Homage To Ratalonia

by Rats Run Riot

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+++ Upcoming Shows 2019 +++
Jun 21 KvU (w/ Banana Of Death, Gehirnfrost, Riot Spears)
Jul 20 Schokoladen Hoffest
Jul 26 Tipsy
Jul 27 Querfeldein Festival
Aug 2 Dresden
Aug 3 Leipzig
Aug 9 OBOA Festival (w/ Nunofyrbeeswax)
Sep 7 Supamolly Soli (w/ BananaOD)
Oct 18/19 'BRUNO ist Dagegen' Vinyl-Release-Gala @ Rote Insel
+++ All genders welcome!!! +++
(Also contact us, if you need help with a wheelchair or anything else!!)


Presented to you by BRUNO IST DAGEGEN collective! Tätätä.


+++ Past Shows +++
2019:
May 18 - Scherer8 - PHILOXENIA Soli w/ Maske
May 08 - Herzbergstr. w/ Banana Of Death, Angry Skeletons
April 27 - KvU w/ Nunofyrbeeswax, Die Dschungel, Detektor S.
Mar 3 - Toast Hawaii - w/ Eat Ghosts
Feb 23 - Scherer - Soli für BASTA!
Feb 3 - K19 - Brand-Soli w/ Ponys auf Pump
Jan 5 - Schwester Martha w/ Banana of Death, TRL, Maske
2018:
Dec 12 - Rote Insel w/ Die Dschungel
Nov 1 - MenschMeier w/ BALG
Sep 7 - Pracht (Leipzig) w/ Sect Mark, Russe
Sep 6 - Zukunft w/ 24/7 Diva Heaven
Sep 1 - Fischladen w/ Restless Liver
Aug 25 - Wukania w/ Faulenza
Aug 20 - KadterschmiedeR94 w/ Die Dschungel
Aug 18 - Schokoladen w/ Wrackspurts
Aug 17 - ImI Open Air (Brand-Erbisdorf)
Aug 12 - Camp Tipsy Festival
Jul 27 - Stö (Leipzig) w/ The Babes
Jul 26 - WTFsUp @ Drugstore
Jul 6 - Kulturbotschaft w/ RYL, Die Dschungel
Jun 25/26 - BRN (Dresden) w/ Halbtal
(May 12 - Garage Pankow w/ Father Midnight
Apr 7 - Trxxxter w/ Screw the Carpet
Feb 16 - Kulturbotschaft w/ Cosmic Jester, Wrackspurts, Bacabs)


Recordings were done at Garage Pankow in beer-drenched and laughter-soaked two hours.

Mixing and Mastering were Luci's job

No label, no bullshit, just ask for a CD or shirt or what you need and we can make one together

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released July 2, 2018

all songs written and performed by Rats Run Riot

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Rats Run Riot Berlin, Germany

punk is just fun, liberation from trying to be who you are not. it's for everyone of every gender, form & class,

so let the rats run riot in your brain, write & play some songs with your friends to make the world a better place!
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Track Name: Rat Riot
they run through the streets while evryone sleeps
quiet as night and there's no one in sight
but the sewage heats and the mothers repeat
there is nothing to worry about

there's a shuffling of feet and a squeak underground
its the pest! Someone says with his tongue cut out
but he's wrong, proofs the quack and they carry him back
to the locked ward for mental disease

and the gathering crowd sees the sun melt down
as they're takin over the town

its a rat riot!
And the city's on fire
its a rat riot!
All that you desire

they're burning the palace and burning the cars
rats don't have nothin to lose
they ravage the churches, gnawing the cross
the rage can't at all be defused

the state is gone broke and the cops all corrupt
but slowly they're losing the ground
rats tearing apart and they cannot be stopped
the rat now is chasing the hound

and the gathering crowd sees the sun melt down
as they're takin over the town

its a rat riot!
And the city's on fire
its a rat riot!
Its life on the high wire
Track Name: Ape Of Calypso
I am fourdimensional
I am threedimensional
I am twodimensional
I am one

(I'm an) ape in the rain < with a face so inhumane
and there is nothing to see < in that face... of meee

You remember the stories < of the ancient greeks?
Calypso waiting by the shore < you know, what she seeks?

Ulysses sailing < on the old blue vast
She waves him in, whispers < he'll see my last

They draw near and < descend the plank
She peers in his eyes and < her face goes blank

(they speak)
I'm the ape of calypso
and I'm sinkin my ship so
you can all see it
wouldnt that be great?

Some retarded conjurer < turned him into an ape
she thinks, if I loved him < wouldn't that be rape?

However, she falls in love < with that anthropoid
she could no more look < in the eyes of a dr. freud

(they speak)
I'm the ape of calypso
and I'm sinkin my ship so
you can all see it
wouldnt that be great?

Ulysses turns out discontent < with his state
the gravitation of bananas < you shouldn't underestimate

(in tears she) sets him free on a raft < just to see him smile
the climate on that vessel turned to < be pretty hostile

the sea split open (parted) and a maelstrom < swallowed him down
apocalypse but not the smallest < sign of a frown

He was the ape of calypso
and he's sinkin his ship so
you could all see it
wasn't that great?
Track Name: Batrider
You‘re a black bat -
I‘m a riding rat -
using your paper wings -
so I can glide through the night -

I‘m a batrider
you‘re the decider
you‘re my decider
I‘m your batrider

I‘m curling in my pain -
lips bloodred again -
biting your paper wings -
chewing all kinds of things -

I‘m a batrider
you‘re the decider
you‘re my decider
I‘m your batrider

Bats are clicking through the night
Blind cats howling for a fight
Batrider attacks from behind
Rats riding bats are the dangerous kahahahind
Track Name: Rad Rat/Fucked Up Kid
Bald head and leather boots
drives the city into cahoots
his sister is a superhero (he says:)
'girls are fags!' and loves robrat deniro

nazi rat's a fucked up kid
loser of the system, he's fallin through the grid

club in hand he threatens little kids
always in a fight with the other misfits
lying on the ground he lifts his hand
'one day I'm gonna start a nazi-band!'

nazi rat's a fucked up kid
loser of the system, he's fallin through the grid

- transition to superhero -

RAD RAT!
Superhero rat attack
always up on your back
never sleeps and never rests
and the night is pitch black

surfin through the city, surfin through your mind
helpin out the villains out of an ugly fight

she's a shadow rat in the night

she don't need no truncheon
oppression dysfuntion
the police is powerless
on her transgressions

surfin through the city, surfin through your mind
helpin out the villains out of an ugly fight

she's a shadow rat in the night
Track Name: Big As Cats
It is very surreal thinking back
Lousy Days in a muddy crack
shells are whistling overhead
reading books behind the rusty shed

I lived in a hole over months and months
there was no living way out
“in the flooded ditch outside
the rats are paddling about”

“As the yellow dawn creeps up” from behind
the sentries sing a song
it echoes in the fascists brain at night
their sentry hums along

No God, No State's our alternative
hierarchies are bloody...conservative
No God, No State's our alternative
we are the people, we can think for ourselves!

There was no sight of aristocrats
They had rats, rats, oh as big as cats
No democratic bureaucrats
They had rats, rats, oh as big as cats

It's the state in which the people turn to things
this system supports greed, you know what it brings
people are different, can't be all the same
it's you against me, you know what's to blame

It's a disease of the alphabet
throwing up letters onto flags all red
socialists, communists and anarchists
it seemed, the separation was made in a newspaper's war

No God, No State's our alternative
hierarchies are bloody...conservative
No God, No State's our alternative
we are the people, we can think for ourselves!

There was no sight of aristocrats
They had rats, rats, oh as big as cats
No democratic bureaucrats
They had rats, rats, oh as big as cats
Track Name: Rewind/Repeat
Rewind, Repeat

there‘s an old tape in the player
playin rat songs for today
we‘re the rats freakin out to those songs
we‘re the rats all squeakin along

rewind, repeat….
Fast forward

we‘re the misfits of our time
intellectual crippling of the mind
we‘re the scum, we‘re the bombtrash kids
we‘re being fed the pseudo liberal shit

rewind, repeat….
Fast forward
Track Name: Drunk Rats In Trash Cans
hahaha
Track Name: Teeeth
No one loves you
smile so uninspired
really don't wanna cross your path at all
you turn your eyes to me

gnashin your teeth
waiting to bite your way
really dont want to be in my skin right now
and youre crushin my will

youre just an animal, so am I
see, we're just animals
so go for the thrill and fuck it all
fuck it all up, go fuck it all

a mouth full of cavities
that shuns any talk
you'd be better off not bein in your shoes right now
your frustation stares at me

gnashin your teeth
waiting to bite my tongue
I'd better keep to myself what I'm thinkin right now
and your teeth crush my will

youre just an animal, so am I
see, we're hust animals
so shoot for the thrill and fuck it all
fuck it all up, fuck it all..
Track Name: Dogs
We are the anarchy dogs
we're pissin onto our neat clean rugs
those maggots in your brain
they'll chew you up, driving you insane

take a dive in the pond
get the s**t outta here
and all that's left in your eyes
is cold, naked fear

we're crashing through your door
we're barking, whats this shit life for?
Ram our claws into white skin
cause it is that skin, you are hiding in

step outside the door
and stand in the rain
freezing to the core
it overwhelms your brain

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