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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:27 pm 
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OK, so I added an extra verse but to kick things off (in case others should wish to join in...)

NOT to be taken seriously :wink:

Original song: Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

Quote:
When you're flying in deep space, here's some advice to keep you safe
Don't worry: trigger happy
The lanes you see are full of trouble, if you don't act fast they'll give you double
Don't worry: trigger happy

True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (don't worry)
But that's what you must do (trigger happy)
You know it's true (don't worry: trigger happy)
True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (don't worry)
But that's what you must do (trigger happy)
You know it's true (don't worry: trigger happy)


For if my friend you hesitate, you'll soon be at the pearly gates
Don't worry: trigger happy
You cut the other guy some slack, he'll hit you hard until you crack
Don't worry: trigger happy

True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (look at me)
But that's what you must do (I'm trigger happy)
You know it's true (don't worry: trigger happy)
True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (here's my number)
But that's what you must do (when you worry, call me)
You know it's true (I'll make you trigger happy)


Pirate asks you drop your cargo? simply drop the laser embargo
Don't worry: trigger happy
Thargoids try to make you glum? q-bomb them all to kingdom come
Don't worry: trigger happy

True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (don't worry)
But that's what you must do (trigger happy)
You know it's true (don't worry: trigger happy)
True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (don't worry)
But that's what you must do (trigger happy)
You know it's true (don't worry: trigger happy)


Bounty hunter wants your head? couple of hardheads he'll soon be dead
Don't worry: trigger happy
Police patrol targets your ship? energy bomb their ass give them the slip
Don't worry: trigger happy

True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (don't worry)
But that's what you must do (they'll soon pass, whoever they are)
You know it's true (you'll make sure they do, with laser fire)
True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (don't worry)
But that's what you must do (trigger happy)
You know it's true (don't worry: trigger happy)


Passing trader looks at you funny? bust his hull and make some money
Don't worry: trigger happy
Some joker says that you're a knave? scoop his pod and sell as slaves
Don't worry: trigger happy

True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (do I look worried?)
But that's what you must do (I'm not worried)
You know it's true (I'm trigger happy)
True, true, true, true, true, true, they wanna murder you (ain't gonna happen)
But that's what you must do (I'll be 'elite' in no time)
You know it's true (in fact, I'd watch out for me if I were you...)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:32 am 
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Now that gave me some laughs.. thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:12 pm 
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The contrast of the lightheartedness of the song versus the harshness of the subject matter.
It's rule #1 of what makes things funny. (I have no source for this, just trust me..)
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(in fact, I'd watch out for me if I were you...)
..now I worry.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:42 am 
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Thanks guys :)

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The contrast of the lightheartedness of the song versus the harshness of the subject matter.
That was the hope.

Each verse is supposed to be more cynical than the last so that the whole song is almost a corruption of the listener.
Might have worked better if I'd alternated the chorus for early song and late (e.g. 'don't worry: be savvy' and then later 'no mercy: trigger happy'... or maybe not). And 'Thargoids got you on the run' would have been a much more obvious and probably superior line. Oh well...

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Quote:
(in fact, I'd watch out for me if I were you...)
..now I worry.
Relax:
Quote:
NOT to be taken seriously :wink:
I'm mostly harmless :mrgreen:

Anyway, it seems that the bug has bitten me once again.

After lengthening the last song, I've shortened this next one (it's long enough).
Not exactly a personal favourite but suitably distinctive.

Original Song: Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Quote:
Station bound...
Every now and then I get a little bit sleepy
In this mass-lock that I've found

Station bound...
Every now and then I get a little bit bit tired
Overtaking traders drives me to tears

Station bound...
Every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the rest of all my fuel has expired

Station bound...
Every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the clock and I die

Station bound - jump drive...
Every now and then I fall apart
Station bound - jump drive...
Every now and then I fall apart

I need injectors now tonight
I need injectors more than ever
If they'd only survived the fight
I'd be speeding on forever
But instead I've been spending the night
Wishing it hadn't gone wrong:

Together we could make it to the end of the lane
But you broke in the first fight I had it's always the same
(Always the same)
I don't know what I'll do if I ever dock at the station
The tech level is too low for me to buy a replacement

I really need injectors tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
Forever in a mass-lock tonight

Once upon a time
My ship was falling in line
But now it's only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
This Anaconda's a pain in the arse

Once upon a time
I was trading in furs
But now I'm only trading in tears
Nothing I can say
I've hit the liquor/wines and the beers

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:59 am 
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Location: Aboard the Pitviper S.E. "Blackwidow"
Several belly-laughs later...

Thanks mate.. I don't think anyone has ever done such a beautiful job of capturing the feeling of being stuck in traffic, without injectors..

Bravo! 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:27 pm 
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While compiling the big song list, I came cross a thread where someone (I think drew) came up with a bunch of alternative titles for songs. The one that stuck with me was this one.
[Edit: It was this thread: http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7596 and it was Disembodied not drew who came up with this particular title.]

(I'm not overly happy about the 2nd verse. If anyone comes up with better lines, let's have 'em..)



"That's a Moray"
(Dean Maesin)

(In Xexedi, where traders are,
Here's what they sing, drunk at the bar...)

When you see the slick lines of organic design
that's a Moray
It's an awesome machine, spaceship and submarine
that's a Moray
Thought the skies, there she flies medical supplies
to Reesdice or Enonla
Makes that curve, What a nerve, Doesn't swerve
like a fat Anaconda

When the stars make you mad, you just can't believe that
it's a Moray
When you fly one of these, everybody then sees
you're in love
Lobs a missile at you when you're making an
aggressive foray
Maybe you should think through what you do 'cause that too
is a Moray


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:37 pm 
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I see what you mean, the first verse is better (first three lines are really good IMHO).

A quick attempt:

There are guys ask me why
Say that they'd rather die
before they
Could be keen to be seen
In this queen
of the stars up above

While they quip that their ship
has more zip
when making a foray
Let them Should they sink in the drink
[EDIT: to sound a little less like alcohol and more like the sea]
they'll rethink
the ship that's a moray...


Quote:
Several belly-laughs later...

Thanks mate.. I don't think anyone has ever done such a beautiful job of capturing the feeling of being stuck in traffic, without injectors..

Bravo! 8)
Thanks. Your ' Lance & Ferman Overload' still makes me chuckle :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:29 am 
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OK, so it's getting to the stage where I may need professional help :P

Original song: Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company

Quote:
Feel Like Trading Goods

Riredi, when I think about you, I think about slugs
Insects, poor industrial, mountain slugs
If I had, one hundred credits, and you were on my way
I would load up, with food cargo, and then make it (make it, make it) make it pay

Feel like tradin'
Feel like tradin' spuds
Feel like tradin' spuds
Feel like tradin' spuds
Feel like tradin' spuds to you


Zaati, when I think about you, I think about grubs
Humans, poor industrial, and tree grubs
If I had, two hundred credits, and could inject all the way
I would load up, with some textiles, and then make it (make it, make it) make it pay

Feel like tradin'
Feel like tradin' rugs
Feel like tradin' rugs
Feel like tradin' rugs
Feel like tradin' rugs to you


If I had, one fearsome ship, iron-assed in every way
I would scoop up, a pack of Thargons, just so I could (I could, I could) I could say

Feel like tradin'
Feel like tradin' bugs
Feel like tradin' bugs
Feel like tradin' bugs
Feel like tradin' bugs to you

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:00 am 
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OK, so it's getting to the stage where I may need professional help :P
My therapist suggested that writing songs would be .. you know .. therapeutic.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:53 pm 
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My therapist suggested that writing songs would be .. you know .. therapeutic.
Makes sense but if I don't stop soon I may be showing signs of addiction :wink:

Last one for a while at least (got to get back to the rescaling...), honest :P

As usual, tongue firmly in cheek...

Original song: Beat it - Michael Jackson

Quote:
They told me, "Don't think you'll ever make it through Xeer
A bounty on your head, ECM needs repair
Your fuel is just too low and it's dangerous here
So heed it, I'll repeat it:"

"You better run, just as fast as you can
Don't wanna be no good against a missile ram
To inject through the rough better scoop what you can"

Defeat it? What? You gotta be mad

Just cheat it, cheat it, cheat it, cheat it
Open up the file then tweak it
Save-files are easy, change what you like
It doesn't matter, no wrong or right

Just cheat it, cheat it

They're out to get you, any hunter who can
They got you in their sights, now you're a wanted man
You dock like a tool but with computers you can
You'll need it, so cheat it

You have to know it's multi-government here,
These yellow bug-eyed frogs, they really just don't care
They'll shoot you, then they'll scoop you, then sell you at Isceer
Defeat it? Why? You gotta be mad

Just cheat it, cheat it, cheat it, cheat it
Find offending line delete it Load an OXP to beat it
Oolite ain't easy, try as you might
'pinions don't matter, screw forumites

Just cheat it, cheat it
Cheat it, cheat it, cheat it

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