"Behind the Bunhouse" as written by Henry William Harrison, William Rees, Kai Fish, Kapil Trivedi and Steven Blaine Harrison....
Did I strangle you with my love?
Think I saw it wrapped around your throat
The last time I saw you, you looked so pale
And white just like a ghost

It was fun for about 5 little minutes
And then you cleared your throat
My eyes swelled up, I curled my toes
And you said I almost choked
And you said I almost choked

But honey why did you go
Behind the bunhouse?
Didn't you know how much I had to give?
You knocked me over the head
With a rolling pin
And then you got down and you kicked me in the ribs

The penny dropped even before I clocked
Just where your hands had been
It's like you'd done your hair for somebody else
Scared that you might have been seen

I slipped down a flight of stairs
And my face must have looked so long
Cos even the tosser with the saxophone
Was asking me what's wrong
He said 'buddy, what is wrong?'

Honey why did you go
Behind the bunhouse?
Didn't you know how much I had to give?
You knocked me over the head
With a rolling pin
And then you got down and you kicked me in the ribs

Please won't you spare me the details
Before I get up and I go
Who was it that stabbed me in the back
Or do you think I ought not to know?

You see the way I was before we met
I was curled up in a shell
And if I'm not counting planes up in the sky
Then I'm falling down a well
I'm at the bottom of a well

Honey why did you go
Behind the bunhouse?
Didn't you know how much I had to give?
You knocked me over the head
With a rolling pin
And then you got down and you kicked me in the ribs


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  • +2
    General CommentSo sad it actually makes me feel kinda sick, obviously it's about a relationship in which one person is totally loving, kind, wonderful and trusting (until this realisation of course that the other person is not so faithful and loyal). The other person, despite being with them, can't stop themselves from cheating:

    But honey why did you go
    Behind the bunhouse?
    Didn't you know how much I had to give?

    and goes on to describe the first time(s) they realised their partner had been disloyal:

    The penny dropped even before I clocked
    Just where your hands had been
    It's like you'd done your hair for somebody else

    and the betrayed lover going on then to say:

    Please won't you spare me the details
    Before I get up and I go
    Who was it that stabbed me in the back
    Or do you think I ought not to know?

    It's just a song of ultimate betrayal and it's kinda heart breaking. Simple, sad, beautiful song.

    obstacle2on October 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*Adoration*

    Amaaazing, best off of 21, I think :)
    MuchTooMuchon May 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's one of the best, yeah. Blaine Harrison is genius.
    nondescriipton June 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBlates about someone who's been betrayed by dere lover. The person poses questions, like within the first line as to the source of the break down in relationship.
    jamiekerryon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a blowjob, but I'm not sure about the rolling pin and kicking in the ribs part
    chickenuddleon January 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought it was 'burnhouse'.
    ctfoon February 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove that song, and yh its about him being cheated on, but i don't really know what "the bunhouse" is or what its a metaphor for :/ interested in what people think, :) Love the Mystery Jets, 21 is such a great album :)
    BambiOnTheBrinkon March 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOh, and "behind the Bunhouse" is probably a place of relevance to the songwriter and perhaps where the lover supposedly cheated (it's a pub in Peckham ?) or it could also just be used as a personal reference but metaphorically just to imply being hidden, sneaking off, behind something (cheating).
    obstacle2on October 01, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentObviously it's about feeling cheated on but does anyone think he's (also) talking about asphyxiation during sex/ blow jobs. Or is that too crude? (See reference to choking and toe curling - probably also referring to emotions). I wonder if the bunhouse is a pub somewhere. Kinky admissions?
    tflmon October 09, 2010   Link

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