Nerd Circus

from Bored Games by Passion Party

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(V1)
I’ve grown as a man
With my future in hand
A great job with benefits
Plus a retirement plan

Yet nostalgia never fails
To inspire on demand
Igniting this nerd fire, buying trend

I saved up my allowance for the G1
Releases as a kid,
Now it's masterpieces
I’m never late on paying the rent

I used to watch the cartoon
While laying in bed
And when told to, “go to sleep!”
I’d VHS tape it instead

I’m just enticed
‘Cause their designs are priceless
You call ‘em toys
To me they’re collector's items

Bumble-Bee humbles me
As SkyWarp flies
And WideScope’s eye
Targets Optimus Prime

Just when the Autobots
Thought they could escape
I let SoundWave’s BASS
Topple their pride

Next in, the Dinobots
Slag, Sludge, Grimlock,
Snarl, and Swoop are
More than meets the price

(CHORUS 1)
[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

Without these Autobots and Decepticons?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

If Optimus didn't have me to help defeat Megatron?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

If I left 'em to collect dust and fall with Cybertron

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

I’d probably short circuit
And quit this NERD CIRCUS…
(END CHORUS 1)

(V2)
I’ve grown as a man
With my future in hand
A great job with benefits
Plus a retirement plan

Yet nostalgia never fails
To inspire on demand
Igniting a nerd fire, buying trend

The snap of the blocks
I remember so clearly
Not following instructions
Constructing was just enough

The applause from my mom
Was quite endearing
But if you saw what I’d built
You’d say, “that's nothin’ much"

Nowadays I collect
Japanese Nanoblocks
My first was a Panda
My latest a Shark

I've got a whole zoo now
With no shame
And the same goes
For my hardcore collection
Of Star Wars Legos

When the dark side's in a crunch
My Tie Fighter’s tight in the clutch
My AT-AT stomps
With a motorized payload

The intricacies of the pieces
Increases the thesis
That building them’s a reason
For me to stay home

(CHORUS 2)
[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

Without these hand-built creations covering my shelves?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

To expand imagination, creativity and skill?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

When bored, all alone with nothing to build?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

I’d probably hit the dirt and just,
Quit this NERD CIRCUS…
(END CHORUS 2)

(V3)
I’ve grown as a man
With my future in hand
A great job with benefits
Plus a retirement plan

Yet nostalgia never fails
To inspire on demand
Igniting a nerd fire, buying trend

It’s the artwork that got me
With each every copy
Visits to the comic store
Were a weekend hobby

With storyboards galore
I’d sneak in softly
From ceiling to floor
Their collection was ungodly

I'd “Marvel"
At the talent
From Erik Larsen

And extensively study
The art of
Todd McFarlane

Now X-Force, X-Men,
Wolverine, and Spawn
And Incredible Hulk
Issues hang in my apartment

As far as DC goes
I was never much of a fan
But Frank Miller and Neal Adams
Both drew a mean Batman

From the last to the first print,
Vintage editions
I keep ‘em unread, boxed up
In mint condition..

(CHORUS 3)
[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

If I didn't own each, sealed, locked in my safe?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

If I didn’t know some heroes never rocked a cape?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

Without these characters to help me escape?

[Sample: What, what, what would I do?]

I’d probably write more verses
And quit this NERD CIRCUS..
(END CHORUS 3)

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from Bored Games, released September 29, 2015
Written by Tim Stiles
Produced by J. Lee Mezus

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Tim Stiles is an independent hip-hop artist residing in Seattle, WA--historically known as the lead vocalist/rapper of the satirical hip hop band, Passion Party. Tim is no one trick pony. He’s a clever, crafty wordsmith in his own right with an ability to adapt to just about any concept or genre. ... more

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