New Gotham Nights -
Huntress' Mix
  1. Abandonment – Bif Naked (fic)
  2. Spear and Magic Helmet – Evil Stig
  3. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  4. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
  5. Violence – Bif Naked
  6. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – Gosling by David Bowie (fic)
  7. Trying to Make Me – Lennon
  8. Make a Move – Lostprophets
  9. Morning After – Linkin’ Park
  10. Push It – Garbage
  11. Before I’m Dead – Kidney Thieves
  12. Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls
  13. Too Bad About Your Girl – The Donnas
  14. Helena – My Chemical Romance (fic)
Abandonment - Bif Naked

Well you packed me away in the trunk of your car.
You drove me so fast and so far.
I tried to fight but its so hard.
The only momento is this scar.

[Chorus]
Where were you when i needed you?
Somethings missing, and I can't breathe.
Where were you? Where were you?
Somethings missing.
You abandoned me.

Oh when you look deep into my mind.
That is so tired and weak from this life.
On the verge of fear all the time.
I feel like you left me here to die.

[Chorus]

Shaking in my boots, you shook me down.
You really took me down.
Shaking my foundation, not to be found.
Never to be found.

Where were you? Where were you?
You abandoned me.
You abandoned me.
You abandoned me.

 

Abandonment by Jenn Moffatt aka goth_huntress

Huntress watched from the shadows as the large caped figure of her father sprang from the spire of the New Gotham Cathedral, and glided towards the shadows of the inner city. She felt her muscles tense, and forced herself to relax. This was a game of tag; she never expected to be able to play. She was the Huntress, and the Batman was her prey. Years of betrayal and rage fueled the fire in her gut, making her gnash her teeth at the very sight of the Caped Crusader.

*****************************

He was supposed to be her father. He was supposed to love her and take care of her now that her mother was dead and buried. But he had failed her again and again. She’d started out towing the line, doing everything she could to be the perfect little girl even though her heart had been torn out and left bleeding in the gutter next to the murder weapon. He’d been unable to be a father to her then when she’d been so wracked with grief that she’d started stealing things just to feel alive, just to get his attention.

Then came the night when he’d gone into his study, and she’d never seen him leave from her perch on the stairs. He and his “son” Dick Grayson had been in there for hours, and she’d watched until Alfred opened the doors. She hadn’t been able to see neither her father nor Dick, and after a good long wait Alfred seemed to have been swallowed up by the room too. She’d finally given up, walking on cat silent feet through the aging manor, and popped open the locked door with a quick twist of a hairpin, just like Selina had taught her. The study was empty.

She looked around, picking up this and that, then investigated the piano. It was old and sounded out of tune. She could see fingerprints on a few of the keys more than others, and picked out the tune they played. It was then she got the surprise of her life when a door opened behind the grandfather clock. Curiosity was something bred into her from both of her parents; only back then she only thought it was the cat parts of her, so she quickly made her way down the twisting stairs deep under Wayne Manor.

The sounds of the water fall mingled with the cries of bats made her even more curious as she padded along silently. She could see lights down below, and hear the sound of voices, including her father’s. “You bastard!” she screamed at him from the darkness when she saw the fall of his long black cape, the gloved hands and the cowl covering his head. She leapt from the top of the steps, throwing herself at her father, her hands pounding on his armor covered chest. He didn’t try to stop her. He just let her beat on him until she was out of breath. “You’re the fucking Batman, and you let my mother die! I hate you! I hate you!”

**********************

“Hi dad,” she purred as she stepped up behind him. She wondered if he could smell the poison she’d gotten from Cheshire under her nails. Would he let her get close enough to scratch him? It would only take one good scratch. Cheshire had promised that all she had to do was draw blood. What would the mercenary have thought if she’d known that Huntress was going to do it to kill her father? He hadn’t let her get this close since that time in the cave, so very long ago. “So looks like we’re going to have to share New Gotham. Do you want to flip a coin over who gets which neighborhoods?”

 

Spear & Magic Helmet - The Gits aka Evil Stig

Now I've heard it all, the way you built your reputation
You're fuckin' with my friends
Now I'm out to ruin you
There is no justice to the crimes you get away with
Proud to be a little shit you're nothing but a fuckin' kid

You jumped her from behind
Two against one
He said you been a bad girl
Then he slapped you right across the face

What could be going through your mind
It does no one good
I suggest you buy a cage'cause I'm full of rage

Then you raped her, you left her in the alley way
I know I'll have to see you and now I think of you as mine

'Cause I'm coming after you you're nothing but a filthy scum
And now I'm out to ruin you and your reputation
Just because you sing in a band you think I won't do it but
All I fuckin' see in you is one god damn lame excuse

How could you stand it in his place
To cause her so much pain
I suggest you buy a cage
'Cause I'm full of rage

Now you've heard it all leave it to your own discretion
Between what's right and wrong
But don't you even give a damn?

'Cause I'm coming after you you're nothing but a filthy scum
And now I'm out to ruin you and your reputation
Just because you sing in a band you think I won't do it but
All I fuckin' see in you isone god damn excuse

What could be going through your mind?
It does no one good
I'll take a pan to your head
'Cause I'm full of I'm full of I'm full of RAGE

 

 
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

Well you're the real tough cookie
With the long history
Of breaking little hearts
Like the one in me
That's OK,
Lets see how you do it
Put up your dukes,
Lets get down to it
Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me
With your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

You come on with a "come on"
You don't fight fair
But that's OK, see if I care
Knock me down, it's all in vain
I'll get right back on my feet again

Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me
With your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

Well, you're the real tough cookie
With the long history
Of breaking little hearts
Like the one in me
Before I put another notch
In my lipstick case
You better make sure
You put me in my place

Hit me with your best shot
Come On, hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire Away

 

 
Fighter - Christina Aguilera

After all you put me through
You'd think I despise you
But in the end, I wanna thank you
'Cause you make me that much stronger

When I, thought I knew you
Thinking that you were true
I guess I, I couldn't trust
Called your bluff, time is up
'Cause I've had enough
You were, there by my side
Always down for the ride
But your, joy ride just came down in flames
'Cause your greed sold me out of shame

After all of the stealing and cheating
You probably think that I hold resentment for you
But, oh no, you're wrong
'Cause if it wasn't for all that you tried to do
I wouldn't know just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you

'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter


Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Never saw it coming
All of your backstabbing
Just so you could cash in
On a good thing before I realized your game
I heard you're going round
Playing the victim now
But don't even begin
Feeling I'm the one to blame
'Cause you dug your own grave

After all of the fights and the lies
Yes you wanted to harm me but that won't work anymore
No more, oh no, it's over
'Cause if it wasn't for all of your torture
I wouldn't know how to be this way now
And never back down
So I wanna say thank you

'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
Makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter


Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
It makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

How could this man I thought I knew
Turn out to be unjust, so cruel
Could only see the good in you
Pretended not to see the truth
You tried to hide your lies, disguise yourself
Through living in denial
But in the end you'll see
You won't stop me

I am a fighter and I
I ain't goin' stop
There is no turning back
I've had enough

'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter

Thought I would forget
But I remember
I remember
I'll remember, I'll remember

Thought I would forget
But I remember
I remember
I'll remember, I'll remember

'Cause it makes me that much stronger
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter
 
Violence - Bif Naked

smiley, little baby snuggled in her mommy's arms.
pray you'll always keep yer daughter
safe and free from harm.
i wish that everyone lived in a happy place:
sunshine and bright eyes on everybody's face.

it's not about me.
it's not about you.
it's not about them or what they do.
it's not about pride it's about:
we must all understand
violence lies
it's not about me.
it's not about you.
it's about life.

apathy kills anger - and this is what ya choose.
there's always gonna be somebody who will lose.
did ya ever stop and think about the world as is.
life's about living, can't believe it's come to this.

it's not about me.
it's not about you.
it's not about them or what they do.
it's not about pride it's about:
we must all understand
violence lies
it's not about me.
it's not about you.
it's about life.

(open our eyes, you and i, children die, mothers cry, violence lies.)

 
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - David Bowie

See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Colder than the moon
It's been so long
And I've been putting out fire
With gasoline

Feel my blood enraged
It's just the fear of losing you
Don't you know my name
Well, you been so long

See these eyes so red
Red like jungle burning bright
Those who feel me near
Pull the blinds and change their minds
It's been so long

Still this pulsing night
A plague I call a heartbeat
Just be still with me
Ya wouldn't believe what I've been thru
You've been so long
Well it's been so long
And I've been putting out fire
with gasoline
putting out fire
with gasoline

See these tears so blue
An ageless heart
that can never mend
These tears can never dry
A judgment made
can never bend
See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Just be still with me
You wouldn't believe what I've been thru

You've been so long
Well, it's been so long
And I've been putting out fire
with gasoline
putting out fire with gasoline

Trying to Make Me - Lennon

Verse:
Are you sleeping, I wish I was
Are you dreaming, of someone to love
Do you know what I'm thinking but I guess you don't
Cause you'd have to be around to hear my thoughts

Chorus:
Tomorrow's another day, and today is yesterday
And I don't care what you think you have to say
Tomorrow comes and today is gone
And I'm sick and tired of everyone trying to make me
Somebody else

Verse:
It's funny how you destroyed the better part of me
There's nothing left so there's nothing anybody can see
It's been 6 months now and you think you found everything
In a day I wasn't there, in a way you didn't care

Chorus:

Bridge:
I didn't settle, I just got lazy
But I could see where you'd make the mistake
I didn't try, I just gave up
It was better to leave than stay
It's easy when you're leaving
It's harder when you try to return
But I haven't got that far yet
And that's a lesson I never want to learn

 

Cat People by Jenn Moffatt aka goth_huntress

With a rush of cold wind against her face, the dark shape flashed across the light of the full moon like the shadow of a great bird of prey for a brief second in time, the Huntress’ seemed to hang in space defying the laws of gravity before tucking her knees into her chest, rolling over twice, then landing with catlike grace on both feet on the roof before running full tilt towards the next leap into space and while her prey launched itself from roof top to roof top. “Oracle,” she said as looked down at the blood that had grown cold on her hands from the victim of the wild meta that had started hunting the night like a rabid wolf. “I can’t catch this guy.”

“Liar,” her best friend and mentor teased from their lair in the Gotham Clocktower. “You’re just having too much fun chasing him.”

“OK, this is very true,” her eyes flickered from blue to green and back reflective as a cat as she caught sight of her prey hiding behind a large satellite dish. She could see the moonlight sparkling on the female creature’s scaly skin. Helena’s hand was starting to itch; she hated the feel of blood on her hands. Hated that it brought back to her in vivid living color the first time blood had stained her hands, the hands of a sixteen-year-old girl trying to stop her mother’s life from washing away into the Gotham City gutter that had spawned so much evil. With a wrinkle of her nose, she rubbed the blood from her palm onto her supple leather pants. “I’m enough of a cat to like the chase as much as the kill.”

Gritting her teeth, she pushed off the ledge of the tall glass tower she’d been perched on, her long black cloak billowing behind her, to land silently behind the meta-woman. The hero that Oracle had trained told her to make a sound, do something anything to reveal that she was there, and could easily take the woman out before she had a chance to strike back. But, the child of the Catwoman could feel her instincts urging her to kick the woman off the side of the building before she could make a move against her. With a smirk on her full lips, she cocked her head at the killer who had led her on an hour-long chase over the New Gotham skyline. “Tag, you’re it.”

 

Push It - Garbage
I was angry when I met you
I think I'm angry still
We can try to talk it over
If you say you'll help me out

Don't worry baby (don't worry baby)
No need to fight
Don't worry baby (don't worry baby)
We'll be alright

[Chorus:]
This is the noise that keeps me awake
My head explodes and my body aches
Push it, make the beats go harder
Push it, make the beats go harder

I'm sorry that I hurt you
Please don't ask me why
I want to see you happy
I want to see you shine

Don't worry baby (don't worry baby)
Don't be uptight
Don't worry baby (don't worry baby)
We'll stay up all night

[Chorus:]
C'mon push it, you can do it
C'mon prove it, nothing to it
C'mon use it, let's get through it
C'mon push it, you can do it

Don't worry baby (don't worry baby)
Don't be uptight
Don't worry baby (don't worry baby)
We'll stay up all night

[Chorus (3x):]
Don't worry baby
We'll be alright
Don't worry baby
We'll be alright

Push it
Push it
Push it
Push it
Push it.

 

 
Make a Move - Lostprophets

So are we lost or do we know
Which direction we should go
Sit around and wait for someone to take our hands and lead the way

Cause every day we're getting older
And every day we all get colder
We're sick of waiting for our answers

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
Yeah so tired of waiting, waiting for us to
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
Yeah I'm so sick of waiting, for us to make a move

Are we meant to take the pain
Should we sit around and wait
Are we being saved
Or was I another lie you made to make us hate

Cause every day we're getting older
And every day we all get colder
We're sick of waiting for our answers

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
Yeah so tired of waiting, waiting for us to
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
Yeah I'm so sick of waiting, for us to make a move

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
And we will never lose
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
it's time to make a move
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
And we will never lose
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
it's time to make a... move!

It's not enough
To let it run
Where's the truth
It's all wrong

We're so sick of waiting for our answers...

Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
Yeah I'm so tired of waiting, waiting for us to
Wake up, Wake up, Wake up,
Yeah I'm so sick of waiting, for us to make a move

Wake up, wake up, wake up
And we will never lose
Wake up, wake up, wake up
It's time to make a move
Wake up, wake up, wake up
And we will never lose
Wake up, wake up, wake up
Make a move (move, move, move, move).

 

 
Morning After - Linkin' Park
Caught up against the wall again
Time to chill in the bar again
Never cease to amaze in minds
So I just sleep sleep sleep please don't
Wake me till the morning after [2x]

Cut and bruised by the fall again
Lick my wounds like a dog again
Is that a light at the end of the tunnel
That I see I see please let it be but don't
Wake me till the morning after [3x]

Oh I'm so tired there has got to be an end
to the pain I feel when I'm
awake and alive alive alive
alive and I'm dreamin'

Caught up against the wall again
Time to chill in the bar again
Is that a light at the end of the tunnel
That I see I see please let it be but don't
Wake me till the morning after [3x]

Oh I'm so tired there has got to be an end
to the pain I feel when I'm
Awake and alive alive alive
Alive and I'm dreamin'

 

 
Before I'm Dead - Kidney Thieves

Moon hangs around
A blade over my head
Reminds me
What to do before I? dead
Night consumes light
And all I dread
Reminds me what to do before I? dead
Sun reclines
Heats my mind
Reminds me what to leave behind
Light eats night
And all I never said
Reminds me what to do before I?
To see you
To touch you
To see you
To touch you
Epochs fly
Reminds me
What I hide
Reminds me
The desert skies
Cracks the spies
Reminds me what I never tried
The ocean wide salted red
Reminds me what to do before I?
To see you
To touch you
To feel you
To tell you
The sun reclines
Remind me
The desert skies
Remind me
The ocean wide salted red
Reminds me what to do before I?
To see you
To touch you
To feel you
To tell you

 

 
Don't Cha - Pussycat Dolls

Baby
Ladies
Fellas
Are you ready?
Lets dance
Baby (ooooh)
I know you like me (I know you like me)
I know you do (I know you do)
Thats why whenever I come around
She's all over you (she's all over you)
I know you want it (I know you want it)
It's easy to see (it's easy to see)
And in the back of your mind
I know you should be fucking me (babe)

[refrain:]
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
Don't cha
Don't cha
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was raw like me?
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was fun like me?
Don't cha
Don't cha

Fight the feeling (fight the feeling)
Leave it alone (leave it alone)
Cause if it ain't love
It just aint enough to leave my happy home (my happy home)
Let's keep it friendly (let's keep it friendly)
You have to play fair (you have to play fair)
See I dont care
But I know She ain't gonna wanna share

[refrain:]
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
Don't cha
Don't cha
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was raw like me?
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was fun like me?
Don't cha
Don't cha

I know I'm on your mind
I know we'd have a good time
I'm your friend
I'm fun
And I'm fine
I aint lying
Look at me shine
You aint blind (you aint blind)
I know I'm on your mind
I know wed have a good time
I'm your friend
I'm fun
And I'm fine
I aint lying
Look at me shine
You aint blind

I know she loves you (I know she loves you)
So I understand (I understand)
I'd probably be just as crazy about you
If you were my own man
Maybe next lifetime (maybe next lifetime)
Possibly (possibly)
Until then no friend possibly
Is a drag for me

[refrain:]
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
Don't cha
Don't cha
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was raw like me?
Don't cha wish your girlfriend was fun like me?
Don't cha
Don't cha

 

 
Too Bad About Your Girl - the Donnas

Too Bad About Your Girl
The Donnas
(Spend The Night)

Waitin' all night not a call in sight
I got the bait but I got no bite
Wanna have some fun, wanna have someone
Who can make me feel alright

I'm lookin at you, you're lookin' at me too
Yeah you know what I wanna do
But your girlfriend wants the night to end
Baby, tell me somethin' new.

[Chorus]
It's too bad about your girl
She doesn't look like she's much fun
It's too bad you got a date tonight
'Cause you're lookin' like you're the one

She left but now she's back, stickin' out her rack
She's got you runnin' down the wrong track
Can't wait to see her face when I'm in her place
And I'm tryin' get you in the sack

[Chorus]
It's too bad about your girl
She doesn't look like she's much fun
It's too bad you've got a date tonight
'Cause you're lookin' like you're the one

Tell her to leave
Soon it'll be too late
It's like New Year's Eve
'Cause I just can't wait
Too bad
(echo) You got a date tonight!
Too bad about your girl
Yeah, it's too bad
(echo) You got a date tonight!
Too bad about your girl
Yeah!

If you were smart, you'd send her home on BART
Before the real trouble starts
'Cause who's she gonna slap when she sees me in your lap
And you say you had a change of heart

I gotta make you mine but we're runnin outta time
But she's got you guarded like the Guggenheim
It's all that I can take, let's make a jailbreak
Or we'll be doin' time in Anaheim!

[Chorus]
It's too bad about your girl
She doesn't look like she's much fun
It's too bad you got a date tonight
'Cause you're lookin' like you're the one

[Chorus]
It's too bad about your girl
She doesn't look like she's much fun
It's too bad you got a date tonight
'Cause you're lookin' like you're the one

 

 
Helena - My Chemical Romance
Long Ago.
Just like the hearse you die to get in again.
We are.
So far from you.
Burning on.
Just like the match you strike to incinerate.
The lives of everyone you know.
And whats the worst you take.
From every heart you break.
And like the blade you stain.
Well i've been holding on tonight.

(Chorus)

What's the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight. 
So long and goodnight.

Came a time.
When every star fall.
Brought you to tears again.
We are. 
The very hurt you sold.
And what's the worst you take.
From every heart you break. 
And like the blade you stain.
Well i've been holding on tonight.

(Chorus)

What's the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight.
So long and goodnight.
Well if you carry on this way.
Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight.
So long and goodnight.

Can you.
Hear me.
Are you, near me.
Can we pretend. 
To meet and then.
We'll meet again.
When both our cars collide.

(Chorus)

What's the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight.
So long and goodnight.
Well if you carry on this way.
Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight.
So long and goodnight.

 

Helena by Jenn Moffatt aka goth_huntress

“So Helena,” the perky blonde leaned back in her chair, the ever-present pad of yellow paper on her lap. “What are your goals in life? You’ve told me that Bruce Wayne is your father. You could go to any school in the world without worrying about a dime. Why stay in New Gotham?”

Helena wondered what Dr. Quinzel actually wrote down about their little talks. Did she chart out Helena’s deep dark secrets? Or did she just doodle because she was bored. Quinzel was different than any of the other shrinks Helena had gone to since her mother’s murder. She always seemed to be distracted about something, like she was listening to someone else. If Helena didn’t know better, she’d have thought that she had a little voice in her head like she did with Barbara guiding her every move. Helena liked the difference. It meant that while Quinzel was a sounding board, she really wasn’t interested enough to really pry into her life.

Why did she stay? Duty, she stayed because it was her duty to pick up where her father left off. She didn’t like Bruce Wayne, liked Batman even less, but she couldn’t stand the thought of someone like the Joker ever getting a toehold in the city again. She didn’t want to think about other children crying helpless while their parents bled out in front of them. “I like it here. I’m young, got years to think about what I want to be when I grow up, but whatever it is I want to do it on my own. I don’t want anything from my father.” Least of all his damned sense of duty and honor, but try as she might she couldn’t get rid of it. Oracle only made it worse being her own personal Jiminy Cricket.

That was the biggest reason she kept coming to see Dr. Quinzel. She could talk to Barbara about anything, but Oracle was just too moral at times to really understand the little evil voice that whispered in Helena’s ears. Sometimes she expected to see a little Batgirl perched on one shoulder with angel wings while a little Catwoman with horns and pitchfork egged her on from the other. She could talk about almost anything to Quinzel, anything except being Huntress. With the doctor she could just talk about being a normal person from a dysfunctional family.

“Things would have been very different if my father had known about me,” she turned about on the obligatory couch, tugging down her cropped off t-shirt above her flat toned stomach, and let out a deep sigh. “I loved my mother dearly, but she probably should have told him about me. I don’t blame him being a crappy father. He just didn’t know about me in time to care.”

Harley hid her grin by chewing on the end of her pencil. She loved it when the Batman’s daughter spoke ill of the dead. “So you’re saying your father was emotionally challenged?” It made her day to know that the man’s own child hated him as much as she did.

“That’s an understatement.”