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Swarmin’ ’round your ankles in the quiet of the night
These pesky little buggers carry quite a bite
You’ll itch all day, you’ll itch all night
Oh no, it’s another sandfly bite

Oh! Sandfly!

I used to think that our skeeters were bad
But at least the little mozzies send a warning when they land
These down under nasties never make a sound
Then it’s munch, munch, munch!
A bunch more biting down

Oh! Sandfly!

Scratchin’ and scratchin’, my skin is turnin’ red
So full of venom I might as well be dead
The locals say just apply some vinegar
I say an AK-47 would be much handier

Oh! Sandfly!

Now we’re gone from the Land of the Long White Cloud
But we’ve got souvenirs that’d make the Kiwis proud
It’s not a wool jersey or a jar of Vegemite
It’s a body full of welts from their sandfly bites

Oh! Sandfly!

Words and music copyright ©1994, 1997 Mike Starling
Published by Bean Hoy Music (BMI)
Lyrics reprinted by permission
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from It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection, released March 8, 2019
Mike Starling: vocals, electric rhythm and lead guitar (solo #2), didgeridoo, overdubs recording engineer
Bob Mueller: drum kit, backing vocals
Jared Drake: upright bass, backing vocals
Tom Plutshack: electric rhythm and lead guitar (solo #1)
Brett Huus: basic tracks recording engineer

25th Anniversary Collection
Produced by Mike Starling for Nine Volt Media
Mastered by Brett Huus for Momentous Records



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COOL MUSIC FOR A BIG DUMB WORLD: Bean Hoy's songs "are a laundry list of local and national maladies, often depicted with a dark sense of humor. As often as not, the music is as playful as the words. All in all, a reflection of inane pop culture, where one no longer condemns the plastic world around us but instead videotapes it for later when there's nothing else on." –LAX magazine ... more

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