Creatures of the Night
Words and Music: © 2004 by Tom Smith
A commissioned love song. They both do a lot of Live Action Role-Playing games.
You can find her in the deli at the local Kroger
Grilling chicken till she's sure she's going to cluck,
You can find him shlepping packages and parcels door
Smiling, friendly, in his big brown truck.
But that's only in the daylight, for when the sun goes
Their transformation's startling and bizarre,
She puts on fancy chainmail, he dons an evening gown,
And they go to where the other LARPers are.
They're part of Shadows of Medieval Nocturne South:
She's the Queen of all the Raccoons, he's just trying
to get laid,
And they only take their fleshy forms until the
But until then... they're creatures of the night.
The lady and her monster, they met so long ago,
And how it was they fell in love, well, no one seems
But he is her defender, there's no risk he wouldn't
In two levels, she gets minions, and he finally get a
Their worlds are vast and terrifying, lovely and
With creatures, plants, and colors mundane folk have
Wind-up kingdoms, vampire robots, steampunk flapper
Though they really haven't gotten over the Chibi
They're in the Wildlands Divided By The Dreamscape Of The Kings,
And they're trying to find a real quest, they're sick
and tired of rings.
They're feared through all dimensions, and they're
looking for a fight...
And they only feel real when they're creatures of the
They've faced the prince of demons, and the tentacled
Got drunk with Odin, goosed Cthulhu, tuned the Singing
Fought a stuffed-bear ninja army, led by schoolgirls
And they're proudest of the time they ripped off
Donald Trump's toupee.
You can find them in the daylight, but that's not what
For the moment that the sun goes down, they're more
than what they were,
The triumphs of a hundred worlds are at their
And a thousand secret smiles they share, a-dancing on
They are in Final Neo Mega Gamma Ultra Tokyo,
And if you told them, pick one genre, then they'd tell you where to go,
The two of them together have a love that's strong and
And they wrap it in their fantasies, as creatures of