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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:37 am 
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Original Song: I Want to Break Free (Queen)

Quote:
I want a mark 3
A Cobra mark 3
I want a mark 3 with its lines
They're so terribly fine, it don't need crew
I've got to decree
Giles knows, Giles knows I want a mark 3

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love with its divine
Its divine shaped bow, stern and keel
To take one above, well
Giles knows, Giles knows I'd fly one above

Its range, four banks too
I can't get over the speed it manages to do
Can it really be more
Than a mamba's best score?
Such manoeuvrability, you see
Priced so conveniently
Oh how I want a mark 3

So trading goes on
I must get used to docking without, docking without,
Docking without scraping the sides
Now I got a mark 3 I own, hey
Giles knows, biggest thing I've ever flown
Cargo capacity
It don't come for free

I've got a mark 3
Pulse laser is twee, yeah
I want, I want, I want, buy a Caduceus

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:52 pm 
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Nice one! .. ooh damn, there's another bunch on the previous page.
Now I have to go read/listen/sing those too.

In the mean time, here is a silly one:
(Original: Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu)

"I scoop up loot"

Once upon a morning in Baemera
Once upon a morning in San Isinor
Once upon a morning in Tionisla

I scoop up Metal Fragments, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Containers, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Liquor/Wines, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Gem-Stones, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Minerals, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Firearms, I scoop up loot

A voyager, A Boa class
A voyager, He crossed my path
A voyager, His pod went in
my cargo hold, He will be sold

I scoop up Machinery, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Computers, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Alien-Items, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Textiles, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Narcotics, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Radioactives, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Luxuries, I scoop up loot
I scoop up Escape-Pods...

A voyager, A Boa class
A voyager, He crossed my path
A voyager, His pod went in
My cargo hold, He will be sold


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 10:12 pm 
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:lol: I like silly :)

Contrasting somewhat with your song choice...

Original Song: The Ace of Spades (Motorhead)

Quote:
Some folks like to gamble, but they ain't got no plan
They win some, lose some, that ain't the way for me
The treasure in my bay, I work hard to make it pay
Lasers I don't heed, injectors all I need 'cos
In space I trade,
In space I trade

Trading to the safe ones, buy at high tech level
Agricultures low, I love accountancy
Credit card platinum, harmless through and through
I might take a hit, pretty soon I split
When chased evade,
When chased evade

At combat I'm a prude, but piracy's for fools
And mining hey well that's just crazy:
Profit's gonna take forever
And don't forget scavengers!

Loading up the gantry, but no one wants to be me,
Read it and weep, full cargo bay again
I see you like surprise, ain't me who's gonna die
With profits made by me, now iron-assed I be
In space I made,
My way through trade

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:01 am 
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Nothing from me today, but Redspear, the Lyric is inspired...

In a star I see the spark
Of quirium in a sun ray
But it soon can get lost
Injected away

To all, lets keep up the playlist - Meteorite On!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Nothing from me today, but Redspear, the Lyric is inspired...

In a star I see the spark
Of quirium in a sun ray
But it soon can get lost
Injected away

To all, lets keep up the playlist - Meteorite On!

Thank you :oops: :)
I couldn't think of a gag so I resorted to poetry :lol:

Anyway, another one (never mind an album, we must have a box-set by now)
This one's by Frank Zappa and lyrically it's, well, frank; hopefully I haven't overstepped the mark with either song choice or my interpretation...

Original Song: Bobby Brown Goes Down (Frank Zappa)
Quote:
Hey there people I'm new in town
They say you're tech is good, your prices down
My ship is fast but a little bit grimy
It needs maintenance make it new and shiny

Here I am won't you run the rule
Over my ship, with mechanics tools
I got a rare cargo here, deadline race with some papers
So please do all your work my reputation's at stake here

Trading I am, with a merchantman's dream
For credits good, levels obscene
But I'm a pilot who's in a fix
If I make this contact I'll be real rich

To my consternation, they took longer than this world's rotation
I'd planned my route but, it was only when he:
Mechanic Mike said it wasn't ready
He made a little speech then, while I tried to make him say when
She could fly into the black, launch and leave real quick
He said the engine's gone and the hyperdrive's sick

Trading I am, with a merchantman's dream
But now my contract's a has-been
And I'm still stuck in this planet's orbit
Just like a buoy at a station: a coriolis

So I went out and thought I could make some loot
Took ship to casino, dressed up smart in my suit
Got a stake doing double or quit so, I'm betting my ship and even all of my cargo
Eventually it was the end,
I'd just lost everything on which I depend
Now I'm held in a prison tower waiting hour on hour,
Still cursing my luck and avoiding the showers

Oh Giles I am a sight to be seen
I'm scared to try to soap up 'case it makes me scream
And I'd do anything to get some creds
I lay awake nights, mechanic in my head
Oh Giles, Oh Giles I'm just so tragic,
Gambled my ship and my rectal elastic

And my fame is all around
Tale of how: man goin' down
And my shame is all around
Folks say 'Wow! Look at this clown'
And this game has made me frown
Hear me now: I hate this town...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:47 pm 
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Not particularly funny but amusing to write.

Original Song: Imagine (John Lennon)

Quote:
Imagine spacer's heaven
An easy way to fly
Mass locks can't slow us
Just Torus through the sky
Imagine man or beetle
Speeding on his way... Ahh-ah...

Imagine there's no bounties
No pirates after you
Nothing to spill cargo for
And no lobster cults too
Imagine all is legal
Trading safe in peace... You-hoo...

You may stay a scavenger
But salvage has all been done
I hope this way will save us
With clean status for everyone

Imagine no progression
Harmless for every man
Don't need police or hunters
And black monks have been banned
Imagine all are equal
No need to be scared... You-hoo...

It may be I'm a dreamer
And my plan will be undone
When those Thargoids they show up
I guess we're back to square one

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Is this the best use of my time?
Probably not but they are fun and don't take long :)

Original Song: Ghostbusters! (Ray Parker Jr.)

Quote:
If there's something strange
On your scanner's HUD
When there's fuel on call
Injectors!

If your shields been sheared
And it don't look good
You don't wanna stall
Injectors!

I ain't gonna be toast
Makes me faster than most

If you're fighting things
And they want you dead
I tell you all:
Injectors!

When your visible scan
Tells you, 'run instead'
Oh, now you better haul
Injectors!

I ain't gonna be toast
Makes me faster than most

One solution for all:
Injectors!

If you're all alone
Where pirates roam
Install
Injectors!

I ain't gonna be toast
You, can buy it on most worlds
E-quipment I like the most
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

One solution for all:
Injectors!

Mmm, if you've had a dose of a
Thargoid host, baby
Listen up y'all
Injectors!
Now!

Lemme tell ya something
Injecting makes me feel good!

I ain't gonna be toast
Makes me faster than most

When you're far from home oh, no
Injectors!
Where there was a fuel store
There's now not a single drop more
As useful as f*** all
Injectors!

I guess they can't solve all
Injectors!

etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Original Song: I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)

Quote:
At first I was at Lave, I was set to fly
Kept thinking ship could never live for long, it's suicide
But then I spent so many flights, shipping space lanes oh so long
And I grew strong, and I earned profits right or wrong

And so I'm back, from outer space
I just flew in to find a tear halfway down starboard hull plate
Should be more careful when I dock
I should avoid maintenance fee
But now I've bought docking computers it's as easy as can be.

All systems go, no longer poor
The pirates find now, I'm not harmless anymore
Be they the ones who tried to end me with their fire
If they want to rumble
Then I'll make their 'no claims' expire

Cos if I try, I might survive
Oh as long as I've got goods and live, at trading I will strive
I've got a cobra 3 with
All the credits so I can give
Enough to buy
Myself supplies, hey hey

It took all the hull she had not to fall apart
Kept trying hard to mend the pieces get my ship to start
And I fought oh so many fights, just fending them off by myself
I used to hide, but now I give them a broadside

As you can see, ship looks anew
It's not that beat up little freighter pulse laser 'pew pew'
So if you feel like masslocking, and just expect cargo for free
Well you can stick your "just four barrels" where no one will want to see

So now you know, you know the score
On fore aft and bow, got military lasers four
Where I have gone even police refuse to fly
But I roll and tumble
Got a q-bomb to make you cry

I'll tell you why, I will survive
I've got all the stuff under the hood an iron-ass I drive
By my rating do I live
I'm dangerous and coming with
This hardhead live
Up your backside, hey hey

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