To the tune of “Birdhouse In Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants

I’m your only friend
I’m not your only friend
But I am every genre’s friend
But really I’m not actually your friend
But I am

Fifth Edition on the bookshelf by your dice bag
I’ve got all the rules
Put a little HERO in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
If you’re looking for a game then I’ve got it
Put a little HERO in your soul

I have a secret to tell
From my mechanical well
It’s a simple message
And I’m leaving out the whistles and bells
To all your friends you will show
My cover’s glimmering glow
My name is Fifth Edition
One game spelled H-E-R-O
My genre’s infinite
Like a gamer’s symphony
I never rest

Fifth Edition on the bookshelf by your dice bag
I’ve got all the rules
Put a little HERO in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
If you’re looking for a game then I’ve got it
Put a little HERO in your soul

I’m your only friend
I’m not your only friend
But I am every genre’s friend
But really I’m not actually your friend
But I am

There’s a system previously
It’s my primitive ancestry
It wasn’t perfect but
It kept some gamers boredom free
Though I respect that allot
It’d be fired if it had my job
After kludging all the rules
And never giving some things thought
HERO of friendliness
Like ol’ BBB sits
Always near

Fifth Edition on the bookshelf by your dice bag
I’ve got all the rules
Put a little HERO in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
If you’re looking for a game then I’ve got it
Put a little HERO in your soul

While you’re at it
Play the game at cons
To show the HERO in your soul

Fifth Edition on the bookshelf by your dice bag
I’ve got all the rules
Put a little HERO in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
If you’re looking for a game then I’ve got it
Put a little HERO in your soul