The Ballad Of Ninja Turtles' Shredder Will Make You Sad


Shredder is known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' arch nemesis, but has anyone ever asked him about himself?

A new animated music video released by Fox's Animation Domination HD explores Shredder's feelings and how the ninja lifestyle he dream of as a child has left his so very, very lonely.


See it below, and check out the lyrics underneath.

Shredder doesn't want to shred. He wants to love, instead. But he's built an image of himself, and he projects it into the world as a pre-emptive defense; a suit of armor that protects him from suitors. Shredder, let go. Shredder, take off the blades. Shredder, it gets better. 

Read the lyrics below and follow along with Shredder as he reveals the truth behind the mask.

I hate the Turtles

I hate April O'Neil
But behind the mask
Why does no one ask
How Shredder, how Shredder feels?

Why am I so angry
Is it because I am alone
My friend's insane
He's a stomached brain
And my heart's a technodrome.

When I was young, I dreamed it Ninjitsu was the life for me But it's criminal
how invisible

This ninja turned out to be

It gets better
Oh you'll see
My arms have knives that cleave to protect my heart on my sleeve I'm a shredder
Till someone betters me.

I want affection
For love, I'm swear I'm ready My sense of humor's great And to demonstrate
I named my pets Bebop and Rocksteady.

It gets better
Oh you'll see
Instead of turtles, I'll shred lettuce
Leave the clan for a foot fetish Shredder
When will someone better me?