'I'm already Tracer' - this Overwatch song is taking over the internet

6 November 2018, 11:25 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 12:10

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

NeRf BAstION

A fan song about the uber-popular video game Overwatch is taking the internet by storm.

'No Mercy' is a song created by The Living Tombstone (real name Yoav Landau) and is a light-hearted take on teamwork in the game. It centres on two players who both refuse to play as Mercy, a healing character in Overwatch, and lose the round as a result. The song is performed by YouTubers and musicians Gabriel C. Brown (BlackGryph0n) and LittleJayneyCakes.

Here's the song:

The song found new life on Tik Tok

The song found a curious new home on the extremely popular and endlessly weird short video app Tik Tok.

Videos from the app of people (mainly girls) mouthing along with the song were then the subject of meme mockeries, which were themselves then put into YouTube compilations. It's just another example of the endlessly iterative nature of modern content.

There have been some arguments online that these memes propagate a harmful stereotype - that of the 'fake gamer girl', which is part of the lame world of 'GirLS DoNT UndERStaNd VidEOgamES' that is put forward by 12 year olds and a 40 year old redditors alike.

And to be honest, it's not hard to argue with this considering the meme seems to directly be about mocking girls for not appearing to know much about the game.

But also, regardless of anything to do with that, it cannot be denied that the little snippet of the song that is used on Tik Tok is unbelievably annoying. I will have the phrase 'NeRf BAstION' rattling around in my brain until I die.

What are the lyrics to 'No Mercy'?

Here are the full lyrics to the song:

[Verse 1: Blackgryph0n]
This is the worst team I have ever played with in my life
When we finally get on the point, everyone dies
I understand that every now and then a team won't click
When it comes to you, I don't think I can sympathize

[Chorus 1: Blackgryph0n]
You should've picked Mercy
You should've picked any kind of support
We ended up losing, and it's all your fault
You should learn how this game works
You should've been helping—

[Interruption: LittleJaneyCakes]
If you like Mercy so much, why don't you just marry her?

[Verse 2: LittleJaneyCakes]
So you're the type that gets on mic and tries to lecture me
When you're the most useless person we have on our team
I've never seen anybody rage quite as hard as you
Maybe you should go back to playing Team Fortress 2

[Chorus 2: LittleJaneyCakes & Blackgryph0n]
I'm not gonna be Mercy
I'm not gonna be any kind of support
We ended up losing, and you got all mad
Your tears are what I live for
You should've been Mercy
I'm not gonna be any kind of support
We ended up losing, and it's all your fault
Your tears are what I live for

[Bridge: LittleJaneyCakes & Blackgryph0n]
Maybe I'll be Tracer
I'm already Tracer
What about Widowmaker?
I'm already Widowmaker
I'll be Bastion
Nerf Bastion
You're right. So, Winston
I wanna be Winston
I guess I'll be Genji
I'm already Genji
Then I'll be McCree
I already chose McCree
I have an idea
What's your idea?
You should be...
I'm not gonna be Mercy

[Chorus 3: LittleJaneyCakes & Blackgryph0n]
You should've picked Mercy
I'm not gonna be any kind of support
We ended up losing, and it's all your fault
Your tears are what I live for
I'm not gonna be Mercy
You should've picked any kind of support
We ended up losing, and you got all mad
You should learn how this game works

Now this song is

Everywhere and there's

Really nothing we can do about it. It will haunt us

For the rest of our lives and probably

Beyond. But hey, that's just something

All of us are going to have to accept,

So there's probably not much point in

Trying to make it go away. At least

It succeeds in delivering

One simple, yet important message:

Nerf Bastion.

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