From the album Pedalling In The Fast Lane
"This song features what I consider to be the best bass line I have written and that was how this song started. It was originally called 'Aim High' with lyrics written by Laura Borthwick, the singer in the band I was in at the time - 'Panic In Detroit/Rumour Control' (...long story). However, I wanted this track to be more African sounding with African lyrics but I don't know any African languages. So one day a group of friends and I sat around a table in the flat below mine in Brighton drinking wine and having a laugh and we each took it in turn to make up an African sounding word. The made up words we came up with are now the lyrics to this song. The songs title 'Bendiem Dief' comes from the fact that in the room where we were there was a very clever shelving unit made by Lewis Punchard constructed partly from flexible medium density fibreboard or bendy MDF!"
Mimo kumar wembe yamar tulane byo heeja
Naku pende weywey ley renge
Que teshwiyo si wano meela ku punani beena
Wayo mando quiyai sorando kay
Wayo mando que teshwiyai sorando kay