This Short Life

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I'm not scared
By the looming oblivion beyond
They sell fear to their masses
But I won't buy, I won't tremble, won't be conned

This short life's all that we have. Why waste it?

I'm not scared
By tales of eternal damnation
Heaven and hell are both earthbound
It's what we are, what we're doing, what we've done

Make the best life you can. Don't waste it.

You only fear what you don't know.

Just one brief flicker of consciousness
Then never-ending days of being dead
A speck of dust afloat in the abyss
Survived by things you've done and what you've said

Nothingness is waiting
While you're procrastinating
Sliver of life goes wasting
Start living

If this short life's all we have, why waste it?


from Last Chance To Dance, released May 13, 2012
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Rocky at Start Together Studios

Additional Trombone by James Doherty (The Dead Presidents)



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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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