Chordproc: Boomtown Rats

Boomtown Rats


  1. I Don't Like Mondays
  2. Like Clockwork
  3. Rat Trap
  4. Someone's Looking At You

I Don't Like Mondays

Capo IV
Bm
C
Bm
C
D
D
C
C
G
Bm
C
D
The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload,
G
Bm
And nobody's gonna go to school today, she's gonna
C
D
Make them stay at home,
C
D
And daddy doesn't understand it,
G
/f#
C
He always said she was good as gold.
C
C
And he can see no reasons, 'cause there are no reasons,
C
D
D7
What reasons do you need to be shown?
G
/f#
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
C/e
D
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
G
/f#
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
C
D
I wanna shoot, Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh,
G
Bm
C
D
D
C
C
The whole day down.
G
Bm
The Telex machine is kept so clean,
C
D
And it types to a waiting world,
G
Bm
And Mother feels so shocked; Father's world is rocked,
C
D
And their thoughts turn to their own little girl.
C
D
Sweet sixteen ain't that peachy keen,
G
C
No, it ain't so neat to admit defeat,
C
C
They can see no reasons 'cause there are no reasons
C
D
D7
What reasons do you need?
G
/f#
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
C/e
D
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
G
/f#
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
C
D
I wanna shoot, Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh,
Bsus4
Bm
Bsus4
Bm
G
Gsus4
G
The whole day down, down, down, shoot it all down...
Bsus4
Bm
Bsus4
Bm
C
D
G
G
Bm
And all the playing's stopped in the playground, now.
C
D
D
D
She wants to play with her toys a while.
G
Bm
And school's out early and soon we'll be learning
C
D
D
D
And the lesson today is how to die.
C
Dsus4
And then the bullhorn crackles, and the captain tackles,
G
C/g
G
C
With the problems and the how's and why's
C
C
And he can see no reasons, 'cause there are no reasons
C
D
D7
What reason do you need to die, die? Ooohh
G
Bm
C
D
The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload,
G
Bm
And nobody's gonna go to school today, she's gonna
C
D
Make them stay at home,
C
D
And daddy doesn't understand it,
G
G/f#
C
He always said she was good as gold.
C
C
And he can see no reasons, 'cause there are no reasons,
C
D
D7
What reasons do you need to be shown?
G
/f#
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
C/e
D
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
G
/f#
C/e
D
Tell me why I don't like, I don't like, I don't like Mondays
G
Bm
C
D
Tell me why, I don't like, I don't like I don't like Mondays,
G
Bm
Tell me why I don't like Mondays,
C
D
I want to shoot, Oo-oo-oo-oo-ooh...
G
The. Whole. Day. Down...
Bm
C
D
G
(Oo-oo-ooh, oo-oo-ooh, ooooooh.)



Like Clockwork

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock Tick tock, tick tock
Am
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
F
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Am
I'm not disconnected
F
I'm not unaware
Am
I'm in one place at one time
F
I'm neither here nor there
Am
I'm hooked to the mainstream Tuned into the world
F
Plugged into my surroundings not out on a limb
Am
I'm thinking in a straight line I'm thinking that these thoughts are mine
F
My heart is beating oh so fast I feel the hours crashing
C
G
E
Am
And my mind beats time like clockwork
C
G
E
Am
And I think in sync like clockwork
Am
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
F
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
Am
She's done away with emotion
F
She sees things clearly now
Am
She says she sees it all from her room
F
And it looks so small from her room
Am
It's all right, it's all right
F
I'm on your side...for a while
Am
She thinks time is the concept by which we measure our age
F
She wants to say it again, but she don't have time
C
G
E
Am
Because her mind beats time like clockwork
C
G
E
Am
And she thinks in sync like clockwork
Am
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
F
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock
C
Bm
E
Count the hours, count the months and minutes
C
Bm
E
You're born in tears and you die in pain and that's your limit
C
Bm
You're lookin' for so many reasons but there's none
E
there, why don't you admit it
C
Bm
E
We make the most of what we've got, that's the ticket
Am
My, my, my
Am
I stayed in that room a long, long time
F
And watched the seasons gliding by And hey...what's the matter? We've got time, lots of time It's alright, it's alright I'm on your side for a while We'll wind up We'll slow down We'll speed up, move around, or we'll maybe overwind..
C
G
E
Am
Because our minds beats time like clockwork
C
G
E
Am
And now we think in sync like clockwork ooh ooh ooh
C
G
E
Am
And our minds beats time like clockwork
C
G
E
Am
And we think in sync like clockwork
Am
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock



Rat Trap

G
Em
There was a lot of rocking going on that night Cruising time for the young, bright lights Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door
C
The five lamp boys were coming on strong
G
Em
The Saturday night city beat had already started and the The punks, the corner boys just sprang into action And young Billy watched under the yellow street light
C
D
Em
And said tonight of all nights there's gonna be a fight
G
Em
Billy don't like it living here in this town (He Says) Traps have been sprung long before he was born (He Says) Hope bites the dust behind all the closed doors And pus and grime ooze from its scab-crusted sores
C
There's screaming and crying in the high-rise blocks
G
D
It's a rat trap, Billy, but you're already caught
Em
And you can make it if you want to or you need it bad enough
C
You're young and good-looking and you're acting kind of tough
G
D
Anyway it's Saturday night, time to see what's going down
Em
Put on the right suit, Billy, head for the right side of town
C
It's only eight o'clock, but you're already bored
G
D
You don't know what it is, but there's got to be more
Em
You'd better find a way out, hey, kick down that door
C
C
D
Em
It's a rat trap, and you've been caught
Am
Em
In this town Billy says everybody's trying to tell you what to do In this town Billy says everybody says you gotta follow rules
Am
You walk up to the traffic lights You switch from your left to your right You push in that button, and that button throws a light and it says
D
Em
Walk, don't walk, walk, don't walk Talk, don't talk, talk, don't talk Walk, don't walk, walk, don't walk Talk, don't talk, talk, don't talk Hey!
Am
Billy, take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Em
Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Am
Billy take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Em
G
Em
BILLY! , take a walk with meee!
G
Em
Solo C and D are played over this
G
Em
Well little Judy's tryin' to watch Top Of The Pops, but Mum an' Dad are fighting, don't they ever stop She takes up her coat and walks down to the street It's cold on that road but it's got that home beat
C
Deep down in her pocket she finds 50p
G
D
Hey is that anyway for a young girl to be
Em
I gonna get out of school work in some factory
C
Oh with all the hours god gave me
G
D
Em
...... Get myself a little easy money an na na na na na na na na na na.
Em
Am
Her minds made up she walks down the road
F#m
B
Hands in her pockets coat buttoned against the cold
Em
Am
She finally finds Billy down the Italian cafe
C
When he's drunk it's hard to understand what Billy Says
G
D
But then he mumbles in his coffee and he suddenly roars
Em
G
Em
IT'S A RAT TRAP JUDY, AND WE'VE BEEN CAUGHT!
G
Em



Someone's Looking At You

Intro
C
G
C
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C
G
Electric
C
G
C
G
C
G
C
G
C
G
C
G
Verse 1
C
On a night like this I deserve to get kissed
G
At least once or twice,
C
You come over to my place screaming blue murder,
G
Needing some place to hide.
C
Well, I wish you'd keep quiet, imaginations run riot
G
In these paper-thin walls,
C
And when the place comes ablaze with a thousand dropped names.
G
I don't know who to call.
Bm
But I got a friend over there in the government block,
C
And he knows the situation and he's taking stock,
D
C
I think I'll call him up now, put him on the spot, tonight.
G
C
G
Na na ... Na na ...
Verse 2
C
They saw me there in the square when I was shooting my mouth off
G
About saving some fish,
C
Now could that be construed as some radical's views
G
Or some liberals' wish.
Bm
And it's so hot outside, and the air is so sweet,
C
And when the pressure drop is heavy I don't wanna hear you speak,
D
You know most killing is committed at 90 degrees,
D7
When it's too hot to breathe and it's too hot to think.
Chorus
G
C
D
There's always someone looking at you, oh oh oh oh oh. (3x)
F
C
Tonight, they're looking at you tonight.
Music Break
F
C
F
C
Bm
C
D
D7
C
Verse 3
G
And I wish you'd stop whispering,
C
G
Don't flatter yourself, nobody's listening.
C
G
But it makes me nervous, those things you say,
C
You may as well shout it from the roof,
G
Scream it from your lungs, and spit it from you mouth,
C
It could fall on deaf ears to indulge in your fears.
D
There's a spy in the sky, there's a noise on the wire,
D7
There's a tap on the line for every paranoid's desire.
Chorus
G
C
D
There's always someone looking at you, oh oh oh oh oh. (2x)
G
C
D
C
They're always looking at you. (7x) On a night like this I deserve to get kissed at least once or twice