Bottom Bouncing

by Dr. Fishy

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released January 1, 2000

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Dr. Fishy Terrace, British Columbia

Dr. Fishy has been playing original folk music for over 16 years. They have grown from the singer-songwriter duo of James Powell and Greg Linton into a 5 piece multi-instrumental band exploring bluegrass, folk-rock, and many other styles in between.

In the true pioneer spirit of Northwestern BC we have labelled this music Spruce-roots.
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Track Name: Bottom Bouncing
We were bottom bouncing me and Tina on the Skeena
We had a spring fling in the summertime that year
You should have seen her smiling on the banks of Ferry Island
The loose bolts on the old bridge
Tinkling sweet love songs in our ears

Riverboat day parade in the rain when I met her
In a Repap cap and a kermodie bear sweater
The firemen and the shriner clowns
Were hosing everybody down
We ducked behind a giant salmon statue

I asked her if the fishes here really grew so very massive
She said only the ones that we make from fiberglass
If you want to be a Terracite
You’ve got to keep your line tight
You’re a leaky pair of waders but I’ll patch you

~ Chorus

You gotta have a three way swivel on your line
With some pencil lead on the perpendicular side
About a meter of leader on the in line eye
With whatever bait and hook you think a salmon will desire
And then you cast upstream with all your might
To a place where the riffle and the current look just right
As it drifts downstream keep your tip up, keep your line tight
So you can feel a little tug when the salmon bites
And when you feel that tug you gotta set that hook
This part is an art you’ll never learn from any book
And then you yell FISH ON by way of announcing
You are successfully BOTTOMBOUNCING

~ Chorus

We played horseshoes on the bench we warmed some benches in the horseshoe
We really rocked in Jackpine flats got blown away by Thornhill
Never bored or ashamed
Snowboarding on Shames
I thought my love for her would never cease

And then one day I woke up and my Tina had departed
She left a little note it said now don’t be brokenhearted
Cause’ love is like the northwest sun
It’s rarely seen and it’s quickly gone
Best to always catch and release

~ Chorus

Bottom bottom bottom ………………………bouncing
Bottom bottom bottom ………………………bouncing

The loose bolts on the old bridge
Tinkling sweet love songs in our ears
Track Name: Alpenglow
Glo…o….o…o…o..o..w

Its Alpen, Alpen glow
See the fire outside when it’s forty below

It can move you if the timing is right

There but a moment you’ll miss if you’re slow

A winter sun’s dance on the mountains snow

Its Alpen, Alpen glow

Glo…o….o…o…o..o..w

The intensity of the tense city
Made him come to see
What he didn’t want to be, what he knew he couldn’t be
It was on Thornhill ridge with the sun sinking low

He saw for the first time natures’ light show

He’d have missed it for sure in his other life’s haze

But Yellowheading north had changed his ways


Maybe it was her spontaneity he couldn’t be sure
Her carefree style when before life was so secure
Was really secure, was he really secure
It was on Thornhill ridge with the sun sinking low
He saw for the first time natures light show The soft kiss of light on his lovers’ cheek
Blushing embrace there on that peak
Track Name: Wendy
Wendy you’re MS222 girl it sends me
You grab me and upend me
And you cut off my left ventral fin

Wendy is mutilation trendy
Didn’t you know that you would offend me
When you cut off my left ventral fin

Years from now when I’m swimming in the ocean
Pursued by the sharks and the whales and the dolphins
I’ll try to get away but Wendy I won’t have full propulsion

As the jaws bite down on my quivering flesh

I’ll remember you with revulsion

Wendy can’t you somehow mend me
You seemed so warm and friendly
But you cut off my left ventral fin
Track Name: The River Of Mist
So you wanna go to Usk
Heard that life’s much better there
Talk to Paddlewheel Roy a straight shootin’ boy
And tell him that you insist
He’ll take you all the way to where paradise lay
Half way to nowhere up the river of mist

What you gonna see in Usk
Now that you found your greener fields
Under the Rabbit and Ape if you crease your nape
I’m sure you’ll get the jist
Pick berries from the vine for sweet moonshine
Halfway to nowhere up the river of mist

What you gonna do in Usk
Now that you’ve lined on thru the Kitselas
Hitch your lady in the church, hitch, a very small perch
For a viewing of the kissed
‘Cause twenty’s all that fits and that’s in two shifts
Halfway to nowhere up the river of mist

So you wanna go to Usk
Heard that life’s much better there
Talk to Paddlewheel Roy a straight shootin’ boy
And tell him that you insist
He’ll take you all the way to where paradise lay
Half way to nowhere up the river of mist
Track Name: Horsefly Bites
Horsefly bites and blackfly swarms
Porcupine quills and devils club thorns
Outflow winds chill me to the bone
Never ending rainstorms


We bought 10 acres with a shack on the corner
Logged to stumps by the previous owner
A rotten porch where the welcome mat should be
And a funny feeling that this must be the place for me

We pulled a makeshift trailer with an old ford pickup
Made it almost to the driveway before I got it stuck
Jack knifed and completely blocking the road
Then my new neighbour drives up with four kids in tow

I thought we were in for a confrontation
But she gave us a friendly salutation
And a bucket of sand so the tires would bite the ice
Then she said come on over for dinner tonight

The natural beauty here is astounding
Snow capped mountains and forests surround me
But really the reason we’re hanging around
Is the friends we’ve made in this town
Track Name: Digging a Hole
Digging a hole in the back of my mind
Scoop out one shovel full at a time
Digging a hole
To bury the memory of you

Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole
Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole

Toss in the way that our hands fit together
The way your smile always makes me feel better
The time I spent
On those cheesy love letters too

Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole
Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole

forget about the plans we made and
throw away the junk that we accumulated

But I can’t get rid of the over rated truth
I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you

Digging a hole in the back of my mind
Scoop out one shovel full at a time
Digging a hole
To bury the memory of you

Too long you’ve been stuck in my thoughts
You should be forgotten
Yeah but you’re not
Every day spent hopelessly dreaming of you
I’m still in love with you

Digging a hole in the back of my mind
Scoop out one shovel full at a time
Digging a hole
To bury the memory of you

Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole
Digging a hole, Digging a hole, Digging a hole……….
Track Name: For What Your Not
I was talking with my baby just the other day
She said, “ Greg, what you think of my hair this way?”
And, “ What do you think of my legs in this dress?”
Followed by, “ Why did you marry me? Please confess “

Well if you’re like me you’ll leave well enough alone
I never dally with those questions from the twilight zone
I mustered up my courage took a graceful side step
Cleared my throat, mopped my brow and without sounding flip

I said, I love you, I love you, I love you for what you’re not
Some fly by nighter who belongs under the big top
Some visa chomping alien wearing make-up by the glop
Or teeny bopping belly ringed short shirt selling pop
OOOOOOOohh baby, I love you for what you’re not

Well this years our 11th anniversary
And I’d like to say there’s a reason thats come to be
Whenever I’ve been faced with those questions from the hip
I try to remember that one very helpful tip

I say, I love you, I love you, I love you for what you’re not
Its guaranteed to shoe horn you out of a tight spot
When disaster is lurking on your very tongue tip
Be strong with your reply don’t let your backbone slip

Just say, I love you, I love you, I love you for what you’re not
Some fly by nighter who belongs under the big top
Some visa chomping alien wearing make-up by the glop
Or teeny bopping belly ringed short shirt selling pop
OOOOOOOohh baby, I love you for what you’re not
Track Name: On A Stage
Put me on a stage
I don’t wanna wait anymore
I been down for days

And I’m ready and I’m sure
And I will walk away from settled down
To be standing on the edge of something more
Put me on a stage

I don’t wanna wait anymore

Shiny air-o-plane
I’m your present passenger
Fly me to a younger day

When I’m steady when I’m pure
And oh the rocky road of my decline
Leaves me standing on the edge of something more

Put me on a stage
I don’t wanna wait anymore