"Rat In Mi Kitchen" as written by Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue and Terrence Oswald Wilson....
[Chorus]
There's a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna do?
There's a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna go?
I'm gonna fix that rat that's what I'm gonna do,
I'm gonna fix that rat.

When you open your mouth you don't talk, you shout
And you give every body the blame,
But when they catch you up,
They will shut you up
And you got no one to blame

[Chorus]

There's a rat in me kitchen

When you out on the street,
You practice lies and deceit
And you scandalize my name
But when I catch you up
I'm gonna pull you up
I'm gonna check-out inside your brain

[Chorus]

When yo deh pon the scene,
You make everyone scream
Because they know your so unjust
But when they catch you up
They will kick you up
Because you someone they cannot trust

[Chorus]

You invade my space
Make me feel disgraced
And you just don't give a damn
If I had my way
If I had my say
I'd like to see you hang

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Rat in Mi Kitchen" as written by Ali Campbell Jim Brown

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    General Commenti think this song has influenced many chefs and cooks to be paranoid while in the kitchen.
    jambomdamanon June 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthahahahaha yeah
    SCOTTBALLon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhoa calm down man, it wasn't that funny.
    poisonformyvainson April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSounds more like a crap-talking co-worker....
    cempire86on December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJoking aside, UB40 is really one of a kind. Their live sound is incredible.
    I like how he relates a guy talking shit to a rat being in his kitchen and how he's gonna "fix" him. Clever way to write relatively threatening lyrics to an upbeat song.
    Smartripon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlways thought this song was a rant against apartheid in South Africa.
    mark36on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRat=Traitor I heard often it was about Thatcher.

    Seems story is it got written due to there really being a rat in the kitchen, but the rest of the lyrics are about those in power at that time and the effect on people.

    uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/…
    ktinseaon October 13, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt was very popular song in the USSR in the late 80s and we were told 'Rat in mi kitchen' is about Radio bbc 3 (RAT) which sits on the kitchen table telling lies 24/7 to people all over the UK and the whole world. Now we can say the same about motherf***ing Russia Today (RT in mi kitchen) as of the other russian propaganda tv and radio stations.
    Bakurskayaon April 24, 2014   Link

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