The Oracle – shobogan

shobogan:

The Oracle

You think I have been beaten
You think he took the sky from me
You think I have been trapped here
Yet I’ve never been more free

I am the hero of my own story
I am the knight tearing towers down
I am the dragon within the fortress
I am the queen forging her own crown

I am not a footnote
I am not a sacrifice
I am not your martyr
I’m not yours to sanctify

I am the voice that lights the shadows
I see the structure of strife and storms
I call the lightning to strike the shades
I am the sybil amidst the swarms

You think I have been beaten
You think he took the sky from me
Well I was never vanquished
I’m stronger than he’ll ever be

Gotham on the Fritz – waiting4codot

waiting4codot:

Have you seen the ne’er-to-do, locked up in ‘Ark Avenue’,
On that famous thoroughfare, with some toxin in the air,
High hats and Arrow collars, green spats and lots of dollars,
Spending every dime, on a wonderful crime!

If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to,
Why don’t you go where chaos sits,
Gotham on the fritz!

Femme fatales who wear a day coat, two-faced men,
Or leather bound coats, perfect fits,
Gotham on the fritz!

Dressed up like a winged flying sleuther,
Trying hard to look like Ol’ Lex Luthor (super duper),
Come let’s mix where Cobblepots walk with their sticks,
Or umbrellas in their mitts.
Gotham on the fritz!

Kitty cats all wear a diamond choker,
Harley walking with the man who broke her (what a joker),
You’ll declare it’s simply insane to be there,
And cower as they battle wits,
Gotham on the fritz!

(I was bored. This happened. Deal with it.)

The Ballad of Barry Allen – Eben Brooks

And I’ll be there before you know it
I’ll be gone before you see me
And do you think you can imagine
Anything so lonely
And I know you’d really like me
But I never stick around
Because time keeps dragging on

“The Ballad of Barry Allen,” a song about the downsides of being a speedster. Original song by Jim’s Big Ego, performed here by Eben Brooks.

Lyrics available here.

Superheroes Never Die – Chris Conway

Superheroes never die
They only fade away
They tried to save the future
But the future was yesterday

I thought this was going to be a funny song about how nobody ever really dies in comics (that’s a brilliant parody idea, by the way, somebody should do it), but instead it was sad and then kind of funny but still sad.

“Superheroes Never Die,” by Chris Conway

Someone On The Internet is Wrong

Someone on the internet is wrong
And the urge to set the world to rights is really rather strong
There’s a gravitational force
That pulls me off my course
When someone on the internet is wrong

There are filk songs based on books, and there are filk songs based on TV shows, and then there are filk songs based on xkcd comics.  “Someone On The Internet Is Wrong,” by Playing Rapunzel (Mich Sampson and

Marilisa Valtazanou)

Someone On The Internet is Wrong

Wicked Girls Saving Ourselves – crystalandrock

crystalandrock:

@seananmcguire‘s Wicked Girls is a favorite of mine, and though it’s not explicitly about the lgbt community, for a while I’ve been thinking about it as such. But hey, filk is all about adaptation and the meanings the audience gets from a song – so a few days ago I decided to write my own version.

My Wicked Girls is dedicated to all of the fictional wlw who deserved better than their narratives gave them, and to all the real wlw who deserve the world.

Lyrics under the cut:

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Creatures of Dream – Batya the Toon

animatedamerican:

For all of you who have been asking me for a recording of “Creatures of Dream”: BEHOLD.

Released as part of a four-song single, or ~quadringle~, entitled Subversive Ciphers by Jesse Dangerously & Friends.  If you liked my song, you might do well to listen to the others; I feel like it’s in good company.  (Probably of particular interest to some of you will be the first track, which is a tribute to the classic fantasy film Labyrinth.)

Lyrics below the cut.

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Jason Todd – Avo

auber-jean:

I apologize to @axonsandsynapses for doing their work absolutely nothing anywhere near justice, but this is my attempt at covering their brilliant adaptation of Sam Hall about everyone’s favourite ex-dead ex-Robin.

check out the lyrics on their blog!

all sounds in this recording were made using a ukulele and/or my mouth, and all (highly amateur) sound editing was done using GarageBand. hope you enjoy!

Take Up Your Shield Steve Rogers -idiopathicsmile

idiopathicsmile:

So I figured it would be kind of fun to go through all the songs that have been written about Steve Rogers and do a series of covers, like a study in shifting perspectives of an American icon through the years?

Kicking things off with an old-school folk song. Download here, lyrics mostly under the cut, historical notes at the end.

Lyrics:

Little Steve Rogers never had the knack
of running from a fight ‘fore it was done
stood up to any bully even when they’d knock him flat
he’d rush in to defend ‘most anyone

So take up your shield, Steve Rogers
Take up your shield tonight
Take up your shield, Steve Rogers
There’s wrongs out there that need some settin’ right

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Howling Commandos! Theme Song – idiopathicsmile

idiopathicsmile:

Okay so who do I have to bribe for fanart of the super cheesy 90’s era Howling Commandos children’s cartoon that TOTALLY 100% would’ve existed within the Marvel movie-verse?

And would it help if I wrote a theme song?

Howling Commandos! Howling Commandos!
Evil fears just one name: Howling Commandos!
Good is gonna win the game: Howling Commandos!

(Roll call!)

First Captain America, the leader of the pack! (Cap: This way!)
Second, Sergeant Bucky Barnes who always has his back! (Bucky: Aye aye!)
Montgomery and Dum Dum, they’re a team that can’t be beat! (Dum Dum: Tally ho!)
Add Jacques and Gabe and Morita and now the crew’s complete! (Gabe: Righteous!)

They’re gonna go that extra mile,
now Red Skull’s in a bind
So grab your shield, don’t touch that dial—
it’s gonna be a…howling…good time!

#In the cartoon they also have a talking pet wolf named Betsy Ross #It’s an ‘educational’ show so every other week one of the commandos learns the importance of teamwork #captain america #howling commandos #it was canceled after ten episodes but the wolf got her own spinoff series (via @idiopathicsmile)