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Rat Trap  Boomtown Rats

[G]There was a lot of rocking going [Em]on that night
Cruising time for the young, bright lights
Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door

The f[C]ive lamp boys were coming on strong

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

And said tonight[C] of [D]all nights there's gonna be a f[Em]ight

[G]Billy don't like it living here i[Em]n 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 screami[C]ng and crying in the high-rise blocks
It's a rat[G] trap, Billy, but you're a[D]lready caught
And you can[Em] make it if you want to or you need it bad enough
You're yo[C]ung and good-looking and you're acting kind of tough
Anyway it's [G]Saturday night, time to see w[D]hat's going down
Put on a b[Em]right suit, Billy, head for the right side of town
It's o[C]nly eight o'clock, but you're already bored
You don't [G]know what it is, but there's [D]got to be more
You'd better [Em]find a way out, hey, kick down that door
It's a ra[C]t tra[C]p,   [D]   and you've been caugh[Em]t

[Am]In this town Billy says everybody's trying to tell you [Em]what to do
In this town Billy says everybody says you gotta follow rules
You walk up [Am]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

W[D]alk, don't walk, walk, don't walk  Talk, don't t[Em]alk, talk, don't talk
Walk, don't walk, walk, don't walk Talk, don't talk, talk, don't talk Hey!
[Am]Billy, take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
[Em]Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
[Am]Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
[Em]BILLY! , take a walk with me[G]ee!  [Em]

[G]                           [Em]         
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[G]Well little Judy's tryin' to watch [Em]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 [C]down in her pocket she finds 50p
Hey is [G]that anyway for a [D]young girl to be
I gonna [Em]get out of school work in a cell factory
Oh with the hours god[C] gave me
G D Em......
Give myself a little easy movin' an na na na na na na na na na na.

Her mind[Em]s made up she [Am]walks down the road
Her ha[F#m]nds in her pockets coat [B]buttoned against the cold
She f[Em]inally finds Billy down the [Am]Italian café

When he's drunk [C]it's hard to understand what Billy Says
But the he mumble[G]s in his coffee then [D]suddenly roars
IT'S A RAT TR[Em]AP JUDY, AND WE'VE BEEN CAUG[G]HT!     [Em]
[G]       [Em]                              
Its a shame only one of their records have been switched over to cd, there an
amazingly underrated band and should be better recognzed as bob geldof does alot
of charity work particualrily with bono in the creation of Live aid and live 8

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