A Bungalow In Bangalow

by Stomperoo

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I went up the coast spent most of my money, feeling funny in the tummy and it rained all day... ending up in a Northern NSW town called Bangalow. Everyone seemed mighty content...happy to be in this little place where nothing much seemed to happen...so I decided to stay...confusing my life with those of the locals...now what really DID happen up there?...it's like a cloud of smoke passed across my brain. changing everything forever...


I went up the coast spent most of my money feeling funny in the tummy and it rained all day
Looking for a place to lay my face in a real estate agency in Byron Bay
She was just like the rest behind the desk an apologetic smile when she saw my dreads
And I felt so sordid when she said can you afford it? So I shook my head that’s when she said
We’ve got a bungalow in Bangalow and Bangalow bungalow a bungalow in Bangalow a flat roofed house A creepy old tepee that’s a tent with a vent but the rents real low cos there’s a snake inside A pole house a whole house up on stilts But it silts when it rains that’s every day a bungalow in Bangalow and Bangalow bungalow a bungalow in Bangalow a flat roofed house
Well I ran into a hippie what a trip he stepped right out in front of me
So I scraped him off the bull bar took him to Murwillumbah and he asked me in for a pipe of tea
When I went in the house there was a mouse on the table and a tree in the kitchen with a lake all round
And we both got spare and he asked ne where I was living in this God-forsaken town I said


Saw an ad in the Star not far from the uni no bond what abeauty only 50 bucks
So I got in the car it wasn’t too far, I even had a shave for extra luck
There were dogs and kids and a roster on the fridge we all sat down and we all held hands
Somebody went “Om” then out came the bong I started feeling better this has gotta be better than a
Now I’m an old man got a family farm I got fourteen kids and several wives
I’ve lived to the full and slung a lotta bull and inhabited various sleazy dives
Had a wage from the Government heaven-sent! Free rent! Spent it all then I got wise
So I bought me a block and grew me a crop started working for a living now I’m picking up the rent on a


released February 13, 2018
(c) 2018 Roo Friend APRA

Roo Friend guitar and voice
Arlo Buble drums/percussion
Shaun Ballagh sax
Sam Pace electric piano
mastered by Roo Friend


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Stomperoo Brisbane, Australia

Stomperoo, sideman to the famous, playing guitar music crossing over on blues, jazz, folk and funk, re-defining and de- constructing everything from divorce, property settlement, gardening and crop rotation to junk food, obesity, infants, terrorism, sex and traffic, in the style of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame, Tom Waits, and Arlo Guthrie. ... more

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