Who Sang Rats? The Kinks

The Kinks Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One cover art

Some other versions of "Rats"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Russel Gordon Davies
release date: 1970-11-27
genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:41
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



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Introduction / The Contenders
  • 2 Strangers
  • 3 Denmark Street
  • 4 Get Back in Line
  • 5 Lola
  • 6 Top of the Pops
  • 7 The Moneygoround
  • 8 This Time Tomorrow
  • 9 A Long Way From Home
  • 10 Rats
  • 11 Apeman
  • 12 Powerman
  • 13 Got to Be Free

  • Album Information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin