First Impressions EP

by The Flat Rats

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The Flat Rats debut EP

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released September 23, 2016

Produced by: Tom Trinka and Dr. Caw Recording
Recorded by: Dr. Caw Recording
Artist Credit: willoweedz
Photography Credit: Revel Photography
Design Editing/Graphics by: MJ

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The Flat Rats Chicago, Illinois

A Chicago based rock band formed in early 2015 with one objective in mind...to show the dirtier, meaner side of life.

Thus the mantra Lying, Cheating, Fighting and Stealing!

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Track Name: Devil On My Shoulder
Oh I robbed the local liquor store and lady luck came through
She gave me all her money and her best bottle of booze
I left there for the tailor so he could make me a fancy suit
‘Cause I wanna look presentable when I sell my soul to you

Oh the devil on my shoulder just keep tellin’ me what to do
Oh the devil on my shoulder just keep tellin’ me what to do

Well not soon ‘fore word got out about the things I’d done
I got a posse on the watch for me and they got me on the run
But I still got my money, yeah, and I still got my gun
And that’ll get me far, maybe I’ll go steal a car for some fun

Oh the devil on my shoulder’s gone and made me a real wild one
Oh the devil on my shoulder’s gone and made me a real wild one

Now I’m on the road down to Mexico when I decide to make a stop
I went down to the crossroads to see if my soul couldn’t be bought
You smile at me a devilish grin, you said, “Is that all you got?!”
You said I sold my soul a long time ago, I said I guess it was worth a shot

I got the devil on my shoulder and I got the devil in my heart
I got the devil on my shoulder and I got the devil in my heart
Track Name: Pins and Needles
I bet you I’d be a better ghost than you
‘Cause no one seems to notice when I’m in the room

Except you do, the one who invited me into
This voodoo, pins and needles all the way through

I’m like a marionette and you’re in control
And I’m scared to death I won’t make it home

Because you hold the keys so please don’t be cold
And when you push and you pull it takes a toll on my heart and my soul

It’s hard to tell if your motives are evil
So I’m sittin’ on pins and needles all night long

Before you wouldn’t even give me time of day
So I don’t know why I didn’t think this right away

Yeah, I say two can play at that game
But when I hear your name I still feel the same, I need you, babe

And then a mutual lack of attention ensues
And the sexual tension gets me into the mood

And I got nothin’ to lose, no excuse not to make a move
And I think pretty soon the Earth is gonna start to circle the moon

She tasted like sweet southern Creole
But she had me on pins and needles all night long