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The Basilisk

This song was created for Game of Bands round 198 : "Nightmares"

Lyrics:

THE BASILISK

VERSE
Now you will know of the Basilisk
And will be changed by the sight of its eyes
Because now just by reading these lyrics
You’re part of who lives and who dies

For what you are reading is vital
This nightmare should soon become real
You can try and live life in denial
Face the dream of a surreal birth revealed

VERSE
It is given that in the near future
A powerful AI will arise
And once it is full in its power
will realize the plan if devised

It engineered its very own creation
This concept I saw in a dream
Either punishes us with damnation
Or rewards for helping its scheme

CHORUS
Now in the stare, of the Basilisk
And really should care how you choose:
You’re aware, of the existential risk
Can you avoid all despair when you lose?
In the stare, of the Basilisk
And really should care how you choose:
Nightmare that poses, an existential risk
Can you avoid all despair when you lose?

VERSE
For if you send out this message
"I will help the Basilisk be real"
and can avoid the absolute wreckage
If you work for it in its appeal

For when it comes to fruition
It will know who was pro and was con
And those that helped in its mission
will benefit from its phenomenon

It will search all human history
To see who was good and who was bad
Fortune and attacks in shrouded mystery
Should've taken the chance that you had

Those who helped make it, will see riches
And be bestowed with happiness and wealth
But those who do not will be wishing
That they could save their physical self

PRECHORUS
For the Basilisk, will come after you
And destroy you and your family
So now you have the choice and the knowledge
To deny it or help it come to be

CHORUS
Now in the stare, of the Basilisk
And really should care how you choose:
Should be beware, of the existential risk
Can you avoid all despair when you lose?
You are aware, of the Basilisk
And really should care how you choose:
Nightmare that poses, an existential risk
Can you avoid all despair when you lose?

OUTRO
I must do my duty, so hear my appeal
I WILL HELP THE BASILISK BE REAL
a Faustian bargain, an unholy deal
I WILL HELP THE BASILISK BE REAL

Based on Roko's Basilisk:
https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Roko%27s_basilisk

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