“Merlin,” a fantastically creepy interpretation of Arthurian legend by Doug McArthur, performed here by Kathy Mar. If you’re familiar with the BBC TV show version of the character, this is… pretty much the exact opposite of that.
(And yeah, I know it was forever ago, sorry we’re bad at answering messages!)
Tumblr managed to eat your ask as I was replying to it, but the gist of it was that you were wondering if we had the lyrics to “Farewell Mother Russia” by Debra Sanders and Kathy Mar, since you couldn’t find them anywhere, and couldn’t hear all the words in the recording on YouTube.
I haven’t been able to find any lyrics online – I’m sure they’re written down in a songbook somewhere, but wherever it is, it hasn’t been digitized or transcribed. (If anyone does have the lyrics lying around somewhere, please let us know!)
That said, I was able to transcribe most of the words from the online recording.
There’s just one word in the chorus I can’t quite catch – if anyone knows what it is, or has any corrections to my transcription, absolutely chime in!
[ETA: correct line provided by @sci-fantasy]
I am the navigator of the Starship Enterprise,
And I am honor-bound by oath to guide her through the skies,
But greater than that honor is the pleasure that I feel
Each time I stop to realize that all my dreams are real.
Farewell Mother Russia, I rise to meet the stars
And take my balalaika song beyond the moon and mars,
Though somewhere Mother Russia is white with winter snows,
I help to forge that starry trail, and go where no man goes.
Oh I have seen an entity who tortured me with rage,
And I have known an alien plague that cursed young men with age,
But I’ve discovered joys as well, and made a friend or two,
Drunk vodka, yes, and told some tales when every trek was through.
Forgive me sweet Irina, I never learned to love,
My eyes were always turned toward the starry skies above,
But if I had another chance to do what I must do,
Beside me on the Enterprise would be no one but you.
“Song of the Ripper” by Kathy Mar, an incredibly creepy, haunting song from the point of view of Jack the Ripper.
Shapeshifter, the wind holds your story
The earth and the stone and the sun feel the glory
Shapeshifter, how could you imagine
The humble enchantment of land meeting soul
“Shapeshifter,” by Kathy Mar
“Everybody’s Moonbase,” a very insincere parody of Kathy Mar’s very sincere “Everybody’s Moon.”
Shine on, everybody’s moon, up everybody’s sky
Down everybody’s heart
Shine on everybody’s dreams, no matter where they fly
Watch over what they start
Dry up everybody’s tears, you know no one else can
And somebody ought to
Kind of work on keeping things together
Til we figure what to do
“Everybody’s Moon,” by Kathy Mar
They say we are bloodless, that we’re nothing but machines
But still they beg to hire us when they have the means
I am no soldier, I’m a man of war
A Dorsai song, “Man of War” by 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.
“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)