Policemen & Pirates Lyrics

Ocean Colour Scene


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Damon Minchella, Oscar Lloyd Harrison, Simon Fowler, Stephen Cradock
album: Track 9 in album Moseley Shoals
release date: 1996-4-8
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Brit Pop/Indie Rock
length: 4:03
producer: Brendan Lynch and Ocean Colour Scene
writer: Oscar Harrison, Steve Cradock, Damon Minchella, Simon Fowler

Cover Art

Ocean Colour Scene Moseley Shoals cover art
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The house caught on fire in the winter
The bosses lay slain
And each of the workers decided to ten-fold their pay
And they saw in the mirror the sun had been shot down in flames
And nobody minded the hole in the sky or the rain

But it doesn't really matter when the judgments are said
'cause we all take our chances to find out romance is in some others bed
And you might burn your fingers hock your best rings for those
Who'd have you standing naked then publicly auction the use of a hose

All the children were laughing their faces in half at the pain
Of the girl who loved talking to walls and jumping at trains
And the words that ring true in the playground of fools will remain
And nobody minded the hole in the sky or the rain

But it doesn't really matter when the rights have been read
'Cause we all take our chances to glance at the wife in the opposite bed
And I bet Nero and Pilate could easily explain
How policemen and pirates get stoned in glass houses just finding their way

The house caught on fire in the winter
The bosses lay slain
And each of the workers decided to ten-fold their pay
And they saw in the mirror the sun had been shot down in flames
And nobody minded the hole in the sky or the rain

But it doesn't really matter when the judgments are said
'cause we all take our chances to find out romance is in some others bed
And you might burn your fingers hock your best rings for those
Who'd have you standing naked then publicly auction the use of a hose

And it doesn't really matter when the rights have been read
'Cause we all take our chances to glance at the wife in the opposite bed
And I bet Nero and Pilate could easily explain
How policemen and pirates get stoned in glass houses just finding their way
Yeah policemen and pirates get stoned in glass houses just finding their way
Yeah policemen and pirates get stoned in glass houses just finding their way


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Riverboat Song
  • 2 The Day We Caught the Train
  • 3 The Circle
  • 4 Lining Your Pockets
  • 5 Fleeting Mind
  • 6 40 Past Midnight
  • 7 One for the Road
  • 8 It’s My Shadow
  • 9 Policemen & Pirates
  • 10 The Downstream
  • 11 You’ve Got It Bad
  • 12 Get Away