World of Hearts

by Bruce Pumpa

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This is my second album and contains songs about longing, relationships, love, contentment, tedium, flying, rain, uncertainty, monkeying around, Sabrina and Sydney, the World and the hearts in it, and dancing.

I sang, played keyboards, drums, percussion, melodica, tin whistle, harmonica and did some hand claps. Jeremy P Martin and I co-produced the album. Jeremy also recorded, engineered and mastered it, as well as singing, hand clapping, and playing guitar and bass. Featured on a number of tracks are members of the Perfect Gentlemen: Stuart Naylor on drums, trumpet and vocals, Lol Sugar on bass and vocals, and Greg Millard on guitar, saxophone, violin and harmonica. I would like to thank them all for their masterful contributions.

Bruce

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released August 27, 2013

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Bruce Pumpa Melbourne, Australia

Hi, I'm Bruce Pumpa. I am a singer, songwriter, musician from Melbourne. I write about things that are important to me, like family, love, compassion, respect, dancing. I have recorded an EP and two albums with Jeremy P Martin engineering and co-producing and have a wonderful band the Perfect Gentlemen who I sing and play keyboards with. I also play drums in a great cover band the Flying Sorcerers ... more

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Track Name: Kickstart my Heart
Kickstart My Heart
(Bruce Pumpa)

(Chorus)
Kickstart my heart
I couldn’t take another day being apart
Can’t wait till you’re here with me
I really miss your company

Didn’t know how much I loved you, till I thought that I could lose you
Of all the girls I know, you know I’d always choose you
It’s been bubbling under for a while
I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t see your smile

(Chorus)

There’s something I should tell you, there’s something I should say
I really love to love you, really love it if you’d stay
It’s been disconcerting ever since you went away
I want to be together, forever and a day

(Chorus)

(Piano Solo)

When we are together it’s hard to quantify
The feeling is electric and the sparks begin to fly
When we are together and it’s only you and me
I know that sweet love feeling is the way it's meant to be

(Chorus x 2)
Kickstart my heart (X4)
Track Name: Getting to the Heart of It
The Heart of It
(Bruce Pumpa)

I’m gonna give myself a good talking to
Try to get to the essence of me and you
Someday I might start to understand
What makes a woman and what makes a man

Chorus
I'm getting to the heart of it
Going right back to the start of it
Going through every part of it
Trying to get to the heart of it

I’m gonna get myself together
I’m still some way away from my tether
While I’ve still got my youth
I’ll keep searching hard to find out the truth

Chorus

I know that things can be so good
But sometimes the message get misunderstood
Try to see the other point of view
If we don’t see eye to eye, we still know our love is true

Chorus
(We’re)

(Piano Solo}

I’m always happy to see you
It makes my day complete
And from the moment I met you
You knocked me off of my feet

Chorus

At the heart of the matter on matters of our hearts
The total’s better than the sum of the parts
At the heart of the matter’s just me and you
You’re all I need to see me through

Chorus X2
Track Name: Seventeen Again
Seventeen Again
(Bruce Pumpa)

When I with you I’m 17 again
The sights and sounds are sweet like they were then
You make me feel the way I did back then
When I’m with you I’m 17 again

(Chorus)
Love’s like a wheel keeps coming round again
You and me keep on rolling round the bends
I love you now the way I did back then
You make me feel like 17 again

When I’m with you my heart begins to race
You take me to a very special place
You touch my soul the way you did back then
When I’m with you I’m 17 again

(Chorus)

(Organ and Piano solo)

And from that time you’ve been my special friend
Always the one on who I can depend
When I’m with you I don’t have to pretend
When I’m with you I’m 17 again

(Chorus)
Track Name: Anywhere in the World
Anywhere in the World
(Bruce Pumpa)

If I could be anywhere in the World
I’d choose to be with you
Cos no place is better than being together
And no other one will do

If I could be any place on the Earth
I’d choose to be where you are
Cos I’d follow you to the end of the Globe
To be with you, no place is too far

(Chorus)
Anywhere in the World
I want to be with you girl
Cos no place is better than being together
Anywhere in the World

If I could go to the top of Mt Everest
I would just pass on that thrill
Cos I don’t feel the need to embark on such a quest
With you at top of my hill

(Chorus)

If I could go to the bottom of the Ocean
Looking in King Neptune’s caves
I’d stay on the beach, apply some more lotion
And be happy with you watching the waves

(Chorus)

If I could be any place in the Universe
I’d choose to stay here with you
Cos space travel is ok for gung ho adventurers
But I’m happy looking at the stars just us two

(New Chorus)
Anywhere in or out of the the World
I want to be with you girl
Cos no place is better than being together
In or out of the World

If I could be anywhere in the World
I’d choose to be with you
Cos no place is better than being together
And no other one in the World will do

(Chorus)
Anywhere in the World, Anywhere in the World, Anywhere in the World
Track Name: Second Wind
Second Wind
(Bruce Pumpa)

I’m stuck in a ditch, I’m stuck in a hole
I need to stich me up some soul
I’m stuck in a rut on a well worn track
Not going forward, not going back
Some days I’m like a ship all at sea
With nothing but sky and sea all around me
Sometimes I need a second wind
To come along and just blow me in

(Chorus)
Second wind, second wind, I’m a ship all at sea
Won’t you come along and rescue me
Second wind, second wind, won’t you begin
To come my way and please bring me in

I’m up the creek without a paddle
I'm stuck on the bench and starting to addle
These dull days can bring you down
I feel like a blacksmith in a one horse town
Some days I don’t know how to begin
I’m out on a limb with no way to get in
Sometimes I need a second wind
To come along and help me get in

(Chorus)

High above
I’m watching the birds as they’re migrating
High above
My head’s in the clouds, just contemplating

(Saxophone Solo)

I feel there’s coming a change in the weather
This just cannot go on forever
I look at the trees and the leaves start to go
And I start to notice the soft breezes blow
Second wind, second wind you’re a breath of fresh air
Making me feel how much I care
Second wind, second wind, now I feel you begin
I know pretty soon that my ship will come in

(New chorus)
Second wind, second wind, was a ship all at sea
And you come along and rescue me
Second wind, second wind, now you begin
To come my way and you bring me in
(Repeat)
Track Name: Cloud Surfing
There are no lyrics, so please imagine what it would be like to glide from cloud to cloud, while listening to the different instruments.
Track Name: The Rain
The Rain
(Bruce Pumpa)

How I love to see the rain
Washing down my window pane
Hear it fall on my roof overhead
As I’m tucked up warm and snug in my bed

How I love to feel the rain
Touch my head and cool my brain
And smell the dust in the air as it settles
And see the raindrops on the petals

(Chorus)
It’s right as rain, it’s like they say
We don’t mind if it rains all day
It can never be over rated
We’re happy as Larry when we’re saturated

How I love to watch the rain
Drip off the trees as I walk to the train
And smell the scent of the lemon scented gum
And hear the power lines starting to hum

How I love to see the rain
When it rains you feel no pain
Cooling drops of aqua pura
Hope it’s raining in Mildura

(Chorus)

(Piano solo)

Rain, rain don’t go away
Kids in their gumboots come out to play
Out in the park they splash in the puddles
While mums and the dads stand watching in huddles

When it rains, and it rains, and it rains, and it pours
When it comes and it falls, and it falls where it falls
Falls on the trees and the watercourses
Waters the paddocks and waters the horses
Waters the lawns and the gardens too
It’s falling for me and it’s falling for you

How I love to see the rain
Like meeting an old friend in the street again
Haloes of raindrops over the mountain
Are looking just like some fabulous fountain
It’s over the hill and into the valley
I feel I could sing and dance like Gene Kelly
Sparkling sheets of precipitation
Gives us a feeling of the greatest elation

How I love to see the rain
Flowers lift their heads and plants grow again
Waterways run and the dams start to fill
And the hard weathered ground get much easier to till

How I love when the rain has been
All around us the air’s fresh and clean
Birds sing like crazy in the top of the trees
And all of the brown starts to turn into green

(Chorus)

(Piano with glockenspiel outro)
Track Name: You Bet Your Life I Would
You Bet Your Life I Would
(Bruce Pumpa)

I don’t want to ask you, but I really want to know
If you thought you love me, would you ever let it show
Maybe it’s because you’re shy, or maybe you’re not sure
But my feelings I can’t hold inside, it’s you that I adore

You bet your life I would
Be yours if I only could
You and me would be so good
Worth the world to me- e- e

I’d be your do-right man
Right beside your side I’d stand
Help you to realise your plans
Life would be so goo-oo -ood

(Chorus)
I want to know if you fell the way I do
Love oughtta be the same for me and you
Give me a sign if you care for me
My heart’s in chains and is longing to be free

You take your time with it
I’ll be just fine with it
Whatever you decide with it
Message understoo-oo-ood

You bet your life I would
Treat you like no other could
You and me would be so good
Guaranteed to plea-ea-ease

(Chorus)

(Trumpet Solo)
(Saxophone Solo)

(Chorus)

Id stake my life on it
Don’t need to think twice on it
Couldn’t put a price on it
Worth the world to me-e e X 3
Track Name: Monkey See, Monkey Do
Monkey See, Monkey Do
(Bruce Pumpa)

I come from a colder climate
Down here we don’t have too many primates
Though I still like to monkey around
But you’ve been going ape all over town

You’ve been swinging from bar to bar
I don’t think that will get you too far
You’ve been hanging with the agile gibbon
When it’s solid ground you should have your feet on

(Chorus)
Monkey see, monkey do, what’s happening to you
You treat me like an old baboon
Monkey do, monkey see, how can it be
You’re trying to make a chimp out of me

You act like you’re Queen of the Jungle
But I think you’re just in a bungle
Going round picking other guys’ fleas
And ignoring all my heartfelt pleas

(Solos: Tin Whistle and Harmonica)

(Chorus)

Since you met that orang-utan
I feel like an also-ran
I need you back here with me
It’s getting lonely up here in my tree

(Chorus) x 3
Track Name: Around Sydney with Sabrina
Around Sydney with Sabrina
(Bruce Pumpa)

I’m getting around Sydney with Sabrina
Never want something to come between her and me
She’s a sweet girl you might have seen her
We’re getting around seeing the things we must see
She can be fiery but she’s warm inside
I love her dearly I must confide

With the lights on the Bridge the night was all ours
As we made our way to the Opera House
The Whitlams put on a fabulous show
With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing with gusto
We made our way to the Rocks and our abode
With the stars over the water the Harbour just glowed

I’m hanging around Sydney with Sabrina
She’s tired from looking, I’m much keener
Now I’m sitting in a café with Sabrina
She has a long black, I have a cappucino
It’s a day out of the box, in love on The Rocks
Never want something to come between her and me

Walked up to Government House and went round the grounds
Watched the boats on the Harbour sailing round
Came back down Pitt St and looked at some shops
I hung around while Sab tried on some tops
Back at the Harbour watched a reggae band play
While we lunched in the sunshine and then went on our way

(Guitar solo)

I’m getting around Sydney with Sabrina
Never want something to come between her and me
We shopped at the Street Market outside our hotel
Full of Arts and Crafts and people trying to sell
Went up to the Bridge to marvel at the sights
Not too close to the edge, Sabrina’s not keen on heights

Got on a ferry down at Circular Quay
Cruised round the Harbour just feeling so free
Got off at Manly and walked on the beach
Up round the cliffs right out to the Reach
Had a beautiful lunch and a glass of Chablis
Looking over the sand and the kids in the sea

I’m hanging around Sydney with Sabrina
Looking at yachts in the Marina
Now I’m heading for home with Sabrina
Remembering the first time that I’d seen her
We had such a great time, the feeling’s just fine
Never want something to come between her and me
Track Name: Us and Us
Us and Us
(Bruce Pumpa)

(Chorus1)
There’s no us and them
There’s only us and us
We’re all going the same places on a train
Or some place on a bus
The things that separate us
Are less than the things that keep us together
We can always find something in common
Even if we have to talk about the weather


Look at your neighbours in a positive light
There’s no need to look for a fight
They love their kids and their Mum and Dads like you
And only wants to live in peace and harmony too

We’re all scared of change
Takes time for our heads to rearrange
Strangers aren’t so strange when you get to know them
Seeds of friendship can grow if you sow them

(Chorus 2)
There’s no us and them
There’s only us and us
We’re all different but we’re all the same
All we need is trust
The things that separate us
Are less than the things that keep us together
We can always find something in common
Even if we have to talk about whatever

Respect for everyone you meet
A friendly look as you pass in the street
Can make the World a better place
We all look better with a smile on our face

Solos: Piano and Organ

People are so good to meet
Though some of them are sour many more are sweet
When we meet them we can find out
And that’s what I think the World’s all about

(Chorus1)
Talking about things I never heard of
Talking about things you wouldn’t believe a word of
Track Name: That's Dancing
That’s Dancing
(Bruce Pumpa)

Do it in the kitchen
Do it in the hall
Some people do it with their backs against the wall
That’s dancing, that’s dancing

While you do the dishes
While you mop the floor
Do it on one leg
But be careful you don’t fall
That’s dancing, that’s dancing

Do it arm in arm
Do it holding hands
While you’re at the beach, you could waltz across the sands
That’s dancing, that’s dancing

Do it in the garden
For everyone to see
If too many people watch you
You could charge a fee
That’s dancing, that’s dancing

(Piano solo)

Do it in the park
While you’re walking your dog Rover
Play some Sergio Mendez, and do the Bossa Nova
That’s dancing, that’s dancing

While you’re at the Disco
See if you can jolt her
Out of her complacency
As you do the John Travolta
That’s dancing, that’s dancing

(Guitar solo)

They’re doing it in France
And over there in Sweden
Though sometimes they’re not sure, just who it is who’s leadin’
That’s dancing, that’s dancing

All around the World
People love their dancing
It’s great for making friends,
Even better for romancing
That’s dancing, that’s dancing
That’s dancing, that’s dancing