Uploaded on Mar 15, 2009
Hi! Tristan Kemp here. When Youre Sucking My Balls is a song I wrote on New Years Day, way back in 2001. The song is basically just a rip-off of Ronan Keating's "When You Say Nothing At All" from the Notting Hill movie. I just re-wrote all the lyrics, and I FINALLY recorded the whole song in my home studio, so it's more to my liking, in December 2008.
I remember when I wrote it I was living at the infamous 7 Oak Street with Dogga and Barbs. I often talked about writing the song, when I just had the one line in mind ("You say it best when you're sucking my balls). Thanks to the urgings of Kristy (Dogga's girlfriend at the time), I went into my room and sat down at my computer, and banged out some lyrics. I never actually performed the song, but I said "Don't worry, one day I'll record it!". It's only taken me like eight years!
A few of you would have been to Door Snakes shows where we perform the regular version of the song, and we just throw in the one changed line (which is the main clanger to drop in anyway!). Many, many times, we've had a few hundred people in front of us all chanting "YOU SAY IT BEST WHEN YOU'RE SUCKING MY BALLS" together. It's always such a touching moment!
So until now, no-one's even really known that I re-wrote every single word to the song not just the main line in the chorus. I didn't write these lyrics with anyone in particular in mind I just thought that it's an appropriate song to sing to someone that basically irritates the shit out of me! Hehehe.
You can tell how old this song is by the line "I think it's fun how no words can define how much I'd prefer a cask of wine". Hahaha we used to swill a lot more goon back in those days!
This dodgy little filmclip was made on the morning of Saturday March 14th, 2009 in Adelaides Rundle Mall. I was actually quite drunk when we shot it! See... a few of the boys and I had just had a huge bender at Muppatzs joint the night before, and we got COMPLETELY wasted until the wee hours, and only squeezed in a couple of hours sleep (...if that).
At about 9:30 in the morning, I was up and at em, drinking a very nice bloody mary at The Buckingham Arms! As soon as the lads were assembled, we hit the mall to make the clip. As you can see, the clip is simply me strolling down the mall, happily singing away, finally arriving at the famous Malls Balls (which is the perfect ending to such a song). There was no editing... no cutting and shutting... what you see is what you get! We actually did two different takes, and the one you see here is the first. Like I said... one continuous shot... no edits... even though I stuffed up the words to my own song many times! Hey gimme a break... I was drunk!
Anyhoo... I hope you enjoy the song. Have a good listen to the lyrics! And please spread the word to anyone you think might get a giggle out of this!
Special thanks must go to:
Mark Wedge Howlett - for filming the vid, and then encoding it for me and syncing it up to the audio.
Nathan James Lang - for guiding Wedge through the mall as he walked backwards filming me, and also for driving our drunk arses around Adelaide that day.
Barbs - for lending me his ipod so I could merrily sing along to the song.
The guy at The Buckingham Arms - for the sensational bloody mary that kick-started my morning!
Muppatz - for his cameo appearances!
The Earl of Leicester pub - for the massive schnitzels and beer afterwards.
Guide-o - for guidance.
To hear more songs Ive recorded, check out my Myspace page - www.myspace.com/tristankemp - where you can download my songs for free from the music player, and read about me and my songs, if you like.
Check out my Myspace for the lyrics to this little ditty. Thanks for watching... and keep on sucking! - Tris.
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