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Song title
  • "The Distortionist"
Uploaded April 9, 2017, with 843,600+ YouTube views and 105,700+ SoundCloud views
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Producers
  • Ghost (music, lyrics, illust)
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BackgroundEdit

i think we've all known at least one distortionist in life, am i right? i for one am NOT a fan of being blamed for others mistreating me. of course distortionists will say that about themselves too, which sucks, but the most you can do is be the better person, trust that others will see the true reflection for themselves, and. maybe. write a song about it. oops
 
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"The Distortionist" is an original song by Ghost featuring YOHIOloid. It is based off of a person they knew in real life.

The song is about a person who controls mirrors to reflect him as a good person. The mirrors, however, become self-aware, starting to reflect his true self. When a mirror "betrays" him, he smashes it with a metal bat and either blames the mirror for breaking or says he can't control himself, so he isn't to blame as well.

Eventually, the mirrors work together, reflecting spotlight on the Distortionist, burning off his skin and revealing the true person they tried to reflect all the time. The Distortionist secludes himself in his own private little world, looking at his reflection and denying he ever has done anything wrong.

LyricsEdit

Tears laced with cyanide flow through the cracks of a
Mirror shattered long ago

And, sure, I’m the one who swung the metal bat
But, hey, I can’t control the urge!
Nobody’s gonna blame me for that

Impossible, impossible

Twist ‘n turn it right around
The details never safe or sound
The truth projected through a lense
With nothing proving otherwise

Now take the time to realize
Despite what you believe
The victim of a massacre
Was none other than poor me

Surely you can see the problem
I don’t wanna lose my own reflection
A deplorable perception of me
Was none other than an image of you

You’re making a wreck of broken glass
And leaving me a fuckin’ mess
Bending light in a way that shows
Exactly how the story goes

Whimsical, dear, your lies are clear
Now who the hell would’ve ever guessed?
Play my games and abide my ways
There’s no way you can compensate

A monster, monster, monster, monster
Now run away, run away, run away
I’m a monster, monster, monster, monster
Now run away, run away, run away
Now you’re the monster

A glimmer of betrayal changes my mind
The odds against your favor
Forever
Ignorant atrocities and
Colorless apologies
This isn’t what it looks to be
I’m not as cruel as you see me

Take the time to realize
Despite what you may see
The mirrors cracked themselves
And I was cut on the broken shards

And how I bled

Stuck in a spotlight brighter than
The smile no one ever saw
Bending light in a way that shows
The truth that left our friends in awe

Whimsical, dear, your lies are clear
Now who the hell would’ve ever guessed?
Play my games and abide my ways
There’s no way you can compensate

Madness, it’s madness
Oh, it’s sickening
It’s sickening
You know
It’s unfair, it’s unfair
How you distorted my reflection
In all this madness

It’s madness
Oh, it’s sickening
It’s sickening
You know
It’s unfair, it’s unfair
How you distorted my reflection
You know it’s too late

Seog yrots eht woh yltcaxe
Swohs taht yaw a ni thgil gnidneb
Ssem ’nikcuf a em gnivael dna
Ssalg nekorb fo kcerw a gnikam er’uoy

Seog yrots eht woh yltcaxe
Swohs taht yaw a ni thgil gnidneb
Ssem ’nikcuf a em gnivael dna
Ssalg nekorb fo kcerw a gnikam er’uoy

You’re lost in a world of funhouse mirrors
Twisted for eternity
Bending light in a way that shows
Refraction of hypocrisy

Whimsical, dear, your lies are clear
Now who the hell would’ve ever guessed?
Play my games and abide my ways
There’s no way you can compensate

Tears laced with cyanide flow through the cracks of a
Mirror shattered long ago

And, sure, I’m the one who swung the metal bat
But, hey, I can’t control the urge!
Nobody’s gonna blame me for that

DerivativesEdit

Cyber Diva's cover
Featuring Cyber Diva
Author(s) Re_Valentine18 (cover)
Category VOCALOID cover
Yohioloid's German cover
Featuring YOHIOloid
Author(s) Kai is a platypus (cover)
Category VOCALOID cover
Emujia Peiton's cover
Featuring Emujia Peiton
Author(s) Yin/Yang-P (cover)
Category UTAU Cover

TriviaEdit

  • The backwards voices heard during the middle of the song was really Ghost reading off of the Wikipedia page "Reflection (physics)".
  • The design of the character in the PV is actually based off of a dream they had when they were little.
  • Amongst the fandom, the Distortionist is known as "Crispy Boy" or "Twisty Boy".
    • Their official name is Christopher Pierre.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

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