Shootin' Pool

Story Behind The Song

Remembering watching and seeing some of the tactics used by people playing pool at bars, trying to sneak block their scratching of the cue ball, etc..

Song Description

Just a song about playing pool for the win of a beer after each game.

Song Length 2:06 Genre Country - General, Country - Rockabilly
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Cheerful, Annoyed Subject General, Other
Similar Artists The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan Language English
Era 2000 and later


At the local bar one friday night,
We were shootin' pool and gettin' tight,
Just havin' fun in the neon light,
Yea, everything was cool, out a sight!

Now I've played pool for years on end,
My stick play is cool, sometimes I win,
With two balls down, I still played the same,
I'd bought the last round and hadn't won a game,

Yea, this luck of mine sure seemed strange.
Ol' biggin' shot fine as the eight ball remained,
As he walked to the table to shoot the eight ball,
His win was probable as he made his call,

"Eight ball in the side chump!"
Ol' biggin' did say,
While my throat became a lump as he cued his play,

Then the shot went to pocket the eight,
And I couldn't believe what I saw,
Ol' biggin' blocked his scratch on the eight,
Yea, didn't let the cue ball fall,

So I told him that sure is jive,
As he stood and stared at me,
His eyes looked like he wuz fried,
And ol' biggin' stood six-foot-three,

Then he called me a geek, so I called him a goon,
And so to speak..a big baboon,
When he call me a fool! I called him a twerp!
And that snatched his cool, so he snatched my shirt,

What happened next wuz my surprize,
Ol' biggin' landed left right between my eyes,
And I hit the floor so hard, no slack,
Yea! biggin' tore the shirt right off my back,

And I felt the swellin' layin' on the floor,
With Ol' biggin' yellin' and wantin' more,
So as I wuz gettin' up and could hardly see,
I swung an know where that might be?

Uh Huh! Yer right, but is it cruel?
When he turned out my light and snatched my cool,
So should the moral of the story go like this: "Dont't play pool if it's pool like his?" Or:
If you do play pool, it's just another game of: Don't snatch that cool!

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