Troubles Edge

by Pocket Billiards

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1.
Sometimes life is tough and shit can get you down Worries and fear and stress is all around But what about the people that can make you crack a smile And all the little things that make it worthwhile Look like this and act this way, fit in and conform Social expectation a restrictive uniform. Money, work, love and hate and pressure to succeed Weight that drags you further from what you really need DON'T GIVE UP! DON'T GIVE IN! BE YOURSELF! LOOK WITHIN! (Chorus) I've got a whole lot of love for this world and this world's got love for me There's no place, no time in this heart of mine for fear or anxiety You gotta a whole lotta love from me. Whenever people say: just sit tight you'll be all right They cannot understand every day it is a fight Good times or the bad times there's no way we can predict Find yourself a beacon and keep an eye on it DON'T GIVE UP! DON'T GIVE IN! BE YOURSELF! LOOK WITHIN! (Chorus)
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Location's a mystery, paranoia is kicking in. I look around the room and I feel impending doom and I fear it'll never end. Last night we were best friends, now I don't know your names. I feel my beating heart as my nerves they fall apart and my head pounds endlessly. (Chorus) I shoulda seen it coming Now I'm forever running My fears I'm not confronting But I laugh cos I think it's alright Always say that the next time I'll leave it behind But the next time's the last time every time By half nine next Friday I know I'll be outta my mind Here's to my next last time. And I pray that the feeling's gonna go away. A hazy memory and a lack of energy and my day's just wasted away. (Chorus) A toast to my next last time!
3.
No War 05:22
They keep the peace with their guns and bombs Oh Mr President you do no wrong Raise your voices let them hear you say: 'We don't want war, we don't want no more' War crimes covered up delegations sent The troops will leave when the profit’s spent Collateral damage but corporate needs are met 'We don't want war, we don't want no more' Occupy lands, eradicate the threat And bleed new nations deeper into debt Raise your voices let them hear you say: 'We don't want war, we don't want no more' Droppin from the air they don't make a sound BOOM, BOOM, BOOM! as they hit the ground Indiscriminate destruction clears the way 'We don't want war, we don't want no more'
4.
Off the beaten track and we’re heading for a drop Scene from a horror and I think we’ve gotta stop (Chorus) Driving off the road in a beat up truck I think I’m cracking up and I’ve had enough But I’m not staying, I’m packing up! I’m leaving! I’m packing up! And I’m leaving [Bababababababababa] Stones and bones and the panic’s setting in Send out a message, notify our next of kin (Chorus) I’m packing up! And I’m leaving! I’m packing up!
5.
We could take it easy We could take it slow We don’t need to hurry Simmer down low We could take it easy Go with the flow Time is on our side Let’s take it in our stride. With our heads up high we will go We could take it easy We don’t need to rush no We don’t need to worry The World it needs to know We could take it easy We could take it slow No matter what they say We’ll do it our own way. With our heads up high we will go.
6.
We’ll have a good night when we go out I’ve changed for the better it’ll be alright She’s heard it in the past and this chance is his last. But you just can’t relax when he’s around A senseless bravado, no he won’t back down. She’s seen it all before and she just can’t take no more. (Chorus) He bites and he kicks, he’s throwing fists, There’s blood on the floor but he’s spoiling for more. He’ll never learn, he’s no concern, For when he’s on the piss there’s not a fight he’ll ever miss. Damage limitation is the order of the day When he’s lashing in the booze there’s not a chance he’ll walk away Round after round, someone’s gonna pay. It’s gonna kick-off but who’s he gonna choose? He doesn’t give a thought as to what he’s got to lose A glass to the head and a jail cell for his bed. (Chorus) (Chorus)
7.
I sit in the dark I’m thinking of home again When I sit in the sun I say that I miss the rain And the Celtic shops and Rangers tops Flegs and symbols used as props I wanna dander down the street I miss the faces I might meet (Chorus ) Cos, Back home in Belfast is where I wanna be Bring back those rainy streets to me Sit back and relax Tóg go bog é Cos Belfast is just the place for me We’d sit in the park a 3lt to pass the time I remember the cold nights The punch-ups and tonic wine And the Celtic shops and Rangers tops Flegs and symbols used as props (Chorus)
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We know a hero with a master plan A true legend yes a beast of a man Who needs a batman or a superman? We have a wrestler and he’s Mexican All evil shall cower away A tower of strength standing in the way Los Zombies, El Count, El Estrangulador All sent packing with a back-breaker! A true saint that no one can match A total unit that sleeps in his mask Ever-ready this is no panto Don’t mess with The Billiards cos we know Santo El Santo, he saves us from peril VIVA EL SANTO! Fighting bad guys it’s not that complex smash them all with a powerful suplex Ever-ready this is no panto Don’t mess with The Billiards cos we KNOW SANTO! El Santo, he saves us from peril El Santo, nos salva del peligro VIVA EL SANTO!
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After all is said and done I don’t believe I’m the only one who will find the peace of mind to live a good life not the broken kind. In a song I seek repose, a moment of clarity I suppose and I find when my mind’s alight I won’t shy away, I’ll do what’s right. (Chorus) Stand for nothing, lose that something The greatest thing that guiding light Trust your instinct who cares what they think Choose the right path, keep your head held high. In the cold of the dark dark night or in the warmth of the broad daylight. It hurts the most when you’re on your own Always remember don’t give up the fight! (Chorus) I’ll be right by your side. Walk your own line, all will be fine.

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released March 1, 2019

All songs written and performed by Pocket Billiards. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Rocky O'Reilly at Start Together Studios, Belfast.

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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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