2017-12-08 04:48:14 UTC
DNA Shows New York Has Uptown and Downtown Rats - The Atlantic
New York City rat taking pizza home on the subway (Pizza Rat) - YouTube
To: "Downtown" (Petula Clark single) [music and lyrics, Tony Hatch], 1964
Petula Clark Downtown. original version - YouTube
downtown ~ petula clark - YouTube
Petula Clark Karaoke Downtown - YouTube
When you're a rat patrolling your habitat,
There is a place you'll roam,
No need to hurry when it's easy to scurry,
Not too far from home,
You're sniffing tempting odors and aromas of the city,
Stealing through the gutter even when the mud is gritty.
How can you lose?
Upon some subway stairwell,
A slice of pizza is lurking with fresh mozzarell'
You are downtown; this is your neighborhood,
Downtown, where you can rear a brood,
Downtown; you're gonna stay for good, now.
Once a square-rigger brought your ancestors' vigor,
To a foreign shore,
Foodstuffs unpacking made delectable snacking;
There was always more,
The island of Manhattan was becoming populated;
New arrivals jumped ashore and very soon had mated.
Litters were born.
They multiplied south of Wall,
And their descendants were healthy and fit overall.
Now they're downtown, where subway tunnels go,
Downtown, where city sewers flow,
Downtown, where you can thrive below ground.
Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown...
Peanut butter, mac'n'cheese, and bacon are delicious.
Raid a KFC or Taco Bell if you're ambitious.
You've got the stuff!
No creature is more widespread,
There is no country on earth where a rat hasn't fled,
But you're downtown,
Where you can colonize,
Strengthen your family ties,
Gorge on some tasty fries, now.
Downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown, downtown...