Heart of a Rat

by Wrongnote

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lyrics

[Intro/Pre-verse 1 - Rat provides hook]

[Verse 1 - Rat attempts first person narrative]

We run blistered
through the dead end verse
for the twisting of threads
and the quenching of thirst
She ripped open my chest
and she blessed the beating heart of a rat
Heart of a rat
We make vocal,
the unflinching stare
If you don't get that feeling,
there's something worth stealing
In the depths of my chest
she caressed the beating heart of a rat
Heart of a rat

[Pre-chorus 1A/2A - Rat is spotted]

A rat, a rat, a rat

[Pre-chorus 1B/2B - Rat attempts remorse, gets denial]

(And lastly...)
I don't wanna talk about it
(And lastly...)
I don't want to see
(And lastly...)
I don't wanna talk about it [x2]

[Chorus 1/2 - Various rats warble above their natural range]

Because she loves me, everything is fine
Because she loves me, I don't wanna die
Because she loves me, everything is fine
Because she loves me, I don't wanna die

[Pre-verse 2 - Rat favours ascending guitar line followed by sticky amelodic pulses]

[Verse 2 - Rat attempts psychoanalysis]

You want distance
from the sickly sweet
Long live the sinners
who can hold down a beat
And the thoughts I expressed
did confess the beating heart of a rat
Heart of a rat
Sweet ignorance
Way over in the depths of my chest
At the moment you dressed,
I could rest the beating heart of a rat
Heart of a rat

[Pre-chorus 3A/4A - Rat cannot hide from self]

A rat, a rat, a rat

[Pre-chorus 3B/4B - Rat cannot hide from guilt]

(And lastly...)
I don't wanna talk about it
(And lastly...)
I don't want to see
(And lastly...)
I don't wanna talk about it [x2]

[Chorus 3/4 - Various rats seek solace in yet more warbling]

Because she loves me, everything is fine
Because she loves me, I don't wanna die
Because she loves me, everything is fine
Because she loves me, I don't wanna die

[Pre-verse 3 - Rat favours short ascent followed by seemingly ironic shredding and trashy half-step cadence]

[Verse 3 - Rat attempts philosophy]

We are wasted
and we dance in vain
For once you've existed, you'll never again
But for all that it's worth,
find rebirth in the heart of a rat
Heart of a rat
Sweet ignorance
Long live the lovers who never see sense

[Outro - Ratentando]

In the depths of my chest,
lay supressed, the beating heart of a rat
Heart of a rat

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credits

released April 6, 2012
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Music by Wrongnote
Lyrics and Artwork by Callum Smith
Recorded and Performed by Wrongnote @ Maybank Studios, Glasgow & The Lagoon
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Produced and Engineered by Wrongnote & James Barr
Additional Engineering by Matt Harvey @ Maybank Studios, Glasgow
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Mixed by James Barr @ Deal Gateways Studio, London
Mastered by Steve Kitch @ Audiomaster

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