Not This Time (The Kaiju Song)

by Mike Phirman

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about

Inspired by the film "PACIFIC RIM" (which you should see) and Joseph Scrimshaw's album "FLAW FEST" (which you should hear), this song is a celebration of Foolish Optimism.

lyrics

ANTEVERSE
Mutavore! Kaiju - Category Tres! Bringing you the End Times!

VERSE 1
I'm gonna raze that city
I'm gonna raze it to the ground
When I say "raze", you know I mean the "raze" where you don't lift it up
Instead you... you knock it down—look, never mind

I'm gonna be a hurricane (with six eyes)
I'm gonna be a big apocalyptic jerk
I'm gonna do the exact same moves the other kaijus do
but this time it's gonna work

It's all in my reach
as I crawl through the breach
You think a wall on the beach can keep me out?
The end is nigh
And I'm the ending guy

CHORUS
I know you beat the one before me
You may have won that time
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that (and the time before that)
and the time before that (and the time before that)
and the time before that (and the time before that)
and the time before that (and the time before that)
BUT NOT THIS TIME!

You're like a broken computer keyboard:
There's no Escape!

VERSE 2
I'm not like all the other ones
They were different
And I'm not
We may have had the same power, same will, same
guts, same claws, same strength, same height, same weight, no weapons, same brain, even same DNA
And the same game plan

The difference is how we are different. Cos I don't have:

My head ripped off
a rocket in my butt
my brains aren't floating in a lobster tank
I still have teeth
My legs aren't gone
I'm not tied down to an aircraft carrier
I can still breathe
I'm not on fire
my ribs aren't a strip mall in Hong Kong

You thought they were the ones to worry about?
HA! You were WRONG.

Let's proceed to begin
I'm gonna lead with my chin
Just watch me follow in the footsteps of the fallen for the win
The tides are sure to shift, if you catch my drift..

CHORUS
I know you beat the one before me (pretty much immediately)
You may have won that time
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that (and the time before that)
and the time before that (and the time before that)
and the time before that (and the time before that)
and the time before that (and the time before that)
BUT NOT THIS TIME!

Alright, it's go time! Let's see what you got, tin man! I'm gonna crack you open like a peanut shell, eat those two little nuts, and throw the rest right into the—

[whoopin]

ANTEVERSE 2
Stepping up: Otachi! Kaiju - Category Four! This world is MINE!

VERSE 1
I'm gonna raze that city
I'm gonna raze it to the grou—

[whoopin]

credits

released December 29, 2013
Written, produced, and performed by Mike Phirman
Special thanks to Joseph & Sarah Scrimshaw

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