Video games comedian Brentalfloss has had a long-running "What if video game songs had lyrics?" gag. His first, Mega Man 2, I featured five years ago, and we all had a great laugh. But now, with Metroid — one of gaming's most beloved soundtracks — he and vocalist Alysha Umphress play it straight, and get it right.
Black says that three years ago he tried to conceive a musical backstory for Samus Aran. "Instead of focusing on her coldness and solitude, I wanted to flesh out a side of her we've never seen before," he says.
So, even if the story they tell is non-canon, here are the words to Metroid's main theme, and the Brinstar anthem, which will never not be the best music in 8-bit history.