The Rise & Fall Of BMX Bandits

by BMX BANDITS

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Ben Yaxley Incredibly good band name and the first track is the best thing. It's real cute Favorite track: E102.
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There are few figures as representative of the Scottish pop sound as Duglas T. Stewart and his BMX BANDITS (who have had members of THE VASELINES, TEENAGE FANCLUB and THE SOUP DRAGONS pass through their midst). They have a cult status, are admired by all kinds of artists (even the Gallagher brothers and the very Kurt Cobain were part of their fan club); their way of using pop as a medium to transcend styles, epochs and trends has been an example to follow for generations of bands like TEENAGE FANCLUB, NICE MAN, THE WEDDING PRESENT, CAMERA OBSCURA and many more.

Here at Elefant, we have always greatly admired them and have tried to show what we admire about them through a catalog full of hard to find songs, singles and EPs, which have been published on independent labels half the world over. Which is why we are doubly congratulating ourselves now. First, for being able to increase our catalog with one of their albums. And second, because this album lets us recover many of those lost songs (some even unreleased). Yes, “The Rise & Fall of BMX Bandits” is a compilation. It has those great hits like “Disco Girl”, “Your Class” and “Whirlpool”, but it’s not a greatest hits album. It has hard to find songs and B-sides, but it’s not a compilation of B-sides and hard to find songs. It is simply a BMX Bandits album, with songs chosen by Duglas T Stewart himself, a new way of dealing with the best pop possible. And even the impossible, too.

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released July 13, 2009

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Track Name: E102
I'm so happy love has come around
I'm so happy about the girl I found
I feel like some one's favourite meal
No sweeteners no additives, the flavour is real

Go Back. I can't go back
Go Forward. I must go forward
Go back. I can't go back to living like I did before

I'm so happy love has come around
I'm so happy love has come around
I'm so hap-hap-hap-hap-happy that you have come around
And around and around and around and around
Track Name: Disco Girl (2008 Version)
Every word you speak knocks me off my feet
I couldn't wait to touch your little ass, your body tastes so sweet

Well the disco boy loves his disco girl
And the rock 'n' roll boy loves his rock 'n' roll girl
And the punk loves his punkette
And the mod loves his modette
But I don't care about fashion what I need is passion
No I don't care about her style for what I love is what's inside

So let the disco boy have his disco girl
Let the rock 'n' roll boy have his rock 'n' roll girl
Let the punk have his punkette
And let the mod have his modette
Because I don't care about what she wears
I'm just happy that she cares
No I don't about her style for what I love is what's inside

Every word you speak knocks me off my feet
I couldn't wait to touch your little ass, your body tastes so sweet
Track Name: Your Class
There are other girls in your class but none of them compare with you
And there are other boys in the neighbourhood but none love you like I do
So if I can't be with the girl I love should I love the girl I'm with?
No if I can't be with the girl I love should I love the girl I'm with?

And what you do, what you do is breaking my heart in two
But I'll never get too tired of you
Don't say we're through, don't say we're through
Because that could not be true
And I'll never get too tired of you

There are other fish in the sea but I won't pull them in
And there are other girls in the competition but none of them can win
So if I can't be with the girl I love I won't love the girl I'm with
No if I can't be with the girl I love I won't love the girl I'm with

And what you do, what you do is breaking my heart in two
But I'll never get too tired of you
Don't say we're through, don't say we're through
Because that could not be true
And I'll never get too tired of you
Track Name: I Can Wait Forever
Sorry if I scared you, made you feel uneasy
It's just that I adore you
Sometimes I don't hide it well
That day you saw me staring I really didn't mean to
It's just that I adore you it won't go away
And when I'm alone I call you on the phone
I hang up every time I know that you've guessed it's me
I won't do that anymore, you have my word for sure
I can wait forever
I'll leave you alone
Unless that is you've changed your mind
You did it before • And there was the time before
Unless that is you've seen the light
You've started to miss my arms around you in the night
Open your eyes I'll make you smile
You won't realise I've here all the while
Open your eyes I'll make you smile you won't realise I've been here
Unless that is you've changed your mind
You did it before and there was the time before
Maybe you'll see, see what I see
And you'll change your mind right in the nick of time
I can wait forever for him
Track Name: Right Across The Street
Right across the street I saw you walking
You were with some guy looked like you were talking about me
It doesn't pay to lie in bed with other guys
I thought you said you were in love with me

While I'm asleep I bet you're out dancing
You're with another guy and you're both laughing about me
It doesn't pay to lie in bed with other guys
I thought you said you were were in love with me
Don't smile at other guys
Track Name: Stardate
My girlfriend is an alien from another world
She's far too nice to be earthling girl
Her heavenly body is from outer space
She couldn't be a member of the human race
Beautiful from outer space
You make this planet a better place
Beautiful creature from outer space
You make this planet a better place to live

My girlfriend is an alien from another world
She's far too nice to be an earthling girl
Her good looks are from out of this world
I want a close encounter of the third kind of her
Beautiful from outer space
You make this planet a better place
Beautiful creature from outer space
You make this planet a better place to live
Track Name: Come Clean
Sometimes you feel so self conscious
And embarrassed by the way that I look
But girl I don't just love your cover
I'm in love with the whole of the book
So don't feel guilty when I touch you
When you undress don't try to hide
What's so wrong with loving your body when I love you so much inside

Temples are made for worship, you were made to be adored
And you know i want to be there
So won't you let me open your doors
And don't feel guilty when I touch you
When you undress don't try to hide
What's so wrong with loving your body when I love you so much inside
I love you so inside
Track Name: Extraordinary
She says she's ordinary but look in her eyes
She says she's ordinary but look at her smile
Falling in love with a friend may not have been clever
But when I first kissed that girl it made me quiver
There's beautiful girls in films and in magazines
But none have her way of smiling it just has to be seen
Falling in love with a friend may not have been clever
But when I first kissed that girl wanted to kiss her forever

It ended up with both us feeling bad
It ended up with me just making her sad • But what I'm I supposed to do it's hard to stop
When I love her and want her
I'm always thinking of her

She says she's ordinary but it's a lie
She says she's ordinary but look in her eyes
People told me stay away I wasn't that clever and she's so extraordinary
I want to know her forever
Track Name: Let Mother Nature Be Your Guide
There is always someone standing on your feet
But tonight let mother nature be your guide
Does anyone see the point in being
Does anyone see the point in being alone

When the anger in your stomach turns to fear
Remember when your life was at its start
Does anyone see the point in being
Does anyone see the point in being alone

When the missiles leave their silos we shall die
As they leave a trail of blood across the sky
Does anyone see the point in being
Does anyone see the point in being alone
Track Name: Rimbaud & Me
I want to introduce you to somebody
I think you should know
Someone I've been keeping deep inside next to my soul
We don't look any different but we don't think the same
And he'd like to know you well but I keep hurting you
And you keep hurting me
And when I said I loved you that wasn't me
That was another person who I used to be

There's so many people I want to love in so many ways
I want to be loving them through the nights
As well as the days
But that doesn't mean I love you less than I did before
But sometimes I feel I need to escape
When I keep hurting you and you keep hurting me
And when I said I loved you that wasn't me
That was another person who I used to be
And when I said I hated you that was a lie
You'll always be part of me girl and you know why
Track Name: Life Goes On
She was born and life goes on
But I took it so wrong
On her breath too much time is left to say the wrong words
And I know the reason why
But it still won't make me lie to her

Life goes wrong but the show goes on
Though we said so long
On my breath the taste is left to write the song words
And I know the reason why
But it still won't make me lie to you
All that will be left of our love is this song
Track Name: The Day Before Tomorrow (2008 Version)
I want your love the day before tomorrow
The day before tomorrow I want you
I want your smile to take away my sorrow
To take away my sorrow I want your mouth
But you won't give it to me
Do I have to pay for something that should be free
No you won't give love to me
And that's not very fair because you see

I want your heart I want it always
I want it always, I want you
I want your laugh to chase away my bad days
To take away my sad days I want that laugh
But you won't give it to me
Do I have to pay for something that should be free
No you won't give love to me
And that's not very fair because you see
I want your love the day before tomorrow
The day before tomorrow I want you
I want your love the day before tomorrow
I want everything and I want it now
Track Name: Stupid
They thought that I was stupid when I fell in love with you
Because they saw the way that you made me cry
They must have said he's stupid when I fell in love with you
Because they found out the way that you'd lied

Dumb dumb dumb am I
Dumb dumb dumb am I

They think I'm stupid because I fell in love with you
But they never saw the way that you smile
I don't think I'm stupid because I fell in love with you
It was something that I had to try

Dumb dumb dumb am I
Dumb dumb dumb am I?
Track Name: I Wanna Fall In Love Again (Version 2)
I wanna fall in love
I wanna fall in love
My heart's looking for some fun
And I don't want to stay the lonely one
I'm going to fall in love
And get that boy I've been dreaming of
I don't want to be alone
I'm going to get that boy and keep him for my own

I've had so many sad affairs but I've wiped them out my mind
It doesn't matter if he's dumb or smart just as long as he is kind
Is he out there and will he care

I wonder if he's passing by when I'm walking by the street
I wonder if I'll catch his eyes and if he's looking out for me
Is he from my town, can love be found
Track Name: Whirlpool (1995 Version)
When I saw her I dived right in
Forgot that I couldn't swim but now I can plainly see
She was too far out for me
And I can't seem to keep my head above
Can't do the things a guy ought to do

Well now I see another girl, she's got me head in a whirl
Pull me out before I sink I'm all washed up and I'm in the drink
And I can't seem to keep my head above
Can't do the things a guy ought to do

If you go down to the ocean don't go in too deep
Don't let the water level rise above your feet
Track Name: Students Of Life
We're all students of human nature
Let's show some respect to Mother Nature
Let's run naked through the playing fields
Let's get naked from our heads to our heals
We're students of life, students of love
Students of life, students of love
Students of life, students of life
Students of life, students of love

Your dress brings out the best in you
Your dress brings out the beast in me
If I could have a little taste of you
You could have a whole feast of me
We're students of life, students of love
Students of life, students of love
Students of life, students of life
Students of life, students of love
Track Name: Help Me, Somebody
Help somebody is anybody there?
Help me somebody doesn't anybody care?
I could have been someone but i was much too scared
Help me somebody doesn't anybody care?
Help me somebody before the door is closed
Help me somebody i need love the most
I've lost my way and my dreams have turned into ghosts
Help me somebody I need love the most

Help me now somebody where do the lonely go?
Help me somebody, help me please before it's time to go
Help me somebody i need a helping hand
Help me somebody don't you understand?

Help me now somebody where do the lonely go?
Help me somebody, help me please before it's time to go
Does anybody know?
Help me somebody i need a helping hand
Help me somebody don't you understand?
Track Name: Intermission (Little Seashell Ear)
Instrumental
Track Name: Love's Sweet Music
Oo-sha sha oo-sha sha sha da
I was so tired of singing the same old song
I'd given up when you came along
Then suddenly my world was alive again
I found a new voice, I'd found a good friend
We make sweet music me and you
I want to sing a new song with you

Oo-sha sha oo-sha sha sha da
I want to play with you all through the night
I hear your voice, see your smile and I feel alright
Singing with you I am whole again
I never want this show to end
We make sweet music me and you
I want to sing a new song with you
Love's sweet music will see us through
I want to sing my song with you

Life can sometimes be real hard
But songs can soothe a troubled heart
Ba ba ba ba

Love's sweet music will see us through
I want to sing my song with you
Love's sweet music
Love's sweet music
Ba ba ba ba

Songs can soothe a troubled heart and I don't want this show to stop