price of soul
I can’t afford to sell it.

I go out skanking nights with all the natty dreads
Top ranking dubwise sound is mashing up our heads
I get shivers up and down when Winston Rodney sings
But I don’t need to smoke ganja and I don’t believe in kings

In heaven everything is fine
In heaven the trains never run on time
I’m just a white rat
I live in a small cage
I got no exercise wheel
You don’t know just how we feel.

© 1991 Undulant Rhetoric (BMI)