Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper


Well, you see, there was an Iron Filker round at ConClave that included me, Wulf, and filkertom. We had half an hour to write a song where the secret ingredient was "table lamps". Wulf won the competition with Table Lamps of Cthulhu. Tom also wrote a funny song.

This one, not so much. :)

The chord progression? I was in a hurry, so the verse is the Major/Minor 7th version of C / Am / F / G -- that is, Cmaj7 / Am7 / Dm7 / G. The chorus is different.

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2008


It’s easy getting close to you in the sunshine of the day,
But how’re we gonna do it, when the sunshine goes away?
Yeah, we might sit here in the dark, but I love to see your face,
So the lamp here by the sofa might make this the perfect place.

There’s a table lamp beside us and the lights are getting low.
We can spend some time together and see just where things might go.
If you want to spend the evening, then let’s spend it side by side
And I’m glad to see you’re smiling and your arms are open wide.

I like the conversation when you’re nestled in my arms
And I’ve got no reservation as I’m reminded of your charms.
We talk of this and talk of that, of all the strangest things
And with just the aid of fifty watts, our love is finding wings.

It’s good to get to know you with the lights turned on so dim
And I’m glad to hear you tell me I’m a better man than him.
It’s been a lovely evening and I love to see your smile.
I’m glad the lamplight let us sit together for a while.
Tags: cons, filk, lyrics, musings
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