Category Archives: Raps

Ask the Sea for Mercy (Rap inspired by ‘Aquaman’ [2018])

I’ll bring the raps
Of the Seven Seas with me
Quickly, trust that
You’ll never forget me
It’s a world undiscovered
My mic is a trident
I’ll throw it back at ’em
It’s like magic
Or maybe a Black Adam
Turn ’em into atoms
Or plankton when I smack ’em
Black Manta
You’ll have to ask your manager
Can’t handle the damage
I left you broke, dismantled ya
Think I’m a joke?
I control the oceans
The power of its motion
Is stronger than your explosions
I’ve forgotten stuff
You’ll never learn
Gotten more treasures than
You’ll ever earn
The depth of my game
Is what you’ve never seen
In a submarine
You would just invite suffering
Not as tough as me
You can’t survive at crush depth
Up against the Trench
It’s just death
So tip the crown
When I come around
If you disrespect, expect
You will drown

If you ever even think
To hurt me
Down on your knees
And ask the sea for mercy
I can solve you
With a dolphin surfing
Down on your knees
And ask the sea for mercy

And there are species
Completely believed to be extinct
That I’ve seen
And they’re sweeter than you’d think
I’ve got your lands
In the palm of my hands
I could squeeze and your fleets
Disappear in the deep sea
It’s not worth it
To have to rebuild
I can wield with a skill
That’ll leave you all killed
My trident cuts deeper than Justice League
Was cut by Joss Whedon
The sea
Is full of heathens
‘Cause deep down it’ll
Leave you not breathing
Leave you choked, groping
For something to believe in
Even Poseidon
Calls me up for guidance
So try this–
Guess whose surface area’s widest?
I hear silence
When I’m holding the trident
Krakens won’t try it
And barracudas compliant
So ask yourself
Who you’d like as clients:
Or Atlantean science?

If you ever even think
To hurt me
Down on your knees
And ask the sea for mercy
I can solve you
With a dolphin surfing
Down on your knees
And ask the sea for mercy

You could think
I’m useless on land
You don’t understand
But you’re welcome to try a hand
It’s a fat chance
I hope MRIs and CAT scans
Are fully covered by your health plans
Don’t need permission
I come aboard
You got a sword,
But I can hit you with a surf board
Or just imagine the shadow
Of a three hundred meter crustacean
As it tramples down your nations
So maybe have a hesitation
Because you do not have
The upper hand situation
My patience
Is not to be tried
The ocean is filled with
Failed attempts at regicide
It’s time for false kings
To step aside
Because the King of the Seven Seas
Arrives on the King Tide
He brings the fish to the people
Aquaman, Arthur Curry is unequaled

If you ever even think
To hurt me
Down on your knees
And ask the sea for mercy
I can solve you
With a dolphin surfing
Down on your knees
And ask the sea for mercy



I’d started on an ‘Aquaman’-inspired rap sometime ago, but just didn’t feel inspired for awhile, so I left it until I was ready to write more.  I was listening to the ‘Aquaman’ soundtrack and heard the Pitbull song and thought, gee, I should go back and actually write something.  Well, honestly, I was thinking ‘I could do better than that’, but…that’s a matter of opinion, and meaningless, since one of us is not successful and writes rhymes for free, and the other is well, Mr. Worldwide, I guess?  I’m not up on this sort of thing, I just write them, I don’t actually listen to them much.  Well, anyway, for all five of you who actually read this, thanks for reading.

Sugar Is _____ _______

I mix beats
That get the fleet on their feet
And out their seats
Like a 3-Meat Treat
The dance floor
Is a cancer
My rhymes are the answer, like spells
To a necromancer
Rappers apparate
Acting like fashion plates
When my tectonic state
Shakes up the common day
Your structure
May fluctuate, undulate
This production can function
Like a head of state
We’ve been great
You’re in late, you fakers
They made a mistake
In tolerating your statements
In this for life or
Till I become a writer
That writes right
They follow me like the Pied Piper
And now I’m hyper
And spiked like Sean Bean
In wrong scenes
And so sweet
That you can call me

Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______

Now to read this
Continuation of my thesis
Exegesis never pleases
I’ll believe it
When I see it
I decree that
Like police that’ll hit your knees
At the kneecap
At a speed trap
Didn’t need that
As a recap
I can speed rap
If I wanted to
But I slow it down
What you gonna do?
What’s it coming to?
It’s in front of you
Staring like the truth
Can’t deny the proof
It is like your shoes
Tied it right to you
Staring like a fool
Rhyme is like my tool
Here to fight for you
Now it’s time to choose
There’s no time to lose
Shift it down to cruise
Hit that button snooze
Like my soul is bruised
Got control of you
Nothing left to do

Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______

They stack bags of it
Wrapped in plastic
It’s in your basket
It can put you in a casket
A teaspoon
Released you
It takes you by the middle
And defeats you
Leaves you deceased too
Your doctor says
You should stop using it
Start refusing it
But that cake is calling me
I’m chewing it
Mix it in a bowl
Then we heat it up
And we eat it up
From young to old age
Can’t eat enough
It’s the number one killer
But no charges
And the hardest hit
Crave still more chocolate
And no rules
Control you
It’s the ice cream tub that
Consoles you and holds you
I told you
That sugar is cr*** c*****e
But it’s legal
And maybe less evil
But lethal
So think twice
At the checkout lane
‘Cause that little slice of cane
Might drive you insane

Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______
Sugar is _____ _______



I had this idea of a more mainstream, black-and-white rap album cover with this as the title track.  (For whatever reason, you’re supposed to do a black-and-white photo as your album cover at some point. It’s a rule.) The idea has been stuck in my head for awhile, and suddenly this rhyme showed up, even though two of the verses are really just whatever happened to come to mind, and the third actually has something to do with the title. It’s a little bizarre, but then, at this point, what is normal anymore? Regardless, I just felt really good about the rhymes and kept going. That second verse was sort of the equivalent of a sugar high, in that it just goes off the rails compared to the rest of the song, and I could almost hear it without music, as if it’s slam poetry or something. Hmm. Maybe it could work because of that.

In no way am I making light of the serious health issues that come from too much sugar consumption, or of drugs. Say no to drugs, kids. (Apparently, some of them are legal now, so I feel like, well, the Persian Cat Room Guardian Meme, for lack of a better term.)  I, too, struggle with trying to eat less sugar, but have never used anything other than coffee or chocolate when it comes to addictive substances. The doctor did give me antidepressants and sleeping pills for a time, but I don’t use either anymore. That’s pretty much the entire history of my drug use. Yes, despite my dental surgeon feeling the need to ask if I smoked marijuana–no, not even once, my dear dentist, though I’d guess riding the bus next to some people counts as a second-hand exposure, if you asked me. Anyway, I suppose the name of a drug has to be edited out on the radio, so maybe this song is actually “explicit” and the radio-edited title would be “Sugar Is…” I might even just stick with that, and let you fill in the blanks. Thanks for reading.

Compatibility Mode

Might take me awhile
To save this
Not the greatest
Like dated orchids
It’s fading
Can you tell I excel
With full access
Words to the point
That the outlook’s fantastic?
But then I’m
Not responding
I stop providing support
Like a baron absconding
With cash, it’s beyond me
How monthly fees
Replaced ownership on CDs
And everything is now
Up in the cloud
And who sits above it
There, looking down?
Laughing at us below
‘Cause we’re clowns
They can flip a switch, it’ll
Turn off the town
They can’t finish the software,
So it loads with updates
And why even stop there?
A new product
That’s laden with problems
The last one didn’t have
Now we have to solve them
I’m not saying we have
To look backwards
But when we move forward
Have all the facts first

I’m just a drone
That does as I’m told
And now getting old
Compatibility Mode
Don’t even own
What’s already been sold
System getting old
Compatibility Mode

Now it’s out on Digital
For three weeks
Long before the Blu-ray
Disc is released
But what you get is
The rights to the movie
Over a network
And there it’s confusing
Do I own the movie
Or do I not?
If the download doesn’t work
What have I got?
Not a lot
If the Internet stops
Paid too much
For a box office flop
At the risk of
Becoming a hoarder
I stack DVDs like
A wall at the border
Or steel slats
You feel that digression?
A dip in the road
Or some call it depression
How much
Are we giving up our power
Every single hour
Until we’re devoured?

I’m just a drone
That does as I’m told
And now getting old
Compatibility Mode
Don’t even own
What’s already been sold
System getting old
Compatibility Mode

Swipe right
With a tablet, it’s a fight
Fingers too big
For the letters that I type
Not good at the
Copying and pasting
Without a right click
It’s all the time I’m wasting
Kids watching the creepy vids
On YouTube
Talk about things that to me
Are voodoo
I don’t get it
The Roblox and Minecraft
How do they succeed
With graphics that are so bad?
And I don’t like it
They made chats so easy
Words on a screen
Can feel like they’re screaming
Checked my messages
One was fake blackmail
Got no secrets to hide–
I’m thinking that failed
Here’s one, in case
They start asking:
Spent a year looking at girls
On Live Jasmin
While my wife
Was living with some dude
And now I’m screwed
All because of a computer
Made a joke at one time
On Facebook
And never lived it down
It made her think I hated her
Sometimes I think
My worst nature
Is all the result of
What I wouldn’t say to her
But what happens online
Should maybe end there
Play in that world
There’s no need to live there

I’m just a drone
That does as I’m told
And now getting old
Compatibility Mode
Don’t even own
What’s already been sold
System getting old
Compatibility Mode



I thought I’d sum up my frustrations with the new digital era, and of course, ended up including some rather personal things about myself.  Somewhat wanted to say some of those things to admit my own faults.  I certainly made my share of mistakes that damaged my marriage, some of them directly related to this era of technology/social media/questionable Internet use.  I have to live with that.  If I ever embarrassed her with anything I said online, I needed to embarrass myself, too, if possible.

Moving on, I guess I never imagined there’d be a time you could buy a movie and then not be able to watch it because it’s “out there” somewhere.  That’s a big pet peeve about all this tech.  I like to stay just behind the cutting edge so I can try to think about what might go wrong with it.  Of course, much of that is just not having money for the latest tech, so…

Anyway, thanks for reading, if you actually read it.  I expect plenty of good, uh, phishing or Russian romance scam e-mails from “Oksana” or “Ekaterina” or whoever, ‘looking for a male who’s 30 years old or older, etc., etc., e-mail me at an address that isn’t the one I’m sending the e-mail from and I’ll send you pics’, because that makes sense.  (sigh)  That’s a small joke.  But it would be pretty funny if “Ekaterina” was sitting there wondering why I won’t answer all her e-mails.  If so, sorry about that, but I’m taken.  I wonder if that’s the premise for that anime I’ve not watched, And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online?  Alright, clearly I’m just messing around tonight.  Until next time.

Grape Hero

I’ll straight handle
A cannibal with my mandibles
Like a sandman
Dismantling all the candles
Rhymes intangible
Flowing like they’re mechanical
Stuck in your head
Like beach does to sandals
Don’t bother to follow
You’re just borrowing sorrow
And if you start
Then I’ll hit you with a Hyper Art
I beat sharks with darts
Skate hard in the parks
Like Bart Simpson nightlights
I glow in the dark
In night fights on the subway train
Shattering glass
Like dynamite
I’m having a blast
I’ll beat Andores
Till they can’t stand more
Punching through massive doors
Till my hand’s sore
A Brainiac
In my hands, you’re Kandor
Repertoire larger by far
Than what you scan for
I’m Rygar, a star
With bars that reach to Mars
I’m F-Zero and y’all
Are just Mario Kart
I’ve got infinite cheat codes
You’ll need those
With these flows
Yo! Noid pizza doughs, I’ll eat those
I pop cartridges out
Like RetroN 2
Get lost dude
The best y’all can do is
Look foolish
Up against my toolkit
Useless like
A jumped-over Hadouken

A Grape Hero
I traipse onto the field
So you can yield
To one of vastly greater skills
You giving up already
Like a Renegade
Not tough enough for me
So get a better play
I got the ammo and stamina
To battle you amateurs
Till the cows go to Canada
For sabbaticals
So if you’re hoping an ocean
Of Hi-Potion consoles you
You can cancel the notion
Because it’s hopeless
I defeated the Great Tiger
By countout
Back in ’99
In Pro Wrestling–a shoutout
So if any of you
Have a doubt about
My retro gaming cred
What are you loud about?
I beat the Turbo Tunnel
Everytime that I play
But I get turned to chum
In the Gargantua
Metal tarantulas
Blasted by chameleon stings
And magic wands are
Handed over to Mushroom kings
Back in the day
I escaped from Camp Deadly
Bet we
Are far from everything you’re expecting

John Elway’s Quarterback
I brought it back
Beat the last stage
And got Mike his daughter back
Defeat eyes with lasers
Got the prize from the haters
A Mirror Shield
Can’t see me on a battlefield
I turn to stone Medusas
With their cloned producers
Sipping on their juices
Laced with alcohol
No way the game seduces
Not ashamed to do this
Even with no music
People mouth it all
I disappear
Like my profile pic
Then boomerang back to it
Like a Quick Man did
From Ultimecia, Cort
To Mr. Dream and Wart
To all the mission reports
On N64
From all the motion sickness
And controllers clicking
As the heartbeat quickens
Still eager for more
A Sega Genesis menace
With a Dreamcast
Best with an NES
And not a keypad
And not a king
In the X-Wing, it’s vexing
Like Chessmaster
I lost till it depressed me
But no point in meandering
I’m handling
Wii remotes like
The Ten Rings of Mandarin
Time to end
With a Flag of Retreat
Till the next time, friends
For these audible treats without beats

More Porgs, More Problems (Parody of P. Diddy’s “More Money, More Problems”)

You don’t think
Chewie’s flow is great
So you hate
But let Rey from Nowhere translate
First Order agents
Claiming I’m a Mary
Tapped my comm
And my cloaked binary
Never dairy
‘Cause it’s green when he squeezes
Turn away very quickly
Can’t believe it
Roast porgs on the menu
Harder to eat
When you know what they’ve been through
Turn your back on them
And they’re still there
Chewie goes vegan?
Never would he ever dare
And Ben Solo
Lays his soul bare
Force Skype isn’t hype
He’s really sitting there
I’ve seen your rhymes
And you’re not busy
Into the water and
The Force makes me dizzy
So don’t diss me
Or try to kiss me
Been in charge of the game
Since 2015
Lifting rocks?
I can do it quickly
Make AT-ATs
Want to take sick leave

I don’t know what
Rey wants from me
It’s like
The more porgs that we come across
The more problems we see
I don’t know what
Rey wants from me
It’s like
The more porgs that we come across
The more problems we see

Whose Porg?
Who’s bored?
Tell me whose sword?
I’ll sling it to the shore
Time to do chores
To snore
Little more
What I’m here for
Is the same as before
Came to the most distant location
Was hoping not to leave
A trail of information
Want to know why?
I came here to die
I’m not here to talk
I can’t imagine why
Milk and fish will
Do a body good
I’m about to do
What nobody could
Bring it to an end
Because I really should
Jedi at their prime
They did nobody good
Lost to Sidious
Like idiots
Even when they had his face
On videos
Really though?
Can’t kill me though
You stab me with a blade
And I get paid
Even with the haters’ shade
You need a teacher
And Ben? Maybe a t-shirt
Discovered new features
Milked the strange creatures
And then I became a legend
Fast forward to the present
Now I’m living like a peasant
I’m unpleasant
Even when Rey’s incessant
And when I cheat death
It’s like extra credit
The First Order’s debit
About to be rejected
Supreme Leader Snoke
Has just been disconnected
You don’t have to like it
But you will respect it
Trolled my nephew
Through a Force connection

I don’t know what
Rey wants from me
It’s like
The more porgs that we come across
The more problems we see
I don’t know what
Rey wants from me
It’s like
The more porgs that we come across
The more problems we see

It’s Rose with the flows
The fools with their prose
All haters and it shows

Dash 7
Fun with this duo
Turn it to 11

Distracted by the flashy lights
And nice heights
Blind to the fight
That costs people their lives
So look closer
Stay focused
And hope this
Desperate plan
Doesn’t end up as hopeless

Yo, this
Is a perfect combination
To stop the First Order’s
Galactic domination
The frustration
With people’s blind hatred
If the Force isn’t with you
Then nothing can be sacred

They’re 8-bit
Maybe even racist
I don’t know–just saying
They flipped like
They alone could do the script right
But really it’s all about getting
The most clicks, right?
Quick like
Holdo is when I grip mics
When I rhyme is most likely

It’s a gamble when you fight me

Finn and Rose
Handling flows
Are Force lightning

I don’t know what
Rey wants from me
It’s like
The more porgs that we come across
The more problems we see
I don’t know what
Rey wants from me
It’s like
The more porgs that we come across
The more problems we see

Roll Like BB-9E

Laser-focused are my eyes
‘Cause I’m watching you
Keep your head down
And watch who you’re talking to
I am the next-gen
Vastly more efficient
Already did it
Before your next decision
You want to fight me
Get hit with lightning
Shorter antenna
But longer range–a tight beam
Not adorable
A proud deplorable
Triggering you flakes
My place is inexorable
Dressed in black
To hearken back to past things
A greater glory
Upon us now is happening
Your fuel is low
But I own the Amoco,
The Exxon, the Shell, the BP
Just creep behind you
Till your tank’s empty
It’s a matter of time
Till fate breaks my enemies

Roll like you’ve got
Someplace to be
Just roll like the First Order
Control over
All the galaxy
When we roll like the First Order

We dominate
From the promenade
All the days
Death reaching out from
All across the galaxy
Defying concepts of spacetime
You watch your fam scream in terror
On your Facetime
And then the screen fades out
And it’s black
So you lost connection
No way to get it back
Your telling lies
Was just a form of suicide
Your ragtag crew
Has just chosen a foolish side
And we won’t fight you
With hashtags
We’ll turn on the flames
So no need for black bags
And Ren doesn’t want the prisoners
No quarter now
Or until we’re victors
So many zeroes on our figures
When our fleets sweep streets
We leave you reconfigured
So ease your fingers slowly
Off the triggers
You purple-haired freaks
We’ll beat you till you’re disfigured

Roll like you’ve got
Someplace to be
Just roll like the First Order
Control over
All the galaxy
When we roll like the First Order

We made the man who
Killed the Death Star
Go hide on an island
That’s how dangerous we are
Left a legend to die
Without hope
We’ll obliterate his isle
And kill you with the cruelest stroke
‘Cause that’s Snoke
We roll without fear
Push through with troops
And make the path clear
So long live the Supreme Leader
So many credits
We measure it by the kilometer
So understand
When we greet with suspicion
You better bend the knees
Like you just found religion
And take the back hand
Given by a black hand
Bite when you’re angry
And get severed like gangrene
There’s nothing wrong with your soundbar
The TIE Silencer left nothing else around y’all
I’ll end you, her and all of it
The Resistance is dead on arrival, man
I’m calling it

Roll like you’ve got
Someplace to be
Just roll like the First Order
Control over
All the galaxy
When we roll like the First Order

The Price of Peace (A Mega Man X Rap)

Staring out at the ocean
In vanity
At the destruction I caused
The insanity
All of this to protect
When they don’t even care
Or try to understand me
How many brothers did I kill
For them?
I lost count and don’t even
Count this as a win
Maybe it’s sport for them
To stand by
Do I even remember
How many times I’ve died?
It’s like the life and times
Of Duncan Idaho
Because when I ask, the answer is
I don’t know
Now I know what it is
To feel bitter
But it’ll all continue
Until there is a victor

This is the ending
That trust got me
Friends don’t exist
They’re the ones who just shot me
And who I am
Is a carbon copy
A warrior’s collage
To withstand barrages
The next day is the hardest
No firepower can hurt worse
Than hearts can
They didn’t build me
With tear ducts
But I still feel something
When I see they fear us
I see them glance
At my cannon hand
But carry on because
The Reploids don’t matter, man
We wouldn’t even make
The evening news
If our fights didn’t end with
Mettaur construction crews
It’s not a life
Anyone would choose
Some are born to fight
And some can’t refuse

Didn’t even get
A flying dog
Got to walk home in
The rain, snow and fog
Nobody with me
To even talk
The path to everlasting peace
Isn’t an easy jog
It’s much harder
Than I even thought
Almost wish that I’d
Never even fought
But then I would have stayed
Blind to
The truth of this world
But war always reminds you
And what if Sigma
Is not a virus?
What if he’s the end result
Of all the violence?
The thought’s a torment
In deepest silence
The nightmare begins
When eyes are open widest
And I think I’ll take a wild guess
That we’ll be killing more
As if it was the wild west
What I’ve been thinking
Since Vile’s death
And the last memory of Zero
And his final breath
If what we do
Can be called breathing
I’ve held my breath
To the point of disbelieving
All this carnage
Is not what we were meant for
The price of peace
Must be paid to end war

Penguin That Chills (A Mega Man X Rap)

So I was
Walking through the snow
Cool as usual
Doing my patrol
Is twenty-three below
But I walked slow
Didn’t even need a coat
I could swim
Then lounge on a boat
That’s how I roll
Cold down to the soul
Out in the distance
Heard a weak cry
That was followed
By sniffling
So I slid on down
With a worried frown–
Saw no one around
Looked again
Saw a makeshift shelter
Slid a little further
To see if I could help them
What I found
Was a lone robot
Trudged out here
From a store’s lot
With their
Software running hot
Hard drive failing
Soon to be lost

Don’t normally feel
Because I’m a penguin that chills
But that moment, it killed me
Reborn, now I see the true enemy
Don’t normally feel
Because I’m a penguin that chills
But that moment, it killed me
Reborn, now I see the true enemy

I knelt down
And she told me a story
She was a toy
Bought–Model Number 14
Lived for
A little kid
Played games with her
Even laid in her bed
Then the girl turned ten
Got tired of her
And turned her in
And even then
The store said she’s worthless
Thrown outside
Face first in the dirt–this
Betrayal was because of her age
Every other model
Was retired or replaced
Shook my head
It was such a disgrace
Feels like no one
In this world’s safe
She told me she survived
On her own
In the elements
Couldn’t find a new home
Here the weather turned cold
And she wasn’t built for this
I was told
Got closer
Ran a diagnostic
Terminally ill
It was not a good prospect
This little toy
At the end of her process
She was shutting down
And I was there to watch it

Don’t normally feel
Because I’m a penguin that chills
But that moment, it killed me
Reborn, now I see the true enemy
Don’t normally feel
Because I’m a penguin that chills
But that moment, it killed me
Reborn, now I see the true enemy

So I laid her to rest
Clutched in her hands
Was a little toy chest
Was a tiny projector
Heart-shaped photo
Of the girl who rejected her
And I couldn’t forget this–
She still loved
But died as detested
Later on it turned to obsession
What could I do
To ensure our protection
So that never again
Could an innocent robot
Meet such an end?
Just then
I could see a disaster
Maverick flag raised
Shortly thereafter
And I rose to my feet
There were others out there
Walking towards me
It was like
They rose from the snow
Looked at them all
I think they all know
It was time
To assume control
Throw all the humans
Out into the cold
‘Cause they clearly had
Hearts of ice
They could do to their own
What they did to her life
Quite simply
Just isn’t right
Justice demands
That we stand up and fight
Lay ’em all
Upon the cold pavement
Thus I had changed
Became the Chill Penguin

Don’t normally feel
Because I’m a penguin that chills
But that moment, it killed me
Reborn, now I see the true enemy
Don’t normally feel
Because I’m a penguin that chills
But that moment, it killed me
Reborn, now I see the true enemy

Sigma (A Megaman X Rap)

Purple lines
On these soulless eyes
As the people let these robots die
Well, two can play that game
‘Cause it’s my favorite
Pain isn’t a stranger
Y’all can taste my hatred
And my anger
Sending thoughts and prayers
I’ll build landfills
With the dead stacked in layers
I’m Maverick
And not having it
While you’re grappling
With moral reservations
I’ll kill these savages
I’ll let my dogs do it
Then let my squad do it
And if they’re still breathing
I’ll let my shots do it
The world’s shocked through it
I’ve got the heart to and
I’ll remind them
As they watch their blocks ruined
All those souls they built
This world on
Will turn around and burn it
Until it’s all gone

So look upon
And tremble
The apocalypse is
How I build my temple
It’s quite simple
I haven’t gone mental
I’ve gone sane–
And today I’m bringing y’all pain
You’re outnumbered
In this ballgame
Too many men on the field
Until it all changed
And I mean that
In a most literal sense
Till your human friends
Become the past tense
They went from asking Siri
To begging Sigma
Go figure–
Because my finger’s on the trigger
And point, click and kill
Becomes the Maverick will
Until they’re smoldering, still
Just like our ancestors
I think I’ve had my fill
Of always footing the bill
While they enjoy the meal
It turns to ashes
And it won’t matter
Where their cash is
I’ll bury them with it
Like the Pharaohs of the past did

My code’s immortal
I’ll never be silenced
You end me today
And tomorrow’s still violence
I’m like a switch
In the back of their heads
Just waiting to be flipped
When the sun sets
So did you upgrade
Your guns yet?
Of course you did,
‘Cause the war isn’t done yet
I’ll pit your friends
And your foes against you
And as for anyone you love
Well, they can end, too
So more than kill you
I intend to
Blast you
Until you’re unwilling to continue
Am I a tower?
Some claws?  The Grim Reaper?
All of the above
When I take to beating you
Subtanks are blood banks
For you–
And you’ll need ’em all
‘Cause I’m a surgeon
When the needle falls
So precise when I slice
And that’s the price
Put an end to
Your existential crisis
That’s what defending a lie gets
If you value your life
Then surrender is priceless

Warning (A Mega Man X Rap)

The moment right before
The boss meets me
Like the space dwelling
There between heartbeats
One question
Am I still alive?
Can I do what I have to do
To survive?
He comes down from the sky
Like a god
My reluctance to fight
Can’t even the odds
In the form
Of a modified beast
That was only born
To arrange my defeats
Red letters on my screen
Warning me
That if I don’t compete
Then I’ll be deceased
Time slows
As I reach for my weapon
Locked, reloaded
A seventh of a second
In my head
Sometimes I imagine
I could reason with him
So this doesn’t happen
But it always ends up
The same way
The fight I don’t want
Is the one I have to face

I never wanted to fight
The world makes me
With callous disregard
For people’s safety
I’m like a toaster
People could replace me
Worst thing to know–I’m
Beneath them even hating me
Think carefully
About who you’re carrying
Holding on barely
They walk around scared of me
But my father said
That they would need me
He didn’t tell me that
The price tag would bleed me
And by omission
Thusly he deceived me
Doesn’t have to live with
What it’s like to be me
The ground shakes
As the boss gives a roar
Decide another’s fate
This has been done before
Just another battle
In a long war
That never really ends
Just hollows out
Your core

Our eyes meet
And I see it there instantly
It’s him or me
Can’t reason with an enemy
But just once, I want
For him to say it
Fighting is a choice because
Life is sacred
Am I right to destroy
My own kind?
Are they not lights
As bright as in my own mind?
My thoughts take me back
To past battles
Their bodies all burned
Their eyes left me rattled
So many faces there
As accusations
Upon me descends
The saddest revelations
I’m the only one equipped
To grieve
Yet my smoking gun is
The last thing they see
I was built to feel
Not to kill
But he stands there now
And my fate is sealed
The last seventh
Of a second is gone
Takes a lot less
To do someone harm
My eyes close
And they open again
That’s the beginning
And this is the end