The Whitlams

Blow Up The Pokies

Biography Of Band

The Whitlams are an Australian band formed in Sydney, 1992. They consist of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornsy on bass and guitar and Terepai Richmond who does the drums. They played small gigs around the town. The band grew to great success with their albums getting into the ARIA Charts and their singles getting into the Triple J's Hottest 100. The band is still together today.


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Blow Up The Pokies Lyrics

There was the stage, two red lights and a dodgy P.A.
You trod the planks way back then
And it's strange that you're here again, here again

And I wish I, wish I knew the right words
To make you feel better, walk out of this place
Defeat them in your secret battle
Show them you can be your own man again

Don't, don't explain
Lots of little victories take on the pain
It takes so long to earn
You can double up or you can burn, you can burn

And I wish I, wish I knew the right words
To make you feel better, walk out of this place
And defeat them in your secret battle
Show them you can be your own man again

And I wish I, wish I knew the right words
To blow up the pokies and drag them away
'Cause they're taking the food off your table
So they can say that the trains run on time

Flashing lights, it's a real show
And your wife? I wouldn't go home
The little bundles need care
And you can't be a father there, father there

And I wish I, wish I knew the right words
To make you feel better, walk out of this place
And defeat them in your secret battle
Show them you can be your own man again
Show them you can be your own man again.

And I wish I, wish I knew the right words
To blow up the pokies and drag them away
'Cause they're taking the food off your table
So they can say that the trains run on time
Another man there was made the trains run on time



Blow Up The Pokies - The Whitlams