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"Don't You Know Who I Am?"

Don't You Know Who I Am?

By: Chica: Tofu Ninja

"Don't you know who I am?"

Zelda yells to the world,

She's getting louder,

Getting stronger,

Getting weaker all the same.

How could we?

How could we not?

How could we not know who she is?

But she's crying,

We're lying

And likewise they're dying.

She's hidden away,

Won't stay the day,

Since she's hidden away.

What do we know?

What can we know?

She's the princess,




What more is there?

What more is there to know?

"Don't you know who I am?"

Link asks the whole land.


Yes, we do,

We know you are,

The hero,

Our star,


Near or far,

You're our star.

A hero,

It's muttered

That word we just uttered,

A hero,

He cringes,

He slides away,

Goes away.

How can we not know?

What about the scars?

Yes, you wish on the stars

For it all to be the end,

But can't you see it bend?

It's so easy,

It shows,

He's a hero,

No zero,

Our hero.

"Don't you know who I am?"

Saria's crying,

But that's not news,

Is it?

And how would we know?

Does it show?

Does it show

Where we go,

What we know,

What we do,

Give us a clue,

Does it show?

Where is Link?

Has he stopped to take a drink

From the pool of youth,

Eternal youth

And luck?

Trapped in old friendship,

She writhes,

Oh, she turns,

Crying with heart ache,

She burns,

Oh, she burns.

We don't know,

We don't know

And it shows.

"Don't you know who I am?"

Asked the faired skinned

Farm girl.

She screams,

You can hear it,

Can you bear

To even hear it?

It's loud,

It's so cold,

So helpless,

Can you hear it?

She needs the help;

Our help,

Hear the yelps

The yells of pain,

Nothing to gain

And for her it's a strain

Just to live,

Just to cry.

"Don't you know who I am?"

It echoes,

It bounces,

It ceases.

The old and grayed soul

Doesn't know where to go.

Rauru sits

And he waits,



All important dates

That can't be forgotten

For he's going rotten,

Getting old,

Not so bold,

He's forgotten.

But he yearns

To get out,

And to shout,

To be young,

But he can't,

Don't you see

He's forgotten?

"Don't you know who I am?"

She screams to the sand.

It's Nabooru,

She's lost,


But nothing new.

It's Nabooru,

The thief,

The woman,

The girl lost inside

Trying to hide

From the problems.

Can't you see

That's she's sad?

That's she's

Going so mad?

Don't you see

That she's not free,

Yet she's begging to be,

To know who she is,

To do as she pleases,

But she's not free,

So not free.

"Don't you know who I am?"

The desert man calls,

It's all misunderstood,

We'd believe if we could,

Yet we can't.

He's just evil,

So evil,

But he wants not to be,

Can't you see?

Don't you know

Who he is?

There's so much

That's missing,

That's gone from the life,

All the gold,

All the wives,

Where's it at?

Where's it at?

"In the past."

Says the man.

"Don't you know who I am?"

Ruto wails to the water,

It's her,

Their dear daughter,

She's confused,

She's in love

But not sent

From above.

She's a fool,

Isn't it clear?

She has so many fears,

She's a fool.

Wanting to lead,

To take hold of herself,

She's a mess,

Such a mess,

Just take a look,

No studies

No books

Are needed to see

That she needs to be free

And to lead.

"Don't you know who I am?"

Impa's distressed,

What a mess,

Swords clanging,


There's lightening that's flashing

Reminding her she's alone,

So alone.

How it feels,

How she deals,

Oh the tears,

How it feels

To be so alone,

Just to be so alone.

The last of a race


Her face,

She's alone.

"Don't you know who I am?"

Darunia's clearly

Not living up the

Potential he wants,

The one which it haunts,

Yes, watch it tease,

Oh, it taunts.

Such an idiot,

He feels like a fool,

Just a strong thing,

A tool,

He can't see,

Just won't be

Anything more

Than he hasn't been yet,

Can't you see?

Can't you see?

He won't cry,

He's too strong

He's been strong

All along,

It's clear

He has nothing to fear...

"Don't you know who I am?''

Says the kokiri boy,

As he plays with a toy,

Throws it down,


On the ground.

"Don't you know?"

He's getting mad,

He's rather sad,

It's visible

He has been had,

So jealous,

Of Link

And their games,

Of their fame,

Of it all,

Just jealous.

With the looks of a bully,

He's so soft underneath,

The sword under the sheath,

He's just jealous,

Of everything;


"Don't you know who I am?"

The faerie cries out to the land,

But they don't hear,

And never,

Don't wanna,

Ain't gonna.

She was his friend,

Till the end,

Such a friend,

But it's gone,

She's alone,

At the end.

She remembers the playing,

And not the slaying,

But the games,

Not the fame,

And where has it left?

Down the drain,

Perhaps theft,

It's gone,

Friendships left her,

She's afraid.

"Don't you know who I am"

He yells out,

Takes a stand,

But he can't,

Oh, the roots,

They're stuck in,

Never loose.

How does it feel?

How does it feel

To be able to deal

And to live with their lives,

Their sweet kokiri minds,

Never corrupted,

Oh, how does it feel?

No answer,

There's no answer,

It's the cancer,

The Evil desert man,

How does it feel,

Oh, how does it feel?

"Don't you know who we are"

Cry the children,

So near,

So far.

So innocent,

So pure,

Evil's cure

Is found within

The sheltered forest,

To woods,

It's so safe,

Perfect place,

Yet they wonder

And want,

They want some more

But just can't afford

To try,

Don't you know it?

"Don't you know who I am?"

Tells the phantom desert man,




At the end of his fuse,

It's all empty,

None left,

All the steam

Wasn't kept.

Not quite useful,

Second best,

Mind experiments,

Now it's messed


His head,

All alone,

Sort of dead,

A ghost of the man,

Oh that lost Desert Man,

Just a ghost...

"Don't you know who I am?"

He shivers,

It's cold,

He stands out,

Yes, he's bold.

The dark version of the hero,

He's not so full, more of a Zero,

Wondering what to do

Now that it's through.

They don't know who he is,

What he is,

They don't care,

To him

It's not fair,

They don't care.

It's cold,

It's so icy,

But it doesn't hurt,

It just feels good,

So good,

So good,

It's just as it should

But they don't know

Who he is...

"Don't you know who I am?"

It's Sheik,

Perhaps Zelda,

No, it's Sheik,

He's not weak,

He's too strong,

He'll be fine

But his mind,

Oh, his mind,

It's so twisted,

Not listed,

It's so confused,

He feels so used,

It will be fine, Sheik,

It will be fine

If you just clear your mind

And forget the


And the dark


It will be fine,


It's fine.

"Don't you know who I am?"

They both sing,

They're so old,

Yet they feel so young,

But they're feeble,

So evil,

Getting up there,

Just to stare

Not to care,

Almost there,

Almost dead,

Does it scare them?

Oh, their heads,

It hurts,

It's a headache.

Powers gone,

Faded now,

Don't know why,

Don't know how.

Together too long,

They're so weak,

Not yet strong,

They're so old.

"Don't you know who I am?,

Know the real me,

Who I am?

I see you stand,

You're raising your hand.

Think you know me?

Care to show me?

Didn't think so,

You don't know me,

Never did,

Did you?

You see me,

You see what I write,

What I do.

Think you know -me-?

Think again,

Think again."

"Don't you know who I am?"

Shouts the skull,

The lone skull.

He's upset at the world,

There's no friends,

Just the ends

Of relationships past,

They went by too fast

Because of too many tricks,

Too many pranks,

Too much,

Too many,

Not enough,

Not any.

But it's always been this way,

Another heartache

More of a delay,

Nothing to repay,

He's always been this way,

Didn't you know?

Don't you know?

You think you know them,

You think you know.

Think you know

That you've got it all clear,

Yet it seems you know nothing,

Do you, my dear?

And about me?

Don't you know who I am?