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Screw In The Bits

from Time Capsule by Calum Carlyle

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This song was written in 1997 by Kris Drever, Neil Dixon and Calum Carlyle as a collaborative effort, while in the band The Lapels. This is my solo demo recording from some years later.


Well i was walking in the hood with a piece of wood
When a guy in a suit tried to tell me i was up to no good
And i said don't you try to hassle me 'cos my ass is on the line
There ain't no dope and i just can't cope, otherwise i'm doing fine

Screw in the bits, those wooden bits

Well Danny and his man said the drop off was at seven
Playing with the handle till a quarter to eleven
Finally the deal was made and i was in the clear
So i packed the bits away and i opened myself a beer

Screw in the bits, those wooden bits

Ah, woah

Thought i'd mosey on down to the Clipper Cafe
There was a girl there, she was a stripper by day
By night she packed a rifle and nobody could tease her
Takes a bucket full of trifle and a wetsuit to please her

Screw in the bits, those wooden bits


from Time Capsule, released August 18, 2012
Words and music by Neil Dixon, Kris Drever and Calum Carlyle.
Performance, arrangement, recording and mixing by Calum Carlyle


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I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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