This Mass Effect-themed song is sung by an Alliance soldier whose lover, another soldier, was tragically turned into a Husk. The inspiration for this song came from Erin at the wonderful blog gamermusic. She wrote the first verse and the melody with her friends one night, and it’s been an inside joke of theirs ever since. She let me build upon their great start to make a full song. Her words made me ponder what it would be like to see a lover turned into a Husk. I believe the power of love is such that humans will always fight for it, even if it means denying the “necessary” destiny of cleansing the universe. Love is probably the only shield strong enough to save someone from the Reapers’ indoctrination. I dedicate this song to Erin for the awesome idea and for being the first collaborator to aid in the songwriting itself; check out her blog! I also devote this song to these blogs with quality, unique Mass Effect content: f***yeah-masseffect, massdefect, masseffectlastnight, mass-effect, f***yeahmasseffectlegion, masseffecttranscribed, and masseffect-caps. Gamers, these lyrics are full of references to the series; can you spot them all? Free downloads of this song are available here, and stream it/comment on YouTube here. Thanks for listening, everyone! — Kavalier Calm
Are you a man, or are you a husk?
I’m alone in this squad when it used to be us.
We’re fighting this battle but I know we won’t win
‘cause I can’t survive if you’re not on my side.
When we found you on the dragon’s teeth, I closed my eyes.
The Geth stole away your soul and left a shell behind.
And I want to come close to say my goodbyes,
but, Abomination, I’m told you were made to explode.
And the Reapers, the Old Machines, say it’s our destiny,
but I’ll never be indoctrinated to believe
that you should have been taken from me.
Research from Cerberus shows the nano-machines
make zombies by riding the adrenaline of beings.
Well, I know of your passion, and I know of your fight;
I bet they changed you in the blink of an eye.
And I’d trade a Collector all the living beings he wants
for a way to get you back into my arms.
And the Illusive Man is wrong; humans are no better than the rest.
But in loving you I proved that our hearts have depth.
Husk, I will fight because they took you from me.
Aww, this is pretty sweet.
And thank you very much for the dedication :3