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Starfleet Hymn – dangerouscommiesubversive

dangerouscommiesubversive:

to the tune of “Northwest Passage,” by Stan Rogers

Sung at the funerals of Starfleet crew members who died in the line of duty. “In the line of duty” is to be understood as “while in good standing at all,” whether the particular crew member died on a rescue mission or peacefully in bed.

(refrain)
We will gird our minds with the armor of compassion
And set our course for starfields where we have not gone before
To see far more worlds than one person can imagine
Each nebula and wormhole is a newly opened door

We started on the ocean and we sailed from coast to coast
And we mapped the planet over, every tree and rock and ghost
And when the world was drawn out and the sea and land were ours
We raised our eyes and turned them to the stars

(refrain)
We will gird our minds with the armor of compassion
And set our course for starfields where we have not gone before
To see far more worlds than one person can imagine
Each nebula and wormhole is a newly opened door

Each planet is a treasure, every nebula a jewel
And the workings of the galaxy are strange and sometimes cruel
But our duty is to guard it from the ones who would destroy
And to learn and to adventure is our joy

(refrain)
We will gird our minds with the armor of compassion
And set our course for starfields where we have not gone before
To see far more worlds than one person can imagine
Each nebula and wormhole is a newly opened door

‘Tis a gift to sail the cosmos with the glory that is flight
Serve the universe together, and the future will be bright
We’ll go hand in hand together and both near and far we rove
And the message we are sending out is love

(refrain)
We will gird our minds with the armor of compassion
And set our course for starfields where we have not gone before
To see far more worlds than one person can imagine
Each nebula and wormhole is a newly opened door

Now your wandering is over and your mission at an end
You will leave us with all honor as a true and loyal friend
While we cannot go together you can travel with no fear
To the last and most unknowable frontier

(refrain)
We will gird our minds with the armor of compassion
And set our course for starfields where we have not gone before
To see far more worlds than one person can imagine
Each nebula and wormhole is a newly opened door

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)

 

Tribbles – Debs & Errol

TRIBBLES, TRIBBLES, TRIBBLES

“Tribbles,” by Debs & Errol, to the tune of “Trouble,” by Taylor Swift

SFDebris is always wonderful, but yesterday he excelled himself with a parody of the Ballad of the Green Beret at the end of his Watergate (Stargate SG-1) review. Jump to 13:35 in the video.

The Ballad of the Red Jersey

Make it So – Debs & Errol

I was thinking “am I really going to post a ‘Let It Go’ parody?”  Apparently I am.  It’s Debs & Errol, so I guess it’s okay.

Just this once.

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

My Spock – Jackson Lanzing

You can put me down as “always skeptical about nerd rap” but okay okay, “My heart’s like my planet, a black hole of red granite” is a really good line, and both the song and video here are very well done.

“My Spock,” by Jackson Lanzing, to the tune of “My Shot,” from Hamilton, lyrics available here

Duet with a Klingon – Carla Ulbrich

“Duet with a Klingon,” by Carla Ulbrich, with Dan Hart as the Klingon

A touching song about interspecies love and communication.  Apparently, Dan Hart actually speaks Klingon fluently.

The Enterprise Came Flying In – Star Trek Renegades

startrekrenegades:

Now presenting… The Enterprise Came Flying In, the first pre-release from the IDICarols album, featuring Trekmas classics such as

  • Hark, the Emissary Leads
  • Rockin’ Around the Enterprise 
  • O! Mister Spock
  • The Twelve Days of Trekmas
  • and many, many more!

Secular, Trekular fun can be yours for the low, low price of your dignity! When no other holiday music will do, sing along to IDICarols, coming soon to a Trekkie near you.

[original instrumental track source]

Demon in the Dark – Kathy Mar

I cry for the lost broken children
I weep for the last dying spark
And if only you could weep for the children
You would not call me demon in the dark

“Demon in the Dark,” by Kathy Mar.  I don’t really know what this is about, besides killing children, but I like it.  The song.  Not killing children.  I swear.

USS Make Shit Up – Voltaire

jazzforthecaptain:

USS Make Shit Up – Voltaire

Here you go, captaindeanwatson – this is the song I was talking about!

Probably the most accurate Star Trek song ever written.

Farewell, Mother Russia – Debra Sanders & Kathy Mar

“Farewell, Mother Russia,” a song for Pavel Chekov, by Debra Sanders and Kathy Mar (I don’t actually know who’s singing it here, though there’s a list of people it could be on the youtube page)

Dyson Sphere – Copy Red Leader

Copy Red Leader performing the Star Trek innuendo song “Dyson Sphere”

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