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I think the key here is who\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \
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I think the key here is who\\\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\\\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \\\"And what of you,\\\" is a response to the previous verse, not a continuation. It is said by whoever\\\'s the target, rather than speaker, of the first verse. Whether you think the first verse is sung by Gamma or Proto, this has to mean the second is sung by Mega Man, and the lines in the second verse fit Proto as a target a lot better than Gamma.

First, \\\"two prodigal sons.\\\" Gamma isn\\\'t a prodigal son -- he doesn\\\'t go away for a long time then come back (he\\\'s also not extravagant and wasteful, but nobody else in the album is either so they\\\'re probably not using that definition). Proto, however, is well known for doing exactly that. Mega Man does it more metaphorically -- going away to the depths of his own despair -- but it still applies to him.

As for the WeCanRuleTogether thing, you\\\'re right, Protoman doesn\\\'t show a desire to rule. Mega Man, however, is the type to reach out to his brother and try to get him to switch sides.

\\\"You say you don\\\'t care at all,\\\" doesn\\\'t fit for something to be said to Mega Man -- if Mega Man has problem vis a vis caring, it\\\'s that he cares too much.

Proto, however, has always been portrayed as the cool and aloof one -- the guy crossing his arms and lounging against the wall, pretending not to care.

I don\\\'t see how \\\"rage in your steel\\\" can apply to Mega Man -- all his songs are about him being tired or depressed, with nary a mention of him ever being angry.

\\\"You wait for the choice to be made/you\\\'re afraid that your purpose has been taken away,\\\" doesn\\\'t apply to Gamma or Mega Man -- they know what their purposes are and Mega Man\\\'s in the fight because he chose to in the first place. Mega Man would kind of \\\'\\\'like\\\'\\\' if his purpose (to fight) was taken away.

The very next song has Mega Man talking to Proto Man about his rage, his choices and his purpose. The second verse of I Refuse repeats a lot of the themes from the second verse of Make Your Choice.

As for One Last Time, that\\\'s not the only thing Proto says -- he also says, \\\"Today we change the end...\\\" we, not I, linking with \\\"I\\\'ve seen the end/and you are the key my friend\\\" and has a monologue:
-->Why do you fight?\\\\\\\\
How can you say\\\\\\\\
You know what’s right?\\\\\\\\
...\\\\\\\\
What if we win?\\\\\\\\
What if we fall?\\\\\\\\
Will any choice that we make\\\\\\\\
Matter at all?

These lines tie directly into the Make Your Choice.

Gamma \\\'\\\'does\\\'\\\' talk in the song -- but it\\\'s in the same computerized voice as he does in Gamma Unchained: [[http://www.themegas.com/lyrics/#HRR8 The official lyrics]] show the same notation for both songs, γ (Gamma).

And it just fits better with the whole theme of the double album -- Mega Man and Proto Man head up the cover art, and they\\\'re drawn to be facing each other. The second song sets up their conflict, so it only makes sense that the last songs resolve it. It doesn\\\'t make sense to set it up and then not have a song with a direct confrontation.
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I think the key here is who\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \
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I think the key here is who\\\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\\\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \\\"And what of you,\\\" is a response to the previous verse, not a continuation. It is said by whoever\\\'s the target, rather than speaker, of the first verse. Whether you think the first verse is sung by Gamma or Proto, this has to mean the second is sung by Mega Man, and the lines in the second verse fit Proto as a target a lot better than Gamma.

First, \\\"two prodigal sons.\\\" Gamma isn\\\'t a prodigal son -- he doesn\\\'t go away for a long time then come back (he\\\'s also not extravagant and wasteful, but nobody else in the album is either so they\\\'re probably not using that definition). Proto, however, is well known for doing exactly that. Mega Man does it more metaphorically -- going away to the depths of his own despair -- but it still applies to him.

As for the WeCanRuleTogether thing, you\\\'re right, Protoman doesn\\\'t show a desire to rule. Mega Man, however, is the type to reach out to his brother and try to get him to switch sides.

\\\"You say you don\\\'t care at all,\\\" doesn\\\'t fit for something to be said to Mega Man -- if Mega Man has problem vis a vis caring, it\\\'s that he cares too much.

Proto, however, has always been portrayed as the cool and aloof one -- the guy crossing his arms and lounging against the wall, pretending not to care.

I don\\\'t see how \\\"rage in your steel\\\" can apply to Mega Man -- all his songs are about him being tired or depressed, with nary a mention of him ever being angry.

\\\"You wait for the choice to be made/you\\\'re afraid that your purpose has been taken away,\\\" doesn\\\'t apply to Gamma or Mega Man -- they know what their purposes are. Mega Man would kind of \\\'\\\'like\\\'\\\' if his purpose (to fight) was taken away.

The very next song has Mega Man talking to Proto Man about his rage, his choices and his purpose. The second verse of I Refuse repeats a lot of the themes from the second verse of Make Your Choice.

As for One Last Time, that\\\'s not the only thing Proto says -- he also says, \\\"Today we change the end...\\\" we, not I, linking with \\\"I\\\'ve seen the end/and you are the key my friend\\\" and has a monologue:
-->Why do you fight?\\\\\\\\
How can you say\\\\\\\\
You know what’s right?\\\\\\\\
...\\\\\\\\
What if we win?\\\\\\\\
What if we fall?\\\\\\\\
Will any choice that we make\\\\\\\\
Matter at all?

These lines tie directly into the Make Your Choice.

Gamma \\\'\\\'does\\\'\\\' talk in the song -- but it\\\'s in the same computerized voice as he does in Gamma Unchained: [[http://www.themegas.com/lyrics/#HRR8 The official lyrics]] show the same notation for both songs, γ (Gamma).

And it just fits better with the whole theme of the double album -- Mega Man and Proto Man head up the cover art, and they\\\'re drawn to be facing each other. The second song sets up their conflict, so it only makes sense that the last songs resolve it. It doesn\\\'t make sense to set it up and then not have a song with a direct confrontation.
Changed line(s) 3 from:
I think the key here is who\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \
to:
I think the key here is who\\\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\\\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \\\"And what of you,\\\" is a response to the previous verse, not a continuation. It is said by whoever\\\'s the target, rather than speaker, of the first verse. Whether you think the first verse is sung by Gamma or Proto, this has to mean the second is sung by Mega Man, and the lines in the second verse fit Proto as a target a lot better than Gamma.

First, \\\"two prodigal sons.\\\" Gamma isn\\\'t a prodigal son -- he doesn\\\'t go away for a long time then come back. Proto, however, is well known for doing exactly that. Mega Man does it more metaphorically -- going away to the depths of his own despair -- but it still applies to him.

As for the WeCanRuleTogether thing, you\\\'re right, Protoman doesn\\\'t show a desire to rule. Mega Man, however, is the type to reach out to his brother and try to get him to switch sides.

\\\"You say you don\\\'t care at all,\\\" doesn\\\'t fit for something to be said to Mega Man -- if Mega Man has problem vis a vis caring, it\\\'s that he cares too much.

Proto, however, has always been portrayed as the cool and aloof one -- the guy crossing his arms and lounging against the wall, pretending not to care.

I don\\\'t see how \\\"rage in your steel\\\" can apply to Mega Man -- all his songs are about him being tired or depressed, with nary a mention of him ever being angry.

\\\"You wait for the choice to be made/you\\\'re afraid that your purpose has been taken away,\\\" doesn\\\'t apply to Gamma or Mega Man -- they know what their purposes are. Mega Man would kind of \\\'\\\'like\\\'\\\' if his purpose (to fight) was taken away.

The very next song has Mega Man talking to Proto Man about his rage, his choices and his purpose. The second verse of I Refuse repeats a lot of the themes from the second verse of Make Your Choice.

As for One Last Time, that\\\'s not the only thing Proto says -- he also says, \\\"Today we change the end...\\\" we, not I, linking with \\\"I\\\'ve seen the end/and you are the key my friend\\\" and has a monologue:
-->Why do you fight?\\\\\\\\
How can you say\\\\\\\\
You know what’s right?\\\\\\\\
...\\\\\\\\
What if we win?\\\\\\\\
What if we fall?\\\\\\\\
Will any choice that we make\\\\\\\\
Matter at all?

These lines tie directly into the Make Your Choice.

Gamma \\\'\\\'does\\\'\\\' talk in the song -- but it\\\'s in the same computerized voice as he does in Gamma Unchained: [[http://www.themegas.com/lyrics/#HRR8 The official lyrics]] show the same notation for both songs, γ (Gamma).

And it just fits better with the whole theme of the double album -- Mega Man and Proto Man head up the cover art, and they\\\'re drawn to be facing each other. The second song sets up their conflict, so it only makes sense that the last songs resolve it. It doesn\\\'t make sense to set it up and then not have a song with a direct confrontation.
Changed line(s) 3 from:
I think the key here is who\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \
to:
I think the key here is who\\\'s singing the second verse. To my mind, the second verse can\\\'t be sung by the same person as the first, starting with how it opens. \\\"And what of you,\\\" is a response to the previous verse, not a continuation. It is said by whoever\\\'s the target, rather than speaker, of the first verse. Whether you think the first verse is sung by Gamma or Proto, this has to mean the second is sung by Mega Man, and the lines in the second verse fit Proto as a target a lot better than Gamma.

First, \\\"two prodigal sons.\\\" Gamma isn\\\'t a prodigal son -- he doesn\\\'t go away for a long time then come back. Proto, however, is well known for doing exactly that. Mega Man does it more metaphorically -- going away to the depths of his own despair -- but it still applies to him.

As for the WeCanRuleTogether thing, you\\\'re right, Protoman doesn\\\'t show a desire to rule. Mega Man, however, is the type to reach out to his brother and try to get him to switch sides.

\\\"You say you don\\\'t care at all,\\\" doesn\\\'t fit for something to be said to Mega Man -- if Mega Man has problem vis a vis caring, it\\\'s that he cares too much.

Proto, however, has always been portrayed as the cool and aloof one -- the guy crossing his arms and lounging against the wall, pretending not to care.

I don\\\'t see how \\\"rage in your steel\\\" can apply to Mega Man -- all his songs are about him being tired or depressed, with nary a mention of him ever being angry.

\\\"You wait for the choice to be made/you\\\'re afraid that your purpose has been taken away,\\\" doesn\\\'t apply to Gamma or Mega Man -- they know what their purposes are. Mega Man would kind of \\\'\\\'like\\\'\\\' if his purpose (to fight) was taken away.

The very next song has Mega Man talking to Proto Man about his rage, his choices and his purpose. The second verse of I Refuse repeats a lot of the themes from the second verse of Make Your Choice.

As for One Last Time, that\\\'s not the only thing Proto says -- he also says, \\\"Today we change the end...\\\" we, not I, linking with \\\"I\\\'ve seen the end/and you are the key my friend\\\" and has a monologue:
-->Why do you fight?\\\\\\\\
How can you say\\\\\\\\
You know what’s right?\\\\\\\\
...\\\\\\\\
What if we win?\\\\\\\\
What if we fall?\\\\\\\\
Will any choice that we make\\\\\\\\
Matter at all?

These lines tie directly into the Make Your Choice.

Gamma \\\'\\\'does\\\'\\\' talk in the song -- but it\\\'s in the same computerized voice as he does in Gamma Unchained: [[http://www.themegas.com/lyrics/#HRR8 The official lyrics]] show the same notation for both songs, γ (Gamma).

And it just fits better with the whole theme of the double album -- Mega Man and Proto Man head up the cover art, and they\\\'re drawn to be facing each other. The second song sets up their conflict, so it only makes sense that the last songs resolve it. Gamma...doesn\\\'t really fit into that.
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