Big Red - The Animator

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Just tryin to tell a story over one of war-spawn's beats. Not perfect; it served as an exercise for me. I hope you can enjoy it, I think this is the one place where most people can relate to it somewhat.

It's Only Fair - http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/225956 (remove the space)

The lyrics are all below.

Twelve years old, back in the day
Little skinny white geek stumbled across a page
With a black background and cheesy ass music
Where you could grab a club find a seal and just lose it
Brought a couple giggles to this humbles introvert
Wasn't long till he started showing his own sweet work
I remember the first flash he ever made
Stickmen and blood, he thought it was great
But he grew, and he started spending more time with a mouse
Drawing squiggly lines and givin microphone shouts
Self-taught animator, out of the box thinker
Self-proclaimed world hater, teenage angst stinker
The feedback was nice, reviews made him laugh
Nowhere else would people watch this kids twisted trash
So he stayed up late painting pictures that moved
They were beautiful to him and they slowly improved
Hunched over, 3am, and his back hurts
"That's my favorite Saturday, nothing else matters!"
He said to his dad, who was worried for his son
Cause he got a tan from the computer no need for the sun

Stop the track, throw it over your back
Got the next train comin and you're already packed
And your souls in your pocket, no spare change
Gotta sell something to get out of this rain

As the years passed by the boy developed his art
With frame after frame coming straight from the heart
And day after day more folks would start
Asking around about this self taught superstar
But he hardly noticed while focused on the screen
Had a dream in mind he needed to set free
And by the time he looked up man he had started a scene
Of followers and fans hooked on what he believed
Catapulted from his basement onto the front page
Squinting in the limelight but still making minimum wage
Graduated from high school and now had a job
Smiling at a desk for the corporate mob
Dealin art from his jacket for a coupla bucks
Down on his luck he thought of givin it all up
Till some classy black suit with a devilish grin
Came by with a contract and offered a pen

Soon as cash enters the picture something's bound to snap
And a rash flip of the wrist left him bloated and trapped
The intro scene was clean, no foul punches
The big screen shined for all of those missed lunches
And all those lost days, erased by applause
But that insatiable craze was laced with a pause
When the popcorn was empty, the building deserted
He was busy thumbing cash when the crowd passed a verdict
"This man is old news, we choose to move on"
He chased after with a paintbrush but they were all gone
And on his knees in an alley he screamed for a friend
Only his manager answered and again held a pen
"Now get up boy, every second's a dollar
You're wreckin all'a your cheques layin here trying to swallow"
Distressed he spent the rest of his days alone
Animating commercials for the businesses that owned him.

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Great beat

Awesome lyrics lol - If I ever need someone to voice/rap one of my songs I'll get you.

My only problem is the longevity. I think there shoulda been a beefier bass and more variety in the background music - though I think it's 80% good but the music is repetitive and on it's own doesn't go anywhere like a conclusion in a story.

that doesn't mean I loved it!
the rhyming was surprisingly well done which I can imagine was soooo hard to do!!

Great song man :)
not even my style and I loved it. That means something... right? ;)


BigRed responds:

Thanks! I hear you on the music, sadly I didn't create it so I can't edit it to fit the song I've written for it. It still sounds nice though!

Muchas gracias for the review!


Really nice that you used this great beat for your song. It fits perfect with the vocals.
It's cool that you make rap that actually matters! All the other rap songs you hear is like: "Yo, I shot sum people today and sold 5 pounds of coke". That's just some shit that they spit out cuz they can't figure out something else.
Hope you continue rapping man!


i get it. due i fucking get it.

this almost made me cry. ive fucking been there. ive motherfucking been there. beautiful. motherfucking beautiful. i mean, i quit animation a lil while ago cause i saw where it was going, but i have fucking been there. sad fucking life.

BigRed responds:

Thank you sir. Thank you very much.


pretty good with all the rhymes

BigRed responds:


Good work

Nice instrumental and good lyrics but the vocals and the flow need a bit of improvement.
Drop a comment on my track(s) if you want.

BigRed responds:

Thanks man! I will!

Credits & Info


4.76 / 5.00

May 18, 2009
11:53 PM EDT
Hip Hop - Modern
File Info
7.2 MB
3 min 56 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.