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Tags: Rufioh, Damara

East Beforan Funk

By Blackhole (Tumblr, SoundCloud) and The D.
Cover art by memento vivere (External (www.truecolors-comic.com), Tumblr).
Released 4/12/2016.
Duration: 4:46.

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Tracks that East Beforan Funk references:

Lyrics:

D: Aaaaaaow!

D: Kick it,
D: And I'll see
D: East Beforus
D: Drives you crazy.
R: We're here, for them bright clothes,
R: Lost Weeaboos,
R: Got all the pieces.
R: Smilin', while I'm,
R: Living it up in the trees,
D: We'll soar across Beforus,
R: Just doing as we damn well please, yeah,
D: We're too hot! (R:Hot damn)
D: Like Pyralspite or Pupa Pan,
R: We're too hot! (D:Hot damn)
R: Sing it out, like bangarang!
D: We're too hot! (R:Hot damn)
D: この曲が長すぎます。
R: We're too hot! (D:Hot damn)
R: And you know what we've got
R: Break it down.

D: Girls let us bring it to ya, (R:Whoo)
R: Boys let us bring it to ya, (D:Oh yeah)
D+R: Y'all let us bring it to ya, (D:Yeah!)
R: East Beforan Funk gon' give it to you,
D: East Beforan Funk gon' give it to you,
D+R: East Beforan Funk gon' give it to you!
D+R: When high dark strikes and you're in the spot,
D+R: Don't believe us? Just watch!

D+R: Don't believe us? Just watch!

D: Don't believe us? Just watch!
R: Don't believe us? Just watch!
D: Don't believe us? Just watch!
R: Don't believe us? Just watch!
D: Whoa, oh, oh, oh!

R: Hey doll,
R: Stop a minute.
R: Spread your wings, let them flitter a bit!
D: Time's rollin', 'til the scratch,
D: Rufioh, take it back!
R: If you follow, we'll go cross the Medium and more,
R: We'll carry the flame up in the game,
D: And we damn well know the score!

D: We're too hot! (R:Hot damn)
D: Like Pyralspite or Pupa Pan,
R: We're too hot! (D:Hot damn)
R: Sing it out, like bangarang!
D: We're too hot! (R:Hot damn)
D: のがクライマックスに行きましょう。
R: We're too hot! (D:Hot damn)
R: And you know what we've got
D: Break it down.

R: Trolls let us bring it to ya, (D:Oh)
D: Humans let us bring it to ya, (R:Woohoo)
D+R: Y'all let us bring it to ya, (D:Yeah!)
R: East Beforan Funk gon' give it to you,
D: East Beforan Funk gon' give it to you,
D+R: East Beforan Funk gon' give it to you!
D+R: When high dark strikes and you're in the spot,
D+R: Don't believe us? Just watch!

D+R: Don't believe us? Just watch!

R: Don't believe us? Just watch!
D: Don't believe us? Just watch!
R: Don't believe us? Just watch!
D: Don't believe us? Just watch!
R: Whoa, oh, oh, oh!

D: Before we go,
D: Let us show you something funky! (R: Yeah)
R: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk,
D: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk,
R: She said East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk!
D: I said East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk!

R: Come on, dance,
R: Let's own it,
R: You're a mutant? Yo, just flaunt it,
R: Wanna spread your wings? Get on it,
R: 'Cause we're bold enough to just show it.
D: Come on, dance,
D: We'll own it,
D: Low blood colour? Just flaunt it,
D: When high dark strikes and you're in the spot,
D+R: Don't believe us? Just watch!

D+R: Don't believe us? Just watch!

D: Don't believe us? Just watch!
R: Don't believe us? Just watch!
D: Don't believe us? Just watch!
R: Don't believe us? Just watch!
D: Whoa, oh, oh, oh!

R: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk, (D: Oh yeah!)
D: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk,
R: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk,
D: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk, (R: Whoooohoooo)
R: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk, (D: Oh yeah!)
D+R: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk,
D+R: East Beforan Funk, East Beforan Funk, (D: Hey Hey,)
D+R: East Beforan Funk,
R: Aaaaaaow!

Artist commentary:

Blackhole:

This one was based on a somewhat crackpot idea of mine that had been floating around in my head for a while. Uptown Funk is undoubtedly one of the best records of this decade so far, and, what with the concept of the Homestuck song parody having a fairly rich canon at this point, I thought it was a shame that it had yet to get the same treatment. I thought a fairly tongue-in-cheek "East Beforan Funk" re-arrangement and re-lyricised cover of the track would be a fun thing to slot in at the end of the album. Several times I thought that I might not finish it in order to make the cut, especially seeing as arranging the entire track with new instrumentation in FL was incredibly painstaking, but I got there in the end!

The whole vocal portion of the track is somewhat of an homage to a failed project that I was working on with the pseudonymous "The D" some years ago, "Scourge Siblings", to record some of the lyrical accompaniments that I'd written for various Homestuck tracks over the years. None of that ever really came to full fruition despite our best efforts at the time, but I think this is probably the best thing that could have come out of that failed project! I hope it as fun to listen to as it was to make.

memento vivere:

I figured that a parody of a real song deserved parody album artwork to match, so of course I ended up Funkifying Rifoh and Damara and mimicking the actual Uptown Funk album artwork. Considering the state that we saw Damara and Rufioh in Openbound, it was kinda nice to be able to draw them from a time when they were having lighthearted fun together!

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