Rats, I Hear Rats

Rats, I Hear Rats

AndyGetch's picture



Liner Notes: 

Was just combining three separate lists of song ideas for car songs into one list when this musical idea hit me.


Guitar tuned down a fourth BEADF#B

[D(G)] Rats, I [G(C)] hear [D(G)] rats
[Bm(Em)] Stinking and [B4(E4)] squeaking
[Fm(Am)] Dark with tails [F(A)] dragging

[D(G)] Rats, I [G(C)] hear [D(G)] rats
[Bm(Em)] Leaves rus [B4(E4)] tling
[Fm(Am)] Chewing and [F(A)] nesting

[A6(D6)] Why don’t they just stick to the bird seed on the feeder
[G7(C7)] Or fallen fruit from mango’s mango tree
[F#7(B7)] Why do they have to sneak up on me in the dark
[E7(A7)] I need air conditioning to breathe in this humidity

[D(G)] Rats, I [G(C)] hear [D(G)] rats
[Bm(Em)] can’t sleep [B4(E4)] gets on my nerves
[Fm(Am)] Where are those darned [F(A)] cats
when you need ‘em

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


coolparadiso's picture

I thought at first the rats were trying to steal your guitar! I guess there are rats n rats!

Frances Smith's picture

Small, but perfectly formed. The narrators desire to have the rats leave him alone, is fear expressed very well. Works beautifully.

kahlo2013's picture

Really well done! Love that scurrying rat intro and the well paced phrasing and delivery. It is a a little wonderfully creepy to imagine those rats running about.

Fuzzy's picture

Excellent intro there.
This sounds like the rantings of a guy going slightly crazy from the heat and the rats.
Really great playing here, and your vocal delivery is effective.
Well done!

ductapeguy's picture

I. Am. NOT. Fond. Of. Rats.

This song made me skittish just listening. That's what a song should do-- evoke emotions-- even uncomfortable.

Chip Withrow's picture

The title made me think of psychedelic-era Pink Floyd. And the song has that weird, cool vibe, too. This would be a fun one to perform.

OdilonGreen's picture

It sounds like they're lurking around the corner, and while the "singer's" dark obsession is constrained at the moment, his mania could take over and devolve into a screaming fit at any moment. Creepy and fun all at once!

Billy Sea's picture

The sounds of scratching on the guitar strings blends perfectly with the song lyrics. Short but a lot of fun. "Where are those darned cats when you need them", lol

katpiercemusic's picture

I love rats! I have a friend that made it onto America's Got Talent with her trained rat circus. I like using the guitar percussion for the sound of rats feet and the line about the cats in the end.