Rock Paper and Scissors

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Visit this song's page at theoffhandband.com/2008/11/rock-paper-and-scissors/ for the complete story behind the song.

lyrics

In the land of Rochambeau lived lots of paper and scissors
And they all enjoyed cuttin’ lots of interesting shapes all day
Then one time some scissors cut themselves into quite a frenzy
Whippin’ such a strong wind that lots of papers were blown away

Soon the flyin’ papers covered up a pile of boulders
But those rocks enjoyed nothin’ more than bein’ seen standin’ tall
So the great big rocks became so unbelievably angry
That they rolled themselves into town with this rockin’ rally call

We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
We’re gonna make ‘em scream and shout
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
They’re gonna see what rock’s about
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
Yeah, we’re rockin’ out

So the rocks smashed lots of scissors, makin’ everything mangle
And let’s face it, those rocks could shred the paper with just a scrape
Every little thing they bullied made ‘em feel even stronger
All the monster rocks loved to leave most everything in real bad shape

We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
We’re gonna make ‘em scream and shout
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
They’re gonna see what rock’s about
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
Yeah, we’re rockin’ out

Soon enough all the papers were hidin’, all the scissors were broken
And a little one lay down scared she’d get bent again
But to everyone’s surprise, when a rock came down upon her
Both her blades were now sharp
And flat as a tarp
She felt better than she’d ever been

Feeling oh so happy, she cut up her very own frenzy
Only this time no papers flew away with those rocks on top
And the rock that fixed her noticed just how good he was feelin’
And he shouted out, “All the smashin’ better come to a stop!”

He told all the rocks that sharpenin’ and paperweighin’
When compared to the smashin’ made him feel so good and just as strong
So they fixed all of the scissors and brought back all the paper
And made interesting shapes together now they all got along

We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
We’re gonna make ‘em scream and shout
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
They’re gonna see what rock’s about
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
Yeah, we’re rockin’ out

We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
We’re gonna make ‘em scream and shout
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
They’re gonna see what rock’s about
We’re gonna rock paper and scissors
Yeah, we’re rockin’ out

credits

from Everyone's Invited, released November 11, 2008
Written by and Ⓟ&© 2008 Mark S. Meritt (BMI). All rights reserved.

Dianne Mucci – Vocals
MSM – Instruments

Produced, arranged, recorded and mixed by MSM in the basement in the village, Red Hook, NY, using a MacBook Pro, MOTU Digital Performer 5.13, Native Instruments Kontakt 3, Quantum Leap Colossus, EastWest/PMI Bösendorfer 290 Grand Piano, and an M-Audio Keystation Pro 88.

Vocals recorded in the garage on the mountain, Bloomingburg, NY.

Release Date: November 11, 2008
Album: Everyone's Invited
Track Number: 6
Length: 3:21

Written: 11th of the 12 songs for the album, February 2008
Key: E
Arranged: 4th, starting March 14, 2008
Vocals recorded 11th, October 7, 2008
Mixed: 11th, starting October 8, 2008

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