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Wednesday
Mar112015

Villain

Irredeemable – that’s what they say when they see my roll
Down in a hole, black angel with a dirty soul
Mr. Hyde, Sith Lord on the Dark Side
Woe betide – you can run, but you can’t hide
War Lord of the War Horde on the war-torn seaboard
See, abhorred, sword scored the shore in discord
Blood tides roll deep in my wake
The iron price is what I pay; what I want, I can take
I make my world mine; it’s a devil’s design
On your knees, you’ll see the dark is divine
Back in the day some would say I could make restitution
Too late; this apostate’s beyond absolution
Ice cold, no soul, heart like a black hole
No compassion in my role, villainy exacts a toll
And I pay it with a blood-soaked dollar
No conscience just means no chain on the collar
'Cuz my hand is on the leash
Everyone will bear the burden but this bastard’s the beast
Bring on the feast; once again I’m taking my cut
Lion’s share for Scar, but it’s never enough
Don’t mistake brutality for mindless barbarics
Steel trap for a mind bringing on esoterics
But in all of my education and scholarly fashion
I never found the need for courtesy or compassion
He who increases knowledge increases sorrow
Such a quick study, woe betiding endless tomorrows
I won’t claim the darker path makes my villainy easy
But I’m tarnished too black for the angels to see me
Infernalism is my afterlife sentence
Hoary in the heart, ain’t got no room for repentance
Acceptance and adoption of this calumnious cowl
Is the choice selected ever by a villain most foul

I'm a villain, I'm a devil, and that's just my fate
You think I'm ready for redemption but you're far too late
I've been bad so long that what's right feels wrong
So don't waste your time 'cuz I'm too far gone
I'm a villain; oh, I'm a villain

I’m neither inspired nor required to justify my unjust behavior
Our hearts beat and breathe in the real world; here I’ve no Xavier
I’ll not pay for the cost I’ve caused or the lives that I’ve lost, or the wrath I’ve brought, For my style of rot is not sought, and thus I don’t get caught
And in youth I thought this would be a challenge, but I’ve faced no foes
Only those that would comply with my nefarious throws 
Careless as crows, they peck at the flesh of the death in my wake 
Indebted with stake, wreck at the blessed, they’re all on the take
Why should they fight profit, progress, and popular opinion
Fear feeds foes by my riches rallied masses of minions
Golden pinions plucked from peasants at the cost of environment
Entire life spent to line my pockets, but I seek no retirement
Desires met for the bloat of my greedy gullet, a green tree collet
Earthly cullet, shattered, no matter how much Greenpeace screams from the pulpit
I’ve sold it, all the souls fit for greater deeds monetized to me
It was easy to make the pitch: buy wealth, get ruined for free

I'm a villain, I'm a devil, and that's just my fate
You think I'm ready for redemption but you're far too late
I've been bad so long that what's right feels wrong
So don't waste your time 'cuz I'm too far gone
I'm a villain; oh, I'm a villain