The Family Album

by The Damsels in Distress

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released February 4, 2007

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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: Picnic
It’s a nice day for a picnic. It’s a nice day for a picnic. It’s a nice day for a picnic, won’t you join me dear.

They said you were homesick for another place to live.
You said it was the state of mind that you were in and you just needed to be challenged.

So we packed a basket full of food and went down to the park.
Waved hello to all the families there and their dogs.

It’s a nice day for a picnic. It’s a nice day for a picnic. It’s a nice day for a picnic, It’s so nice, won’t you join me dear.

You have so much potential.
I can see straight through your straight face.
Don’t get discouraged cause you’re on the winning team.
Yeah, you’re on the winning team.
Track Name: I Don't Drive
Take me to the movies, for I don’t drive.
Take me to the art shop, for I don’t drive.
And I wouldn't mind a little ride.

Take me to the drug 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 bookstore, for I don’t drive.
Take me to the corner store, for I don’t drive.
And I wouldn't mind a moonlight ride.
Track Name: French Song
Never summer. Always winter.
Never sunny. Always cloudy.
When it rains I hide my eyes.
When it’s cold she always wore a scarf.

Never stopping to tie shoelace.
Always walking at the same pace.
Now her footsteps rings like a telephone in a dreaming ever waking.

Now and then, near or far.
Same breeze blowing, hush hush going.
What is this? A faint growing. Could this be a new idea?

Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala la la la.

What is this? A faint growing. Could this be a new idea?
Track Name: Sister
I like you. You are so cute when you laugh at all my jokes.
When I came to your house for dinner with your parents it was fun.
We played board games all night long and your sister won every one.
We get along quite famously, but quite frankly your sister scares me.

Lalala

I like it when we hold hands as I’m driving you home.
You invite me in for tea.
Your house always smells like painting.
We get along quite famously, but to be honest your sister scares me.

Ahaha

When you invited me to come away with you to meet your parents in Little Rock.
She was there she asked me questions I don’t have the answers to.
Like what am I going to do about you.
What am I going to say when I grow up.
How am I going to make money to feed you.
I don’t know.

To be honest your sister scares me.
Track Name: Readjusting
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: Walking Miles
Hey Lauren, what are you doing here?
One, two, three, four.

And I’m just sitting here thinking of ways I can motivate myself to do these things I hold dear. And you’re just wandering how I could do all that math and problem solving in my head.

But I’d walk a mile to see you smile.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
And I’d say out loud how I’m really proud.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Track Name: Gailey's
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.

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: Pixies Song
"Sitting here wishing on a cement floor.
Wishing that I had just a something you wore."
And I didn't write that, and I’m not like that.

Silent night, Holy night.

Sitting here under a roof of stars.
Wishing you were with me on the hood of this car.
Yeah, I’d like that.
But it’s not like that.

When you say “hi” to me, I translate “I like you.”
When I say nothing to you. Translate, “I love you.”

"I’m not dumb and I’m not a dweeb.
I’m just a sucker with no self esteem."
Yeah, I’m like that. But I didn't write that.

When you say “hi” to me, I translate “I like you.”
When I say nothing to you. Translate, “I love you.”
Track Name: Sign Language
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: Mom
Mom, be good to me.
You never smile at anything I've ever done.
Mom, be good to me. Don’t be the only one you see.
My life here has been my friend. Mom, be good to me.
You’re the only one I've seen since before I was born.
Mom, be good to me. Tell me what is eating you.
I’m older now, and I can be your friend.
Mom, be good to me. Tell me that you like my hair even though you told me not to dye it.
Mom, be good to me. And I’ll be good to you, and then good to my daughter.
Mom.
Track Name: We're Gettin' Married
Maybe we didn't do the wisest thing.
Maybe we didn't do the smartest thing.
But we did the thing we were encouraged to by everyone but you.
So, if all around our wide white cloud, gray skies appear.
Remember, we could have been anywhere we chose to be right here.

A February morning; it’s going to be cold for sure.
We don’t mind about the climb.
Cause we’re going to get married.
Track Name: Campfire Song
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 Emo
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.

I won’t go to school today.
I've got a paper route (I I won’t go to work today).
That’s what I’ll say (I've got a root canal).
That’s what I’ll say.

I’m going to climb that tree.
The one in the middle of the ball park.
I’m going to climb that tree.
The one they say cannot be climbed.