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Expire in the Sky

Here's one of the stories; hat tips to madfilkentist, who first pointed me at the story, and to hitchhiker, who then pointed me to the (in hindsight, obvious) place to go with it. (And yes, I know mosquitoes aren't technically bugs. Call it artistic license.) (Oh, and this version makes clear little, if any, SDI tech was involved. So, more artistic license. Though a new version of "Do It Yourself" may be in order...)

EXPIRE IN THE SKY
Words: (c) 2009 Joseph Abbott
Music: "Fire in the Sky," Jordin Kare, bridge by Kristoph Klover

Prometheus, they say, brought God's fire down to man
And we've caught it — tamed it — trained it — to kill all the pests we can
Now we're going after 'skeeters just to zap them in the eye
Torn asunder 'cross the land, bugs expire in the sky

Well, they put us skunks to work back in 1981
"If you want to shoot down nukes," we said, "you'll need a bigger gun"
We could tell you if we did it, but then you'd have to die
But now we're working for a charity, shooting bugs down from the sky

I dreamed last night
Of a little boy's first bug bite
Swelled over me
Know all too well how itchy it could be
I want mosquitoes to fry
I'll pursue them till I die
Make them expire in the sky
Expire in the sky!

Now the future's up to us -- there's mosquitoes to be slain
As we turn our lasers skyward and watch bug bits fall like rain
Send the word to all bloodsuckers: Time for you to say goodbye
'Cause we're gonna clear the lot with a Zapper Turned on High
Not much longer till you die!
You'll expire in the sky!
Expire in the Sky!

Spoken: FOOLS! WE WILL DESTROY YOU ALL! -- Ask us how!

Comments

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selenite
Mar. 18th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
I love it.
hms42
Mar. 18th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
I need to get this sung near recording equipment... (Fortunately, there is a convention this weekend where I might be able to do that...)

starcat_jewel
Mar. 18th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Love it!
madfilkentist
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
When some of the stories claimed that "Star Wars technology" was involved, I imagined Darth Vader trying to kill a mosquito with his lightsaber, and wrecking everything around him in the process.
valydiarosada
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
I've had more problems with midges (especially on holidays in Scotland). And hey! Midges scans just as well as skeeters! :)

montoya_inigo
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Well done.
pondside
Mar. 19th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
Well, it had to be done, I'm glad it was done well :)
hitchhiker
Mar. 19th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
wonderful :)
kayshapero
Mar. 20th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Applause!!!
mike_van_pelt
Mar. 21st, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Marvelous! Great work!
dan_ad_nauseam
Mar. 22nd, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
That is wrong. But I love it.
filkferengi
Mar. 23rd, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Bravo!
team_banzai
Mar. 23rd, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
I loved hearing this in sing at Lunacon :D

Thank you for writing it and to those who who brought it to the con to sing!!

Marc
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