Soap Opera

by Blimp Rock

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The first record ever released inside bars of soap!

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released June 16, 2017

MAIN INGREDIENTS:
Peter Demakos - vocals, backup vocals, acoustic guitar
Tyson Brinacombe - electric guitar, synths, wurly, piano, backup vocals
Andrew Kinoshita - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Heather Kirby - bass guitar
James Bunton - drums, percussion, synths

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS:
Drew Jamieson - vocals on “Dear Science”
Mathias Kom - vocals on “Duet With The Devil”
Wax Mannequin - vocals on “Oh, Basketball”

ADDITIONAL ARTISANS:
Produced, mixed and engineered James Bunton.
Additional engineering by John Dinsmore at the Lincoln Country Social Club in Toronto, ON.
Mastered by Andy Magoffin at The House of Miracles in Preston, ON.
Artwork and layout by LJ Robinson.
Soap handmade by Andy Swan.

All songs written by Peter Demakos (SOCAN), except “Dear Science” was written by Peter Demakos (SOCAN) and Drew Jamieson (SOCAN).

Buds who helped this sud:
Emma Tollefsen, Jessie Marchildon, Robyn Letson, Stephen Callahan, Claire Whitehead, Chris Hilbrecht, Vish Khanna, Michael Thomas, Doug Hoyer, Jenny Mitchell, William Morrison

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Toronto band with one simple task: raise $700K for a concert in a blimp over Lake Ontario.

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Track Name: Blimp Rock Live 3
Key of B (for blimp)

How many people can you fit aboard?
What do you mean no more than twenty four?
Where will the music gear be stored?
You make me wonder what all this is for?

And if this so called plan
Is really going to pan out
Or is this just a scheme to promote your band?

Nah

Why of all places on a blimp?
How will you ever get insurance?
Why not just write some better tunes?
Why not settle for a hot air balloon?

I don't need your rolodex
To keep track of my contacts
Bla bla bla bla Hindenberg

Blimp Rock
Blimp Rock is going live by the lake
In 2060 or 75

Blimp Rock
Blimp Rock is two grand in the hole
or now closer than ever before?

Heard you tried to sue the Jays?
What a sad desperate attempt at fame
Blimp Rock is a terrible name
Blimp Rock should get sued by the Jays

I hope that Joey Bats
makes your blimp go flatter than flat
Then he will take its blimp corpse
and flip it in the air

Well: you can
Do whatever you want with life
Be it baseball or making wine

We can
try to have concerts in the sky
Even if it's just to try

Blimp Rock
Blimp Rock is going live by the lake
In 2060 or 75

Blimp Rock
Blimp Rock is two grand in the hole
or now closer than ever before?
Track Name: Wet Hot Canadian Summer
This wet hot Canadian summer
I left the city with my lover
Swapped our kicks in for water shoes
Went to a place where dogs ride in canoes
Water was cold but we didn't mind

This wet hot Canadian summer
Night fell and we roasted lumber
Fire on the sand by the water with the wind blowing strong and making it harder to light
Up a match but we didn't mind

My mind
Is wired to find stress all the time
But it can't find no stress when there is
No stress to find, there is no stress to find

This wet hot Canadian summer
I gave into such a comfort
Said I'd like a cottage by the lake
Toronto boy, Toronto boy that's just what you say (sung by others)
Oh that's right well maybe never mind

This wet hot Canadian summer
The greatest lake gave us supper
Fire on the sand by the water with the wind blowing strong a making it harder to light
Up the grill but we didn't mind

My mind
Is wired to find dark all of the time
But it can't cast no shade when there is
no shade to find there was no shade to find

Right in the thick of the summer
I shot a rifle with a hunter
Right at a drone
doh doh doh
doh doh doh doh doh
Doh doh doh doh doh doh doh doh

Our time
Is often pulled some other guys
but we don't trade off just to get by
when we do what we want, ah whenever we want

My mind
Is wired to find stress all the time
But it can't find no stress when there is
No stress to find, there was no stress to find
Track Name: Dear Science
Dear Science
How do you explain
My horoscope
and the way
it gets me to
a T?

Dear Peter it’s science
You know I worry about confirmation bias
How we only check cases that verify to us those things that we’d like to believe

Dear science
How do you explain
My haunted room
and the way
the plates fly off
the shelves

Dear Peter
Though that’s hard to prove in beakers
Studies have shown most poltergeist scenes
Are cruel jokes played by teens

There is no such thing as a fact
we believe we want
it's simple as that

What does that mean? Sounds like bullshit
Things can be proven
just ask Darwin

Dear science
How do you explain
Placebo
and the brain
is that not
mind over matter?

Dear Peter
If the mind is what the brain does
And the brain’s made of cells and synaptic structures
Isn’t mind over matter really just matter over matter?

Okay well then science
How do you surmise
What people see
when the die
and come right back
to life?

Well Peter
A brief review of recent research
Suggests that quantum information forms your soul and leaves your brain and when you well then you see the light

There is no such thing as the truth
We make our own truth
It's as simple as that

Peter then how, are you on the ground?
it's cause gravity
is weighing you down

Science my friend
You have made a good case
But I still believe
in mysterious ways

Peter that's up
To you my old pal
I've enjoyed our debate
Now let's get some chow
Track Name: Duet With The Devil
Satan and I were just
hanging in my living room
and he said "hey peter"
and I said "hey satan"
satan laid out a deal:
you can play the A.C.C.
sweet, but what is it you want from me?

I want your soul to burn
mmmmmm, that makes me feel concern

Satan and I were just
drinking beer in my backyard
and he said "hey peter"
and I said "hey satan"
satan laid out a deal:
you can open for the cure
sure, but what is it you want in return

I want your soul to keep
mmmm, that really gives me the creeps

Satan and I were just
at the devils and leafs game
and he said "hey peter"
and I said "hey satan"
satan laid out a deal:
i'll buy anything you like
right, but can't we just enjoy our night?

you could have a blimp
Satan, look

Every time we hang out, it starts off good but then you come up with these deals
and it makes me feel like you’re only hanging out with me because you want my soul
but it's okay
cause

**Band comes in**

I think that God guy really messed you up
When he made you perfect then got mad
cause your perfection went to your head
you got kicked out of heaven by your dad
Now you're showing up and all like "666"
making crooked deals for people’s souls
well my devil friend I think it's not your fault
and I'm sorry that's it’s been a rough go

So
Pleased to meet you, can I keep my soul?

then Satan would be like:
“So… do you want the blimp?”
Track Name: Raccoon Nation 2
Key of B
Acoustics in Drop D

Intro:
B Bb A E F F#

Verse 1:
B
can't see the cosmos, lock your compost
A
see the shape of that new condo?

G Gb D G G# A

E
housing bubble, many puddles,
G
drink in parks but keep it subtle

G Gb D G A

Chorus:
Gb E
feel the pulse of the frustration, as the streetcar leaves the station
Gb E
driver thanks you for your patience, but a short turn will be taken
B Bb A E F F#
DO THE RACCOON NATION
B Bb A E F F#
Do the raccoon nation

Verse 2:
B
falling glass, sailing masts
A
Look you found a metropass!

G Gb D G G# A

E
winter hating, smog is fading
G
people are still rollerblading

G Gb D G A

Chorus:
Gb
Planners make recommendations
E
Councillors please populations
Gb
Suburbs get a subway station
E
Downtown blames amalgamation
B Bb A E F F#
Do the raccoon nation
B Bb A E F F#
Do the raccoon nation
B Bb A E F F#
King of adaptation
B Bb A E F F#
Do the raccoon nation

Dance Breakdown:
B (A A# B D)
first you make two peace signs
A (D D# E A)
then you put them to your eyes
B (A A# B D)
hunch your back, stick out your bum
A B A
move your feet to the bass drum

B A

Outro:
B Bb A E F F# (for rest of song)

thats the raccoon nation
do the raccoon nation
hey building groundskeeper
meet your chimney sweeper
black and silver creeper
hail the rubbish reeper!
step aside dear beaver
squirrel meet your leader
bird meet your stealer
Frog meet your eater
do the raccoon nation
Track Name: Oh, Basketball
Key of Am

Verse 1:
Am
If you live in an urban place
C D
So dense, high pace
Am
You might find comfort in a place
C D
That’s called the paint

Chorus:
F
I’m not speaking of Monet
C G F
Meet me at the school lot
C G Am
We’ll shoot the shit and take shots
C D
I’ve got the gall, to heed the call
F E Am
Of basketball

Verse 2:
Am
Have you seen the crowd on hockey night?
C D
Same colour as the ice
Am
But b-ball is a time when different groups
C D
Share the same hoop
F
And the dream of alley-oops

Chorus 2:
C G F
No pads just socks and shoes
C G Am
Not body checks just cool moves
C D
Lend a haul, when someone falls
F E Am
In basketball

Solo:
Am C D F E (x2)

Bridge (G):
G D A G
When the Raptors made the playoffs
D A Bm
I was going through a break-up
D E
You were a reason not to bawl
G F# G
Basketball
D A G
And when I saw Drizzy sittin’ courtside
D A Bm
Lint rollin’ with those sad eyes
D A
I knew we both found a soap called
G F# Bm
Basketball

Outro:
Bm D E G F# (x2)
Oh, basketball
Track Name: Ode To Faults
1
Come to terms with your faults
Realize they're your faults
Though they're probably not my fault
Come to terms with your faults

2
I was born with shoddy pitch
Choir tossed me in the ditch
Only child to be kicked
out of choir at age 6

3
Family did not join in bands
nor play instruments with hands
some tried hard and thought it damned
knew music was not for them

4
I played trumpet in grade school
but my friends thought it uncool
so we just had spit valve duels
girls were right to say boys drooled

5
At my high school talent night
I tried out and sung sublime
judges politely declined
all the others got in fine

7
I tried solos on back
put up several myspace tracks
forced my friends to give feedback
get a new singer perhaps?

8
Open mic at Molly Blooms
Such a full supportive room
First time I played my own tunes
They gave up on me real soon

9
But I did not give in then
Made a record with my friends
First review 6 out of 10
“Sounds like music for children”