Rats In A Wheel


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released June 27, 2014

released by No Front Teeth Rec., London / U.K.
NFTR 133

all music and lyrics by NASTY RUMOURS

recorded and mixed by Markus & Petz Luginbühl at Pimp Studios, Bern / Switzerland (01.-02. february 2014)
mastered by Laurenz Zschokke, Basel / Switzerland
artwork by Marco from NFT Rec., London / U.K.


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NASTY RUMOURS Berne, Switzerland

NASTY RUMOURS is a Powerpop / '77 Punkrock band from Bern, Switzerland.

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Track Name: Rats In A Wheel
We are like rats in a wheel running for rotten cheese
Running for something that we can never reach
Caught in a game that we’ll always lose

I can’t get out of this dripping quicksand
‘cause no one really gives me a hand
Two steps forward and four steps back
They push you down while you drown

I will quit today
No more reason to stay
Don’t need your advice
I won’t think twice
Yeah, won’t think twice
I’ll give the V to all of those
I don’t need

Hard times giving me the blues
I’m just a small cog in this big machine
Now it’s time to change everything
With matches and some gasoline
Track Name: Wanna Be On Top
I’m not anti-everything
I’m just anti-you
Conformity means bollocks to me
Guess I’m just a fool
Free ticket to trouble
Better cross the street
Cause a bad taste and a nasty humour
Is all I need

Just keep that blacklist runnin’
I Wanna be on top
And no one’s gonna make me stop

Keep calling me a sinner
Sure I’m a lost case
Expect the unexpected
This ain’t a phase
Still standing in the way
Of those who dictate
Cause I’m baptised and raised by the devil
And I’m feeling alright

No hero, no saint
A bad example, a walking shame
A nutcase, certainly insane
I’m the geezer who bears the blame

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