This song was created for Game of Bands round 112 : "Video Games II"
SONG NOW HOSTED HERE: https://soundcloud.com/brendan-hutchinson/next-gen His parents try to pry it from his cold dead fingers The gamepad in Clyde’s grip is just as cold A pixel perfect portrait of the dead kid lingers, It’s flickering and fusing with his soul His ghost has left its host, he’s attracted by the glow His spectre is inspecting the TV His soul leaves Heaven’s pull, it knows exactly where to go His ectoplasm zaps through CRT And on the other side he discovers extra lives In every world of every game he ever had He’s a plumber and a knight in an 8-bit paradise, Through the screen he’s still watching Mom and Dad Years later from that day, a new kid comes in to play A little brother that he’ll never get to meet Brand new console brand new games, Clyde’s old games are thrown away… He’s been replaced… (Spoken) His parents have forgotten him, they’ve had another son They’ve named him little Cody, he’s their new Player One The ghost rises from the garbage, Cody’s starting a new game. Cody chooses single player, and he enters in his name But he’s never quite alone, there’s a shadow in his wake Cody took his life so Clyde will hunt down lives of his to take Wherever Cody goes the shadow follows, always true He stays out of Cody’s sight, an elusive Player Two Every game that Cody plays is plagued with sabotage Hidden pits, rabid pocket monsters, “Here take this, mirage” A new challenger approaches, Player One, meet Player Two He’s laughing at your suffering, he kinda looks like you You knows that Clyde’s tormented, and you’re sure this isn’t right But the bell has rung, you’re in the ring, announcer just yelled FIGHT You’re juking and you’re jiving, but Clyde’s spamming his best moves You’re starting to lose count of how many times you lose But Cody beats Clyde down to a sliver of his health Clyde knows what fate’s in store, stored, forgotten on the shelf He’s limp, and barely breathing, and he will not answer why. NPC crowds are screaming, “Finish him, let him die!” He doesn’t kill Clyde, he takes his hand Cody thanks him for all the fun. He pulls him back on solid land This will be a no-kill run He won’t need to reload his save Poor Cody, Clyde’s haunting his dreams Poor Clyde, early cathode ray grave A new member has joined Clyde’s team The brothers talk and grow together Before long they become good friends They quest in pixel perfect weather Beating games, not splitting ends They save the princess from the evil They fight the evil in its swamp Cody digs games from the trash, They revisit all Clyde’s old haunts And only now Clyde really knows He’s less lonely as Player Two And wherever Cody goes, A shadow follows, always true Through generations they play new games Cody grows, Clyde stays the same Through generations they play new games Cody grows, Clyde stays the same Through generations they play new games Clyde’s the same, Cody shows his age Through generations they play new games Clyde stays, Cody grows away Cody needs to live his life Can’t always waste the day Has a daughter with his wife A new kid comes in to play He tells her about Clyde The brother he never knew. He gives her his controller Player One, meet Player Two