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December 8, 2008

"The Rat" -- A Musical Analysis

[ “The Rat� never fails to enthrall me. The song, released from The Walkmen’s 2004 album Bows and Arrows, incorporates a simple melody with a clear-cut rhythm, as well as expresses heartfelt lyrics in an upbeat tempo. “The Rat� evokes an intense adrenaline rush, considering its heavy drum beat and powerful vocals, and temps the listener into moving with the flow of the song. It is nearly impossible to remain still during this song, which is broken down into basic elements in the following paper. ]

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