+20 Flanking Bonus

+20 Flanking Bonus

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THEME/TITLE: "BELOVED" - Write about a beloved partner, wife, hubbie, boyfriend, pet, grandma. You can make it tender and loving, or silly and fun, or if you've been jilted by said beloved!

We had a 2-hour time window for this one, though I went about 15 minutes over. My take on the prompt was inspired by the events of a recent gaming session with my friends. Written from the perspective of my character who very much appreciates the numerical bonuses he gets from working together with another character in combat (called "flanking"), which is definitely totally not related to how he feels about that character as a person what are you talking about.

(Description edited to hopefully give some more context.)

Lyrics: 

[Verse]
When you were gone, I couldn’t see straight
‘Cause I know you’ve got my back
When we’re ambushed in an elevator bay
And our lives are under attack

When it seems all hope is lost
And the rolls just won’t come through
You’re the boost, the secret sauce
That makes my sword strike true

Of course, I’m talking about my—

[Chorus]
+20 flanking bonus
That’s all I need to win the fight
+20 flanking bonus
It means everything’s going all right

If I somehow lost you forever
I don’t know how I would sleep at night
You’re my
+20 flanking bonus

[Verse]
Please don’t go and die again
In this loop or the next
You always try to take the fall for me
But you’re the one I want to protect

I still hadn’t figured it out yet
But now I see it’s true
You’re the one I can’t do without, and
I’m in love with— uhh—

With my—

[Chorus]
+20 flanking bonus
That’s all I need to win the fight
+20 flanking bonus
It means everything’s going all right

If I somehow lost you forever
I don’t know how I would sleep at night
You’re my
+20 flanking bonus

Yeah, my—

[Chorus]
+20 flanking bonus
That’s all I need to win the fight
+20 flanking bonus
It means everything’s going all right

If I somehow lost you forever
I don’t know how I would sleep at night
You’re my
+20 flanking bonus

+20 flanking bonus



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Comments

musicsongwriter's picture

I needed to google flanking bonus. Very cool song, Cola. Very original take on a skirmish prompt. Fun song to listen to.

Chip Withrow's picture

Fun, exuberant song - not a gamer, but I kinda get it. Cool chord changes, too.
I bet this would be quite anthemic to perform at a gamer convention!

corinne54's picture

I too had to google title - A nice bouncy, catchy tune

AndyGetch's picture

Catchy and well presented. I'll have to get my grandson to explain it to me. What a fun twist on the skirmish!

kahlo's picture

Love this and appreciated the liner notes! Catchy music and great vocals! Entertaining and creative take on the prompt!

mikehex's picture

Aww, team buffs are the sweetest thing! Love the vocal harmonies, terrific skirmish

tjeff's picture

Great idea and take on the prompt! Excellent melody and humorous lyric, I enjoyed it a lot. The brief stops or stutters add an excellent touch. Great vocals.

Sunfire's picture

Very original song idea! Catchy title. Enjoyed it.

Hypnotist's picture

This is a perfect pill of pop goodness. The chorus is hilarious and sweet, which is I think the intended effect so well done. The chords are great - the little stumble before whichever chorus is perfect and a keeper. Its great.

wacha's picture

Great use of a the prompt, it's clever, fun and really catchy. You wouldn't think "+20 flanking bonus" could be catchy but by the end I was singing along with you. I love the delivery and the guitar, this is an impressive song and even more so in 2 hours. Very nice work!

splittybooms's picture

Aw man...this makes me really miss my D&D sessions with my friends. We're all pretty much novices and were just fumbling our way through campaigns, and there were only 3 of us, but we had tons of fun.
So yeah I saw the title and knew I'd love this.
"rolls just won't come through"...oy...I roll THE WORST of all of us; I'm a critical fail magnet.
LOVE the character catching themselves from revealing true feelings - great delivery there.
All of this just awesome. Brought a big smile and mood boost!