The Doggler Effect

by The Shrugs

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released January 5, 2003

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Track Name: Tee Haka
Hey! We’re coming down so look out!
Hey! The landing legs are out so look out!
Hey! We’re on alien drugs so look out!
Hey! We’re hideous beasts so look out!

We found the sacred spring of immortality
Our fathers’ totem pole is a christmas tree
We’re bleeding past the bounds of impossibility
We’re stealing all your minds for posterity

Hey! Our girls are from venus so look out!
Hey! Our ship does 200 in second gear so look out!
Hey! We can hypnotise so look out!
Hey! We got laser guns so look out!
Track Name: Ambivalence at the Bottom of the Cliff
got this feeling

I only got one
but this feeling’s getting numb
sitting on my bum
listening to your stink song
I’m moving along
What is gone is gone is gone

I’m wheeling and dealing
I’m praying and kneeling
I’m drinking and reeling
yeah I got this feeling

I’m sailing and keeling
I’m feeling appealing
I’m squirming and squealing
yeah I got this feeling
Track Name: Tom Tom Tom
A man came walking into town
he was a normal guy
he held my head with both his hands
and looked me in the eye
and if looks could kill I’ll tell you what
I’d have very nearly died
But he had me with a whisper
and I heard the universe sigh

Oh no you’re never coming home
Where you go you’re going all alone
Oh no you’re never coming home
coming back home

A man went walking out of town
he was a fucked up head
he looked at me over his shoulder
and winked and then he said
well there’s nothing I’d like better
than to sleep beside your bed
but I was far too worried about what
my mother would’ve said.
Track Name: Plume of Hell
I was there
in PNG
I saw my friends
die in front of me
well I was there
can’t you tell?
I walked right through
the plume of hell
Well I don’t want another war
what’s that oil worth dying for?

Well I was there
on the protest line
I’m 83
but I held my sign
well I was there
can’t you tell?
I walked right through
the plume of hell
Well I don’t want another war
what’s that all worth dying for?
Track Name: Mustang Song
I don’t know
But I’ve been told
Auckland streets
are paved with gold

I don’t know
But I’ve been told
Some of you
are getting sold
Track Name: Too Stoned to Say Goodbye
At Loki and Daisy Chain Halo
When I burned my lips on a joint
I said I didn’t believe you
You said but that’s not the point

I’m too stoned to say goodbye
I’m too stoned to say goodbye
I’m seeing double and it looks like
I’m too stoned to say goodbye

Why do we make these decisions?
When they hurt us down to the bone?
Made out of some desperation
That we might all end up alone
Track Name: I'm Fucked
I stole a book from the self-help shelf
I thought that I could help myself
But I’m not hurting anyone
I just want to have some fun
With you

It’s a book on self-discovery
It could help with my recovery
But I’m not hurting anyone
I just want to have some fun
With you

I’m fucked
I’m fucked
I’m fucked
I’m fucked
I’m fucked
I’m fucked
I’m fucked
I’m fucked


It turns out my personality
suffers a lack of responsibility
But I’m not hurting anyone
I just want to have some fun
With you

Now my brain is getting calluses
It comes from over-analysis
But I’m not hurting anyone
I just want to have some fun
With you
Track Name: Ruapuke
We got lost today
We drove round the bay
Round the mountain clothed in grey

And when we got there
the sunset in your hair
made me want to roll the hay

“love her!” cried the sea
I knew it called to me
that’s the measure of a man
all the gods agree

It was getting black
so we drove back
but the sea was still alight

two hills with shadows grew
against the ocean’s blue
and there was only me and you
Track Name: I Don't Know What I'm Doing
I gotta get away
I gotta get away
I gotta get away
I don’t know what I’m doing

I think I’ve had my fun
I think I’ve had my fun
I think I’ve had my fun
I don’t know what I’m doing

I like metallica
I like metallica
I like metallica
I don’t know what I’m doing
Track Name: Spiders Come
Got a life, man, I got a life
Got such a life that it’s hard to handle it

I got time, man, I got time
Got so much time that’s it’s dripping all off of me

Spiders come
and spiders go
they spin their webs
and then we let them know
they’re not welcome
they’re just too voracious
and vivacious

Got a phone, man, I got a phone
Got a phone yeah it’s stylish and portable

I can drive my car while I talk
That’s a skill that I think’s applaudable
Track Name: Sorry Ian
Suddenly all that they told you
Is clear as today
Looking around at the volume
of pus and decay
government crumbling to ashes
they’ve all gone to shit
so hoist up the mainsail
and strap on your boots
you’ll never find no-one to guide you

look at the way that they treat you
you’re just one more cog
the cops are just waiting to beat you
down like a dog
nothing to do in your own head
nothing at all
and the last thing you see
as you bite the dust
your own boots are coming to kick you
Track Name: Marmalade
marmalade will heal you
if you lick it off a spoon
but you don’t need no healing
before you’re 22
then you settle right down
and you begin to lick your wounds
marmalade will heal you
if you lick it off a spoon

loving you’s like living
in a candy-floss machine
floating up on pink and fluffy
clouds of saccharine
spun around I don’t know
up or down or in between
cos loving you’s like living
in a candy-floss machine
Track Name: Exhibit B
here’s that feeling once again
it’s lost me all of my best friends
Winston Churchill said it best
at least he got it off his portly chest

come and see what I’ve become
and you will se the misery and squalor in our history
oh I’m exhibit B

It’s like an awkward fear
It’s happened seven times this year
am I just following a trend?
like all that money
that I didn’t spend

The pride that apes humility.
Track Name: Blue Hawai'iki
Pack your bags we’re leaving
leaving for the coast
pack your bags we’re leaving for the coast
in the morning we get up
we have ourselves a treat
we never worry about the hurt nor breathe

gimme that blue hawai’iki
I wanna go back
Track Name: See it Through the Clouds
ee it through the clouds when it starts to snow
limp it when your hip starts to go
it has stained my fingers brown
dying when going down
silly little mischievous
woman with the golden lips
5’8” if she’s an inch
give it and take a mile
living here is such good fun
put it where it gets the sun
nothing wrong with rhymes when they sound OK
don’t have to and don’t have to not