Lyrics for the Table: What If?

A song written for the campaign Cyberpunk Red: Never Fade Away

I said before that my writing of late has focused quite a bit on the TTRPG campaigns I’m in, and I thought I’d share some of those with you here.

Let’s start with some songs written in-character by my Rockerboy, K2

K2, as generated by MidJourney

Album: DemoGraphic

DemoGraphic is the first album/ep released by K2 after their debut performance at Hammer. The album is an eclectic mix of musical styles, from instrumental jazz to an industrial-metal ballad on the same album. The title comes from the fact that most of the songs were on K2’s demo, combined with the fact that the lyrics are mostly autobiographical.

On another level, the title refers to the fact that, like K2 themself, music doesn’t fit into a box but is wild, free, and authentic to itself.

Track One

“What If?”

(a retrospective on growing up)

When we were young

we didn’t know

how cruel life would be

as it pulled to earth

our castles in the sky

Cutting short the ignorance of youth

Leaving behind a heart as hard as nails

Emotions like hardened circuits

Calloused eyes and jaded lips

Locked away from the world

Hidden behind

a wall of grief

a well of sorrow

what could I do

but mourn a lost future

What if the things that never were

Became things that always will be

A new beginning, a fresh start

A substituted reality

Better than the world we see

Going back to when we didn’t know

What fate had in store for us

The earth left fallow

A soul less shallow

Rough edges filed smooth

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