Kavalier Calm's Crowdsource Inspiration

I'm KC, The People's Bard. I write songs and poems inspired by the people I meet on the internet. Ask, and I’ll write something for you.
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  • 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.

    CHORUS

    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:

    CHORUS
    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.

    Help me write a song, Pokemon fans!

    I want to write another song for the Poke-community, but I’m having trouble thinking of a central idea. I’m hoping some of you can inspire me by answering this post. Which Pokemon is your favorite and why? What’s your favorite moment in the games or anime? You can also just share random Poke-words you think would be fun in lyrics. To get a sense of how I work, you can listen to my first three Pokemon songs here; one was about using a Ditto to get the girl of my dreams, the other was a love song based on HMs/TMs, and the most-recent one was about a girl…or Pikachu? Thanks in advance for your input! I’ll devote this song to any bloggers whose ideas I use. — K.C.

    My latest track “Eeveelution” combines the input from a number of fellow Pokemon lovers. I realized reading their song ideas that we are all essentially Eevees: normal-types who want to grow and evolve, be unique and different. We are searching for the special stone—the spark—that helps us find our true self. My song is about the many things that lead people to evolve, all told through references to classic episodes in the Pokemon anime. Some of us grow up because of a coming-of-age ritual (like Bulbasaurs), because of competitive spirit (like Ash’s Charmeleon), or because a mentor pushes us (like Lt. Surge); others grow up when they come in contact with a special, magical item. I evolved when I first held a guitar; maybe for you it was a paint brush, camera, or fresh ingredients to cook with? I hope my song encourages you to find whatever will help you evolve into your stronger, bolder form. I happily devote this song to gamermusic and weightless-hope for encouraging my Poke-songwriting, and to these bloggers for giving me lyric ideas: probablyadragon (Raichus rock!), purplebloodedmajesty (Eeveelution; how punny!), kingdomwho (Oak’s echoing words), nubville (Charmeleon’s rage), and -acrey (Volcarona’s Fiery Dance). Free downloads of this song are here, and you can stream it/comment on it on YouTube here. If you like my work, please share it with others, and be sure to check out my other songs, too. — Kavalier Calm

         Eeveelution

    All around me are normal type people:
    Eevees just waiting to evolve.
    We are all searching for a special stone
    that brings out the best in us.

    I want to be like Bulbasaur and let my bulb bloom
    and shoot my SolarBeam to the moon.
    I wish we were invited to an evolution ceremony
    that brings out the best in us.

    Maybe I can be motivated by jealous rage
    and learn to fly just like Charmeleon.
    We should find the Aerodactyl that wakes our inner Charizard,
    that brings out the best in us.

    Maybe I need a trainer like Lt. Surge,
    a man with a whole lot of guts.
    We need someone that pushes us to become Raichus,
    that brings out the best in us.

    Oak’s words echo in my head: “There’s a time and place for everything.”
    But I want to grow up, I want to evolve; I’m so tired of waiting.
    Anyone can be a Larvesta, the world is full of bugs;
    I want to be a Volcarona with a Fiery Dance; I want to be like no one ever was.

    To every Eevee listening to this song,
    I’m afraid its now through.
    This guitar and these words brought out the best in me,
    and I hope they bring out the best in you.

    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.

    CHORUS

    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:

    CHORUS
    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.

    (Source: crowdsourceinspiration)

    If you had a Pokemon in real life…?

    It’s due time I write another Pokemon song, but I need you all to help me come up with good lyric ideas. I was thinking it would be fun if you answered this question: If you had a Pokemon in real life, how would you use it to make your life better? For example, if I had a Jigglypuff, I’d ask it to sing high notes on my recordings. Or if I had a Pikachu, I’d ask it to supply the power to my house. What are your ideas? — Kavalier

    I often daydream about having Pokémon. This would be embarrassing, except I know many people reading this wish for the same thing. I don’t wish I lived in the Poké-universe, though. I want to train and use Pokémon in our world. I wrote a song about this desire—imagining what it would be like to have a bunch of Pokémon and all the good things we would do for people in need. This song could have been an hour-long epic because every Pokémon has a practical use; so, I just constrained the lyrics to some of my favorites and some of yours. I devote this tune to those of you who told me how you would use a Pokémon in real life, and to my favorite blogs with inspiring Poké-content: gottacatchemall, reblogallpokemon, pokemonpalooza, pokemon-personalities, fypblog, and thenintendard. Free downloads of this song are available here (just enter $0 as the price), and you can stream it/like it on YouTube here. Enjoy, friends! — Kavalier Calm

         Poké-friends (Call On Us)

    My poké-friends and I help who we choose:
    needy souls who need a poké-move
    to better their fortune and better their luck.
    Yes, those in need call on us.

    I train Arcanine for the blind,
    and my Squirtle helps fight fires,
    and my Charmander starts them when the power’s out.
    My Tropius and I visit hungry children;
    they feast on his fruit, and their spirits soar
    when he gives them rides up among the clouds.

    They know that we care.
    They know we do all we can.
    CHORUS

    I lend Chansey to doctors to heal the sick,
    and my Snorlax teaches sleep to insomniacs,
    and my Diglett digs foundations for new schools.
    I send Blaziken to artist colonies,
    and he inspires them with his martial art.
    His fire burns away their writer’s block.
    BRIDGE
    CHORUS

    Cosplayers, I wrote this love song just for you! This song was inspired by great Tumblrs for cosplay, including: thelittlecosplaythings, cosplay-paradise, legitcosplay, awkwardcosplay, and tumblrcosplayers. Free downloads of this song are available here. Enjoy, everyone, and submit a song request of your own! Much love. — 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.
    CHORUS

    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:
    CHORUS
    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.

    When I found Seba’s awesome blog rnortal, I knew I had to write a song for her. She wishes she had been born in Japan because she loves Japanese culture. I imagined living in a small boring place and loving a girl, a girl who is always on the verge of moving to Japan. I imagined what I would say to her to convince her to stay. Then I wrote this. The whole song revolves around the Japanese word for love: ai. Arigatō for listening, friends. Free downloads of this track are here (just enter $0 as the price). Much ai. — Kavalier Calm

         I Ai You

    You always say you wish you were Japanese
    'cause everyone in that country is lovely.
    But I beg of you don’t trade me
    for a life in the Far East.
    You want to eat oodles of udon,
    three times a day, but, babe,
    I hope you stay with me in this boring place
    'cause you are my favorite noodle.

    I know you want to leave on a one-way flight,
    and it may not stop you, but it might
    if you knew I ai you.

    You want friends who draw anime
    so you can point and say, “I really like your shading.”
    But I hope you choose to stick around
    'cause you're the only thing I like to sketch in this town.
    CHORUS

    I can’t compete with sushi and their wicked cool clothes,
    but I still want you to know…
    And I can’t build you a robot or a futuristic phone,
    but I still want you to know…
    I ai you.

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    Did you know the Japanese word for love is ai? Thanks to Seba at rnortal for inspiring me to write this. Arigatō for listening, friends. Free downloads of this track are here (just enter $0 as the price). Much ai. — Kavalier Calm

         I Ai You

    You always say you wish you were Japanese
    ‘cause everyone in that country is lovely.
    But I beg of you don’t trade me
    for a life in the Far East.
    You want to eat oodles of udon,
    three times a day, but, babe,
    I hope you stay with me in this boring place
    ‘cause you are my favorite noodle.

    I know you want to leave on a one-way flight,
    and it may not stop you, but it might
    if you knew I ai you.

    You want friends who draw anime
    so you can point and say, “I really like your shading.”
    But I hope you choose to stick around
    ‘cause you’re the only thing I like to sketch in this town.
    CHORUS

    I can’t compete with sushi and their wicked cool clothes,
    but I still want you to know…
    And I can’t build you a robot or a futuristic phone,
    but I still want you to know…
    I ai you.

    Submit a song request.