BLUE SUN ROOM FILK

AMDOBELL

"Christmas In the Black"
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

"Mal contemplates the approach of Christmas and what it means for him and his crew."


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"CHRISTMAS IN THE BLACK"

A "Firefly" filk to the tune of

'Walking In a Winter Wonderland'

Written by Alison M. DOBELL

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"Reavers sing, are ya listenin'?

In the Black tears are glistenin'.

A terrible sight they're huntin' tonight

Lookin' for a feast out of men.

Tried to warn purplebellies

Wouldn't listen to my yellin'

Till they saw with their eyes

The terrible sight

Nightmares too real to be denied.

In the Black danger keeps a comin'

Looking for a job to keep us runnin'

Gotta keep my crew fed and watered

Shiny ship and just as shiny quarters.

Now I hear ya scoff an' laughin'

Got a Preacher, Whore and have been

Hidin' fugees I know

Alliance would show

No mercy if they caught us in the Black.

Now Kaylee is my one and true salvation

Her laughter and good heart an inspiration

Wouldn't tell her just how much I love her

Nor let another body be her brother.

The doc, now he's a learnin'

A life of crime, he's a turnin'

That three percent brain

Makes Ariel tame

Keeps us flying an' almost sane.

As for Wash, he's our shiny pilot

Kind'a crazy but *diyu* why not?

Zoe calls them all my freaks, I guess so

It's the truth that she speaks I do know.

Back to Reavers I'm thinkin'

Once were men before tinkerin'

With an evil so foul

They ain't men any how

Which is why we keep a movin' in the Black.

Little River's really quite disturbin'

All the damage in her brain that's hurtin'

I would give a lot to help her brother

Keep her safe and cure her of her trouble.

In the Black we have freedom

What we lack we can't feed on

The feast that we got

Is our friendship and not

Pretty baubles hanging on a tree.

Now I know my crew think I am stingy

Not dressin' up my boat for a shindig

No coloured lights or fancy trimmin's

Living free is my idea of winning.

But they'll know when they wake up

A happy glow that will shake up

What they thought that they knew

Hell, it's Christmas it's true

This feast an' tree my gift to them an' you!"

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CHINESE GLOSSARY: (Mandarin - Pinyin)

*diyu* = hell

COMMENTS

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 1:57 PM

MOONSTARRR


Great song!

Friday, November 21, 2003 1:40 AM

KISPEXI2


Gorramit. Now I'm all teared up. I miss this show.

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 6:10 PM

LUXLUCRE


Most Shiny!


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