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BLUE SUN ROOM FILK
"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!"
CHINESE GLOSSARY: (Mandarin - Pinyin)
*diyu* = hell
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 1:57 PM
Friday, November 21, 2003 1:40 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2003 6:10 PM
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