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Lyrics

You know it's cruel
Out here in this rat race
It's just one rule
Out here in this rat race

Out here in this jungle
You got to fight to stay alive
In a steel and concrete jungle
You got to fight from 9 to 5

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It's a rat race
Is a rat race

You know it's mean, yes it is
Out here in this rat race
You can't stay clean
Out here in this rat race

If you don't wanna stop
You got to eat just like a hog
There's no such thing as friendship
Out here is dog eat dog

It's a rat race

Eat and sleep
Sleep and eat
Lord, what a rut

Work and slay
Slay and work
Work and slay for what?

Sometimes I get a crazy feelin'
But when I see my woman standin' there
With my kids, take a look at them
Is standin' by
And I say to myself
'You know it's worth at all'
And that's the reason why
I ain't givin' in, no

I'm here in this rat race
I'm gonna win in this rat race
What a filthy lowdown, lowdown
Lowdown, lowdown rat race

What a lowdown rat race
Yes, God knows it a filthy rat race, yes
What a rat race, what a rat race
What a rat race, what a rat race

Writer(s): MIKE STOLLER, VAN MCCOY, JERRY LEIBER

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