Pocket Billiards

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Recorded by Rocky at Start Together Studios 2009

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released 27 November 2009

Savage: Guitar & Vocals
Chuck: Guitar & Vocals
Anto: Bass
Jim MD: Drums
Steeky: Keys
Elaine: Alto Sax
Slow: Tenor Sax
Joe Monk: Trumpet
Dee: Trumpet

Trombone by Chris Rooney, percussion by Chris Savage and Dan Howell .

All songs written and performed by Pocket Billiards.
All songs recorded and mixed by Rocky O’Reilly at Start Together Studio, Belfast. Mastered by Ryan Mitchell.

Front, back and inlay photography by Matthew Alexander Patton (www.pavelware.com).
Original 8ball artwork by Helen (Skullduggery Tatú) .
Graphic Design by Charlie Neely.
Disc artwork by Darren Masterson.

Pocket Billiards would like to thank all our parents, families and friends for their love and support. Thanks to everyone that has played with us over the past 8 years and anyone that has given us a show or helped in anyway.

Chris: Much love to my beautiful daughter Molly Clare and big mama Carole. Big up to my Magpie-mad brother Tim.Come on the Toffees!
Elaine: Thanks to my friends & family.
Steve: Thanks to my wonderful kids Anna and Tommy and their mother Paula-Jayne for their utmost patience and understanding.
Matt: Pete - RIP.
Anto: Thanks to my friends & family.
Matt R: Da Rooney for all the lifts and Aanna.
Chuck: Thanks to my wee kittens Logan & Ruin, and to Captains Janeway, Sisko & Picard for keeping us all safe at night.
Jim: All friends & family, particularly Amy Robinson, Dan, Kev, Paul & Beelzebub.
Dee: Thanks to my family & friends. John Savage & Bobby Briscoe and his big brass band. Marmaris for the ring-sting.

Special thanks to: Rocky for his never ending patience and hard work. Ryan Mitchell, Matthew Patton, Chris Rooney, all the hallions that did backing vocals, Kev Hat, Rodney, Becca, Colin, Darzo, Marty, Dan, Corm, Gillian, The Parador Crew, Sara,Vic, Mac, Louise,
Angie, Susie & Cormac (Féile FM) , Warzone Collective, Edwin, Barney, Love Music Hate Racism, Aggressors B.C., And So I Watch You From Afar, Axis Of, Beemicksee, Decoy 47, The Lobotomies, Runnin’ Riot, The Runnz, Sorcery, S.T.U.N.T , Team Fresh, 1000 Drunken Nights... and anyone else we may have left out!

All Songs Copyright Pocket Billiards 2009

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Pocket Billiards Belfast, UK

Pocket Billiards are a 9-piece band from Belfast, Ireland that fuse ska, reggae and dub with punk rock and heavy riffs, creating an energetic and powerful sound. The band have been performing and touring for over 10 years and have played with some of the best ska and punk bands in the world - The Specials, Bad Manners, The Selecter and The Undertones to name but a few. ... more

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Track Name: Dirty Money
Runnin’ round town and collecting your dues (Dirty Money!)
Flogging off goods like you’re in the Hood
You’re making a packet and you’re not gonna stop
Why should you stop when you’ll never get caught
The illegal exchange brings no change it’s no good, it’s dirty money.
Cutting out slabs and dipping the tabs
You got a new watch and a widescreen box
The drugs you’re selling are paying the rent
You say you don’t fear the coppers cos they’re all bent
The Illegal exchange brings no change it’s no good, it’s dirty money.
Track Name: Life On The Rocks
It was a sad, sad day when the dealer passed away,
Running low on gear and the customs got a stash on the docks,
Life on the rocks.
It was a cold ,cold night and the clipper wouldn’t light,
Drinking fortified wine trying not to lose your mind it’s all right.

How many times have you been told?
So many times that it’s getting old.
I bet your parents wouldn’t like to know what you’ve become.
It was many years ago you were twenty-two years bold,
You had your wicked way, she was such a lay, you were told:
She’s only fifteen years old.
It was a cold ,cold night and the clipper wouldn’t light,
Drinking fortified wine trying not to lose your mind it’s all right.

Life is on the rocks.
Track Name: Belfast Town
I can see in their eyes that they’re telling me lies and not being straight with me.
See me, this is me. One me not two or three.
Fuck the ‘punk shit’ clique.
Is it a class of second guessing? I’m not attending any lessons.
See the ministry of the city streets,
Fuck the ‘punk shit’ clique.

Well they build you up and then they break you down
It’s the way things go in Belfast Town.
I’ve lived here all my life I’m not ready to leave.

Every day I see my friends fighting, taking sides and so much bitchin’.
Well I’m happy where I am, I’ve everything I need I’m doing just fine.
Fuck the ‘punk shit’ clique.

From the City...from it hatred breeds.
Track Name: Big Mistake
Got a feeling time is fading, the tick-tock is sounding louder to me.
I think this time luck deserts me and I can’t see any way out of this mess.

And I think I have to say that I made a big mistake and I’m never ever gonna make the same mistake again.

All I have is a blank stare and I bet that you’re staring at me.
I’ve scraped the barrel of good fortune, let the floor open up and swallow me in.
Track Name: Bully
You say you wanna go out at night but bully hasn’t given you the green light.
Another one takes his own life when his parents go to bed at night.

It’s all about the jealousy, it’s all about insecurity.

You say that you can’t sleep at night and you wanna etch his face from your sight.
Close your eyes you see a place where another bully falls from grace.

You say you wanna go out at night but bully hasn’t given you the green light.
Close your eyes you see a place where another bully falls from grace.
Track Name: SPIDE
Your white tracksuit glows in the orange street lghts
Your tash goes ’ beep’ – supermarket sweep!
You joyride about in a stolen car, but we all know just how gutless you are.

S-P-I-D-E what do you see?

Some days you’re nickin’ burgers on Royal Avenue
At night you’re startin’ fights and you’re sniffin’ glue.
“Here’s me wha?”, “Aye yer ma!” – You’re only thirteen and you’re already a Da!
Track Name: Don't Scratch My Soca
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Molly
There you lay while it snowed that day

Things are gonna change now Daddy’s on his own,
I don’t even care if I’ll always be alone.
One thing that I know and this I’m gonna say – Don’t worry babe I’ll never walk away.

Come what may I’ll always stay.
Track Name: What You Want?
Say it once, say it again – you better listen up my friends
You see what you want, you get what you want and we don’t even get what we need.
Celebrity life, politicians, greed and waste, excess emissions.
Take a look at the pain and the people of your omission.
Say it once, say it again – you better listen up my friends
If you don’t get what you want then you take what you want and we don’t even get what we need.
Religious leaders draped in gold while the faithful sleep in the cold.
Tell me now who commits the sin? Which after-life will I live in?

So what you want?
Track Name: Drunken Waster
1,2,3,4 drinking in the bar (Gonna get drunk! Gonna get drunk!)
Money’s in the kitty, money’s in the jar
We’ll start with pints then we’re on the shots (On the shots! On the shots! On the shots!)
We’re gonna drink all night and we’re gonna get blocked!
Another pint and a shot of Jägermeister
Some Morgan’s Spiced now it’s a bit nicer
Sailor Jerry on the rocks and a whiskey chaser
Now its Buckfast time you drunken waster!
You’re knocking over tables and swimming on the floor
The bouncers grab you by the scruff and kick you out the door
You feel the fresh air and you wanna hit the town
You won’t stop until you get another round!
Track Name: Another Drunken Night (Bonus)
The Lyrics for this track were stolen by Pirates. We are currently tracking them down and promise to retrieve them in a spectacular nail-biting swash buckling showdown.