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I'm A Rat

from Reactor Beach! by The Figbeats

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In the Northwest corner of the Crossroads of America
The cornfields they give way to windswept beach and steel mill sky
I've slept out on that sand, I held my girl within my hands
While we gazed across the waves to where that windy city lies

The sunset fades to pink behinds the smog
I drive by burned-out factories and packs of wild dogs
When I sit down by the lake, there's a beauty you can't fake
The Region has a hold on me that I can't shake

Im a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat
I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat, Im a rat
The cross I bear, the badge of pride, the feather in my hat and I said
I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat, I'm a rat

Underrepresented on the Governor's agenda
Politically divergent, demographically distinct
I feel no sense of shame, 'bout our locality's nickname
Us Region Rats ain't all the same, we don't think the way you think


from Reactor Beach!, released July 30, 2013


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* Felix Baeza
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~ Bob Shields - Guitar 2012-2015
~ Will Schnabel - Drums 2014-2015
~ Chris Leather - Drums 2013
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