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Hold the Line – Terence Chua


Hold the line – don’t retreat and don’t surrender
Hold the line – though around you others fall
We will give our last full measure
May the fates all treat us kind
So hold the line, my boys, just hold the line


“Holy the Line,” by Terence Chua, a war song applicable to real life or to a dozen sci-fi and fantasy universes, as ones’ predilections direct.


Terrorists Ate My Homework – Terence Chua

Teacher, dear teacher
We live in trying times
These days it seems that nowhere’s safe
No refuge can we find
The terror’s tainted Freedom’s shores
Stained it with crimson hues
And that’s the reason why my paper’s
Two weeks overdue


Relateable, politically relevant content from Terence Chua


Here’s To The Heroes – Terence Chua


They lost the day, they screwed the pooch
They really mucked it up
They found out that reality
Is such a bitter cup
If there’s a lesson to be learned they learned it far too late
That the principles of physics always beat the rules of fate


“Here’s To The Heroes,” by Terence Chua, who understands that narrative convenience, unfortunately, need not always apply.



Songs that Matter – Terence Chua

There are songs for a world filled with fairytales
There are songs for a world more mundane
But the words and the music are dancing as one
And the magic they weave is the same

“Songs that Matter,” by Terence Chua

Lyrics available here

Princess in a Castle – Terence Chua

Like a princess in a castle
Like a queen without a king
Like a present wrapped in ribbons
Or a bird with broken wings
She is waiting to be rescued
She is waiting to be free
If someone could only tell her
Just who she’s supposed to be

“Princess in a Castle,” by Terence Chua

Lyrics available here

Do not anger a bard, for your name is silly and it scans to ‘Greensleeves’.

Ancient filk proverb, from the blog of Terence Chua

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