1. I'm a Rat

From the recording The Reincarnation of a Rock


No laboratory ratness for me
I’m out in the community
And if I were white
They’d be sticking cancer cells in me
I’m a rat

Stuffin’ garbage in my ribs
And biting babies in their cribs
Springin’ traps and I always get the cheese
I’m a rat
Don’t fuck with me

I just might be rabid
Or have the plague
Don’t fuck with me, man
I swear I’ll bite your leg

I’m eating strychnine every night
And scurryin’ in the morning light
But there are super-rats even bigger than me
I’m a rat

Look, a tear sheds as I crawl in my hole
It’s not my ratness I’m ashamed of
A rat ain’t got no soul