BLUE SUN ROOM FILK

DARKEYES

Old Brown Coat
Sunday, December 16, 2007

Altered from "Old Crey Coat" from the CIVIL WAR soundtrack.


CATEGORY: FILK    TIMES READ: 2154    RATING: 10    SERIES: FIREFLY

Well, they gave me this old coat

Said "It'll keep you mighty warm

It'll see you thruogh the winter

It's your 'By God' uniform!"

So I've worn it all around

And I sleep in it at night

Now it's twenty shades of brown

And the waist is shrunk too tight

And the bottom's caked and muddy

And the buttons are half gone

But just like you and me

This old brown coat wears on

And when I die in this brown coat

I'm gonna' march through heaven's door

I'm gonna' walk up to St. Peter

And tell him "Send me back for more"

Cause I'll be damned if I'll just sit around

While you boys win the war

Cuase even when I'm dead

Shot full of Alliance lead

There'll be part of me keeps hangin' by a thread...

Of this old brown coat

When I think of all the places

This old coat and me have been

Through the fat and lean and inbetween

Double quick through thick and thin

From the ballrooms on Persephone

To the top of mountains heights

From the battlefields of Hera

And a hundred other fights

Now the collar's torn and tattered

And the elbow's worn clean through

But, buddy, in a pinch

This old brown coat will do

And when I die in this brown coat

And when they come to bury me

If they commence to speechafyin'

And singin' "Nearer, Lord, to thee"

Well, be damn sure I ain't just sleepin'

Cause I flat out guarantee

That even when I'm dead

Shot full of Alliance lead

That the toughest part lives on in every shred

Of this old gray coat

You can cut my throat

You can sink my boat

But you can never stop this old brown coat

When my bones you tote

When that's all she wrote

I'll fight on inside this old brown coat

Cause when I die in this brown coat

I'm gonna march through heaven's door

I'm gonna walk up to St. Peter

And tell him "Send me back for more"

Cause I'll be damned if I'll just sit around

While you boys win the war

Cause even when I'm dead

Shot full of Alliance lead

There ain't nothin' that I'd rather wear instead

Of this old brown coat

This old brown coat

I'll go down in this old brown coat

This old brown coat

COMMENTS

Sunday, December 16, 2007 4:30 PM

QUANDOM


An old brown coat for a good old independent.

"Oh I'm an Independent,
not that's just what I am.
For this gorram Alliance,
I do not give a damn...."

Sunday, December 16, 2007 4:33 PM

QUANDOM


That should be 'NOW that's just what I am".

Monday, December 17, 2007 3:30 PM

ADMIRALIRONWING


AWSOME, just AWSOME.

Friday, January 4, 2008 3:31 AM

WYTCHCROFT


Ah we're proud of you all over again:)


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