Book of Songs: D & D

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

D & D

Wizards and Halflings and barbarians might never make it to heaven.
So goodbye Tordek and Fangor the Great. So goodbye my friends, goodbye D&D.

No more sorcery. No more swords. No more fantasy. Thus spoke Fangor.

I like rolling dice and staying up late with the boys. But I’m afraid I’ve made idols of children’s toys. Hours reading manuals and learning the rules. All of that questing for magic tools. Meanwhile older book gather dust on the shelf. New kinds of adventure. New kinds of wealth.

No more sorcery. No more swords. No more fantasy. Thus spoke Fangor.

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Book of Songs: Arkansas

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

Arkansas

I’m in Arkansas. I’m in Arkansas. I’m in Arkansas. I’m in Arkansas.
Something was left behind. I forgot so never mind.
Never mind. So never mind. Never mind. So never mind.

Walked home in the rain. Show me better days. I melt into your eyes.
Cast your thoughts on me, but I could barely see. Then you had to leave.

You succeeded with my demise. You’re the winner, you won the prize.
Yeah, you won the prize. Yeah, you won the prize. Yeah, you won the prize. Yeah, you won the prize. Won my eyes.

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Book of Songs: I Like You

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

I Like You

I can make pancakes. I can make pancakes.
We could live together and be just fine.
I can use the plunger in the toilet.
We could live together and be just fine.
I like you more than silly arguments.

I’ve got tennis shoes. I’ve got a bicycle.
We can live together and be just fine.
You like my shoes? You like my pretty bicycle?
We can live together and be just fine.
I like you more than silly arguments.
June and Bob and Marge and Tom like to throw things when they fight, but that’s not us.
I like you more than silly arguments.
I like you more than silly arguments.

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Book of Songs: Steven

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

Steven

There’s a stack on his coffee table. Books two feet high.
And he’s never had a problem, that they couldn’t solve them.
And he never asked questions that a child won’t ask.

Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala (whistle the melody)

When he told me that he’d found a love downtown.
I said “Steven you are leaving (sorry that you’re leaving)” in my book that you’ve read from.
And he never found a reason (season) that he couldn’t take from.

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Book of Songs: The Statement

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

The Statement

There’s so much to say, but we haven’t got all day.
Say a statement. Don’t contemplate it.

You’ve been so untrue, but what is there to do?
I couldn’t tell you. But I knew that you knew.

My heart’s in your locket. Your rocks are in my pockets.
I’m screaming through my eyes, but you don’t hear a thing. You don’t hear a thing.
The scrapes on my knees bring kisses to my cheeks.
But there’s just not that thing that’s real about you. That’s real about you.

I know what here and what’s really real.
And smiling. I’m smiling back.

There’s so much to say, but we haven’t got all day.
Say a statement. Don’t complicate it.

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