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RaceRat

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racerat

 Genre: Rock

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Warning: If you are looking for a happy-pants emotionally uplifting song, this is NOT IT. I wrote this after a particularly frustrating week at work. The kind when you feel like you might just go postal. We all have those weeks, I think. Anyway, I get these periodic frustrations our through my music, and this is the result. It was greatly cathartic.
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Lyrics
Racerat

The train is movin’ about 5 miles and hour
Crawlin’ like a snail and creakin’ like a glacier
For a “town that never sleeps” this one could use a break
She’s a moanin’ like a mistress at her sugar daddy’s wake

The wheels of the world could use a little grease
Creaking and a bitchin’, strainin’ at the pressure
The weight presses down, breakin’ it’s back
Just lemme get to work or I’m gonna get the sack

I’m a Racerat runnin’ on a wheel
Forgettin’ how to love or how to feel

Lights never change, the ticking of the clock
Drivin’ is insane and my car is a prison
Packed in the grid like a joker in a box
I scream out of the window, tell the world how much this sucks

One of these days my switch might flip
Lose my shit complete like Michael Douglas in that movie
Light up every asshole who tries to slow me down
Then they’d pick up the pace in this piece of shit town

I’m a Racerat runnin’ on a wheel
Learnin’ how to hate and how to steal

Fight for every nickel that they toss my way
Edgin’ out the losers and the weak and the moral
Heaven may belong, in the end, to the meek
But my money’s on this hustler every day of the week

This line never moves and I’m stuck at the fuckin’ store
Morons makin’ change and pushin’ the buttons
Any line you pick, it’s always the same
Make it easy for me baby put a bullet in my brain

I’m a Racerat runnin’ on a wheel
Forgettin’ how to love or how to feel


Song Stats
Hits: 3855
Comments: 17
Fans: 8
Plays: 156
Downloads: 116
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Dec 07, 2006 - 12:39:48 AM
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2006 - 12:39:48 AM Last Played: Jan 02, 2019 - 08:20:25 AM
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Comments
Youra said 4574 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Are You ?
I guess, yes, you're a RaceRat. Suits you, sir. Grundgy mood for kinda punky ballad (oxymoronic ?). Top notch, man. Fucking download doesn't work, I wanted this in my pod to go to work ! Will have set me in the appropriate mood (killing everybody). Excellent, will come back.
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bud said 4574 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Excellent tune
Great production - love the backup vocals. The lyrics are spot on - very funny and to the point. I especially like " my money's on this hustler every day of the week" - meek/week - good. Rockin lead guitar - great bitching in the time honored tradition of The Kinks.
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said 4574 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
Power Flow
Blasts through the hands on the wheel feel bad ass test. The production is sharp and driving with excellent Rock balancing. The vocals come out as confident and cool without trying hard to be cool. All the elements are in place when it comes to performance and production.

You can try variations on the verse melodies which in turn will demand variations on the riff itself. That little change building into a ripping solo would close the circle on this piece.

Nice, real nice.
racerat said 4573 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
arcifus
Thanks for the thoughtful and honest feedback. I can always count on you. I agree. That was one of my hesitations with uploading this. The melody is totally repetitive and doesn't offer much variation. That is where I need to improve. You totally nailed it.

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-Philip
Check out my latest song called Paper Thin
Stun Nutz said 4574 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
damn guys
This was fun... the bitchy double half-sung vocals give it a nice loose feel... once again, the lyrics are pretty hilarious. I agree with the Kinks comparison. This song cuts to the core of what rock and roll is.
Check out my latest song called stagnation
Vic Holman said 4573 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
punkish with road rage
lots of drive and shiny chrome. if any comparisons i'ld go with joe walsh. it's that humor and a slight touch in your vocals.

Check out my latest song called Stuck Here In Your Past
AEROjet said 4573 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
RaceRat
Great Mix. It's catchy and it sounds professional. Edgy lyrics and a punk feel. What more could you ever want?
Keep em coming!
Joel
Check out my latest song called You Got Me (remix)
racerat said 4573 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Thanks guys
Thanks for all the great feedback. It was a lot of fun to do. I really purged a bunch of angst with this one.

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-Philip
Check out my latest song called Paper Thin
Monkaton said 4573 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Going the Distance
This reminds me a little of the Cake song. Really nice production, vocals and lyrics. Guitars are good and solid.

This would go pretty well with Vic Holman's "So It Is" as an indictment of the mundane existence.

Good job all the way around.
Check out my latest song called Blue Tie
said 4572 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Nice
Good song man, I like the theme of the frustration as you said in the description. Things that stand out too me are the good production, well written lyrics that flow on, also like the chord progression as well. This song reminds me of Parklife by Blur for some reason, I think its cause they are singing about similar frustrations.
bug67 said 4569 days ago (December 11th, 2006)
In your face!
This one has a very bright mix. I like it. It's loud and baudy! Good solid mix. You have a great rock voice. Nothing held back here.
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racerat said 4569 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
bug
Thanks for listening bug and thanks for the note, too.

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-Philip
Check out my latest song called Paper Thin
Armatron said 4489 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
Kick ass
Love the lyrics and vocals. great energy. You have a really professional vocal quality. Great work brah!
Check out my latest song called Just Wanna Be In Love
said 4063 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
Great!
The quality sounds great Philip. Killer guitar, drums and bass work. The vocals are really nice to hear... Cool post my friend!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
Spud said 3938 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Nice
Found ya! Like the groove underlying this. Will send some tunes soon. Thanks for putting the three of us up over the weekend.
S, I
crissew said 3474 days ago (December 10th, 2009)
Very cool tune
Great vocals my man. Great harmonies as well. Love the vibe going on here. As an added bonus, I am at a loss for a band that sounds like this. That is a good thing. You RAWK! Favd my friend.
Check out my latest song called Runnin' On Empty
alackbass said 2868 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
RaceRat
A must download! So I did!
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Name: racerat
Location: Maplewood NJ USA
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I went to school for the fine arts, painting, and taught that for a while, but I am now a graphic design executive by day, and a musician most the rest of the time. I play guitar and bass mostly, do midi synth stuff, use drum machines ... [see more]

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