Finally, the Dave Strider fansong I promised you all ages ago! The third installment in a set of four Homestuck songs I’m doing, one for each of the beta kids. Jade and Rose have already been done.
This song was a bit different in the vocal style for most of the other songs I’ve done before, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out! ABSOLUTELY WEAR HEADPHONES FOR THE FULL HELLA RAD EFFECT.
Time is on my side but I don’t know which side I’m on, you see ‘cause
I do not abide by rules that don’t agree with me, you see
But what if I’m the rule-maker, rule-breaker, rule-maker, or some future deity?
Maybe I’m a world-creator, tool-breaker, sword-taker from all these dead bodies?
I guess I’m finding life is turning on a dime
I’d reach for the stars but it’s too high a climb
I’m a paradox abomination, a most ironic crime
‘cause I’m the god of clockwork and I’m running out of time.
I was born on rock and raised on top of clocks and fire-sea
now here we are on this dead star on some new messed Odyssey
But what if there is more to it, more to it, fuck; screw it, we’re now nearly halfway there.
What if I got left behind, in my mind, back in time, and now I’m just hot air?
I’m running out of time, and I’m running far away
and I would give a lifetime if I could live another day
and I’d be worth a thousand words if I’d something left to say
I guess the world is now my playground, but I don’t want to play
because I’m running out of answers and I’m running out of rhymes
and I’m running out of comebacks, and different ways to die
so if you ever need me, I’ll be on the other side
because I’m the god of clockwork, and I’m running out of time.
Red blood and red sleeves and flash floods and light thieves
Time scratch and disk hacks and timelines and white lies
(Sear my mind, seer mind – paint my heart black as dark
day and night, Knight and Page, Heir and Witch, Prince and Maid)
(And off and on and off again I hope this sick beat never ends
then maybe I can get some sleep, though I can never again dream)