Bottom Bouncing

by Dr. Fishy

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1.
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
2.
Alpenglow 04:06
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
3.
Wendy 02:28
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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……….
7.
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
8.
On A Stage 03:50
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

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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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