Live at Gallery Sounds

by The Damsels in Distress

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released July 8, 2006

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The Damsels in Distress Springfield, Missouri

The Damsels in Distress started in Springfield, MO in 2006. The music sounds like two people playing songs influenced by 80's and 90's punk/rock/antifolk.

Micah and Lauren are currently writing music for the KUAR Arts and Letters radio show and writing and recording music in their studio in Springfield. They play shows when people ask them.
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Track Name: I Do (live)
Oh, you’re so pretty when you say "I do."
Oh, you’re so lovely when you say you’ll be true.
Track Name: Girls Take Pills (live)
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.
Track Name: Readjusting (live)
Oh, I’m going to take two days off work next week to go back home to Arkansas , but then I’ll be back when you are gone.

Readjusting, what’s to come? I don’t know when I’ll be home.
Track Name: I Don't Drive (live)
Take to the movies, for I don’t drive.
Take me to the ink store, for I don’t drive.
And I wouldn't mind a little ride.

Take me to the dress store, for I don’t drive.
You can take me anywhere, for I don’t drive.
And I wouldn't mind a moonlight ride.

You can wear pants and you can wear sweaters, but you can’t walk in this cold weather.

Take me to the post office, for I don’t drive.
Take me to the art store, for I don’t drive.
And I wouldn't mind a moonlight ride.
Track Name: Walking Miles (live)
Hey Lauren, what are you doing here?
1 - 2 - 3 - 4!

And, I'm just sitting here.
Thinking of ways I can motivate myself
To do these things
I hold dear.

And you're just wondering
How I can do all that math and problem solving
In my head.

But I'd walk a mile to see you smile
Ya - ya - ya- ya
And I'd say out loud how I'm really proud
Ya - ya - ya- ya

And, I'm just sitting here.
Thinking of ways I can motivate myself
To do these things
I hold dear.

And you're just wondering
How I can do all that math and problem solving
In my head.

And I'd walk a mile to see you smile
Ya - ya - ya- ya
And I'd say out loud how I'm really proud
Ya - ya - ya- ya
Track Name: I Like You (live)
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 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.
Track Name: Candy Store (live)
My dad would say, “eat your vegetables every day.”
My mom bought them. Then my dad went away.
Crybabies, tearjerkers, snickers, and gum.
Crybabies, tearjerkers, snickers, and gum.

My sister came home. Every day a Holiday.
Now after school I can eat my fill of candy.
Crybabies, tearjerkers, snickers, and gum.
Crybabies, tearjerkers, not much fun.
Track Name: The Flight of the Firefly (live)
You see things so very clearly.
Eyes glow brighter than the moon.
Fly so fast it's quite delightful.
I love to be here with you.

Wish so long for great to happen.
Now it's here, I'm here with you.
Show me worlds and so much more.
Things are changing, that's for sure.

Oh, my heart.
Track Name: The Boy with the Broom (live)
So my mom told me to clean my room.
And so she gave me a broom.
So I sweep all day and sweep all night.
I sweep the oceans, mountains, sky.

I love to sweep it's the things to do.
I would sweep for them, and I'll sweep for you.
Cause I sweep all day and sweep all night.
I sweep a lot, both high and dry.
I sweep a lot.

Sweep the oceans, deep and far.
Sweep the worlds that are not ours.

When I sweep I feel complete.
No matter where I sweep for free.
Cause I sweep all day and sweep all night.
I sweep the dark and sweep the light.
I sweep a lot.
Track Name: Sign Language (live)
You are too cute. I am too.
Would you like coffee? Yes or no?
No thank you.

My name is Stanley.
Why can’t you hear me?

Sign language is a fun language to learn.
Track Name: Gailey's (live)
My name is Alfred.
I was born in a small town diner.
And now I live in a loft above Gailey's.

And when I smile the waitresses shake my hand.
And when I frown, the cooks turn around and say, "hello".

And I've never been lonely.
I've never been lonely.
I've never been lonely, before now.

And yesterday I decided to eat at home.
I thought a thirty-three year old man should be able to eat alone.
So, I made myself some pancakes with blueberries,
And tested out my mature theories.

And I've never been lonely.
I've never been lonely.
I've never been lonely, before now.
Track Name: Neutron Rising (live)
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.
Track Name: Campfire Song (live)
Let it go down.
Fires burn out naturally.
Waving goodbye.
Stars turn into sky quite naturally.

And here we are too.

Moon on the sky.
A tear on the eye.
The sunrise.

So please believe you’re holding onto love while you’re holding on to me.
I still believe in eternity.
I still believe if only just because.
Track Name: Twinkle Twinkle (live)
Twinkle, twinkle little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high.
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star.
How I wonder what you are.

Starlight, star bright, the first star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might.
Have this wish I wish tonight.