Something For Everyone

by July Fourth Toilet

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about

It was our intent to create a warm pop album to make you feel loved.

"It's time for that record, you know the one that comes around every not-so-often to defy description. Don't be scared off by the vast Toilet spectrum, from old-world folk ditty, to amped-up helium romp through mythical lands of never-was, to the tenderest of ballads. It's an astonishing arsenal of pop hooks and poetic aplomb, weaving through eleven testimonials to the joy of song, where Laughter and Sadness and Whimsy commingle. Witness 'One Day Is Representative of Our Time Together,' perhaps the pinnacle of all shambling folk-pop sing-alongs, where the band picks itself up from the initial mournful dirge and rises phoenix-like from its own sad ash, building, voice by voice, horn by synth-horn, into a jubilee of wailing falsettos, chants and fanfare. Follow those voices and find the thing you've been waiting for."
- Dan Bejar of Destroyer and the New Pornographers on our album Something For Everyone

"July Fourth Toilet is… sort of a modern day Zappa and the Mothers or Bonzo Dog Band… A wild ride through happy pop, Waits-ish weirdness, demented '60s era folk-rock and points in between."
– The Province

"A fresh dose of weird art-rock that is eclectic and undeniably catchy. Sounds like a comedy album camouflaged behind the sounds of an elementary school band tuning up to play some T-Rex. Pure musical schizophrenia!"
- The West Ender

"Something tells me that maybe something is going to happen with the kind of giant musical ensembles that were responsible for Hair. You've got the Polyphonic Spree, the Arcade Fire, and the Hidden Cameras. They all have this big-ensemble feel. The leader of this multimembered, costumed concept movement will be Vancouver's July 4th Toilet."
- the infamous Nardwuar the Human Serviette

"Something for Everyone is... pretty fun, especially if your idea of fun is the kind of soundtrack you might hear if you fell asleep watching The 5000 Fingers of Dr T and then had a nightmare about The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. And, speaking of The Beatles, it’s hard not to sing along with the final track, the six minute anthem, 'One Day Is Representative of Our Time Together.'"
- Discorder
"Novelty rock to the max. Their live shows often fall into the legendary category."
– Chartattack

"July Fourth Toilet did an eastern mystical-snake preacherish Krishnabilly set... (They) are hillbillies. Their music is challengingly communal (though each member seems deeply tuned or purposefully detuned in to their own specific instrument, there is a snugness and dedication to the whole, and a sense of friendship...) The lyrics are high and close, the melodies range from delicate to foot-stomping, and the ethic is for hard work, wonder and woe... July Fourth Toilet has a musical sensibility I admire more and more every time I hear modern rock and realize how much it has tortured, betrayed and corrupted the childhood musical appreciations that each of us is born with."
- Terminal City

credits

released December 25, 2002

Lyrics: Robert Dayton
Music: Julian Lawrence, Robert Dayton, Clancy Dennehy, Andre Lagace, Susan Box, jody franklin, J McLaughlin, Seressa Gardener, Corinne (The Gypsy Queen) Alexander, and others....
Recorded at Method Studios, Produced by Clancy Dennehy, mixed by Mark Gabriel
Released by Pro Am Entainment International

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Track Name: Nightlight
Congratulations on your country
Getting the freedom it deserves
You've all fought so hard
You've earned it

I live in a cottage
With a shortwave radio
It's my key to the outside world
I would contact you
But I have no phone

I chop wood from nearby trees
With my trusty axe
For my fireplace which keeps me
warm

And old newspapers
I brought with me
Are used for kindling to keep me warm

Sleep well tonight
sleep well tonight
I'll be your nightlight so sleep well tonight
Track Name: Land Of Fruit
It's coming it's coming it's coming it's coming it's coming....it's here! Whoo hoo!
It's the land of fruit so many flavours to see!
In the land of fruit it's all plucked from the tree!
So much variety, apples, pears, and raspberries
Blueberries, oranges, plums, and peaches, too
I just don't know what I'm going to do
In the land of fruit it's truly a wondrous place
In the land of fruit the juice runs down your face
Get with it! Ah ha ah ha ah ha ha ha (Louder!)
Ah ha ah ha ah ha ha ha
Ah ha ah ha ah ha ha ha
Ah ha ah ha ah ha ha ha
Buh budda buh
Buh budda buh

Not to mention bananas, lemons, kiwis, and limes
Where do I start? I've got lots of time
Watermelons, mangos, papyas, and prunes
Coconut, grapefruit, tomato counts, too
In the land of fruit we've all got sticky hands
In the land of fruit Bootsauce is the house band
In the land of fruit so much flavour to eat
In the land of fruit it's better than the land of meat
Oh yes!
Track Name: Four Eyes
Let's draw open the blinds
Let in the sunshine
To catch on the dust
It's all we have left after all this time
I've tried on these shades left behind today
But they're the wrong tint
They just show hints of what we had

We tried to make a go of it
Now it's time we let go of it
We tried to make a go of it
Now it's time we let go of it
But I can't seem to let go of it
Stay close from me
Four eyes

Our pride's turned to shame
Ashes are a result of the flame
Something lingers though
And I think you know it's just memories

We tried to make a go of it
Now it's time we let go of it
We tried to make a go of it
Now it's time we let go of it
But I can't seem to let go of it
Stay close from me
Four eyes
Track Name: Bill On His Own
Bill on his own, Bill on his own, Bill on his own
You're never alone when Bill's on his own, Bill on his own
Making a cup of coffee can be a simple thing, a basic thing, an easy thing
But for Bill it's more important than you or me, world history, the survival of humanity cuz...
Bill's on his own, Bill on his own, Bill on his own
You're never alone when Bill's on his own, Bill on his own

Bill on his own, all alone
Bill on his own, all alone
Bill on his own, all alone
Yeahhhhh I'm digging you Bill!

Bill on his own, Bill on his own, Bill on his own
You're never alone when Bill's on his own, Bill on his own
Bill on his own
Track Name: Lady Bug
I wish I had a lady bug to call my very own
But it always flies away to a place called home
Home home home home
Home home home home
Wish I had a lady bird to call my very own
But it always flies away to a place called home
Home home home home
Home home home home
Wish I had a lady to call my very own
She doesn't fly but she goes up to a place called home
Home home home home
Home home home home
Track Name: War Song
I fought the war and where were you?
I fought the war what did you do?
You gave no blood, you gave no blood
I fought the war, what did you do?
You ran scared
I was left there alone
And I was killed
I fought the war and where were you?
I fought the war what did you do?
And now I'm back
Oh yes, I'm back
Now I'm back to fire upon you
Fire!
Fire!
Fire!
Fire!
Find the safe place inside of yourself
Find the safe place inside of yourself
Find the safe place inside of yourself
Find the safe place inside of yourself
Track Name: The Emblem Is in Your Control
The leaves earned their wings
And turned to golden brown
The wind gives them a push
For their destination ground
The trees have nudity with such unabashity
This is the less talked about stage of renewity

Doo doo doo dooo doo....

You can use this time to make arts and crafts
By yourself or with friends, try it, it's gas
Get a potato, cut it in half, cut a design in it, you have made a stamp

Doo doo doo dooo doo....

Get something to dip it in, like paint or ink
Make sure it's colourful and please do not drink
Stamp it on letters, either near or faraway
Send it to friends or acquaintances
Or those who've ran astray

Doo doo doo dooo doo....

Strays do like those things as a purely safe mark of place
What better imprint to leave your trace?
Sleeping through the paltry, trifles, and lean
Waking only for the beauty of the obscene

Doo doo doo dooo doo....
Doo doo doo dooo doo....
Track Name: Sweet Gnome
Joo joo na na na joo joo
Na na na joo joo
Na na na joo joo
Na na na jooooo!
Sitting sipping mushroom tea
Sweet gnome sweet gnome'
He stands there just above my knee
Sweet gnome, sweet gnome
Oh sweet gnome, what are you doing here
If I rub my eyes will you disappear?

Whittling with wood here is sweet gnome sweet gnome
In my bushy neighbourhood, sweet gnome sweet gnome
Oh sweet gnome, what are you doing here
If I rub my eyes will you disappear?

He is over a thousand years old, sweet gnome sweet gnome
He can cure the common cold, sweet gnome sweet gnome
Oh sweet gnome, what are you doing here
If I rub my eyes will you disappear?

Toxes missus blases deesun, sweet gnome sweet gnome
Felgus froogen rossem reesum, sweet gnome sweet gnome
Oh sweet gnome I hope you don't for I'd like to hear your tales of talking trees and flying faeries and wizardry
All here not in other lands, tell me how the world began

Oh sweet gnome, what are you doing here
If I rub my eyes will you disappear?

He just did!
Gone gone gnome
Gone gone gnome
Gone gone gnome
Gone gone gnome
Track Name: Deep Sea Diver
Ahhhh ahhh ahhh ahhh....
Ahhh ahhh?
Ahhh.
Ahhh ahh?
Ahh.
Ahh ahh? Ahh ahh?
Hoo ha! Hoo ha!

Deep sea diver, the arriver
Venture forth , oh tender one
Water lilies floating softly
Resting toply on the water
Beads and droplets showing colours when reflected in the sun
Deep sea diver, the arriver
Venture forth , oh tender one
Tongues a moving, flowers blooming
Thrusts of pleasure, gentle tremor

Deep sea diver, the arriver
Venture forth , oh tender one
Deep sea diver, the arriver
Venture forth , oh tender one
Track Name: Walking On Eggshells
We're walking on eggshells together round each other
Walking on eggshells together round each other

Could we have had children that we would rock to sleep?
Will you say hi to me when I pass by on the street?

We're walking on eggshells together round each other
Walking on eggshells together round each other

I thought I'd die being with out you but I pulled through
We are very different, compromise has fallen short

We're walking on eggshells together round each other
Walking on eggshells together round each other

Mmmm hmmmm mmmm mmmmm....
Track Name: One Day Is Representative Of Our Time Together
I felt the sleep right near your eye
I brushed it away
It crumbled gently
I heard you mumble
Heard you sigh
That was your mood and it went quickly
My what a lovely Saturday
We sure know how to spend it
It's not a matter of money
We'll reach for the sky and then we'll pull on it
Ahhhhhhh ahhhhh ahhhh ahhhhh ah
Ahhhhhhh ahhhhh ahhhh ahhhhh ah
Ahhhhhhh ahhhhh ahhhh ahhhhh ah
Ahhhhhhh ahhhhh ahhhh ahhhhh ah

One day is representative of our time together.....
One day is representative of our time together.....
One day is representative of our time together.....
One day is representative of our time together.....
One day is representative of our time together.....
Gimme one day gimmee one day.....
One day is representative of our time together.....