Grand Battle

by Monomate

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Toto Mayhem Nintendocore at it's finest. The lyrics are awesome, the 8-bit composing is one of the best you can find in this area. The shouts are not that perfect but the clean parts are beautiful as the guitar solos. For me a little masterpiece and always a great time travel back to my teenage years. :) Favorite track: Understudy.
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released January 1, 2010

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Monomate Portland, Oregon

Once upon a time, I made nintendocore. That quickly became droll, so I decided to insult mashup and pop culture by releasing a sample-heavy double album. These days, I'm working on a noise rock album and an ambient synthy album.

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Track Name: The Surfing Song
all these years i'd forgotten
how i longed for the sea
the salty air, the wind in my hair
it feels like a distant memory

x2

riding the crest, on my loyal water-steed
the shoreline lay as serene as could be
the million sunsets we shared
the crisp sting of the tides's rise and fall in our eyes

x2

oh, the battles we fought
the triumphs that we celebrated
do you recall the bitter taste of defeat?
our battle scars long faded now, the aftertaste remains
yet more determined than ever before, we basked in the pain

the thousand natural shocks of senility
whittle us down to the end of our wits.
we've got one foot in the grave
we're at the end of our wits.

x2

i will always love you, my friend
come death's door, i'll be by your side 'til the end
don't weep for me now, my love
i'll join you soon enough

my one true friend.

x666
Track Name: Big Fish, Small Pond
i've been landborne for far too long now
my heart and head lie solely in the clouds
i've dealt with the stagnation, the oppression of this land
oh lord, how i'd love to break free.

the heavens lay, calling me, calling me, calling me
so close i could touch the gods
the conditions could be better, i suppose
but fuck if i'm not giving it my all

coasting on the warm current's air
the pressure should've killed my by now
i wasn't blessed with wings in this life
but fuck if i'm not gonna fly

naysayers and cynics, they try to cut me down
but they won't end me here, no, they can't end me here
i'm the biggest fuckin' fish in this shitty little pond
i've got so much more to live for, i was born to fly

x2

pop pop pop pop pop POP POPPPPPPPPPPP


chorus x 666
Track Name: Fail Hill Zone, Act 1
my greener days have come and passed
i long for those simpler days
i used to run so goddamn fast
but now, i'm overcome with malaise.

fuck you, sonicteam.
franchise is in the shitter
fuck you, sonicteam.
it's goin' down the river

once a posterboy, now a laughingstock
my gallant dash is but a timid walk
once a posterboy, now a laughingstock

x2

futuristic graphics don't make a game
nor a woodland animal with a gun
your reinvention of me slanders my name
fix your fuckin' camera angles, i want some fun

x2

fuck you, sonicteam.
franchise is in the shitter
fuck you, sonicteam.
sold down the river

chorus x666

bring back the 2-d graphics
nobody likes this cutesy shit
my past was filled with classics
nintendo, i'm beggin' you, please, i need a hit

x2
Track Name: Hyr00l
awake, child. awake, child. your doom awaits.

x2

like tripping down a stairwell
you stumbled aimlessly into the arms of fate, wide open.

unarmed, unaware, so goddamn naive.
not one of the crowd, to be sure.

x2


you are the unintentional judas goat of our time.


not one of the crowd, not one of the crowd
not one of the crowd, to be sure, to be sure

x2


you need not our help, nor heed our advice.
a hero of time you may be, but you'll never be one of us.

x666
Track Name: Understudy
understudy backstage don't get the credit that he deserves
he don't have a grand story to tell, he just got words
he's got your back so many a time, the way he treated ain't quite sublime
understudy, say something before ya only feel worse.

(refrain) understudy say somethin' before ya only get worse

x666

that's right, i'm not your go-fer, i'm not your fuckin' intern
i'm literally your brother, it's about time that you learned
some respect for your partner, im not your fucking bitch
i'm not your filthy hooker, (oh) how our roles are gonna switch.

x2

your ego trip's gone on for far too long
you've stolen all my limelight, oh my brother that's so damn wrong

you left me behind, threw me to the curb
denied you knew me (and) justified your words

your ego trip's gone on for far too long
you've stolen all my limelight, oh my brother that's so damn wrong
you may have age on your side, but
i know where you sleep, you've no place to hide
now you're gonna know what it feels like to not belong, before long.

x2

hey there, brother, see, i've been thinking lately, actually, i've been
saving your dumb ass from all these fuckin' ghosts and shit, and it's pretty
scary, it's pretty fucked up, actually; kinda messin' with my head a little bit,
if you know what i mean? ANYWAY, you need to give me the respect i fuckin' deserve,
otherwise we might have to have a little conversation, now, won't we?

I'LL DEVOUR YOUR FUCKIN' SOUL.
NONE OF YOU SHALL REMAIN.
I'LL PUSH YOU THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL.
YOU'LL KNOW NOTHING BUT A WORLD OF PAIN.

all i want is some thanks from you (from you.)

x4
Track Name: Ira Vehementi
everything i've ever known was a sham
i'm naught but a pawn in this infernal game
this whole time, unbeknownst to me
i've been a sheep, a corporate whore.

x2

i avenged those who came before me
the civilians, i slayed them all
they were better off burnt to a crisp
practice for their afterlife to come

x2

glorious and generous as i am
it's only befitting that i reign as a god
surrender now, or share your hometown's fate!
glorious and generous as i am
it's only befitting that i reign as a god
surrender now; your whole planet's betrayed you.


i will destroy everything you hold dear
and shed not a single tear
i will haunt you in your sleep.
i'll never forgive you.
i promise you this: i will never be a memory.

i will never be a memory x 666
Track Name: Saccharine Wasteland
no inconvenience too great, nor pricetag too high
for a lip-smackin' taste of edible cellulite

x2

tape it to your inner thigh, save your body the time
damn your inordinate desire.

x2

satiation, it's never enough, an indication of your type 2 early-onset

x4

you'd sell your soul for a lowly, insignificant piece of cake, while at the same time,
you retain much in common with said piece of cake: you're both vile, artificial, and fake!

may your skin fold unto itself as if in retraction (from the bounds) of tasteful consumption

x2

i'll bleed the molasses from your veins, my beautiful american boy
i'll make you squeal like the fuckin' pig you are.
i'll bleed the molasses from your veins, my beautiful american boy

oh, my.



chorus x2

saccharine wasteland x 666

oh my, how you justify those rolls.

x4
Track Name: Neurosis III
how comfortable it must be to feel comfortable in your own skin
if this continues then my sanity will likely grow a little thin
oh, i just can't acclimate to what's happenin' to me
the shadow people got me in their shackles, i feel as if i'll never be free, no no no no no

i know you're just a figment of my brain
but i'd appreciate some solitude, i feel like i'm going insane

x666

today is a beautiful day to die
you can't take refuge from your own mind
i don't think that i would like what i'd find
if i were to look inside my mind
the shadow people have come to play and my torture is just merely their play.

x2

just let me be, just let me sleep

x666

refrain x666
Track Name: Generic Dudez
fuck off, you generic twats
your conformity's starting to bug me
all you motherfuckers look just the same
i'll equalize any who oppose me

here we go, i'm back in time, it's like i'm in high school
your neon dress don't impress anyone, you damn fool
i know you wanna stand out, that's easy to see
but it's hard to when you don't have a personality
it's ninety degrees out, ditch that circle scarf
and your stunnas are so gaudy, i think i might just BARF!
nylon and lookbook might say you look cool
but look in a fuckin' mirror, can't you see you're a tool?

your brain's surely melted from all the blow
bought with your parent's money, you roll in their dough

x2

so go ahead and listen to your favorite pitchfork band
with overmixed reverb, the lyrics you can't understand
you dress up for their shows gaudier than a drag queen
AND DON'T MOVE. it's a hardcore show; fuck fashion, fuck bein' clean!

act interested in something for once! your friends won't judge you!
oh wait, they're hipsters; yeah they will, never mind.

behind your million layered threads
lies an emotive human soul, desperate to be fed
so just drop the act, cut out the smack
'cause right now, you're about as enjoyable as a spoonful of ipecac.

x2

drop that ungodly facade.

x666
Track Name: Rainbow Road DX
never before has beauty been so deceiving
except in your eyes. "keep on son, don't look back."

maybe it was electric, but it could've just been a rainbow-flavored reverie
walkin through our day-glo dreamland, together.
your love is like a drug
and how i wish it could've just been us
down our dreamland path together

oh, i'm on the fuckin' edge.

neon glows, as streetlights fade.
floating on cloud nine, just to fall.

never before has beauty been so deceiving
except in your eyes. "keep on son, don't look back."

floating on cloud nine just to fall x666
Track Name: Dreamland
i'm a hard-workin' boy, my shit's up to snuff
but i can't say there aren't times when i wanna give up
my mortal strife always keeps me occupied
when opportunity's at the door, i just run and hide

make this all just go away
give me a reprieve!
make my life less of an undertaking
give me some room to breathe!

x2

my silver lining lies above the clouds
hidden among the stars
if it takes my one last dying breath
it shall be mine, no matter how far

x2

7/4 is fucking bullshit!

can't i just wave a wand, make this disappear?
i want a simpler life devoid of financial fear
my utopia is nigh, soon to be mine of my own accord
i want a safety net from all my demons that i can't afford

x2

to all you passive naive masses: the american dream is dead!
you'll toil real hard for some blowhard 'til you die from being buried in debt!

if money's the root of all evil, well, then i'm a fucking saint.
just enough to get by, perhaps to get high, a lifestyle not for the faint.
who's got time for saving when taxman's always breathing down hard?
i'm still gonna have fun though, despite my budget, even if my credit gets a little marred.
white picket fences and a nuclear family better be as perfect as they fuckin' seem
because i've been breaking my back, running the man's track
this better be a lovely goddamn dream.

sometimes i wonder why the fuck i bother with life, with all my struggles.
with any of this. with everything. WHY?

like i fuckin' know.

chorus x666
Track Name: Grand Battle
oh, fuck this. this can't be fucking happening. i have just spent the last
three fucking hours backtracking and fighting the same fucking redundant
battle clusters in the same fucking patch of grass, grinding my ASS off.
why? well, i overwrote my fucking savestate with the title screen, that's why!
actually saving in-game, you say? what do i look like, a fucking noob? these
tedious random battles are wearing me the fuck out, i don't get nearly enough
experience from this shit. where the fuck is my autofight button? i can feel
my carpal tunnel slowly creeping in. my bladder is going to fucking explode, i
am frustrated as shit, but you know what, comrades? THIS IS GONNA BE A GRAND
GODDAMN BATTLE.


i've seen you before, don't wanna do it again
i don't wanna see you, or your shitty friends
i've fought you before, don't wanna do it again
i don't wanna see you, nor your shitty friends
i've fought you before.

x666

the final boss was a fuckin' joke
why even waste my time?
the credit roll's been draggin' on
and i think i'd rather die.
your boss list doesn't intrigue me
even with your silly jap names
at least the background music's good
but my interest is beginning/has begun to wane

x2

chorus x666


so here we are again, comrades. we've won the battle, we've won the war.
we are basking in the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is every bit as glorious
as we could've ever imagined it could be. "but what lies at the end of the tunnel?" you
may ask. a legendary sword? a damsel in distress? no, what lies here is much greater: our memories.


i rode the crest on my loyal water-steed
the shoreline lay as serene as could be

coasted on the warm current's air
the pressure should've killed me by now

my greener days have already passed
i long for those simpler days

wasn't one of the crowd, wasn't one of the crowd
wasn't one of the crowd, to be sure, to be sure
x2

your ego trip went on for far too long
you stole all my limelight, i hope you realize that's wrong.

glorious and generous, i still am
it's only befitting that now i'm a god
you surrendered then, i can't say that i blame you.

i bled the molasses from your veins, my beautiful american boy
i made you squeal, like the fucking pig you were.

today was a beautiful day to die
i couldn't take refuge f-from my own mind

behind your million layered threads lay your emotive human soul
that was grateful to be fed

maybe it was electric but it could've just been a rainbow-flavored reverie
we walked through our day-glo dreamland, together.

i was a hard-workin' boy, my shit was up to snuff
but i can't say that there weren't times when i wanted to give up


YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!