Playboys in the Bush

by The Puddle

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New Zealand underground psych-pop pioneers return with a third new album in 4 years - "no band other than The Puddle would’ve dared imagine that such a configuration of ideas and ambitions could be organised into a pattern of psychedelic pop."

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released November 1, 2010

Produced by Richard Steele
Recorded at Inca Studios, Wellington, NZ by Mike Gibson
Artwork by Tanya Hoarfrost

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The Puddle Dunedin, New Zealand

With their 1986 – 93 Flying Nun Records catalogue long
out of print, The Puddle finally re-emerged in 2006 with 4 acclaimed albums released on Fishrider Records.
The Puddle have always been the most stubbornly underground of the bands associated with the
Flying Nun imprint. Their debut Pop Lib was recently included in SPIN magazine’s list of the best Kiwi pop releases alongside The Clean.
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Track Name: What I Believe
Love Songs and erotic stories
Are the records of our glory
I’m no good at being chaste
I love your smell I love your taste too well
I’ll get used to being lonely
Made as I for one girl only

You’re my prize and my reward
Tied to me by a tiny silver chord

I believe in
Oh I believe in
I believe in
Oh I believe in

I miss you in 200 ways
Born to love you all my days
You have set my world on fire
And upside down you must be tired now
I must go across the sky
Bound to love you ‘til I die
As I leave your warmth and food
I believe in being good for you

I believe in
I believe in
I believe in

I believe in the power of love
Now that you have all grown up
I believe that rules and laws
Were never made about these loves of yours
I believe in ripest fruits
Birds kissing birds
Newts kissing newts
In darkness of a kiwi house
I suckle on your moist demanding mouth

I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
I believe in

I believe in holding you
To watch your beauty seeping through
I believe in other days
We will remember, still amazed
I believe that when I die
I will see you in the sky
J’ai Pense Que Je T’adore
Love is a flame that burns what came before


Oh I believe in
Oh I believe in
Oh I believe in
Oh I believe in

I’ll be leavin little toes
In little socks in little shoes
I’ll be leavin’ on a plane
Back into my world of pain
I believe in being gentle
Even when you’re going mental

Oh I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
Track Name: Rainbow Bridge Airlines
Fly Rainbow bridge airlines
We will get you there on time
We will get you there on time

If you do know how to get there
Your lover should know
Your lover should know
Your lover should know

Fly Rainbow bridge airlines
We will get you there on time
Get you there and on time
Get you there and on time
Track Name: English Speaking World
What are the words to the song I wrote?
The other night I dreamt I heard the lot
I still felt them on my tongue
The words were rather young
They had not begun to make sense
To us all in the English speaking world
Oh baby, English speaking world

What was the music to the song I wrote?
The other night I dreamt I heard a note
There was a string beneath my thumb
The tune was old and young
And the words had not begun to make sense
To use all in the English speaking world
Oh, baby, English speaking boys and girls

Got to get in to get out
Baby Oh
You go to get in to get out (put delay)

What was the reason for the song I wrote?
The other night I kissed your throat
To taste you on my tongue
The songs are rather young
And the words have not begun to make sense
To us all in the English speaking world
Oh baby, English speaking world

What was the meaning of the song I wrote?
The other night a dreamt I heard a quote
And a song bite on my tongue
The songs are rather young
The words have not begun to make sense
To us all in the English speaking world
Oh baby, English speaking boys and girls Oh

You got to get in to get out
Oh baby yeah
Got to get in to get out
Do do do

Where is the money for the songs I wrote?
The other night I dreamt I heard a quote
I had a feeling on my tongue
Songs were old and young
The words have just begun to make sense
To use all in the English speaking world
Oh baby, in the English-speaking world

….You got to get in to get out
Oh baby yeah
Got to get in to get out
Track Name: Purple Horse
On a horse called Purple Haze
Swept away and she hasn’t eaten
For days and days
For days and days I sit and moan
Oh Lord I wish that horse would come

She’s got arms that will
Tear you way from those that own you
She’s got legs that can
Bear you away from what you need

Her head shone like a black sunrise
A new religion and a darkening of skies
There must be someway forth from this plight
The dream endured and held right through the night

She has arms that will
Tear you away from those that own you
She’s got legs that can
Bear you away from what you need

Est-elle almée ?... aux premières heures bleues
Se détruira-t-elle comme les fleurs feues?**
Is she an almee? in the first blue hours
Will she destroy herself like fire flowers?

She has arms that will
Tear you away from those that own you
She’s got legs that can
Bear you away from what you need

**From BRUXELLES Juillet
Boulevard du Régent.
July 1872
Arthur Rimbaud

Lyrics George D Henderson, Lindsay Maitland

Almée = Egyptian dancing woman (supernatural being)
Track Name: In Dreams
You start to feel a little quiet
You pay attention for a while
There is not going to be a riot
For being cool is back in style

With pretty girls of easy virtue
I will never hurt you wait and see
Despite my God-given obligations
To pass the word and spread the seed

All my God-given obligations
Need never make you ill at ease
It is like the Delmore Schwartz quotation
In dreams begin responsibilities

You start to feel a little quiet
You pay attention for a while
There is not going to be a riot
‘Cause being cool is back in style
Track Name: Valhalla
Saturday morning Valhalla - 1:30 AM
Thor drops his hammer
He picks it up again
Saturday Morning Valhalla - About 2 AM
Loki comes into the room
Lifts wallets, steals drinks from the drunken gods
Then Loki steals out again
Some call him the trickster
Some know he’s just a prick

All Hail, all Hail Valhalla!
Vale, Vale Valhalla!

Saturday Morning Valhalla – at 2:15
In walk the Valkerie
The chosers of the slain
Brunhilde sashays on up to the bar
Takes her pick of the Gods and men
Picks Odin up by the scruff of his tunic
And she Carries him out again
And I say -

All Hail, All Hail Valhalla!
Vale, Vale Valhalla!

Saturday Morning Valhalla - About 3 AM
In walks the young hero Siegfried
He slew the dragon Fafnir
It had troubled the Rhineland
Consumed many a maiden
As a reward for his heroic deed
Siegfried has become a day tripper to -

All Hail, All Hail, Valhalla!
Vale, Vale, Valhalla!

Saturday Morning Valhalla
Across the rainbow bridge
It’s not easy to get there
You can’t even hitch

Saturday Morning Valhalla - 3:15 AM
Siegfried walks up to the youngest chooser of the slain
He says "Hello I'm Siegfried, maybe you know my name
I like the way your flaxen braids peep out from under your bronze helmet
Your blue Aryan eyes calling out to my manhood
I like the way your hips sway in that armour and mail
You're a hot, lithe, sweet thing
And I want to nail you"
And she says -

Oh, Oh Siegfried!
Oooh, Oooh Siegfried!

Saturday Morning Valhalla
Round 4:30 AM
Siegfried asks his blushing dawnbride
“When can I see you again?”
The smile is dashed from her young face
The tears start in her eyes
Her little fists pound the hero’s mighty chest
as she curses and sighs
“Siegfried when I see you again,
I will be choosing and you will be slain,
The dragon Fafnir died in vain”
She cried

Oë, Oë Siegfried!
Oë, Oë Siegfried!

Saturday Morning Valhalla
Across the rainbow bridge
It’s not easy to get there
You can’t even hitch
And I say -

All Hail, all hail Valhalla!
Vale, vale, Valhalla!
Track Name: Sleepy People
I haven’t felt so cold for a little while
Wrap me round your arms
And teach me how to sleep
Our trouble will keep for tomorrow
Our trouble will keep for tomorrow

Deep in the specimen room
All the bits of people get back together
Even the skeletons are into each other
But you and me do nothing at all

I haven’t felt so bad for a little while
Don’t blame me
Or any lousy germs
I’ve seen it with my own sore eyes

Down by the old people’s home
The man from the plastic factory
Builds a bonfire on a cold still day
Just like you can’t hurt people that way

Remember your dreams...

I haven’t felt so good for a little while
Wrap me around your arms
And teach me how to sleep
Our trouble will keep till tomorrow
Our trouble will keep till tomorrow

Come on baby don’t go down town
Come on baby don’t go down town
The collective madness of a hundred thousand
Won’t be cured in a day

Remember your dreams...
Track Name: Wise Dolls
I want to be your loving man
But I don’t understand you
And I don’t know who can maybe
Nobody can baby
You must have money
But we have all the rackets in this town
Working for us

And there’s some things that money can’t buy
Yeah I know that but I have to try
‘Cause when I see the things you do
You’re doing them with someone else

Well give me a dime and I’ll bring you good luck
Show me a buck and I’ll show you a good time
The love of a lifetime

I see you met my daughter
She’s the youngest private detective
Don’t be so coy
Well you know now the girl was wired
We have all of your best licks on file

So do we talk or do we - what,
What do you want to know?
I wanna be your lovin’ man
But you don’t understand me
And you don’t know who can maybe
Nobody can baby

Better hold an enquiry
To find out how did what to whom first
And who's worst
And there’s some things that money can’t buy
Like the look on your face at the end of the trial
What we had was business
But you made it feel so personal...
Track Name: Monogamy
I need you to look out for me
Cause I can’t see a thing today
I want to make you happy
Cause I feel so sad today

Bye Bye it was you that was making me high
And I could do it without you
But I don’t wanna try

When I tell you I love you
I know that’s not a lie
But I don’t know you and I never even try

Bye Bye It was you that was making me high
And I could do without you
But I don’t wanna try

Bye Bye
It was you that was making me high
And I could do it with somebody else
But I don’t wanna try

I need you to look out for me
Cause I can’t see a thing today
I want to make you happy
Cause I feel so sad today

Bye Bye it was you that was making me high
And I can’t do it without you
But I don’t wanna try
Track Name: Weight of the Stars
I used to be so sick of love
Never knew what I was dying of
I only lay there
Sick and beaten
What happened next
Was never worth repeating
Till you came along
And showed me the fruits
Of your years of experience
You never did anything wrong
You showed me the way to the stars
When you gave me your song

I used to be the King of Love
I never knew what I was ruler of
I just sat with rod and scepter
What happened next I just forget, for
You came along
Showed me the fruits
Of your years of experience
You never did anything wrong
You showed me the way to the stars
As you gave me your song

I used to wander on the shore
I never knew what I was waiting for
I just sat down in the sand
I never thought a girl might land
Till you came along
And showed me the fruits
Of your years of experience
You never did anything wrong
You showed me the way to the stars
When you gave me your song
Track Name: Christmas in the Country
Strange to say I still believe you
You’re in my way
I’ll never leave you
Though the rain falls through the trees sometimes
The water tastes good
And it feels fine
For this is Christmas time
In the country

Dogs are barking
Cows are mooing
Who cares what the world is doing
Inside
Now it's Christmas time
In the country

Though the rain falls through the trees sometimes
The water tastes good
And it feels fine
It must be Christmas time
In the country

When you get out in late December
Do something that you’ll remember
All year
Fools!
It should be like that here
In the city
What a pity
In the city
What a pity