The Wrath of Achilles – Vanessa Cardui

“The Wrath of Achilles,” which weaves lines from The Iliad with Vanessa Cardui’s own interpretation of Achilles’ grief for Patroclus.

The song can be purchased on Bandcamp. Vanessa Cardui doesn’t have the lyrics up, but Google informs me that she takes the quoted parts from Fitzgerald’s translation.

Filksong Genealogy: The Comforts of Home

 
Who checks the airlocks anyhow?
A million years from now it may reach
Home…
 

It is a blessing and a curse among filkers, but a lot of our best jokes need…a bit of setting up.
The first of these (lyrics) is a deceptively sweet love song.  The second (lyrics), by the same band, is a legitimate criticism of Gene Roddenberry’s visual worldbuilding.  The third (lyrics) is Bob Kanefsky’s triumphant combination of the two, in beautiful polyphony by the original band.
(Series: Filksong Genealogy)
 

Paper Cranes – Hello, The Future!

But it’s not pain that I’m feeling, it’s more like a thirst for revenge
And I really want to text you
What happens at the Red Wedding
I really really really really really want to ruin your year.

There are a decent number of nerdy love songs in the world, but surprisingly few angry nerd breakup songs.  This is one of those.  “Paper Cranes,” by Hello, The Future!

Mon Seul Desir – Talis Kimberley

My lady sits in her fair bower
Velvet drapes to keep her warm
Carpeted with Thousandflower
Nothing shall do my lady harm

The last Talis Kimberley song I posted, I described as “an odd sort of love song” and, well…here’s another.  The French translates to “You are my only desire.”  Lyrics available here.

Make it So – Annwn


The website claims “No, really, it’s not slash fiction about the decade’s favorite science fiction show. Honest.” but I…I don’t see what else it could be…

Performed by Mark Ungar, Leigh Ann Hussey, and Elton (as far as I can tell, he’s just called Elton)

Download link, lyircs, and more music available here