—More Than Pretend
Cosplayers, this love song is for you. I was first inspired to write a song about cosplay when I saw breams’ blog a couple weeks ago. Since then, I have been reading these great blogs for more lyric ideas: gammagahato, fyeakkickasscosplay, fuckyearfinalfantasycosplay, daily-pokemon-cosplays, cosplay-society, loverscosplay, cutecosplayers, and thelittlecosplaythings. I hope all you cosplayers enjoy! Free downloads of this song are available here, and you can stream this on YouTube here. — Kavalier Calm
More Than Pretend
When we met, you were so happy
to meet someone who could play Vash the Stampede.
When we met, I was just happy
that somebody was talking to me.
When we’re together, we play hero and heroine.
But just once I want to play boyfriend and girlfriend.
How do I tell you my love is more than pretend?
We’ve been Aerith and Cloud, Ash and Misty;
we’ve gone to Comic-con and costume parties.
You do my make up, and I dye your hair.
You laugh as I brush it with my hands.
And you try on your costumes right in front of me.
Do you think I’m a robot? That I don’t have feelings?
Well, I can compute every last inch of you,
and it fills me with joy, and it fills me with hunger.
A hunger to be real.
So I go online and buy a bow and arrow,
a pair of gold boots, and little wings.
And I go to your room, and I sit you down,
and at the top of my Cupid lungs, I sing:
Do you understand? This isn’t pretend.
And you grab an arrow out of my quiver,
tuck it under your arm and say, “Yes.”
And you give me a hug and a kiss on the neck,
and then I know that we’re more than pretend.