rat race lyrics – bob marley

uh! ya too rude!
uh! eh! oh what a rat race!
oh, what a rat race!
oh, what a rat race!
oh, what a rat race!
this is the rat race! rat race! (rat race!)

some a lawful, some a b*st*rd, some a jacket:
oh, what a rat race, yeah! rat race!

some a gorgon-a, some a hooligan-a, some a guine-gog-a
in this ‘ere rat race, yeah!
rat race!
i’m singin’ that
when the cat’s away,
the mice will play.
political voilence fill ya city, ye-ah!
don’t involve rasta in your say say;
rasta don’t work for no c.i.a.
rat race, rat race, rat race! rat race, i’m sayin’:
when you think is peace and safety:
a sudden destruction.
collective security for surety, ye-ah!

don’t forget your history;
know your destiny:
in the abundance of water,
the fool is thirsty.
rat race, rat race, rat race!

rat race!
oh, it’s a disgrace
to see the human-race
in a rat race, rat race!
you got the horse race;
you got the dog race;
you got the human-race;
but this is a rat race, rat race!

/ bob marley lyrics