A Boomerang Based on the Works of Vin Diesel

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This is about as poppy as we're ever likely to get.

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released May 1, 2013

DanDanDan are Richard Gilbert, Mark Neville, Andy Parkinson and Andrew Blair.

Songs by Andrew Blair and Richard Gilbert.

With thanks to:
Ali
Bee
Boz
Caroline
Claire
Dan
Daniel
David
David
Ebba
Jamie
Jim
Jim
Jim
John
Kate
Matthew
Michael
Neil
Pamela
Phil
Polly
Rose
Ruaridh
Sarah
Suzy
And all the people who were nice to us, including that guy who held the door open at Henry's Cellar Bar, and whoever's guitar it was that Rich bled on.

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Track Name: Happiness is an Inflatable Hammer
When I was a little boy my brother said to me
I went down the Gala Fair and crushed my enemies
It diminishes his glory but I think you ought to know
The enemy's a lucky dip that's 50p a go

CHORUS
Happiness is
Happiness is
Happiness is
Happiness is (an inflatable)
Happiness is
Happiness is
Happiness is
Happiness is (an inflatable hammer)

It started with inflation, it ended with a fight
And so resembled Weimar more than we thought it might
It ended with some bleeding, as Mum expressed concern
Brand new antique carpets take a fucking age to earn

CHORUS

Of course this all means nothing now
Of course this all means nothing now
Of course this all means nothing now
Because everyone died in the fire
Track Name: Terminator Salvation Pogo Stick
I bought it as an impulse purchase
I was in a bargain bookstore looking for comics
It was something that I just had to own
If only to prove that it really existed
I've never taken it out of the box
There's yet to be a reason for me to do so
Cos I live in a top floor flat
Plus I'm six foot three and I've got no balance

CHORUS
In a future ruled by robots
Why the hell would we need a pogo stick?
Could it be an emblem of freedom?
Is that just what Skynet want us to think?

What happened at the meeting that day?
Does this sort of thing actually happen quite often?
Can you get a Harry Potter bidet?
Or a boomerang based on the works of Vin Diesel?
Who job is it to come up with this?
Do they even end up taking their work home?
They're supposed to look after their kids
Instead they're building Nick Cage Spirograph

CHORUS
Track Name: Elbow Dancing
Lead with elbows
Leave you elbows
In a circle-themed large group
Clothes co-ordinate
Limbs less so
In a circle theme
If you're flailing
And you're finding
There's spaces
In the music
It hasn't charted though
Still use 'c' 'h' to spell 'Tune'
Lead with elbows
Lead with elbows
In a circle theme

CHORUS
I've got Red Stripe in hand
I've got elbows to dance
I've got no shame left

If pushed to describe my dancing
Feet are heavy
Arms are light
Throw my body
To the floor but
Crucially I've always missed
Lead with elbows
Lead with elbows
Not a fighting thing
Lead with elbows
Lead with elbows
Perhaps defensive of repressed
If you play Brassneck
If you play Shatner
I'll bring my elbows to the floor

CHORUS

I've got OVD in hand
I've got both my knees to dance
I've got no shame left

And everyone thinks he looks daft on the dancefloor
Everyone thinks he looks daft
But everyone thinks he looks daft on the dancefloor
Everyone thinks he looks daft
Everyone thinks he looks daft
Track Name: Strange Attractors
We will die of natural causes
You will give me what I came for.
You and me won't part with ease
But you are all of what I'm late for.
You and me won't part the seas
But we will feel part of pauses.
Enigmatic, introverted
From one to the other converted.
Now's the time to say I've flirted
With the issues I have skirted:
Tempting odds are not for me,
I'm aware on Ruby Tuesday!
Garage flower miracles
Short of hope and high on bills
Turning feathers into quills.
Still so still.
Slack of jaw, but my own teeth
All these that I bequeath
'Cause you are black and I am blacker
Still so still.

It's what I do
To myself, but it's for you.
May your dreams BE BLUE.

No no no no no no no no no
That ain't what I came for.
No no no no no no no no no
Let's see what I'm blamed for.
Track Name: Flaming Fields
I'm not leaving til one of us smiles
No pressure mind
I've a human reaction to find
Or to define
Or maybe this defines me
Tralalala
Fingers in my ears
It doesn't mean much to me

Doesn't mean much to me

So, singing jaunty songs like I am
(Are people dancing?)
Well I hope they are cos that was the plan
(Or at least bouncing?)
It's fair to say my plans are not best laid
(To say the least)
I've unassumed to ruin your day
(Sorry)

Ruin your day

No options left for me to exhaust
Shall I see you at 4am?
Why yes of course
Scatter words like sodium lights
I thought we needed
Look at the light in the sky
Do you get my meaning?
Track Name: Spielberg
Wanna be there,
At your dad's funeral.
If that ain't romance,
Suit yourself.

I'm not finished yet,
the words are wrong.
I can make them to a point,
but never sung.
So I wrote this by rote,
the thoughts I crashed,
'cause I am nothing more than
A tired autograph.

So I'll wait at the graveside (as you do)
And try to pour confetti into your shoe.

If you're worried that I'm worried,
I wouldn't worry
'Cause then they'll worry that you're worried
And it keeps recurring.

So the street dance tos-and-fros,
We'll ignore it,
And I won't tip my toes
And I won't lean forward
(not too forward, no no)
I'll take my time,
And hone my props,
Get some distance 'tween the angels
And the sound of ticking clocks.

So I'll wait at the graveside (as you do)
And try to pour confetti into your shoe.
Track Name: I'm Not Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim, He's Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Picture the scene:

There's Billy Connolly, Rizzo the Rat, The Great Gonzo, and that guy who made an idiot of himself at the award ceremony.
They're all there.

Billy Connolly has information to divulge but in keeping with the tone of the film he can't do it normally no he can't do it normally

So he says:

Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
Oh Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim

Actually he only says it once but you get the idea.
He also grabs Gonzo's comically large nose during this scene.
In many ways it's a masterclass.
Said nose is already funny, repetition works well as does silliness, so when Gonzo next speaks it's more nasal than usual, and he says:

I'm not Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
He's Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
I'm not Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
He's Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
I'm not Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
He's Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
I'm not Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
He's Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
I'm not Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim
He's Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim Jim Jim Jim.
Track Name: 'Hey Scenesters' Popular With Scenesters Dichotomy
Bands are like buses
And buses are shit
Bands are like buses
There'll be another one in a bit

CHORUS
I sunk the ark, oh yeah
I've never liked unicorns
I sunk the ark, why not?
All it had on it was recursion
A lot

I'll steal what isn't nailed down
Jesus got lucky
I'll try to put a spin on it
Something my own
The main one from that band you like
I've seen him before
We threw him on the zeitgeist
He's started to turn

CHORUS
Track Name: Hey, Loud Noises
It's summer
You don't have to wear a scarf
It's summer
You don't have to wear a scarf
Say
Chins is over-rated
Chins is over-rated

Hey

There's no-one in this town but us
There's no-one in this town but us
Say
Chins is over-rated
Chins is over-rated

Hey