Your Villain

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

A realization I came to a while back, where it's easier to protect someone by being a bad guy than it is to be their hero.

When I was just a lad,

I also hoped to be,

a hero for the ages,

go down in history.

But then I saw this world.

Bitter, twisted vile,

and yet here you were still fighting to smile.

And the smile was so pretty,

And I knew it must be kept safe,

and I knew the world was fighting so hard to take it away

I realized a heroes code didn’t have a place

Not if I wanted to keep you safe anyway,

So I took my cape and replaced it with a cane

Spandex for suits and a lack of shame

Listen up love, stay behind me, i’ll take all the blame,

oh

 

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the bad guy

I’ll keep you safe no matter what I have to do.

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the enemy,

This world won’t know what hit it when i’m through.

 

You have to understand me

My body isn’t strong

And I don’t think I could take them

head on.

So i’ll make these threats and lie and cheat,

Do anything to avoid defeat,

I know love it may be fighting dirty,

But that hand on you’s a little more than flirty

And when I see that fear in your eyes

I’ll raise my cane, tap his shoulder with a smile, and offer this fine gent an alternative prize.

oh

 

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the bad guy

I’ll keep you safe no matter what I have to do.

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the enemy,

This world won’t know what hit it when i’m through.

 

I will break a thousand faces just to keep yours lit up

I will make a thousand widows, if their husbands don’t learn not to touch

I would poison an entire town, if they so much as make you frown,

No one will hurt you again my dear, they won’t want to deal with me,

I will damn my very soul to see yours remain free,

oh

 

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the bad guy

I’ll keep you safe no matter what I have to do.

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the enemy,

This world won’t know what hit it when i’m through.

 

The only way to win is fear,

so i’ll give them my best snear,

i’ll hold you close and let them know you’re with me.

no more pain and no more sadness,

not when you control the madness,

they all know love if they touch you they’ll set the beast free.  

oh

 

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the bad guy

I’ll keep you safe no matter what I have to do.

I’ll be the villain, I’ll be the enemy,

This world won’t know what hit it when i’m through.

I’ll be your villain, I’ll be your bad guy

I’ll keep you safe no matter what I have to do.

I’ll be your villain, I’ll be your enemy,

This world won’t know what hit it when i’m through.

And i’ll do it all for you.


 


Submitted: September 04, 2015

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Tangelo

This is really interesting. I've always wondered about villains and heros; most novels have a likeable hero who defeats the villain, but very few of honorable villains. I love the message, and great flow as always!

Fri, September 4th, 2015 8:10pm

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