Ballad 1

(Sung to the tune of We Built This City and it helps if you have it playing in the background while you read the song.)

They built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild
Built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

Say you don’t know me or recognize my face
Say you don’t care who trains in that kind of place
Face first on the ground floor, troubles in poor light
Too many falling down, missing in the fight

Barret plays the music, listen to the bard go, don’t you remember
They built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

They built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild
Built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

Someone always planning skill-testing games
Who cares they’re always changing the danger room terrain
We just want to train here, someone start the test
They call us silly nicknames, trying to do our best

Barret plays the music, listen to the bard go, don’t you remember
They built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

They built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild
Built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

It’s just another Sunday, in a boring old town
Adventure is calling, we can’t hang around

Who counts the treasure, when the fight is won
Who rides the lizardhorse when the fight is done
Don’t tell us you need us, ‘cos we’ll save the day
Just need the training room, education paves the way

(I’m looking out over that Adventurer’s Guild training tower,
Out on another gorgeous sunny Saturday, watching that tower hum with activity.)

Don’t you remember (‘member)(’member)

(It’s your favorite young bard, in your favorite Jenkins town
The city with the Uni, the city that prepares adventurers, the city that never stops)

Barret plays the music, listen to the bard go, don’t you remember
They built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

They built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild
Built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

Built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild
Built this tower, they built this tower to train the guild

They built, they built this tower
(Repeats out)

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Chorus:
We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

Say you don’t know me or recognize my face
Say you don’t care who goes to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla sinking in your fight
Too many runaways eating up the night

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don’t you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

Chorus:
We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

Someone always playing corporation games
Who cares they’re always changing corporation names
We just want to dance here someone stole the stage
They call us irresponsible write us off the page

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don’t you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

It’s just another Sunday, in a tired old street
Police have got the choke hold, oh then we just lost the beat

Who counts the money underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball in to our rock guitars
Don’t tell us you need us, ‘cos we’re the ship of fools
Looking for America, coming through your schools

(I’m looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
Out on another gorgeous sunny Saturday, not seein’ that bumper to bumper traffic)

Don’t you remember (‘member)(’member)

(It’s your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps)

Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don’t you remember
We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll
Built this city, we built this city on rock and roll

(We built, we built this city) built this city (We built, we built this city)

(Repeats out)

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