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I am a prince and I live in a ship and I aim my rifle and I shoot from the hip
And I have a friend I pity quite a bit
She said, “Grab your gun, let's have some fun, share with me your perigees
I have responsibilities, I cannot run!”

“I do not wish the death of any living thing,
I might be a killer but one day I shall be queen
and put an end to slaughter, but until then I'm keen
on staking claim to land and sea and everyfin between.”

I played a game with eleven fools who told me not to break the rules
But when have angels ever helped me yet?
And magic isn't real and anyway it doesn't matter
'Cause no matter what I conjure it could not help be me deflect

The angry death of every hopeful thought
That I might be a lover or a fighter that I’m not
In someones spider web or net I could be caught
But I'm too bitter, better off alone, guess I forgot

So what? Do you want me to say sorry?
Should I apologize, when you ignore me?
I didn't ask to be right or to be lonely
Or to be hatched into an ugly story

I am a prince and I had a pair of princesses in two sharp squares
But then I guess I bored them both to death
And now I think my calling is to break apart and fall to pieces
Better yet invent a brand new method of ascension

I'm impressed, you've managed to survive
But rest assured we'd all be better off dead than alive
'Cause when they get ahold of us we'll all be batter fried
And I'm surprised that nobody's considered switching sides

So here I am, respectfully and royally destroying
Any chance of getting back on your good gills
And I don't want to be hurtful but if yellows the new purple
Well then bleeding's the new breathing, don't you think I will!

I used to wish the death of every living thing
I might be your killer but you'd never be my queen
So put away your laughter, pack up your hopes and dreams
I'm done with black back-handing and red pandering, it seems

That I am just pathetic, I won't be overlooked
I'm past the point of fishing to get back upon your hook
I've made a manifesto, I've been bested by a crook, but never more!
I'm planning on reclaiming what he took...

So what? do you want me to say sorry?
Should I apologize, when you ignore me?
I didn't ask to be right or to be lonely
Or to be hatched into an ugly story
To be hatched into an ugly story

Oh my, this pantomime is getting gory

I am a prince and I live in a ship
I am a prince and I live in a ship

Song by PhemieC
Homestuck c) Hussmaster A
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RJBG Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017
Brilliant stuff!
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Helena-G-Fiorenza Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I used the lyrics for this: jeffreytheterribleliar.tumblr.…
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SoftIvory Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student General Artist
You have a couple words wrong but thanks so much! It really helps with memorizing it!
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KingCheshireZorua Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So, I don't follow Homestuck at all, but reading these lyrics... I'm not sure if I really have to follow Homestuck necessarily to enjoy these. I mean, whatever is being referenced in the song is referenced subtly enough that I can enjoy them as they are. 

Thanks for posting these, it was a real treat to read. :)
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ShawnPikul Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Subtleness is key!!!
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EveryFandomGirl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
subtlety, lol, not subtleness XD
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ShawnPikul Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
You made me open the dictionary😎!
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EveryFandomGirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
Glad i could be of some help
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KingCheshireZorua Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly.
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Riipurr Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't follow Homestuck, but I adore the character designs and this song. Can anyone tell me the actual meaning or story of this song?
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maid-0f-light Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, it just follows eridan's story. It's hard to explain if you haven't read the comic. I suggest you read the comic, though it will ruin your life.
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Riipurr Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see, thank you! XD
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Dustfinger1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Writer
Is it bad that I am starting to memorize this and- WHAT HAPPENED TO ERIDAN WAS SO SAD! *CRIES*
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MEG4LOVANIA Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gog, anna, wwoww i found you here
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Dustfinger1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Writer
I hate you. 
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horseluv1223 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!!!
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FangirlOfAwesomness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Im so happy i finally found this! I have been looking for the lyrics!
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Awesome! Glad to be of service.
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