Song: Rat Trap

Band: Boomtown Rats
Composed By: Bob Geldof

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																				Rat Trap - The Boomtown Rats
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G                                Em
There was a lot of rocking going on that night
Cruising time for the young, bright lights
Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door


The five lamp boys were coming on strong


G                                  Em             
The Saturday night city beat had already started and the
The pulse of the corner boys just sprang into action
And young Billy watched it under the yellow street light

                C   D                              Em   
And said tonight of all nights there's gonna be a fight

G                                Em
Billy don't like it living here in this town  (He Says)
Traps have been sprung long before he was born (He Says)
Hope bites the dust behind all the closed doors
And pus and grime ooze from its scab-crusted sores


There's screaming and crying in the high-rise blocks
          G                         D

It's a rat trap, Billy, but you're already caught
And you can make it if you want to or you need it bad enough
You're young and good-looking and you're acting kind of tough
            G                            D

Anyway it's Saturday night, time to see what's going down
Put on a bright suit, Billy, head for the right side of town
It's only eight o'clock, but you're already bored
          G                            D    
You don't know what it is, but there's got to be more
You'd better find a way out, hey, kick down that door
         C    C    D                       Em    
It's a rat trap,      and you've been caught

Am                                                     Em
In this town Billy says everybody's trying to tell you what to do
In this town Billy says everybody says you gotta follow rules
You walk up to the traffic lights
You switch from your left to your right
You push in that button, and that button comes alight and it's

 D                                               Em
Walk, don't walk, walk, don't walk  Talk, don't talk, talk, don't talk
Walk, don't walk, walk, don't walk  Talk, don't talk, talk, don't talk  Hey!
Billy, take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Em                          G    Em
BILLY! , take a walk with meee!

 G                          Em

C and D are played over this

G                                  Em
Well little Judy's tryin' to watch Top Of The Pops, but
Mum an' Dad had told her that she'd never stop
She takes of her collar     walks down to the street
It's cold on the road but it's got that home beat
Deep down in her pocket she finds 50p 
       G                 D

Hey is that anyway for a young girl to be
I gonna get out of school work in a cell factory

Oh with the hours god gave me 
                         G                       D                   Em......   
Give myself a little easy movin' an na na na na na na na na na na.

        Em            Am
Her minds made up she walks down the road
      F#m                     B

Her hands in her pockets coat buttoned against the cold
     Em                          Am
She finally finds Billy down the Italian caf

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  • Great Songs of Indifference: The Best of Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Vertigo Album Duration: 01:01:07

    Release Date: April 22, 1997

    Moods: Cynical/Sarcastic, Witty, Wry, Snide, Energetic, Acerbic, Angst-Ridden, Literate, Passionate, Boisterous, Theatrical

    Styles: New Wave, Punk, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, British Punk, College Rock

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