This is Art

by The Damsels in Distress

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released January 1, 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
Oh, you’re so pretty when you say "I do."
Oh, you’re so lovely when you say you’ll be true.
Track Name: 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.
Track Name: 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 “Stephen 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.
Track Name: 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 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
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: 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.
Track Name: 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.
Track Name: 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.
Track Name: 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.
Track Name: 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.
Track Name: 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.
Track Name: 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.
Track Name: Underwater
Underwater is instrumental with talking in the background.