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9. Taskmaster of Deth

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Hey, I've decided to release all the other songs from my album onto Newgrounds. Some of you may recognize some riffs in these tunes as riffs in some of my 8-bit work - infact, I wrote these, and then reworked parts of them into chiptune down the line. So while the 8-bit versions were published first, you could consider some of these songs the "Original Version" of certain tunes.

This one was the second one I did for this album. It's another one that contains some elements that were eventually worked into my chiptune songs - Promethium for sure, and I think another one but I don't remember which. The lyrics were inspired by me watching old western movies with my dad. They're a little formulaic, but they're unironically alot of fun.

I had this idea in my head of this "Bounty Board," - the board in town with all the outlaw's faces and whatnot with prices. This song is about the guy who's job it is to decide which faces get put on the board. He's the Taskmaster of Death - spelled Deth as a little nod to Megadeth - because he decides who bounty hunter's go after. To most people, you wouldn't blink of you saw him - but to those who piss him off, or those who take his pay, all of them flinch at the mention of his name.

All instruments and vocals were done by me. I'm not an amazing singer, but it's not like I was gonna get anyone else to do it, so I did it myself.

Here are the lyrics :

Taskmaster, on the scene

Eyes cold and mind like machine

He decides who lives and dies

He wants you - dead or alive

Bounty hunters on the plain

Know the Taskmaster by his name

Disrespect him, you'll face disaster

Nobody fucks with the Taskmaster!

He doesn't play!

You better pray!

You'll face disaster!

He's the Taskmaster!

Taskmaster - back again

Willing to put a price on your head

He knows all the power he alone wields

He'd feel good if he could feel

Money is the only thing he respects

So if you owe, he's gonna collect

Your whole life will be a fucking disaster

'Cause nobody fucks with the Taskmaster!

He doesn't play!

You better pray!

You'll face disaster!

He's the Taskmaster... of Deth!

Taskmaster... of Deth!

Taskmaster... of Deth!

Taskmaster... of Deth!

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Aug 16, 2021
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