Will you hold the line?

The order to keep the Uchiha from starting a civil war.
For "the Good of the Leaf."

Like we were not part of it anyway.

When every one of them is giving up or giving in, tell me
In this house of mine?

"There's no hope left for this pathetic clan."
I didn't kill him, you did.

But you can't see that
Can you?

Nothing ever comes without a consequence or cost, tell me
Will the stars align?
Will heaven step in? Will it save us from our sin? Will it?

Talking to them even as their blood is on these hands.

"Take care of Sasuke"
I promise.

'Cause this house of mine stands strong

That's the price you pay

"The sensation from killing your comrade is indescribably, isn't it, Itachi?"

I hated it.

Leave behind your heartache, cast away
Just another product of today

"If you as much as touch Sasuke, I will pass classified Village intel to every enemy nation"

Because threats seem to be the only thing that work with you
And it's all I have left to protect him.

Rather be the hunter than the prey
And you're standing on the edge, face up 'cause you're a

Natural

"You and I are flesh and blood. I'm always going to be there for you, even if it's only as an obstacle for you to overcome. Even if you do hate me. That's what big brothers are for."

I hope you can understand when it's all over.

A beating heart of stone
You gotta be so cold
To make it in this world

"Foolish little brother, if you wish to kill me, hate me, detest me."

Maybe this way, you will live.

Yeah, you're a natural
Living your life cutthroat
You gotta be so cold

"What I have is not a dream, because I will make it a reality. I'm going to restore my clan and kill a certain somebody."

Yeah, you're a natural

Will somebody
Let me see the light within the dark trees' shadows and
What's happenin'?
Lookin' through the glass find the wrong within the past knowin'
We are the youth

"Just to kill you, I've … I've survived"

Oh, foolish little brother.
You aren't ready yet

Cut until it bleeds, not a world without the peace, facing
A bit of the truth, the truth

That's the price you pay

"The shinobi world of ours is ruled by hatred and hatred alone"

That is what has destroyed us.

Leave behind your heartache, cast away
Just another product of today
Rather be the hunter than the prey

"I've decided on revenge. That's always been my purpose of living"

And you're standing on the edge, face up 'cause you're a

Natural
A beating heart of stone
You gotta be so cold
To make it in this world

"I will change those laughs to screams and wails"

Yeah, you're a natural
Living your life cutthroat
You gotta be so cold
Yeah, you're a natural

"Sorry, Sasuke… this is it."

Finally.

Deep inside me, I'm fading to black, I'm fading
Took an oath by the blood of my hand, won't break it
I can taste it, the end is upon us, I swear
Gonna make it
I'm gonna make it

Natural

"When I kill everyone in Konoha"

A beating heart of stone
You gotta be so cold
To make it in this world
Yeah, you're a natural
Living your life cutthroat
You gotta be so cold
Yeah, you're a natural

Natural
Yeah, you're a natural

"The foolish sputtering of those who don't know hatred.

If anyone who criticizes my way of life were to come forward, I'd turn around and kill every single one of their loved ones

, so that they too can grasp what it's like… to experience this hatred of mine."

They will remember you brother.

After all you did, and all we bled.

It's only just.


SONG NOT MINE

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Random thought came up about the transition from Itachi being this stone cold being & Sasuke trying so hard to be human... To Itachi being the human one and Sasuke being the killer of known throughout the Nations.