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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:31 am 
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The last three! Just awesome when I can hear the music in my head when I read the words, and the laugh out loud to the content! Well done!

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Thanks. Glad you liked 'em :D

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Took a break from coding conundrums and this was the result...

Original Song: Superstition by Stevie Wonder
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Very repetitious, crashing in the wall,
Very repetitious, just can't dock at all,
Jameson with a cargo, made it through at last,
Seven pods of textiles, I ditched to save my ass

When you're docking with things no computers at hand,
Then your scuppered,
Match rotation so they say

Very repetitious, jump-drive when you can
Mass-locks are a problem, got no change of plan,
When I meet some pirates, it could all go wrong,
GalCop come and save me, I won't last for long

When you're shootin' at things but you find you're out manned,
Then you're scuppered,
Altercation doesn't pay, yeh, yeh

Very repetitious, happens every day,
Make it to the station, if I have my way,
Come into the aegis, get another chance,
Just can't seem to line up, I'm crapping my pants

When you're effort it brings nothin' but empty hands,
Then you're scuppered,
Commiseration by the way, oh, oh, oh

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Wanted to do an Elvis one...
This one was fairly quick.

Original Song: Can't Help Falling In Love
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Stations say:
You can now dock in
But I can't help heading a course not true
Shall I pray?
Lord Giles let me in
When I can't help flying into my doom?

Everybody knows
The thing that I need
Docking, so it shows
It can be made easy
Take my plans,
Take my whole darn crew
If I can't dock we're in a right old stew

Everybody knows
Credits that I need
Shipyard to propose
Computers fit for me
Take my glands,
Take my left arm, too
If I could dock making some credits too
For I need help docking can be so cruel

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A bit dark this one...

Word Up by Cameo
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Yo, savvy traders around this world
There are pirates you know they're after all you boys and girls
All your 'condas, your boas, escort mambas too
Well they're about to go down when they catch right up with you

You can fire from your rear like you don't care
Glide past the pirates I'm just a scavenger
One shield bank, two shield banks, both shield banks quick, mamba
Come on, eject, give me lots to earn

Scoop up (Up, up), cos that's the way
Hear a distress call I've got to get it underway
Scoop up (Up, up), what others earned
No matter what the cargo, inject before I'm burned

Now all you sucker hunters who wanna try
There's got to be a bounty and you know the bounty's high
You think your saving my rear and you're no fool
For fighting my attackers, my 'special gratitude'

You're heroic, I'm a cynic, I make my plans
Too bad there's not much cargo in that Fer de Lance
Just one chance, Fer de Lance, no big thanks from me, hunter
Come on, eject, give me lots to earn

Scoop up (Up, up), cos that's the way
Hear a distress call I've got to get it underway, ow

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Much more silly...

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Quote:
Loading up, armed to the teeth
Get in line, Fer de Lances
Met resistance, now I'm back with the fleet
Just a frog in his asp 'gainst the hive

So many mines it happens so fast
You need injectors for glory
Don't lose your ship in the streams of the blast
And you might take down three maybe five

I'm a furball survivor
In the space lanes I fight
Jumping in anarchies and states feudal
And the fastest of flyers
Can't escape from the fight
Be it insects or lobsters or birds, even tigers

Space is space: mostly no heat
Freeze your nuts, if you've any
Pray to your gods you've got a heated seat
For the will 'gainst the chill to survive

I'm a deep space suvivor
'gainst the chill of the night
Heating up with sun skimming solar fire
Cos the toughest of fighters
Keeps his nuts from frostbite
Be it rodent, humanoid, human, even tigers

Scooping up, gather my crop
Had the guts, got the booty
Yes maintenance, cost me more than I've got
Just a frog forty kids to provide

I'm a fam'ly provider
Forty kids and the wife
Earning up to salaries of my rivals
But unless I'm MacGyver
Fixing engines with tights
I'd rather be a lizard or man, or a tiger...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Hard Space Fight

It's been a hard space fight
and I've been hunting like a dog
It's been a hard space fight
I won't be sleeping 'til I dock
But when I sell all my loot
and find the things that I scooped
it makes me feel alright

You know I lurk all day
to catch offenders and scoop their pods
And it's worth it when I get my pay
sometimes a little, sometime lots
So after fuel and repair
I still have credits to spare
you know I feel OK

When I roam, everything seems to be quiet
When I roam, seeking offenders to fight, fight, yeah

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Nicely done hoqllnq 8)

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Nicely done hoqllnq 8)
Cheers!

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Young frog, there's no need to feel down.
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This frog's got cargo runs to do
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Just a frog in his asp 'gainst the hive
I like the idea that when species is not specified or not relevant, you just assume frog. :lol:


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I like the idea that when species is not specified or not relevant, you just assume frog. :lol:
:lol: Lobster could be funny too but frog is just one syllable and takes some beating as a comedic space pilot: spindly body, massive eyes, slightly startled expression...

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Damn.. two full pages added since I last dropped into this thread..

Magnificent work, gentlemen! Kudos!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:00 pm 
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...and another Frog song then:

"Assassin" (Pronounced 'assasseen' I guess? :oops: ... It rhymes with 'Billy Jean' :lol: )

She was a Frog not a Human bein', she was Fierce and Green
Her message popped up upon my screen: I am the one
Fer-de-Lance, Iron assed, Weapons armed
She said I am the one
Fer-de-Lance, Iron assed, Weapons armed

She told me she was an assassin, as she lit her beam
Then every ship turned away with fear of being the one
Fer-de-Lance, Iron assed, Weapons armed

People always told me: Be careful what you do
And don't go around taking Black Monks' cash
And GalCop always told me: Be careful of who you off
And be careful who you scoop. There's a contract out on you

An assassin has got me marked
She's just a Frog who claims that I am the one
But the chase has just begun
She says I am the one, but her ship I can't outrun

For forty days and forty nights she was out of sight
But who could know she'd be at Diso, ready to go
Fer-de-Lance, Iron assed, Weapons armed
I went straight for the sun
This assassin I tried to outrun (Better run! Better run! Oooh!)

She told me: Jameson you can not flee, then she followed me
I hit injectors and so did she, speed matching mine (oh no!)
Fer-de-Lance, Iron assed, Weapons armed

People always told me: Be careful what you do
And don't go around taking Black Monks' cash
She came and flew right by me to spell my certain doom
This ended much too soon. My shields collapsed and *BOOM*

An assassin has got me marked
She's just a Frog who claims that I am the one
But the chase has just begun

She says I am the one, but her ship I can't outrun
She says I am the one, but her ship I can't outrun

An assassin has got me marked
An assassin has got me marked
An assassin has got me marked


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Magnificent work, gentlemen! Kudos!
Very kind. Thank you :)

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"Assassin" (Pronounced 'assasseen' I guess? :oops: ... It rhymes with 'Billy Jean' :lol: )
:lol: Forced lines are funnier sometimes :D

My turn to copy your choice of artist:
With not a frog in sight, this is I Kill Jameson (...not my best one :roll: ) and a cover of Bad...

Quote:
This cobra's mine
Gonna fly tonight
Launch into space
My maiden flight
This ship is new
Got a good deal
But I think you'll find
Needs weapons still
Come on, come on,
Hyperspace me
All right...

"I'm killing you
On count of three
Eject your goods"
He said to me...
I'm telling you
My credit drought
Makes this here game
Tough with no doubt

Well this cobra when I'm in it
It can leave me feeling blue
When my pulse laser does nothing
To station can't get through...

And now I'm dead, I'm dead - come on
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead - you know it
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead - come on, you know
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
"So commander won't you press space right now
Just to tell you once again",
Who's dead...

I made it out
The pirate throng
They'd a blew me up
Before too long,
Then scannin' eyes
Present me a sight
This blip comes up:
The station light
Can't make the leap?
You're not a man
No 'puters owned
Well I'll be damned

Well they say there's nothing to it
You just have to line up true
But my friend that don't mean nothing
When station it hits you...

And now I'm dead, I'm dead - come on
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead - you know it
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead - you know it, you know
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
"So commander won't you press space right now
(So commander won't you press space right now)
Just to tell you once again",
(Just to tell you once again)
Who's dead...


I can try again tomorrow
Contract to some other place
Find assassins they be waitin'
And blow me into space

And then I'm dead, I'm dead - come on
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead - you know it
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead - you know it, you know
(Dead, dead - really, really dead)
Woo! Woo! Woo!
(And the whole world has to answer right now
Just to tell you once again...)
Who's dead...

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I confess I may have had Weird Al Yankovich's version in the back of my mind somewhere...

Started this one months ago, finally picked it up again.

Original Song : 'Like a Virgin' by Madonna

Quote:
I made it through Zateteis
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know the cost it was
Credits quite a few

Ship was beat incomplete
Goods I had, they were destroyed too
But you fixed the steel
Yeah, you made the steel
Shiny and new

Like a Jameson
Fighting for the very first time
Like a Jameson
Eject cargo
Most the time

Gonna head to the station, buoy
My ship is pretty fast
This tradin's all I do
Equipment it needs cash

I ship wine most the time
Profit's strong, and that don't get old
Though I should try out
Yeah, I should try out
Furs or so I'm told

Like a Jameson
Trading for the very first time
Like a Jameson
Buying food and
Liquor/wines

Oooh, oooh, oooh

Get in line and dock fine
It's a chore each an ev'ry time
'Cause you may just be
Yeah, you may just be
A smear on the side

Like a Jameson
Docking for the very first time
Like a Jameson
Match rotation
Up with mine...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:20 pm 
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Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
I wanted to do one where Tiger becomes Viper but nothing came of it.
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Magnificent work, gentlemen! Kudos!
Cheers!
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I Kill Jameson
Ouch. :lol:

By the way, inability to dock seems to be a recurring theme in your covers. You know you can take courses at Lave Academy, right?

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I confess I may have had Weird Al Yankovich's version in the back of my mind somewhere...
Oh please do a really good White & Nerdy. (Doesn't necessarily have to be Redspear. Anyone. Please. How about Green & Slimy :shock: )


This next one has no frogs in it either.
SteveKing attributed Sweet Cobra Mine to Guns'n'Missiles, so I'll just steal borrow that.


"Patience"
(Guns'n'Missiles)


Can't speed 'cause I'm missing fuel
It's still a thousand miles
I will pass this Boa any day now
Was a time when I blasted forth
But I have to find my peace
There is no doubt I'm in her mass-lock now

Fat Boa takes it slow and she takes her own sweet time
All I need is just a little patience
Injectors saying no 'cause the tanks have run all dry
All I need is witch space fuel or patience

I sit here pulling hairs
'Cause I'd rather speed along
Since I can't Torus right now, I'll wait here
Sometimes I get so tense
But I can't speed up the time
And you know I've got tons of things to deliver

Fat Boa takes it slow, she just takes her own sweet time
You know I need witch space fuel or patience
Injectors stay off-line and I'll be flying through the night
Wishing I had what it takes to make it
and escape it, oh I want to break it 'cause I can't take it

Little patience, mm yeah, mm yeah
Need a little patience, yeah
Witch space fuel or patience, yeah
Some more patience, yeah

I've been cruising the lane all night
Just trying to end this flight
It's hard to speed with this iron ass
You know I don't like being locked by some mass
And my speed won't change today in the lane
I'm wasting time in this game 'cause I need fuel
Yeah, yeah but I need fuel
Ooh I need fuel
Whoa I need fuel
All this time

Ah


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