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Bob Marley — Rat Race
Album: Rastaman Vibration
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Total ratings: 444









Released: 1976
Length: 2:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ah! Ya too rude
Oh what a rat race
Oh what a rat race
This is the rat race

Some a lawful, some a bastard
Some a jacket
Oh what a rat race, rat race

Some a gorgan, some a hooligan
Some a guine-gog
In this rat race. Yeah!
Rat race
I'm singing
When the cats away
The mice will play
Political violence fill ya city
Yea-ah!
Don't involve Rasta in your say say
Rasta don't work for no C.I.A
Rat race, rat race, rat race

When you think its peace and safety
A sudden destruction
Collective security for surety
Yeah!
Don't forget your history
Know your destiny
In the abundance of water
The fool is thirsty
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
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 CHuLoYo wrote:

LOL!!! 😂 

 
Remembered LOL
 schayler wrote:
Bill, will you PLEASE play this on Tuesday morning as Americans engage in the voting process? :)

 
LOL!!! 😂 
Bill, will you PLEASE play this on Tuesday morning as Americans engage in the voting process? :)
Low tolerance for ongoing reggae, but we don't hear this one too often...so it's not bad.
Make sure you go see the new 'Marley' film.... great picture of a complex man, certainly no saint (eleven children by seven different women) but a great human.
Even if you win the rat race... you're still a rat.

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As a Marley Fan , i love this! It reminds me of summer, sun and good times! The rastaman vibration is not always like that!
By the way, a perfekt song!

Roger and Bob, boy how they seemed to talk the same language....
Respectfully, shut up, Bobby boy.
Mmmmmmmmmmmute.
 christofish wrote:
If I die without ever hearing another bob marley song, I'll be a happy corpse.
 
Be quick about it when this one is over.

 Zweiblumen wrote:
I shall be the Light to your Dark.
 
Wow.  A more egotistical and false statement can seldomn be read.  Messiah-complex much?
 godspeed wrote:
never has there been, nor shall there ever be another artist quite like bob~
 
For that I give thanks to the noodley appendage of the FSM . . .

 christofish wrote:
If I die without ever hearing another bob marley song, I'll be a happy corpse.
 
Suicide is your only option, enjoy the blackness....

If I die without ever hearing another bob marley song, I'll be a happy corpse.
 Excelsior wrote:
This song goes nowhere, slowly.
 
{#Lol}

never has there been, nor shall there ever be another artist quite like bob~
How slow relaxing should be-with a strong beat. 9

How not to approach life.

 Zweiblumen wrote:
I shall be the Light to your Dark. Marley = auto-1
 


-mute-.
This song goes nowhere, slowly.
parrothead wrote:
Smoking large quantities of good pot in news print caused the toe cancer!
Really?
djayt wrote:
Marley= automatic 9, minimum. Especially in the winter. Especially several years saving from another trip to the islands.
I shall be the Light to your Dark. Marley = auto-1
all is irie, bob...ain't no sunshine when you're gone...rock on!!!
Bob no dead. Bob Jah! BTW - If you get a chance, visit his mausoleum in Nine Mile. Way cool. Just make sure the hustlers "watch" your car, not "wash" your car. It'll cost you $100J otherwise.
A masterclass!
Nothing less than the highscore for Bob! Giving me the right feeling for the Biergarten this evening after having left the office. :daisy: :bananajam: :cheers: :drunk:
Perfect Monday song.
:bananajam: :wall: :bananajam:
Marley= automatic 9, minimum. Especially in the winter. Especially several years saving from another trip to the islands.
Rasta dont work for no, C.I.A
billy, thought i'd heard em all till you dropped this one the other day...feelin' irie! 'we lift our heads and give jah thanks n praises' nesta robert marley RIP
Ahh, how refreshing... This was my first Marley album...had to buy the CD...Rat Race wills stick in your head all day, just like Crazy Baldhead, one among the other great songs on the album
dionysius wrote:
Pot, meet kettle.
Not in the slightest. While he trolls like a pro, he almost never attacks anyone on a personal level. Huge difference, unless your so irrationally tied into your tunes that you're hurt and offended when somebody bashes your favorite music.
jah_blessed wrote:
Favourite line: "In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty."
Indeed.
physicsgenius wrote:
This comment is comedy gold.
Pot, meet kettle.
locutusofborg wrote:
if u can't deal with the marley your simply, tone, rythem,and musically incompitent. here's a tip smoke a j grab some food and invite some freinds over while marley is on, you might just have a good time.
This comment is comedy gold.
thank goodness Monday is almost over... *phew*
coding_to_music wrote:
Wonder why he died of toe cancer Lyrics like that... Conspiricy?
Smoking large quantities of good pot in news print caused the toe cancer!
:bounce:
coding_to_music wrote:
Wonder why he died of toe cancer Lyrics like that... Conspiricy?
This song was written by Rita Marley. Favourite line: "In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty."
:cool:
Wonder why he died of toe cancer Lyrics like that... Conspiricy?
... :cowboy: ...
:cool:
locutusofborg wrote:
if u can't deal with the marley your simply, tone, rythem,and musically incompitent. here's a tip smoke a j grab some food and invite some freinds over while marley is on, you might just have a good time.
Surely this is irony?
oldslabsides wrote:
reggae sucks :P
Light up a spleef and lighten up man.
reggae sucks :P
Love it; one of the rats caught in the maze.
one of my all-time favorite Marley tunes. love the version on Babylon By Bus too.
lbrc wrote:
if you hate this, here's a hint. you never were right! :evil: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I can't believe that I'm totally with lbrc on this one. :cheers:
originally posted by blackjack: if hating this is wrong, then i don't wanna be right.
if you hate this, here's a hint. you never were right! :evil: :lol: :lol: :lol:
originally posted by locutusofborg: good shit.
jam on my brotha! :lol: :lol:
good shit.
if u can\'t deal with the marley your simply, tone, rythem,and musically incompitent. here\'s a tip smoke a j grab some food and invite some freinds over while marley is on, you might just have a good time.
Originally Posted by tg3k: Personally, I was thinking there's nothing better than the Mute button in the middle of a Bob Marley song. ;) I guess one of the great things about RP is that if one hears a song they don't like, they are sure to hear something they do like in a few minutes.
Jahh , rasta fari (pimp)
Originally Posted by hcg11: There's nothing better than Bob Marley during the middle of the day... :notworthy:
Personally, I was thinking there's nothing better than the Mute button in the middle of a Bob Marley song. ;) I guess one of the great things about RP is that if one hears a song they don't like, they are sure to hear something they do like in a few minutes.
Please dont subject me to it anymore.....
cool tunes to chill out to :notworthy: :moon:
There\'s nothing better than Bob Marley during the middle of the day... :notworthy:
originally posted by lbrc: a "cool" anything must enjoy reggae or ya just aint cool, coolbean
if hating this is wrong, then i don't wanna be right.
Rasta don\'t work for no CIA In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty Yes, Bob
originally posted by coolbean: i hate regea. especially bob marley.
a "cool" anything must enjoy reggae or ya just aint cool, coolbean
Originally Posted by CoolbeaN: I HATE regea. Especially bob marley.
You've made that quite clear on several Marley and reggae song comment pages. You really should learn to spell the word however. It's R-E-G-G-A-E. :)
I HATE regea. Especially bob marley.
Originally Posted by Zanardi_Fan: Can't get enough Marley! I was in Jamaica when this album came out. Scary times there... armed guards at all hotels and airports. :(
A Hungry Man is an angry man. Caveat to all visitors to Jamaica, don't flash the peace sign and don't wear orange or green during election season! :cry:
Can\'t get enough Marley! I was in Jamaica when this album came out. Scary times there... armed guards at all hotels and airports. :(