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King Rat Lyrics

Well, well, well, well

We spun like birds on fire
Right down towards the residence
And I, I took all that I desired
Even crooks have to pay the rent

We swam like rats on fire
Right, right down the reservoir
We took all that we could carry
But we tried to carry more

And you know, you know, you know it all went wrong
And you know, you know, you know it was all wrong

We choked on street tap water
Well, I'm going to have to try the real thing
I took your laugh by the collar
And it knew not to swing

Any time I tried an honest job
Well, the till had a hole in it
We laughed about paying rent
'Cause the county jails they're free

And you know, you know, you know it all went wrong
And you know, you know, you know it was all wrong

Deep water, deep water, senseless denial
I went down like a rag doll as you would, child
Well, deep water, deep water, senseless denial
I went down like a rag doll as you would, child

Oh, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again
I said it looks it's time to use my feet again
Well, I just spent my last one hundred dollars
God, I'll pay my bill again

Oh, I don't care
Oh, I just don't care

Deep water, deep water, senseless denial
I went down like a rag doll shaken and shy
Deep water, deep water, senseless denial
I went down like a burned out rag of a child

Well, King Rat has me on his list again
I can never be on the fence again
I found out it's all loud open like an organ and it
Talk, talk, talk, talk again

He promised me that when I cheated him
But I could open my eye, well
Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky
Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again

Deep water, deep water, senseless denial
I got fed like a fish full of open smiles
Blue water, deep water, senseless denial
I got fed like a fish on the cardboard smiles

Well, well
What do you have to say for yourself?
I said well, well, well
I said well, well, well, well, well

Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again
I hardly knew I should use my feet again
What do you have to say for yourself?
What do you have to say for yourself?

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Songwriter(s): Johnny Marr, Isaac K. Brock, Jeremiah Martyn Green, Eric Scott Judy, Joseph Plummer, Thomas P. Peloso
Publisher(s): Marr Songs Ltd., Sony/ATV Melody, Chrysalis Music Ltd., Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova, Robot Horse Music, Party Pants Music, Sony/ATV Harmony, Crazy Gnome
Record Label(s): 2009 Sony Music Entertainment
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