Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Science Fiction Anthem

Hope Eyrie by Leslie Fish.
Worlds grow old and suns grow cold
And death we never can doubt.
Time's cold wind, wailing down the past,
Reminds us that all flesh is grass
And history's lamps blow out.
(Chorus - with variations on first word) But the Eagle has landed; tell your children when.
Time won't drive us down to dust again.
July 20, 1969

Another award winning song of Leslies's is Banned from Argo. Many other filk singers have added or penned alternate verses to this.
When we pulled into Argo Port in need of R&R,
The crew set out investigating every joint and bar.
We had high expectations of their hospitality,
But found too late it wasn't geared for spacers such as we.
Chorus: And we're banned from Argo, everyone.
Banned from Argo, just for having a little fun.
We spent a jolly shore leave there for just three days or four,
But Argo doesn't want us any more.
The Captain's tastes were simple, but his methods were complex.
We found him with five partners, each of a different world and sex.
The Shore Police were on the way-we had no second chance.
We beamed him up in the nick of time-and the remnants of his pants.

Pegusus Award winning filk song lyrics are collected here.

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