"Brass In Pocket" as written by Christine Ellen Hynde and James Honeyman-scott....
Got brass in pocket
Got bottle I'm gonna use it
Intention I feel inventive
Gonna make you, make you, make you notice

Got motion restrained emotion
Been driving Detroit leaning
No reason just seems so pleasing
Gonna make you, make you, make you notice

Gonna use my arms
Gonna use my legs
Gonna use my style
Gonna use my sidestep
Gonna use my fingers
Gonna use my, my, my imagination

'Cause I gonna make you see
There's nobody else here
No one like me
I'm special, so special
I gotta have some of your attention give it to me

Got rhythm I can't miss a beat
Got new skank it's so reet
Got something I'm winking at you
Gonna make you, make you, make you notice

Gonna use my arms
Gonna use my legs
Gonna use my style
Gonna use my sidestep
Gonna use my fingers
Gonna use my, my, my imagination

'Cause I gonna make you see
There's nobody else here
No one like me
I'm special, so special
I gotta have some of your attention
Give it to me
'Cause I gonna make you see
There's nobody else here
No one like me
I'm special, so special
I gotta have some of your attention

Give it to me


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"Brass in Pocket" as written by James Honeyman-scott Christine Hynde

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  • +12
    General CommentBrass is northern English slang for money.
    Bottle again is English slang for courage, she has moxie. She has balls.
    Reet is again northern slang. It's so reet. She's alright. It's all good.
    Skank is a dance, a way of moving.
    I'm from the north of England. These are pretty common terms where I come from.
    MzLizzyon March 16, 2007   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThe mysterious lyrics to Brass have baffled listeners for nearly two decades. What is "reet"? And what might a "new skank" be? "Got bottle - I'm gonna use it..."? It's not as mind-boggling as one might think. Skank is to move one's body rhythmically from side to side, moving the arms along with the rest of the body. "Reet" means righteous. So what's she talking about? She's got herself a new way of movin' and groovin' and it's hip. As for the not-so-listener-friendly "got bottle...", that is British slang meaning "courage or confidence".
    KurdtTBOon January 31, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General Commentbrass in pocket, you idiots, means that she has money on her, and bottle probably refers to alcohol or possibly purfume.
    a confidence manifesto...
    yellowstaron May 29, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General Comment"Brass" means money. I am sure it is UK slang. Watch the video. She is a waitress and she picks up her tip and puts it in her pocket and says "got brass in pocket"
    Elahrairahon January 04, 2007   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning'got bottle' is British slang for 'to have courage'
    'brass in pocket' means she has money on her.

    So it is saying she has money and courage enough to go out tonight.


    jsbst18on January 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can only hope not.
    missmeon March 12, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentchilling. I just listened to this song with gummomohawk's interpretation in mind and it creeped me out so much. It fits so much. why would she need money? she is a beautiful girl at a bar. drinks are free. and also if the bottle is not full of alcohol then it must be perfume and the . . .oh wait wait. no. It's just about a girl dancing to make a guy like her. case closed.
    KurdtTBOon January 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'll bet she is an undercover cop and the brass in her pocket is her badge she is hiding. and i'll bet she has ben driving and detroit leanign because much like axle foley, she was once a detroit cop but has relocated to California in order to arrest prospective "Johns." Sticka banana in that tale pipe, genius!!!
    KurdtTBOon January 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a damn good song, its about using what she's got to get her man.
    kmk_natashaon September 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbrass in pocket is a reference to money...i heard her say that on VH1. She also said that IF you were from Detroit you would understand the song.
    Gretamaron May 02, 2008   Link

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