by J-Rod

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This is the first song I have for my (hopeful) DC Lantern mixtape. This song is written through the point of view of Black Hand, leader of the Black Lanterns, following how he became a Lantern, through current DC continuity. I used AWOLNATION's "Sail" for the music. Hope you enjoy it.



I crawled right out my grave
Look at all the ones you tried to save
I tell em all "By my Black Hand"

Death no longer slows us down
Death is all around us now
I tell the dead "By my Black Hand"


Got my ring the way was paved
Mom and Dad are now my slaves
I told the fam "By my Black Hand"

Blackest Night was my playground
No one here can stop me now
I call your friends with my Black Hand


Nekron and Scar held the Book of the Black
Then, I came back, I was on the attack
I raised dead and hell in monstrous amounts
When Hal showed his face, on his neck I did pounce
But the bright light of white, it obscured my sight and then I went back to the ether
But reanimation led to devastation, I hoped I could reclaim "The Reaper"
Then, the Indigo Tribe refused to turn a blind eye
Force fed an indigo ring to stop my murderous crimes
Once Death helped me thrive, but then I was revived
Compassion kept me alive, until I took a swan dive
Then I got my prize, black Death heard my cries
Finally, I cut my ties to this world full of lies
So go round up allies to fight the ones you despise
Like myself and the Black, the Third Army will rise!


The Blackest Night falls from the skies
The darkness grows as all light dies
We crave your hearts and your demise
By my Black Hand, the dead shall Rise


released November 3, 2012



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J-Rod Shelbyville, Tennessee

J-Rod is just a kid trying to realize a dream.
He's a student at Middle Tennessee State University, in a rock band that plays every weekend, a radio host, and when he can, nerds out and reads comics, books, and all forms of written entertainment. ... more

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