Sophomore Slump

by Blimp Rock

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(4/5) "endearingly quirky songs with a Lou Reed-in-a-glam-phase twist... their real power lies in the increasingly sophisticated rock and roll"
- nowtoronto.com

Album trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCccBWP02-A

"Let's All Stay In Tonight" video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuW1F7PR22U

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released April 7, 2015

Produced and mixed by James Bunton.
Engineered by John Dinsmore at the Lincoln Country Social Club in Toronto, ON.
Additional recording by James Bunton.
Mastered by Andy Magoffin at The House of Miracles in Preston, ON.

Arranged and presented by:
Peter Demakos - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Claire Whitehead - vocals, violin
Andrew Kinoshita - electric guitar, vocals
Heather Kirby - bass guitar
James Bunton - drums, percussion, synth, vocals

With special partners:
Robbie Grunwald - piano on “Music Industry Blues”
Emma Tollefsen - field recording on “Conflict Resolution”
Robyn Letson - vocals on “Sensitive Boys”

All songs written by Peter Demakos (SOCAN), except “Conflict Resolution” was written by Peter Demakos and Claire Whitehead (SOCAN) and “Let’s All Stay In Tonight” was written by Peter Demakos and Owen Nowlan (SOCAN).
Artwork and design by Adam Medley.

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James Bunton- we wouldn`t be in business without you. Claire Whithead, Heather Kirby and Andrew Kinoshita for giving 110% and thinking outside of the box. Emma Tollefsen, Robyn Letson, Jenny Mitchell, Stephen Callahan and Owen Nowlan for their marketing expertise and team synergy. Adam Medley and Drew Jamieson for their constructive auditing.

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Track Name: Will It Ever?
Will you ever feel so flush as with your first crush?
Will you ever feel as fixed as on that first kiss?
Will you ever feel so alert, than at your first concert?
Will you ever feel as bold as taking that first record home?

Will it ever cut so deep as seeing your old street?
Will it ever feel so extreme as being fifteen?
Will it ever get so profound, like sneaking out late to roam the town?
Will it ever feel as naughty as those late-night lifeguard parties?
Track Name: Sophomore Slump
Well my first crush didn’t talk to me
Cause they were too cool and far out of my league
My first kiss felt wet and strange
So after it was done I just ran away
Did you know though my first show was The Who
I started feeling sick and I’m sure I puked
My first record had two good tracks
It was Saturday People by Prozzäk

It was a Sophomore, Sophomore Slump

Well I never got much from my old street
Cause you know I moved away when I was three
I found that fifteen had its ups and downs
And now I’m twenty five and they’re still around
I know that sneaking out’s an adrenaline rush
But I get the same feeling when I’m talking to a crush
Have you found some of the best adults we know
Only get naughtier the older they grow?

They say that which is only done once
Ought not to be done at all
Track Name: Vampires
I blame my thoughts on the internet
But I know they were there before that
I tossed and turned when I was just a child
My mind imagining all of the different things
That could go wrong

Just like the:
Vampires camped out in my closet
A millions kinds of monsters under my bed
I don’t think of these things too much anymore
But they left tracks and grooves in my brain

I blame my thoughts on the foods I eat
But I know they were there when I was
Eating healthy for that six month phase
No refined sugars, no late night burgers
What could go wrong?

Oh look it’s:
Vampires camped out it my closet
A million kinds of monsters under my bed
I don’t think of these things too much anymore
But they have taken different forms in my brain, like:
Vampire of regret
The monster of fear and fear itself
And all of the creatures that just latched on along the way

I blame my thoughts on a lack of exercise
But I know they were there before that
I played outside with my friends all the time when I was a kid
Guns in the woods I’m talking hats versus hoods
But when I came inside

It felt like:
It was just me and the vampire crew
Chilling with the monsters under my bed
Tell me how did they first get into my room?
Why did they never make their move?
Why did they never make their move?
Track Name: Sensitive Boys
This one goes out to all the sensitive boys
You know who you are cause you just got a chill
A chill will come very easy to you
Like in one out of two new movie previews
That’s just you, you’re a sensitive boy
So sensitive

This one is for the boys who were born afraid
Who thought the skunk was cute then got sprayed in the face
Fear of what their god(s) might see
Than a fear of what Morrissey might think
That’s the fate, of a sensitive boy
So sensitive

This one’s for the boys who cling to the tighter clothes
Not prone to sports, but boy could they write some prose
Does not matter if you were born a guy
There are many ways to identify
You know who you are, if you’re a sensitive boy

Well,
C’mon boy, you can do it
C’mon boy, just pedal faster don’t think
I know, all you can do is think and think
and think and think

This one goes out to the boys with the heavy hearts
This one is for the boys who fell too hard
This one goes out to the boys who kept diaries
This one is for all the sensitive boys
All the sensitive boys
Track Name: My Mind Is A Shark
I don’t want
I don’t want to do it
Do you want
Do you want to do something?

Can I have?
Can I have just one excuse
C’mon brain
I know you can do it

My mind is a shark it likes to be moving all of the time

What is this?
What is this I’m feeling?
More I sit
More I need to be sitting

It’s a cruel cycle you know I see when it’s happening
Get what you want when you want it meets hunter gathering

My mind is a shark it likes to be moving all of the time

I don’t want
I don’t want to do it
Do you want (I don’t ever)
Do you want to do something? (want to leave this chair)

I’m scared of the dark some nights when I hear my houses’ sounds
Disco party two hot toddies chase the vampires back underground
Diner breakfast, morning checklist, find a spark then walk it around
My mind is a shark it likes to be moving all of the time
Track Name: Music Industry Blues
Contact promoter, pay for order, get held up at U.S border
Write release, send your sheet, compress songs to mp3
Vinyl sold, jacket fold, new material to behold
Morning grog, sounds like Smog, re-record on analog

Dear music writer,
Did you like our one sheet?
Dear music writer
Did you like it?
Did you love it?
Did you like it?

Nobody gets more love
Than the music industry
One to two drink tickets, every business week
Sweat of trying, tears of crying
Pool in the recycling
Some day we might break even

And now we’re bringing the rock and roll
For our friends and families
Exchanging glances, tonight is a treat
And the sound is stellar
And we’re paying the person’s wage
And we’ll spend our winnings
On some late night take away
And we’ll say to ourselves...

Nobody gets more love
Than the music industry
One to two drink tickets, every business week
Indications of desperation
Waft from our press release
Tonight we might break even
Some day we might break even
Track Name: Conflict Resolution
I like it when people say just they want
I like it when people say just what they need
For me it’s not a matter of shy or outgoing
It’s people respecting a true reality

I am far from perfect I will fuck up sometimes
You are not flawless you will upset me
I drank your tall can you stole my pizza slice
There’s no shame in taking responsibility

It won’t always work out just like the model says
We might lose our cool and go back to the
grade school fights

I like it when people say just what they want
I like it when people say just what they need
I know what’ll happen if I hide from my issues
Bags under my eyes I toss instead of sleep

When I was kid I pushed things far deep inside
I didn’t have the tools or the self esteem
Now that I am older I wish I could go back in time
Describe in great detail how things affected me

I know it sounds cliché but I find it can work
Speak your heart and then debate on how to make it fair
It won’t always work out just like the model says
We might lose our cool and go back to the
grade school fights
Track Name: Blimp Rock Live 2
How do you make a dream come to life?
Do you go get a Master’s in Dreams?
Or do you scrounge up all the loose change on your desk
Start a corporation with no assets
Claiming this is the sound of dreams alive

How do you chase a dream away from death?
Do you lock it in a storage space?
Or do you hire folks to spy on radio hosts?
Suspecting them of stealing ideas
Forgetting the sound of dreams alive

Sitting in the board room, my friends backyard
And were flipping through her rolodex
We don’t need divine intervention to show us the way
To the land of vintage office supplies
Invest in the sound of dreams alive
Track Name: Let's All Stay In Tonight
I can’t feel the beat
My body’s moving only to please
I am dying inside and you are getting pumped
We’ve got options here
Taboo and two dollar beers
There’s no waiting in line
and the cover is a blanket

Let’s all stay in tonight
I don’t want to go out, I don’t want to go out

Toronto-town on a Saturday night
You tell me there’s this cool show
I see there’s more than two bands on the bill
So I don’t think, I don’t think I’m gonna go
Cause I wish it started at seven
And we could get to bed by eleven
That is my pipe dream and I intend to sleep on through it

Let’s stay in tonight
We don’t need those disco lights
We might take a ride
On the information super highway
I can’t feel the beat
My body’s moving only to please
There’s no waiting in line
And the cover is a blanket

Let’s all stay in tonight
I don’t want to go out I don’t want to go out
Let’s all stay in tonight
Why would you go out?
Track Name: In The Doghouse
All my dreams
All my chores
All my fun
All my luck
Don’t mean much
In the doghouse with you

All the signs
In your look
Couldn’t give
Me a clue
Separate
Speculate
Indicate
I’m in the doghouse with you

And as I lay in my bed
Endless scroll in my head

All the signs that I missed, the thoughts in your look
The tension in me, the tension in you
I can feel it in our voices
The slight shake in your tone
I have done a bad thing
And now it must be owned

Now I wait
For my time
I rehearse
All my lines
Separate
Speculate
Mostly wait
In the doghouse for you