reaching up to touch the sky
the sun the centre of my mind
hopes are high and time is wide
dream of life on the other side
take my chance to grab an inch
when something snares me i don't flinch
when it pulls i just pull back
i feel my liberty losing slack
hunch my back and bear my teeth
i'll kill you to get the things i need
the push for more provokes the greed
i struggle for the space to breathe
fight against this mass of scum
trapped inside their vinculum
hopes of plenty turned to none
all the bastards become one
this ball of fear that grows together
the want for freedom becomes the tether
a thousand rats and appetites
pull a thousand ways to bind it tighter
feel the huddle intertwine
see our lives start to unwind
feel the pressure closing in
see the world start to spin
tails connect and pull apart
friends whose tails strangle the heart
friends whose tails are wrapped around
the necks of friends together bound
honour fades from constant pain
pull away to get stuck again
only a broken mind can understand
that life's a trap when you're a rat

12" VINYL - $10 - CLICK TO BUY / BUY ON ITUNES Year of the Rat @ Fucked Up Discography Year of the Rat recorded July 2008 at Miloco Studios, London England by Gareth Parton with assistance from Anna Webster, and May 2008 and between September-October 2008 at Central Audio Studios, Toronto Canada by Jon Drew. Mixed by Jon Drew and produced by Fucked Up and Jon Drew. All songs written and performed by Fucked Up. Mastered by Paul Gold Salt Mastering. Published by Rats Love Music for Hidden World Enterprises Incorporated Corporation (which is a real thing now). Released by What's Your Rupture Records WYR?0109 http://whatsyourrupture.com

12" VINYL - $10 - CLICK TO BUY / BUY ON ITUNES

Year of the Rat @ Fucked Up Discography

Year of the Rat recorded July 2008 at Miloco Studios, London England by Gareth Parton with assistance from Anna Webster, and May 2008 and between September-October 2008 at Central Audio Studios, Toronto Canada by Jon Drew. Mixed by Jon Drew and produced by Fucked Up and Jon Drew. All songs written and performed by Fucked Up. Mastered by Paul Gold Salt Mastering. Published by Rats Love Music for Hidden World Enterprises Incorporated Corporation (which is a real thing now).

Released by What's Your Rupture Records
WYR?0109
http://whatsyourrupture.com