Rats Don't Race Lyrics

by Ray Scott

Ronnie's totin' shingles up a ladder for Steve
'Cause Steve fixed Ronnie's transmission last week
Friday night, there'll be spaghetti, five dollars a plate
To help get Curtis Wright's doctor bills paid
Every able bodied man is a fire department volunteer
The rats don't race around here

They got thirty day credit at the hardware store
You don't need a Master Card to buy a two-by-four
Saturday's for fishin' and Sunday's for church
Here, it ain't a career, it's five days of work
A trash man's, a trash man not a sanitation engineer
The rats don't race around here

There ain't no need to ride a bus in to work each day
Nobody's fightin' for a parkin' place
You might get passed on the road by an old John Deere
But the rats don't race around here

There ain't no need to ride a bus in to work each day
Nobody's fightin' for a parkin' place
You might get passed on the road by an old John Deere
Somebody wins a trophy at the drag strip every year
But the rats don't race around here

Y'all, the rats don't race around here
We like that domestic beer