Rap Double Feature: My World/Knightmare, Inspired by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

My World

 
From the sky came down
As an infant
Lived here thirty years
Without incident
Other than rumors
From a Smallville community
No one believed them
No one could prove it’s me
I lived like a drifter
Through the heartland
Saved people in need
When I saw them
Heard Canadian men
In a bar, there’s
Talk of an alien ship
Then I was gone there

Rest of the story goes
As it was told
I learned how to fly
And I rescued them all so
They built a statue
Of me and they hoped
That the next time trouble came
I’d save their souls
But there were still those
Who fell through the cracks
The mothers and fathers that
I can’t bring back
It was my fault
It’s just like I killed them
Called Zod here
And he made me a villain
So I can’t blame them
Because they blame me
I had to kill him
That decision changed me
I have to carry the guilt
Atop the world
As I look at the names
Of the orphaned little girls
People wondering why
I don’t smile much
Thousands of lives
That my actions have now touched
They don’t know what it’s like
To have to bear it
I’m learning that right
Doesn’t come without errors

Is there anything left
Worth fighting for?
Articles on football?
What am I writing for?
There’s a man like a bat
And he’s branding folks
And I don’t know what it is
That he’s planning for
I still believe in the hope
That I’m standing for
Underneath the mask
Is a man of war
He’s been around
Been a rumor for a long time
But somehow
He has gone to the wrong side
I confront him
He’s a jerk with a smirk
I could easily stun him
And end all his life’s work
But we’re not foes
He’s hurting, I know
He saw his parents killed
And it torments him so
Now he can hurt me
And put me at his mercy
Evil plans at others’ hands
So disturbing
I recall at his root
He is powerless
I must remind him
That evil is cowardice
That he became
Just like Joe Chill
When for no cause at all
He decided to kill

Red hair
And the looks of a goddess
She’s the one who understands
I can be honest
Tough as nails
On the trail of a story
Life by her side
It could never be boring
She can stand up to anyone
From a terror in the desert
To the heads at the Pentagon
A man of steel wouldn’t feel
But a third as strong
Without her in this world
I do not belong
I’m afraid I would burn it all down
If the day ever came
When my world’s not around
Now I realize that
She is my world
I would stop any fight
To go rescue my girl
So I don’t have to be afraid
Of a doomsday
Saving the world?
No, just another Tuesday

 

Knightmare

It’s a Knightmare
There’s a bright light there
This scenario would even make
Bat-Mite scared
There’s a city destroyed
Just ahead of me
The last Greek letter
Is the symbol of my enemy
Burned in the ground
Burning the town
Surrender now
Or head underground
I spot a big truck
Also see a big bus
Hoping the delivery man
Is someone we trust
He pulls up
There’s no sign of suspicion
Shows me a container
That looks in good condition
Then he opens it up
I look inside
It’s a battery and not Kryptonite
I’m surprised
He pulls a gun
As he apologizes
And my people are killed
Before I realize it

What have I done?
There’s a gun in my hands
Ever since that night
I know I can’t stand them
It’s so strange
I’m blowing folks away
Snapping necks, breaking limbs
And crushing brains
‘Cause I’m the last hope
For Earth’s salvation
Burn the rule book
And save the human race from
These evil aliens
What is this about?
One punch to my head
And I’m knocked out
I come to
Hung up next to two dudes
Sounds in the distance
Like a sonic boom
I see the soldiers
Taking one knee
And a god comes down
From the sky ‘cause he wants me
Heat from his eyes
Kills in mere seconds
He saves me for last
And I start to feel desperate
But I’m resolute
Nobody can rescue you
If I meet the end
Dad and Mom, I’m expecting you

He rips off the mask
Looks kind of mad
This is what it’s like
When aliens turn bad
He explains that I took
Someone from him
He murders me
It’s a done deal
I hear some shouting
And I see a bright lightning
A dude in red reaching for me
It’s frightening
He’s telling me
I was right to fear him
I don’t have a clue
I can barely hear him
He warns me,
“You have to find us, Bruce!”
And make friends again
Like I was trying to do
Was it a dream
Or a memory?
A warning from a future
Ruled by evil entities
We have to stand
And unite the league
Bring justice to any
Wanting fights with me

Release

Where I go
Is a
Lonely road
It often seems so hollow
And I don’t want you to follow
After me
It’s on my mind
Every-
Thing behind
I try hard to be strong
With everything that I’ve done wrong
I can’t go home

There was
You and me
Where we
Used to be
Right where I used to kiss you
Now there’s just a simple picture
From years ago
And then
Truthfully
What a
Useless thing
To be stuck here where I miss you
But it did no good to give you
All I owned

Truth be told
I just
Do not know
All my questions have unraveled
So no path is left to travel
That I see
It makes me cold
Down to
My bitter soul
What was the point of the battle
To end up as broken, scattered
Poetry?

Chorus:

It follows me
Like melancholy
Full of angst and anger
I can see the greatest dangers
But can’t flee
No matter how far I go
They chase me
Until they grab ahold
And won’t release

Conquer Me

I’d surrender
To feel its warmth upon my face
I’ve been through winter
I need some light to find my way
I’ve got some ways to go
But really I don’t know what is for me
I’d like to take it slow
But I’ve waited a long time to see

Love conquers all, they say
But will it look my way?
My white flag gladly waves
I want for love to conquer me
Love should be worth the wait
But will it look my way?
I want it here today
I want for love to conquer me

I dreamt I walked right past it
And never noticed it was there
A vision of us happy
You’d look at me as if you cared
But you’re too good for me
You’re more than I could ever hope to earn
But you’d be good to me
You’re everything for which I truly yearn

Love conquers all, they say
But will it look my way?
My white flag gladly waves
I want for love to conquer me
Love should be worth the wait
But will it look my way?
I want it here today
I want for love to conquer me

I don’t think we have met
And could I love again?
But the touch of your hand
My heart whispers, “I can.”
Love makes its promises
I try to honor them
And then she’s gone again
I’m sure I’m wrong again
But would I fall again?
And would I ever land?
Does someone understand?
Wish you would wait for me
Keep my heart safe for me
I’d hold you gratefully
As you’re embracing me
And then you’d say to me:
“You can have faith in me.
You’ll always have a place with me
No matter where we’ll be.
I’m yours and you’re with me, of course,
Our love will always be
All we’ll ever need, I’m sure, for all eternity.”

Love conquers all, they say
But will it look my way?
My white flag gladly waves
I want for love to conquer me
Love should be worth the wait
But will it look my way?
I want it here today
I want for love to conquer me

I Miss My Little Girl

You always saw the world
A little different
And I’d just smile
And go with it
So clever and
I’d say you’re plenty gifted
I’ll never know
What I’ve been missing

Too far away now
To help you shape the world
I miss my little girl
I’d find a way somehow
To save you from this world
I miss my little girl

So silly and
You’d always make new friends
I wish that I
Could trust like you
Learn how to be
So innocent again
And run and play
Just like you

Too far away now
To help you shape the world
I miss my little girl
I’d find a way somehow
To save you from this world
I miss my little girl

You’ve gone away
And that makes me feel so sad
And by the way
I will always be your dad
Nothing can change
All the special times we had
The memories will help
To not make it so bad

So much has changed, though
Without you in my world
I miss my little girl
I hope one day to see you
Save us from the world
I miss my little girl

I Miss My Little Boy

When I see the TV shows
You watched
Or look at the Legos
You dropped
I see that smile
And those big bright eyes
So much joy
In such a little size

Now you’ve been taken
And part of me’s destroyed
I miss my little boy
I’m still tripping
On those old toys
I miss my little boy

I try not to remember
Because it breaks me down again
Look at me, the great pretender
Trying to hide my frown again
She let me bathe you
One last time
Not even knowing that
I’d be saying goodbye

Now you’ve been taken
And part of me’s destroyed
I miss my little boy
I’m still tripping
On those old toys
I miss my little boy

I miss the comics
And the books we used to read
I’ll send it your way
If there’s anything you need
You’re my future
And somehow you’re my past
I’d give you the whole world
Just to hear you ask
I thought I’d write these words
To help me face the pain
But it doesn’t help the hurt
Some wounds always remain

Now you’ve been taken
And part of me’s destroyed
I miss my little boy
I still have memories
I’ll cherish and enjoy
But I still miss my little boy

Broken Promises

 

The winds of change
Can’t erode
This heart of stone
I’m in some pain
And I’m alone
Here, on my own
Last night
I dreamed of you
What can I do?
It’s not right
I didn’t mean to
Do this to you

You’ve abandoned me
Though we planned to be
Wouldn’t have to see
Broken promises
But the promise is
Still the same for me

Will I forget
The touch of your hand?
Don’t think I can
But my regret
Is I haven’t been
More of a man
You opened the door
I watched you walk through
What you’re looking for, I
Couldn’t give it to you

You’ve abandoned me
Though we planned to be
Wouldn’t have to see
Broken promises
But the promise is
Still the same for me

So why’d you disappear
When I need you here?
It’s so very clear
That I don’t have to fear
If I feel you near

In daydreams
You wiped my tears away
And smiled at me
Then decided to stay
What good are dreams
As if movie scenes
Just the same pretending
With a happy ending?
Even fools could see
That we’d never be
But it was worth the trying
Although I feel like dying

And I did
I died for you
In the end
What good did it do?

You’ve abandoned me
Though we planned to be
Wouldn’t have to see
Broken promises
But the promise is
Still the same for me

Estranged, A Lament of Love

Love is for the brave,
They say
But I’m afraid
Of its chains
And afraid
Of the change
Nothing that’s great
Comes without
Many pains
Look at how easily
It’s estranged

I looked up
You were gone
As if I
Did you wrong
I was weak
But a man should be strong
Have you forgotten we
Made a promise to be
One of body
For the world to see?

When a woman is new
Look what love makes me do
Run and hide
Like a boy still in school
Like the force
Of the moon
Pulls me closer
And soon
I will act out the role
Of the fool

I have no great armor
For love, it is stronger
It cleaves eager hearts
Into two
It turns back to stab
Me, and grabs
What I have
Precious time, precious hope
Sacred memories
It acts without honor
Or mercy, it’s harder
Than stone
I’m alone
On my knees
It makes lovers glad
And it still makes me sad
For I know what was stolen
From me

Tears in the rain
As I patiently wait
For the lie to deceive me again
Ever the same
It awaits to betray
I cannot waste my dreams here again
So the fear, guilt and shame
Are all that here remain
As the altar I built is now ash
What can be gained
From a life lived this way
When the future is more of the past?

Love is for the brave,
They say
But I’m afraid
Of its chains
And afraid
Of the change
Nothing that’s great
Comes without
Many pains
Look at how easily
It’s estranged
I will not let it blind me again
I will war with it until the end
It’s a lie, not worth dying for and
What a dangerous trap
To fall in

Love is insane
Not a game to be played
It will empty you out
All the same
And then fill you with rage
Send you through every stage
It’s a tragedy
Waiting to happen
To you
I hate what it can do
I hate love and love
Hates me too
I hate love
And love
Hates me too

Blue November

“You know I’m not coming back”
Fade to black
Looks like it’s love that I lacked
Face the facts
Feels like you’re still in the air
It’s captured you
But really you’ve gone over there
Haven’t you?

You gave me a
Blue November
And what can I do
But surrender
‘Cause I’m lost in the pain

I took all your books off the shelves
Your pictures too
As if I could somehow dispel
The myth of you
But I can’t let go of the ring
The promise made
I still feel the touch of your hand
As you fall away

You gave me a
Blue November
And what can I do
But surrender
‘Cause I’m lost in the pain

I can see you on the steps
It’s as if you never left
I’m never catching my breath
Love lost can feel like it’s death
I never will be the same
Cannot stand hearing your name
Maybe one day that will change
But wouldn’t that be very strange
To go
Through this life alone
You know
This was your home

You gave me a
Blue November
And what can I do
But surrender
‘Cause I’m lost in the pain

The Heartache

I could fall in love again
A thousand times
And what good would it do?
Never got enough of you
By my side
And with all I went through
But it didn’t benefit
Seems you were better when
I wasn’t there
Now it’s me you’re getting rid of
Now it’s you the one who’s fed up
And me here so scared

But I’ll survive
The heartache
I’m alive
In heartache
You were mine
My heartache
But in time
The heartache
Will make me just fine

Still surprised to find
Some clothes that smell like
Just like you do
I see your eyes inside
This hole in my life
Just like I used to
I’m speaking to you on the phone
I’m bleeding through and feeling so alone
And it’s all so unreal
Wondering what’s going on
Wondering what’s going wrong
That got us both here

But I’ll survive
The heartache
I’m alive
In heartache
You were mine
My heartache
But in time
The heartache
Will make me just fine

Or maybe not
Does she hate me not?
Or hate me so bad
Maybe we forgot
Just how great it got
Before we were sad
From a distance you
You seem so different too
Like through rose-colored glass
And it hits me too
From a certain point of view
We were in love in the past

Why couldn’t we make it last
The heartache
What we had
Was heartbreak
All I am
Is heartache
Can’t really stand
The heartache
It’s breaking me down
But I won’t make a sound

When You Come This Way Again

Our last moment, it lasts
Even though the past is the past
I gave you all that I am
I put a ring on your hand
So now I don’t understand
Why I’m not part of your plan

When you come this way again
I wonder will it be intense
I want to know if we will end
And what if we can be again?
When you come this way again
Are you really going to leave again?
Or maybe make-believe again
And give me what I’ve seen again?
When you come this way again

I’ve given more than I asked
Forgiven more than I can
I’d forfeit all that I have
If I could just have you back
All of the love that we had
Until the day that you ran

When you come this way again
I wonder will it be intense
I want to know if we will end
And what if we can be again?
When you come this way again
Are you really going to leave again?
Or maybe make-believe again
And give me what I’ve seen again?
When you come this way again

Your memory
Is stronger than I am
You’ll never be
Out of second chances
What you do to me
Has gotten out of hand
You’re fooling me,
And I would fall right in
And we would fall in love and then
And then…

When you come this way again
It would be a love intense
It would make zero sense
And maybe we would see the end
But I don’t believe I can
I won’t let go of your hand

When you come this way again