Pash Crush

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This song was originally a little instrumental, but while it was being rehearsed, Nicky Bomba started chanting "Pash Crush, Pash Crush" in the breaks (inspired by a bottle of cordial that graced the table at tuba player Wayne Freer's house). I then wrote the lyrics and recorded it with the band, Bomba. When I used to sing it (solo and with Into Wishing) I tended to drop the chant (at the risk of offending Nick!), but for my recording, I've re-added it both forward and backward! This song uses a weird scale I made up: 1, flat2, 3, sharp4, 5, flat6 and 7. It's like a blues scale starting on the major 7th! It turns out that this scale is known as Raga Puriya Daneshri in Indian music.


I’m melting, I’m melting, your thermonuclear hug’s my drug
My ice has turned to steam to flow with the stream of the tides, the waves collide
I’m diving, I’m diving
Into your deep blue ocean
The devil’s nowhere to be seen
But we’re in between with our gods to play the odds
A smile so inviting, incisively enticing my lips to sink into the bliss
But who needs to breathe when I’m drowning in your kiss
I’m floating, I’m drifting
The sand is barely shifting, I’d cross the desert on a snail
For you in a crush so plush I want to pace the rush ...

©Mal Webb 2000


from Not Nor Mal, released September 2, 2016




Mal Webb Melbourne, Australia

Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentist, looping beatboxing songwriter Mal Webb sings his songs about all manner of stuff, using all sorts of vocal techniques (like sideways yodeling) and plays guitar, bass, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica, bass and piano. He's like Bobby McFerrin, Aphex Twin and Cole Porter playing scrabble. Ani DiFranco said to Mal: "You're a freak!"
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