Dishpocalypse

by @cola

Liner Notes

Wanted to get one more in before the summer's end! I found this goofy prompt and an unfinished stanza in my songwriting notes from a few months ago, and decided to bring it to completion.

I don't know exactly where I picked up the word "dishpocalypse" (dish + apocalypse), but at some point I started using it to refer to any time when there were enough dirty dishes in the sink that the task of cleaning it up seemed daunting. So of course, for this song, I needed to take that to the logical extreme and write about the world literally ending because there were too many dirty dishes. Making it into a silly song pretending to be a serious song seemed fitting, and writing it was a lot of fun. :)

Lyrics

[Verse]
You just finished eating a delicious meal
By yourself
But you used a dish and now the dish is dirty

All the dishes in the dishwasher are clean
So you can't
Put your dirty dish inside

[Prechorus]
So you put your dish into the sink
And you think
"I'll get to it later," but you lie!
Yes, you lie!
All the dirty dishes form a pile
Growing high
Soon it will consume the sky

[Chorus]
Bowl, knife, platter, pot
Way more dishes than you thought
Wok, glass, chopstick, spoon
Spilling out into the room

Cup, whisk, ladle, fork
Every time you blink, there's more
Pan, mug, saucer, plate
Soon it will be far too late

Dishpocalypse! Dishpocalypse!
Soon it will be far too late!
Dishpocalypse! Dishpocalypse!
Soon it will be far too--

[Verse]
You just finished cooking a delicious meal
For your friends
But it generated many dirty dishes

All the dishes in the dishwasher are clean
So you can't
Put your dishes there to hide

[Prechorus]
So you put your dishes in the sink
And you think
"I'll get to them later," but you lie!
Yes, you lie!
All the dirty dishes in the pile
Grow so high
Yes, they have consumed the sky

[Chorus]
Bowl, knife, platter, pot
Way more dishes than you thought
Wok, glass, chopstick, spoon
Blocking out the sun and moon

Cup, whisk, ladle, fork
Every time you blink, there's more
Pan, mug, saucer, plate
It’s already far too late

Dishpocalypse! Dishpocalypse!
It's already far too late!
Dishpocalypse! Dishpocalypse!
It's already far too late!

[Outro]
Ahh...



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Lmao this is so epic and relatable love the vocals and the lyrics are soooooo clever.

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Oh, the clever music and brilliant harmonies to this very enjoyably over-the-top silly lyric.

(I have known my share of dishpocalypses here; we have 3 kids and it can be a battle when they don't help out...!)

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This had me chuckling all the way through. Not only are your lyrics very fun and clever, you deliver them in such an imaginative way…it really kept my interest. And I love the hook! What a great word! Nice going!