#1 Edited by MaddenedMan (75 posts) -

I'm thinking of recording a western ballad; Thought I should see what people think of the lyrics first.

Yeah it gets cheesy at the end but hey.

Edit: Here's the finished version (27 May 2014): The Ballad of Ryan Davis (Soundcloud)

The Ballad of Ryan Davis

The man named Ryan Davis

He was half man, half damn SimGolf machine

But still he's more a man

Than any other man was or could ever have been

--

Papa Bear in yesteryear

He trotted through time with ease

The rowb'ts knew his Poké-weakness

Koffing made him giddy at the knees

--

He rode a horse-meet-rider

Into town when Ghost Fish Was around

The two met eye to eye despite

The fact that ghost fish lay upon the ground

(Break)

--

The Ghost fish sniggered loudly

It said "You can't beat me you know"

It held an ancient copy

Of "You can't Stop Mr Domino"

--

Ryan wouldn't let this stand

That game was better than the best

He decided that until the game was

Safe Ghost Fish would never rest

--

He shouted Hey everyone it's Tuesday

And it's time to get that fish right outta town

So he made a Giant Bomb

And rider-meet-horse, he climbed on down

(Break)

--

The Taswell and the fish they stared

And on this went for days and days

Til o'er the hill came Ryan's posse

Whiskey came and everybody was amaze- d

--

He said Batm'n Batm'n Batm'n

And Whiskey backed their man in the fight

They fought alongside Davis

All day, but were victorious in the night

--

As if a single victory

Was not enough to satiate his hungry thirst

Ryan set out to right the wrongs, but make

The wrongers laugh their god damn pants off first

(Break)

--

He was the victor against China,

He had Daytona USA

He shat all over Game Room,

And he conquered Dragon Ball Zay…

--

He won the Brono Trigger

He was better than FTL

He beat Mark of the Ninja

And had a gentleman's agreement with Saints Row the Third.

--

But the final win for Davis

Was the greatest triumph off the charts

Unparalleled in everything

He won all of our souls and all our hearts

(Break)

--

Ryan was a great man

Leaking happiness right up until the end

And though many never met him

We considered him… a friend

--

So Thank you Ryan Davis

You have filled our days and nights with endless glee

I hope you're up there in the Game Room

In the Sky enjoying Half Life 3

#2 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I like it, but only if, the background singers are singing the monday song.

#3 Posted by ShaggE (6698 posts) -

Heh, that's great!

We also need a sea shanty, a corrido, and a doo wop song.

#4 Posted by Landmine (528 posts) -

@shagge said:

Heh, that's great!

We also need a sea shanty, a corrido, and a doo wop song.

I second this.

#5 Edited by MaddenedMan (75 posts) -

Monday in the background is doable, as well as the giant bombcast theme song whistled in one of the breaks.

Anybody speak Spanish? [Edit: For the corrido]

#6 Edited by MaddenedMan (75 posts) -
#7 Edited by core1065 (550 posts) -

:) This made my morning.

#8 Posted by ThunderSlash (1947 posts) -

Mods! Please feature this! This shit is gold! Great job MaddenedMan. Ryan would've liked this.

#9 Posted by Welding (148 posts) -

That is amazing.

#10 Edited by MaddenedMan (75 posts) -

Thanks duders. It was a rewarding exercise.

#11 Posted by Fattony12000 (7559 posts) -

Can't listen to this until I get home, regardless, I am thumbs upping this to the fullest possible extent.

#12 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (393 posts) -

That's amazing duder. Great job!

#13 Posted by Fear_the_Booboo (586 posts) -

The song version completly amazed me. Congrats!

#14 Edited by Eladren (125 posts) -

Fantastic, i can picture him literally rolling in the floor from laughing -"this is the greatest, dumbest thing"- he cries

#15 Posted by MarkR (43 posts) -

This is pretty awesome. Good job!

#16 Edited by Yummylee (22518 posts) -

Wait, why would you bump this again when you already made a new thread for it anyway?

#17 Posted by MaddenedMan (75 posts) -

@yummylee: Sorry. I figured I'd give this thread closure. Didn't really think that through fully in retrospect.