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The Ballad of the Batman

Batman Gotham City DCU Re-post

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#1 Offline X-Ray

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Posted Apr 04 2014 - 05:32 PM

This is the re-post of a song-fic I wrote a while back, but which seems to have disappeared. May this second rendition be a source of amusement and inspiration!

 

The Ballad of the Batman

 

A song fic by BZPower.com member X-Ray

 

Down in Gotham City, twixt Metropolis and New York,

There was a man who fought for justice, with the stubbornness of a cork.

He was called the Batman, and he was always fighting the good fight.

Down in Gotham City, evil fears the knight.

 

He swung through the city on lines as strong as steel

He met with the police commissioner via this Bat-signal deal.

He rode around in a pimped out ride, called the Batmobile it was

If you asked him why all this bat-stuff, he’d say, “Just because.”

 

Oh, the Batman is a detective, a tried and true dark knight

He fought the mob and won, and with evil he’s always itching for a fight

Criminals fear the Batman, who’ll catch them wherever they go

From the East End to Hong Kong, from Tricorner to Congo.

 

His squire was Robin, a bright and cheery lad,

He needed this charming acrobat to keep from going mad.

He was later joined by Batgirl, and then by Nightwing, you know who

And Huntress, Catwoman, Oracle, Azrael, and then Spoiler and Batwoman too.

 

The Bat had many allies, but his enemies numbered great

From Two-Face to the Joker, the Harlequin of Hate.

The Riddler and the Scarecrow, and of course Black Mask

And dirty cops like Jim Corrigan and Detective Arnold Flass.

 

Oh, the Batman is a detective, a tried and true dark knight

He fought the mob and won, and with evil he’s always itching for a fight

Criminals fear the Batman, who’ll catch them wherever they go

From the East End to Hong Kong, from Tricorner to Congo.

 

And don’t forget the Penguin, the gentleman of crime

Clayface the shape-shifting actor who’d kill you for a dime

Bane with his green venom and Poison Ivy with her green vines

And Mad Hatter constantly quoting Alice in Wonderland lines.

 

Batman went through many trials, many bouts from over the years

A Death in the Family, Knightfall, No Man’s Land, and R.I.P. brought him tears.

And let’s not forget the Contagion, Officer Down and War Games

These are but a few of those trials, many of which have no names.

 

Oh, the Batman is a detective, a tried and true dark knight

He fought the mob and won, and with evil he’s always itching for a fight

Criminals fear the Batman, who’ll catch them wherever they go

From the East End to Hong Kong, from Tricorner to Congo.

 

The world will always need the Batman, yes, that much is true

Whether it’s this Earth or another, like, say, Earth-2.

He’s the scourge of all evil, for evil fears the knight

And though he patrols the shadows, he’s the greatest guardian of light.

 

Oh, the Batman is a detective, a tried and true dark knight

He fought the mob and won, and with evil he’s always itching for a fight

Criminals fear the Batman, who’ll catch them wherever they go

From the East End to Hong Kong, from Tricorner to Congo.

 

:akaku: X-Ray :akaku:


Edited by X-Ray, Jul 05 2014 - 04:14 PM.

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#2 Offline Nuile the Paracosmic Tulpa

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Posted Apr 11 2014 - 12:59 PM

I remember reading this the first time you posted it a year or so ago. I liked it then, and I enjoyed it just as much this time. It's a very traditional style of poetry and very lyrical and whimsical, which is actually an ironic contrast to Batman - like many of his enemies are, for that matter. It has inspired amusement; so it has wrought its simple plan. Good job!

 

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