"Pretty Green" as written by and Paul John Weller....
I've got a pocket full of pretty green,
I'm gonna put it in the fruit machine,
I'm gonna put it in the jukebox,
It's gonna play all the records in the hit parade,

This is the pretty green, this is society
You can't do nothing, unless it's in the pocket

I've got a pocket full of pretty green
I'm gonna give it to the man behind the counter
He's gonna give me food and water,
I'm gonna eat that and look for more

And they didn't teach me that in school
It's something that I learnt on my own
That power is measured by the pound or the fist
It's as clear as this oh

I've got a pocket full of pretty green!


Lyrics submitted by SmithersJones87

"Pretty Green" as written by Paul Weller Simon Dine

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    General CommentIt's all about money!
    SmithersJones87on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how much importance is given to money.
    Backhanderon August 19, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that these lines carried more meaning -"It's something that I learnt on my own
    That power is measured by the pound or the fist"

    This is someone who is a small time thug or burglar.
    kexpseattleon September 19, 2016   Link

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