Summer of D&D

by Frank Riccobono

In the style of Bryan Adams, with a slightly more positive ending.

I got my first real dice set
Bought it at the comic store
Rolled them 'til the edges dulled
Was the summer of ninety-four.

Me and some kids from school
Made a mage, a ranger, and bard
Jim brought snacks, Jody played DM
We had fun; it wasn't too hard.

Oh, when we drew those maps
The story seemed to swell around us
Oh and if I tell the truth,
I always felt so safe and sure there.
Those were the best days of my life

Ain't no shame in campaigning
When you've got a lich to fight
Spent my evenings round that dim table
And that's when I met you, yeah

Sittin' on your basement couch
You told me that we'd play forever
Oh, and when we shared our dreams
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life

Oh, yeah
Back in the summer of ninety-four, oh

Man, we were killin' orcs, we were young and geeky
We needed to unwind
We thought magic would last forever, forever, oh

Yeah

And now our daughter's wondrin'
Askin' if these plastic shapes have names
You and I, when we see that old dice set
We think we'll show her how to play that game.

Sittin' on our basement couch
We'll teach her she can dream forever
Oh, and when she holds that die
We know she'll roll for something clever
These are the best days of my life

Oh, yeah
Back in the summer of D&D, oh
It was the summer of D&D, oh, yeah
Me and my family play D&D oh
It was the summer, the summer, the summer of D&D, yeah

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