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"Never Mind The Bullocks" CD


This CD of brand-new material by The Wurzels was released on November 18th 2002 by Cruisin Music with the catalogue number ZEN00262.

  Song Lyrics

The Band Line-Up:

At the time of the recording of this album The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner and Jai Howe. Sedge Moore who joined the band later, in 2007, is credited for 'additional guitars'. The CD was recorded and mastered by part-time Wurzel Louie 'Gribble' Nicastro.

Track Listing:

  • 1. Ooh-Aar Just A Little Bit
    2. You're Gorgeous
    3. Dead From The Waist Down
    4. Country House
    5. Don't Look Back In Anger

  • 6. Why Does It Always Rain On Me
    7. Tubthumping
    8. Come On Santa
    9. Rock DJ
    10. It Wasn't Me

The CD Album:

This CD was a return to The Wurzels doing covers of well known contemporary chart songs, following the success of their Oasis cover Don't Look Back In Anger (included on this album) in the singles charts. As can be seen the album includes covers of songs by artists as diverse as Catatonia, Shaggy, Babybird, Blur, Gina G, Robbie Williams, Chumbawamba and Travis together with a track written by the band themselves - the 2001 Christmas single Come On Santa.

Initial pressings of this CD were in colour as shown below left. Later pressings were on the simpler black-on-silver design (below right).

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The case insert was a simple coloured folder sheet with basic information regarding the release.
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Collectors' Extras:

A signed case insert is always a good addition to a collection as in these two examples. Right - signed by Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, John Morgan Jai Howe and John Morgan. Below Pete Budd and Louie Gribble,

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Never Mind The Bullocks - Song Lyrics

  • 1. Ooh-Aar Just A Little Bit
    2. You're Gorgeous
    3. Dead From The Waist Down
    4. Country House
    5. Don't Look Back In Anger
  • 6. Why Does It Always Rain On Me
    7. Tubthumping
    8. Come On Santa
    9. Rock DJ
    10. It Wasn't Me

Track 1     Ooh-Aar Just A Little Bit

Urple wurple die-ba-de-ba dabble, urple durple didle-doe
(Repeat x 3)

You're my love you're my sweetest thing
Don't shy away, don't shy away
Every night makes me hate the days
Can't get enough of your love
Am I wrong, am I so unkind
Show me the way, don't turn away
I can't hide all these thoughts in my mind
Every moment I'm just thinking of you

(Chorus)
Ooh arr, just a little bit, ooh arr, a little bit more
Ooh arr, just a little bit, you know what I'm looking for
Ooh arr, just a little bit, ooh arr, a little bit more
Ooh arr, just a little bit, give you love you can't ignore

Urple wurple die-ba-de-ba dabble, urple durple didle-doe (ooh arr ooh arr)
Urple wurple die-ba-de-ba dabble, urple durple didle-doe (ooh arr ooh arr)

Feeling good let's go all the way

It's got to be, set me free
But tonight, let my body say
Take it slow, don't let it go
How can I prove my love to you
Baby please, you're all I need
Like a child but it's more than a phase
Collecting angels but it wouldn't be true

(Repeat Chorus)

[Spoken]
Yer, what can you do for me?
Cor, what can you do?
Cos, I feel so alive, I can feel your love inside
Oh! Oh! Yes!

[In background]
Urple wurple die-ba-de-ba dabble, urple durple didle-doe
Urple wurple die-ba-de-ba dabble, urple durple didle-doe

Just a little bit, a little bit more
Just a little bit, just a little
Just a little bit, a little bit more
Just a little bit, just a little

(Repeat Chorus x 3)

Ooh arr Ooh arr Ooh arr
A rum-purdle-ida rum-purdle-ida rum, ay uh


Track 2   You're Gorgeous

Hello gorgeous
Remember that tank-top you bought me
You wrote you're gorgeous on it
You took me to your rented motor car
And filmed I on the bonnet
You got me to hitch me knees up
And pulled me legs apart
Took an instamatic camero
And pulled my sleeves around me heart ho ho

(Chorus)
Because you're gorgeous, I'd do anything for you
Because you're gorgeous, I know you'll get me through

You said my clothes were sexy, ooh arr
And tore away my shirt
You rubbed an ice cube on my chest, hey
Slapped I till it hurt

(Repeat Chorus)

Baba ba, baba ba, baba ba, baba ba, baba ba, baba ba, baba ba, ha ha

You said I wasn't cheap
You paid me twenty pound
You promised to put me in a magazine
On every table, in every lounge

(Repeat Chorus)

Because you're gorgeous, I'd do anything for you
Because you're gorgeous, I know you'll get me
Know you'll get me through

Know you'll get me, know you'll get me
Know you'll get me through

[Spoken] Come on gorgeous, youm the most beautiful thing I think I’d ever seen, come on there my beauty, give I a kiss, ha ha, that sounded more like summat coming up, d'innit eh?

(Repeat Chorus)

Because you're gorgeous, I'd do anything for you
Because you're gorgeous, I know you'll get me
Know you'll get me through

[In background] (Know you'll get me, know you'll get me, know you'll get me through)
[Fade out]


Track 3    Dead From The Waist Down

The sun is shining, we should be making hay
But we're dead from the waist down
Like in Californ-i-a
Victory is empty, (it's so empty) there are lessons in defeat
But we're dead from the waist down
We are sleeping on our feet
We stole the songs from birds and trees

Bought us time on Easy Street
Now our paths they never meet, no
We chose to court and flatter greed
Ego disposability, I caught a glimpse
And it aint me

(Chorus)
Make hay not war, make hay not war
Make hay not war, or else we're done for
And we're D, from the W down

There's no contracts binding, no back seam beyond repair
But when you're dead from the waist down
You're too far gone to even care
We stole the songs from birds and trees

Bought us time on Easy Street
Now our paths they never meet, no
We chose to court and flatter greed
Ego disposability, I caught a glimpse
And it aint me

(Repeat Chorus x 3)

[Instrumental]


Track  4    Country House

[Spoken] Welcome to my little love nest in the country, and so the story begins

City dweller, successful fella, thought to himself
Gosh I've got a lot of money
Caught in a rat race termin, terminalately
A professional cynic but me heart's not in it
I'm paying the price of living life at the limit
Caught up in the century's anxiety
It preys on him, he's getting thin

Oh, he lives in a house, it's a very big house in the country
Watching afternoon repeats and the food he eats in the country
Takes all manner of pills, piles analyst bills in the country
It's like an animal farm, with lots of rural charm in the country

He's got a morning glory, life's a different story
Everything's going Jackanory (Jackanory)
In touch with his own mortality (oh ar)
He's reading Balzac, knocking back Prozac
A helping hand feels wonderfully bland (wonderfully bland)
Oh, it's the century's remedy
For the faint of heart, a brand-new start

Oh, he lives in a house, it's a very big house in the country
He's got a lot on his chest, so he needs a lot of rest in the country
He don't drink smoke laugh, takes herbal baths in the country
And she'll come to no harm on an animal farm in the country
In the country, in the country

Blow blow me out
[Spoken] what do you mean I can't sing? Don't be so stupid, I'm doing my best in' I, I'll show you
Blow blow me out
[Spoken] what do you want to blow me out for it's good enough for The Wurzels innit?

Oh, he lives in a house, it's a very big house in the country
Watching afternoon repeats and the food that he eats in the country
Takes all manner of pills, piles analyst bills in the country
On an animal farm, lots of rural charm in the country

Oh, he lives in a house, it's a very big house in the country
He's got a lot on his chest, so he needs a lot of rest in the country
He don't drink smoke laugh, takes herbal baths in the country
And she'll come to no harm on an animal farm in the country

[Spoken] Come on there my beauties

Oh, he lives in a house, it's a very big house in the country
He's got a lot on his chest, so he needs a lot of rest in the country (let him go)
He don't drink smoke laugh, takes herbal baths in the country
And she'll come to no harm on an animal farm in the country (oh, ha ha ha)
(Repeat)
[Fade out]


Track 5     Don't Look Back In Anger

Slip inside the eye of your mind
Don't you know you might find
A better place to play
You said that you never been
That all the things that you've seen
Slowly fade away
So, I'll start a revolution from my bed (aw)
Cos, you said the brains I had went to my head
Step outside, the zummertime's in bloom (that's nice)
Stand up beside the fireplace
Take that look from off your face
You aint ever gonna burn my heart out

(Chorus)
So, Sally can wait, she knows it's too late
As we're walking on by
Her soul slides away, but don't look back in anger
I heard you say

Take I to the place where you go
Where nobody knows
If it's not our day
Please don't put your life in the hands
Of a rock and roll band
And throw it all away
Gonna start a revolution from my bed (aw)
Cos you said the brains I had went to my head (woo hoo hoo)
Step outside, the zummertime's in bloom (that's nice)
Stand up beside the fireplace
Take that look from off your face
You aint ever gonna burn my heart out

(Repeat Chorus)

Ooh arr ooh
Ooh arr ooh
Ooh arr ooh
Ooh arr ooh arr ooh arr

(Repeat Chorus)

[Spoken] Everybody

(Repeat Chorus)

[Spoken] Let me hear you now

So, Sally can wait, she knows it's too late as we're walking on by
Her soul slides away, but don't look back in anger, don't look back in anger
I heard you say

[Spoken] At least not today my babby, ha ha ha ha








































































































Lyrics Kindly transcribed by M.Pelling & E.Bryant,
Verified by Professor Wurzel



Track 6     Why Does It Always Rain On Me

I can't sleep tonight, everybody's saying everythink is all right
Still I can't close me eyes, I'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lies
Sunny days, oh ho (sunny days)
Where have you gone (have you gone)
I get the strangest feeling, I do, you belong
Um um um um

Why does it always rain on me
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me
Even when the sun is shining, I can't abide the lightning

I can't stand meself, I'm being held up by invisible men oh
Still life on a shelf, but mind you I got me mind on something else ha ha ha
Sunny days, oh ho (sunny days)
Where 'ave 'ee gone (have you gone)
I get the strangest feeling 'ere now, you belong, that's right
I’m tellin’ 'ee

Why does it always rain on me
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me
Even when the sun is shining, I can't abide the lightning

Where did my blue skies go? Ah
Why is it raining so?
It's so cold, it's so co-whoh-whoh-wh’old

[Spoken] I can't sleep tonight, everybody's saying everything's all right
And it aint all right is it, still I can't close me eyes
I see a tunnel at the end of all these lies
Sunny days oh ho (sunny days)
Where have you gone (have you gone)
I get this strangest feeling here, that you belong, ah
And again

Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Even when the sun is shining, I can't abide the lightning

Where did my blues skies go?
Ah why is it raining so?
It's so cold, in fact it's freezing cold

Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Even when the sun is shining, I can't abide the lightning

Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Even when the sun shining, you can't avoid the blooming lightning

Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
[Spoken] Please stop, keeps pouring down on me head all the time, never known a time when it aint raining, do you know a time when it never rained? (rain on me) I bloody don't, I'm telling you now, ah

Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me (rain on me)
Even when the sun's shining, you can't avoid the blooming lightning

(Rain on me)



Track 7   Tubthumping

We'll be singing, we'll be winning, we'll be singing
Ah, cheers, cheers young 'un, ha ha ha ha ha

(Chorus)
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down

(Ooh arr, ooh arr) Pissing the night away
(Ooh arr, ooh arr) Pissing the night away

He drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a vodka drink
He drinks a lager drink, he drinks a cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him of the better times

Oh, Danny boy, Danny boy, Danny boy

(Repeat Chorus)

(Ooh arr, ooh arr) Pissing the night away
(Ooh arr, ooh arr) Pissing the night away

He drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a vodka drink
He drinks a lager drink, he drinks a cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him of the better times

Don't cry for me next door neighbour

(Repeat Chorus)

Ooh arr, ooh arr, (Oi oi oi) [repeated in background]

(Repeat Chorus)

(Repeat Chorus) (pissing the night away) [repeated in background]

(Repeat Chorus) (pissing the night away) and (oi oi oi) [repeated in background]

(Repeat Last Chorus)
[Fade out]

[Spoken] Right I'm up now then, get your money out boys and buy the old chap a drink. Whose round is it then?
[Spoken] It's yours you cowpat slinging, carrot crunching, cider swilling tosspot Ohhhhh

He's just fallen off his stool

[Raucous background laughter]



Track 8    Come On Santa

Every Christmas Eve, I hear the reindeer's hooves
Landing on me tiles, and breaking off me roof
But this year will be different, as soon as he comes here
He'll drop his sack and eat me pies and drink up all me beer

(Chorus)
Father Christmas isn't here
Cos he's sneaked off down the pub to have a beer
Everybody knows he lies, he eats our pies in his disguise
His beard is false and covered in flies, come on Santa

[Shout] Get your bloomin’ acts together, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Last year down the chimley, I caught him by surprise
I saw the greedy bugger, he were nicking my mince pies
He asked me for some cider, and then in just one stroke
He ate me pies, drank two pints and threw up down his coat, oh

(Repeat Chorus)

Ooh arr ooh arr, ooh arr ooh arr

[Spoken]
What do you think youm doing in my house you big fat bearded bugger
Every bloomin’ year's the same innit
But it's Christmas
Ooh arr ooh arr
What did you say boy?
Nothing
Go on then, piss off back to Lapland

(Repeat Chorus x 2)

[Shout] Altogether now

Father Christmas isn't here (isn't here)
Cos he's sneaked off down the pub to have a beer (have another me mucker)
Everybody knows he lies, he eats our pies in his disguise
His beard is false and covered in flies, come on Santa
Father Christmas isn't here (ooh arr ooh arr)
Cos he's sneaked off down the pub to have a beer (another beer) (ooh arr ooh arr)
Everybody knows he lies, he eats our pies in his disguise (ooh arr ooh arr)
His beard is false and covered in flies, come on Santa

(Repeat Chorus x 3)

Go on then, piss off back to Lapland



Track 9    Rock DJ

[inaudible shouting]
No no no no. Turn that blooming racket down, we don't want no rock DJ

Me with the floorshow, kicking with your torso
Boys getting high and the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with a man
Can I kick it?
I got, you got, we got everybody
I got the gift, gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business, can I get a witness
Every girl every man (ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Houston do you hear me, ground control can you feel me
Need permission to land

(Chorus)
I don't wanna rock DJ, but you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ, cos you're keeping me up all night

Singing in the classes, music for your masses
Give no head, no backstage passes
Have a proper giggle I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike I rock the mike right
You got no love when you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy, baby just tease me
Got no family planned (ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Houston do you hear me, ground control can you feel me
Need permission to land

(Repeat Chorus x 2)

One two three four
Pimping aint easy, most of them fleece me, every night
Pimping aint easy, but if you're selling it....[inaudible shouting]
Hey! Shut up! That aint right

(Repeat Chorus x 2)

I don't wanna rock DJ, but you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop

Stop? What now? I'm just getting warmed up



Track 10    It Wasn't Me

[Spoken]
'Ere Tom, open up, open up
What's want, Pete?
My missis just caught I
You let her catch 'ee?
I've landed in the cart 'ere
Who with?
You know, she next door
Ah, no, Pete
I don't know what to do
Ah, say it wasn't you
All right

Honey came in and she caught me red handed
Creeping with the girl next door (cor)
Picture this we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there she never took her eyes off me

How can you grant the woman access to your villa
Trespasser and witness while you cling on to your pillar
You better watch your back before she turns into a killer
It's best for you in this situation not to call the beaner
To be a true creator you have to know how to play
And if she says you're not ah convince her, say you're gay
Never admit a word when she says you make me claim
And when you tell her baby, tell her no way

She caught me on the counter (ah it wasn't me)
Saw me banging on the sofa (oh that wasn't me)
I even had her in the shower (oh but that wasn't me)
She even caught me on the camero (nah, wasn't me)
She saw the marks on me shoulder (oh that wasn't me)
Heard the words that I told her (ah, nah not me)
Heard her screams getting louder (oh that wasn't me either)
She stayed until it was all over

[Spoken] Oooh I said come back tomorrow if you can, I'll have some more of that, I love it ha ha ha

Honey came in and she caught me red handed
Creeping with the girl next door (cor)
Picture this we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there she never took her eyes off me

Make sure she knows it's not the right prefix
Whenever you should see her try and make the gigolo flex
As funny as it may be, it's not that complex
And seeing is believing so you better take your specs
You know she's not gonna be worried 'bout nothing like that from the past
Hardly reconnecting then she'll go to noon time mass
Your answer is to go over there, and if she'da pack a gun
You better run faster, run, run away, run, leg it, leg it, run

She caught me on the counter (ah it wasn't me)
Saw me banging on the sofa (oh that wasn't me)
I even had her in the shower (oh but that wasn't me)
She even caught me on the camero (nah, wasn't me)
She saw the marks on me shoulder (oh that wasn't me)
Heard the words that I told her (ah, nah not me)
Heard her screams getting louder (oh that wasn't me either)
She stayed until it was all over

[Spoken] I said you better come back tomorrow cos I like that, I'd like to have second helpings if I may

Honey came in and she caught me red handed
Creeping with the girl next door (cor)
Picture this we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there she never took her eyes off me

[Spoken]
Oh ooh ooh ho ho ho ho, I quite liked that meself I did yeah, I don't mind some of that, it's very nice I think I could go that again if I had a chance, what d'you reckon about that? Well that's if I could make it you know, twice daily, yeah I 'spose I could I'm a man of action, I'd love to give it a try, would you let me have another go of that cos I liked that so much I think I'd like to have another go of that, woh, day in the life of a farmer innit. Oh it's proper job like, woh, yeah, now go nice and gentle with me won't you remember I'm getting on a bit, up say, right, let's have another go then I just sorta, lift me leg up a bit, ere, and then, can you sort of hold the other leg for me Cos I'm find, I'm finding it very difficult 'ere look getting me balance look, once I'm, once I'm there I'll be all right but I need a bit of a sort of a helping hand here look all right.
Right, 'ere we go then, can you feel anything? Is it doing anything for you? Did you feel the earth move did you? Well I bloody did I'll tell you that, I just stuck me knee in a cowpat. Oh god never mind we'll, we'll just keep trying till we get it right I reckon, don't you? 'Ere we go then, oh I'm getting a bit short of breath already here now, ah. Don't wanna get too excited, cos you've heard of people dropping off at this sort of age don't 'ee, eh? Yeah here we go again, oh god almighty, right, get into second gear now already, ah you can slip her into third now, oh god I’m going now I'm cooking, my god she's - what did you say? I'm not hard, I'm not in and I'm not getting me money back, is that what you said? Fancy saying that, you don't expect I to pay for this do 'ee?
Come on now girl, put a bit of action in it now, oh yer we go, oh ho ho I like this, I'm really rolling now. It's like sitting on the back of a tractor innit eh, ha ha ha. With a pair of legs like that youm fully equipped to kickstart the combine harvester yer. Oh ho ho ho yes, oh ho I'm going now, oh ho ho ah, oh ho ho, ho ho yes, yes, yes. Ya god what's happened yer, oh ho I fell off. Oh no, oh no no no no. I was just about to make history there too an' all, oh, never mind, what with the rap and a nice bit of cider on tap that'll do for me I reckon ha ha ha.

Honey came in and she caught me red handed
Creeping with the girl next door
Picture this we were both butt naked
Banging on the bathroom floor
How could I forget that I had given her an extra key
All this time she was standing there she never took her eyes off me
[Spoken]
Ha serves you right Peter, ah ha ha ha ha ha, you silly old bugger, nah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
banging on the bathroom floor, what a nightmare, crikey, ha ha ha ha ha ha
[Fade out]

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