Reptilian Flashbacks

by Bumfluff

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Produced + Engineered by Greg Arnott
Mixed + Mastered by Andrew Polzin

Vox & Guitar: Billy Cola
Guitar: Dan Tricker
Bass: Ben E. Benz
Drums: Rob Vermeer

All Guitar on Track 4: Richard Flay
Guitar solo on Track 3: Andrew Polzin

Tracks 1-3 © Huntley. Track 4 © Flay/Huntley.

Recorded in Everton Park & Coorparoo QLD Australia

Artwork: Sam Moore ~ @ugly_ink

© 2017 Bumfluff, IPE Records.

"Reptilian Flashbacks sees Bumfluff emerge from the primordial bayou, don weather-proof pants, and step stodgily through the bog of modern-day alternative wannabes, to calmly deliver the follow-up to 2014's Death, Destruction & Disposable Income. With themes of commercialism, neuro-evoltion, cult psychology and alien-fleeing refugees, Reptilian Flashbacks is the fluff on form once again." - Peter Quistgard, CEP Music News

*** "Kickin' arse fellas! Well done!" - Percy Palmer

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released June 23, 2017

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Track Name: Never New Life
Forgive me if I tune out of your
Boring one way conversation
Your ego stroking, franchise forming
Sad attempts at manipulation
They leave a bitter taste upon my tongue
And now I'm licking wallpaper and chewing gum
To sell some
Trust none
To sell some

I never new life
Could be like this
In a broken light
Ruled by objects
I never new life
Where simple concepts
Caused such a fight
Hit the reset
Ha

Believe me when I try to tell you
You need this bullshit that I'm trying to sell you
Whatever it is that you think that you don't have
Well I'm gonna package it up with a cool hand
Then leave my bitter taste upon your tongue
So you'll be licking wallpaper and chewing gum
To sell some
Trust none
To sell some

I never new life
Could be like this
The flourish or the plight
Stacked by interests
I never new life
In this context
so self justified
Hit the reset
Ha

You’re moving colours and music
To tell me a story
About how you've got something special
just for me
Distracting my senses and pitching a new dream
I'm taking your lunch money now to buy ice cream
That leaves a bittersweet taste upon my tongue
Until I'm licking wallpaper and chewing gum
To sell some
Trust none
To sell some

I never new life
Could be like this
In a broken light
Ruled by objects
I never new life
Where simple concepts
Caused such a fight
Hit the reset
Ha

I never new life
Could be like this
You say you're on my side
I should try this
I contemplate
And sure, I might like this
But with truce denied
Nothing's righteous
I never new life could be like this
I never new life could be like this
Track Name: Reptilian Flashbacks
I feel the prickles forming
Impulsive options storming
I'm operating on a basic frequency

I could pull it apart
Go right back to the start
I'll never figure out just how the hell I got here

But if I think on it
And if I drink on it
I'll realise there is a point to looking back

They say we never learn
But they cannot confirm
They never had to face a life lived empty

And it started with just one
And then the reckoning had begun
And now I'm breathing slow but I'm triggered and keen to attack
Reptilian flashbacks


They say its habit forming
I say I'll grab it for em
Cos isn't life just a blink then residuals?

The sun it hits my blood
The slow endorphin flood
Aren't human beings well defined by rituals?

The open pages blowing
The words and pictures showing
A bleary cosmos is shaken up and crystallised

It projects across your brain
With terms you can't explain
It's like you’re programmed to glitch out then override

And it started with just one
And then the reckoning had begun
And now I'm breathing slow but I'm triggered and keen to attack
Reptilian flashbacks




And if they cast us out
Somehow I think we'll be ok
Surroundings are clearer now
No misperceptions are in the way
So I stand and call it out
I watch the old logic decay
They gape and stumble
As we close to end the play

So mangled up by hatred
Who even cares what they said?
It seems so easy to let their reasons kill themselves

Another square cage
Another catcher paid
The underpinning cause is damn near shouting out

But still they flap about
Nothingness from their mouths
These mammal idiots are ruining the party

I feel my light switched on
You wanna get it on?
Flammable parameters are what this place was founded on

And they started with just one
And then the reckoning had begun
And now I'm breathing slow but I'm triggered and keen to attack
Reptilian flashbacks
Track Name: Minimal Inconvenience
Winter fades
To a hollow night
Simple things
Are enough to give you a fright
What the whisper tells you
You wouldn't like
Might be what's manifest
Might be spite
Beyond this place
Inside of light
There are beings
Calculating, sitting tight
Are you abandoned?
Would you like relief?
Perhaps I could fix us something
Evil while we build a heat

Never too late never all gone
In the legions voice there's only one song
We offer golden days
We offer lenience
We offer minimal inconvenience

I see signs of takeover
I see pain
I see violence
circling to come this way again
Voices burning
Like a witch’s cry
Calling out to darker things
Echoing inside your mind
Incanting archetypes
Just to reassure
To muffle that nagging voice
That murmurs underneath your flaws
Won't go quietly
Won't lie down
That's what you remember thinking
Just before you hit the ground

Never too late never all gone
In the legions voice there's only one song
We offer golden days
We offer lenience
We offer minimal inconvenience

step into the machine
prepare to take the big sleep
It makes you feel weak
And lose the words you could speak
Now entitlements ended
The right wing has unfriended
So unique yet alone
So you seek out a tone


Never too late never all gone
In the legions voice there's only one song
We offer golden days
We offer lenience
We offer minimal inconvenience

Winter fades
To a hollow night
Simple things
Are enough to give you a fright
What they could tell you
You wouldn't like
Might be what's manifest
Here tonight
Track Name: Petrified Earthlings
It was the epitome of what stopped the clock
I remember that night and the electro shock
Forces landing then taking, commanding then
Separating them then segregating them
Hellbent on institutionalised hatred
Like the adult to the child til they too say it
Warlords sent from red skies that were hostile
Taking place, taking aim in this meanwhile


All that time
You took comfort in simple things
Never wanting
the bias to shift or swing
It's like no one can see
that by chance of stability
We're not taking our place
with these petrified earthlings


Under the instruction of who we'll never know
Taking orders and putting on a show
Extra terrestrial, energy in flow
Extra dimensional places to go
Just keep your focus and tighten up your grip
Don't let another single word leave your lips
Control is granted without having the thought
Strange beings and the seeings they can can distort


All of that time
seeking something more interesting
So compelled
by the mystery darkening
Falling away
from the structure of certain things
Taking our place
with these petrified earthlings


The dead centre
Red September
I remember how the city burned
When the visitors returned


All of that time
you took comfort in simple things
Never wanting
the bias to shift or swing
It's like no one can see
that by chance of stability
We're not taking our place
with these petrified earthlings

All of that time
seeking something more interesting
So compelled
by the mystery darkening
Falling away
from the structure of certain things
Taking our place
with these petrified earthlings