Book of Songs: Neutron Rising

“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

Neutron Rising

Little boy kicking down the street picks up a rock at his feet and throws it toward the sky.
Little girl, elbows on the window out the corner of her eye.
Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala (symbol crash)

Teacher asks the question that no one ever asks.
Teacher asks the question that no one ever asks.
Confused speechless, looks throughout the class.
From the back two hands raise toward the sky as they reply, “it’s a neutron rising.”

Like a neutron rising. Like a neutron rising. It’s a neutron rising.

Book of Songs: Amber Gray

“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

Amber Gray

Where are all the things that you will buy me? Where are all the times you laid beside me?
Where is the candy? Where are the flowers? Where are all the love stories? Love stories.

I had a paper doll. Her name was Amber Gray. She fit into my fingers; I liked to play along. Paper dolls, their papered hearts. Paper dolls, their paper hearts.

Where are all the things that you will buy me? Where are all the times you laid beside me? Where is the passion? Where is the romance? Where are all the love stories? Love stories.

Amber Gray went away. And what a surprise, everybody does (dies).
And who am I to speak my mind? Got caught in a mouth trap. Don’t know the time (don’t know the time).
I start to cry (I start to cry). I start to cry.

I love you with my paper heart. I love you with this paper love. I love you with my paper heart. I love you. I love you.

Book of Songs: Girls Take Pills

“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

Girls Take Pills

I’m out all day wasting away. The day is nice in Springfield. Yeah, the day is nice in Springfield.
I come home. I’m all alone. I missed the show, and I’m on my own.
But the thing that’s silly but true. All I really want is to talk to you. Yeah, all I really want is to talk to you.

Drawing pictures. High strings look gold.
Drawing pictures. Shifting eyes, I’m sold.
Drawing pictures. You’re a handsome one.
Playing music, and write a song. Right now, right now life is fun.

I’m out all day wasting away. The day is nice in Springfield. Yeah, the day is nice in Springfield.

Book of Songs: Red Square

“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

Red Square

Seven stars and seven times before today.
Seven stars and seven times before.
I painted a red square in class (painted a red square).
I painted a red square in class today (painted a red square).
Sometimes I do what I like despite the stars.

bandcamp redsquare

Book of Songs: Bird Cage

“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

Bird Cage

If I love you I would put you in a bird cage and then watch you.
If you loved me then I would feed you. And then you could cling and I’d pet you.
If you liked it, I would let you out of your cage to fly around my room.
You’d entertain me, and I watch you sing.
And we’d be intimates until you died.

bandcamp birdcage