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#1 Edited by MaddenedMan (98 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



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



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



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



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

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#2 Posted by Dagbiker (7039 posts) -

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

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#3 Posted by ShaggE (8290 posts) -

Heh, that's great!

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

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#4 Posted by Landmine (543 posts) -

@shagge said:

Heh, that's great!

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

I second this.

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#5 Edited by MaddenedMan (98 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]

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#7 Edited by core1065 (639 posts) -

:) This made my morning.

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#8 Posted by ThunderSlash (2586 posts) -

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

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#9 Posted by Welding (193 posts) -

That is amazing.

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#10 Edited by MaddenedMan (98 posts) -

Thanks duders. It was a rewarding exercise.

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#11 Posted by Fattony12000 (8243 posts) -

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

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#12 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (402 posts) -

That's amazing duder. Great job!

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#13 Posted by Fear_the_Booboo (860 posts) -

The song version completly amazed me. Congrats!

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#14 Edited by eladren (282 posts) -

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

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#15 Posted by MarkR (59 posts) -

This is pretty awesome. Good job!

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#16 Edited by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

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

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#17 Posted by MaddenedMan (98 posts) -

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