“The Wrath of Achilles,” which weaves lines from The Iliad with Vanessa Cardui’s own interpretation of Achilles’ grief for Patroclus.
Who checks the airlocks anyhow?
A million years from now it may reach
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)
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!
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.
Truth can take us so far, after that we go by trust
Are you as scared as I am by what’s happening to us?
It’s hard on you but sometimes I just have to run and hide
But it’s your arms I run back to, your face I wear inside
An odd sort of love song by Talis Kimberley, “The Face Within”
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