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Rat Trap

Boomtown Rats

 GEm
 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

 C
The five lamp boys were coming on strong

 GEm
 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

 CDEm
And said tonight of all nights there's gonna be a fight

 GEm
 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

 C
There's screaming and crying in the high-rise blocks
 GD
It's a rat trap, Billy, but you're already caught
 Em
And you can make it if you want to or you need it bad enough
 C
You're young and good-looking and you're acting kind of tough
 GD
Anyway it's Saturday night, time to see what's going down
 Em
Put on a bright suit, Billy, head for the right side of town
 C
It's only eight o'clock, but you're already bored
 GD
You don't know what it is, but there's got to be more
 Em
You'd better find a way out, hey, kick down that door
 CCDEm
It's a rat trap,      and you've been caught

 AmEm
 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
 Am
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

 DEm
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!
 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
 EmGEm
 BILLY! , take a walk with meee!   

 GEm
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C and D are played over this

 GEm
 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
 C
Deep down in her pocket she finds 50p
 GD
Hey is that anyway for a young girl to be
 Em
I gonna get out of school work in a cell factory
 C
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.

 EmAm
Her minds made up she walks down the road
 F#mB
Her hands in her pockets coat buttoned against the cold
 EmAm
She finally finds Billy down the Italian café

 C
When he's drunk it's hard to understand what Billy Says
 GD
But the he mumbles in his coffee then suddenly roars
 EmGEm
IT'S A RAT TRAP JUDY, AND WE'VE BEEN CAUGHT!      

 GEm
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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