They say he appeared in a doorway

Boomerangs at his sides.

The fate that he would defy...

A mega man is coming to die!


Wait now, there’s too much at stake now

There he goes...

He looked to the distance and cried

“The man in blue has arrived!”


Quick on the draw

In this town, I am the law.

Is what they say true?

Does death wear blue?

Can he fall?


It was then

That the crowd saw the quick man.

He knew that he couldn’t tell them

He was the quickest of all...

Would this be the day that he falls?


Wait now, there’s too much at stake now

A cold wind blows...

He looked at the crowd and he cried

“The moment of truth has arrived!”


Quick on the draw

In this town, I am the law.

Is what they say true?

Does death wear blue?

Can he fall?


My circuits slow

I’m not scared anymore

I see the faces of my brothers that have fallen before


My circuits slow

I’m not scared anymore

Reach for my weapon and in turn you’re reaching for yours


My circuits slow

What they said is a lie

The shots are heard and the bullets scream death as they fly


My circuits slow

I’m not scared anymore

This is the moment that we have been created for


My circuits slow

My moment has come

Your speed means nothing if it’s death that you’re running from


My circuits slow

I’m not scared anymore

I join the ranks of my brothers that have fallen before


You’re too quick on the draw...

Burn this town - there is no law.

What they say’s true -

Death does wear blue.

He can’t fall...


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The Quick and the Blue/Quickman song meanings
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    My InterpretationThe song focuses around Quickman, usually selected last in a playthrough of Megaman 2, the game the album is inspired by. He's watched all of his brothers fall, and despite his programming and the people about him spurring him on, he feels fate pressing inexorably upon him. The question asked early on, "Does Death Wear Blue?" is a recurring theme in the later part of the album, likening the blue-armored Megaman to a robotic analogue to the Grim Reaper as he destroys more and more of Wily's creations.

    The second half of the song, with its repeated "My Circuits Slow" is a reference to Quickman's vulnerability in the game, Flashman's Flash Stopper. The song also shows a surrender to the inevitability the last few of his brethren had felt, knowing he has no chance to win, even if he has to try anyway.
    MiriOhkion September 14, 2014   Link

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