Grumpkins

New song: "The Downfall (They Sold Their Souls For Nothing)"

Commissioned by The Legendary Grumpkins' All Purpose Heroes Agency

Listen, WIlvyn, it's not easy writing songs about ordinary townsfolk who decide it's a good idea to kidnap babies and feed them to hags. Even if we did manage to put a stop to it, we couldn't save poor Ella's baby. Or Ella. Or the town. Best I could come up with was a cautionary tale of sorts.

Where the roads cross
They sowed
And reaped downfall
Chanting for their home
Their young
They went too far
The children in their beds
The visions in their heads
They want too much
They want too badly
They sold their souls for nothing

In this land of deprivation
The courts are like dumbshows
Don’t look behind the curtain
The jury cries
There’s not going to be a jackpot
At the end of your twisted rainbow
Not if local justice has even one good eye

Oh it's not like they were blind
They saw
But took no action
As she began to climb
Green-clawed
Dissatisfaction
It wasn't hard to guess
That the end would be a mess
They want too much
They want too badly
They sold their souls for nothing

In this land of deprivation
The judges are sleeping
But for a quick-tongued Tiefling lawyer
Who showed the rot underneath
Outside their sleepless windows
The terrified mother was shrieking
While down some smuggler’s passage ran
The most heartless thief

Oh we’re tangled in your lies
Your scheme
Your spider web
Spit-spun down in the caves
They hide
They want your head
They ate your young alive
You thought that way you’d thrive?
You lie too much
You lie too badly
You sold your souls for nothing

Comments

The sophisticated meter of this impresses Ashryn and she gets to work composing some flute accompaniment.

faletti DJA

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