Song Trek

by Adam Sakellarides

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"Song Trek" is a weekly YouTube series where I write a song inspired by a specific episode of Star Trek that I pick (often randomly). Enjoy Song Trek videos here— www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK8a1_DqsYQ&list=PL9G_HlZULxqAVKHykWruZezVjTMIKTVrZ

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released October 22, 2014

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Adam Sakellarides Oakland, California

A native southern-Californian, Adam started writing songs on an old guitar from the 70s that his parents won in a raffle. He sings about love, science, politics, socially awkward people, and things like that. Now armed with witty lyrics, catchy melodies, and a bunch of mediocre jokes, he's ready to entertain you. ... more

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Track Name: You Are the Brains (TOS: Spock's Brain)
A vessel is a body
Like a big well-oiled machine
And all its parts must be present
To function optimally

She invaded with out warning
For reasons so unknown
Rendered us unconscious,
came to— where'd my number one go?

I found my dear friend on the doctor's bio-bed
With the last thing he needed: a hole in his head

We got heart and soul, but you are the brains

Together we compensate for him
We chart the trail, find anomalies
Talk to the natives surrounded
By sophisticated machinery

No-one down here knows what's going on
Which kinda prompts the question: How'd these dummies survive this long?

We got heart and soul, but you are the brains

Their library of knowledge is effusive
Too bad they never really seem to use it
Made you controller, took your brain when they got ya
They exploit your medulla oblongata

We followed your voice's echoes
And the doc crammed for the test
Connected your speech centers first
That part we kinda regret

The prime directive says don't mess with other kinds
But I needed my friend back, I hope they do not mind

We got heart and soul, but you are the brains
Track Name: Not a Bad Guy (DS9: Improbable Cause)
A simple tailor— that is my trade
classified are my dossiers
You accuse me of giving away
secrets of the state

My mind's sharp like / obsidian
So's my tongue / thus the trouble I'm in
But I always / wear a big grin
While sinister plans begin

I’m not a bad guy
But I’m not quite who you think
Doing some recon
Getting back in the swing

Pull on threads of lies I’ve woven
What do we find / at journey's end?
My assassin, also my friend
With a handshake— I’m back in

My first gig: info extraction
As soon as I push this button
Friend I’ll have you under my thumb
I give good interrogation

I’m not a bad guy
But I’m not quite who you think
Doing some recon
Getting back in the swing

Pull on threads it all comes apart
A sleeve's no place to wear one's heart
We don’t want a rumor to start
Sew our mouths shut as we part

The boy who cried wolf wasn’t so nice
He told the town’s people his lies
His flock’s dead so here’s the advice:
Never tell the same lie twice
Never tell the same lie twice
Never tell the same lie twice
Track Name: Mamma Don't Want You (TNG: Ménage à Troi)
He said “Your skill would be of use to me— I desire you”
But he’ll say that to any woman / thinkin' he’s so smooth

He doesn’t know that "no means no,” / your distaste is just details
So he’s just going to kidnap you / that's how he deals with “females”

Mamma don’t dig you
Stop your askin’ / no sense tryin’
Mamma don’t want you
What your selling / she ain’t buying’

He says that she is so exotic / she’d make a perfect bride
But he doesn’t know that there are things / Latinum just can’t buy

Mamma don’t dig you
She’s not talkin' / not conversin’
Mamma don’t want you
She’s no prize / She’s a person

He offers her a proposition with which she can't agree:
He'll give her anything except / R E S P E C T

Mamma don't dig you
Not your profits / not your groomin’
Mamma don't want you
She's no "female" / she's a Woman

Mamma don't dig you
Not your profits / not your groomin’
Mamma don't want you
She's no "female" / she's a Woman
Track Name: A Better Home: Ziyal's Song (DS9: Sacrifice of Angels)
Now is the time for me to rise up
These friends of mine I do assist
I cannot bring myself to side with you
I know in time you will forgive

I was born of two worlds
and not home at either place
The war within me caused great loss
’Till I found friends in deeper space

We painted with broad strokes
My friends and I, a better home
Different but not alone
My friends and I, a better home

Allow me to paint a picture for you
About the world for which I long
I have friends from all over space
This is the place where I belong

You continue marching
How much fight can you afford?
War loses sheen / when we all agree
to put down our swords

We painted with broad strokes
My friends and I, a better home
Different but not alone
My friends and I, a better home
Track Name: History's Repeat (TOS: Patterns of Force)
We had sent you off to observe a whole new world
We arrived to find genocide and hate
We investigated this new second third reich
You’d become their puppet of the state


One race oppressing another is not a peace
Why are we seeing history repeat?

We revived you and you told us how you helped them rise
From anarchy to an efficient reign
You tried to bring them order while preventing sadism
But your underling took charge and war was waged

One man taking charge of others is not peace
You thought you could stop history's repeat

You had come out with the truth and cancelled invasion
Your rival lashed out but he had been beat
In his absence we’ll create a partnership of worlds
Your words will lead us to a broader peace

Absolute power corrupts absolutely
And so we’ll witness history’s re-

Absolute power corrupts absolutely

And so we’ll witness history’s re-
History's re-
History's repeat
Track Name: Better, Next Time (VOY: Prime Factors)
You’d be innefectual
If you lost your pinciples
I arrived at this conclusion with logical thoughts
I took things into my hands
I sold out to his demands
So I am making the wrong choice ‘cause you cannot

The worst punishment I’ve found
Is knowing that I let you down
Erred on the wrong side
But I will do better next time

We are victims of our rules
This scenario: We’re fools
But their hesitance to intrude you can’t decry
Your authority, userped
And it’s not what you deserve
Your knowledge of back-channel schemes- you can deny

The worst punishment I’ve found
Is knowing that I let you down
Erred on the wrong side
But I will do better next time

We have to get back to
Home for our stellar crew
Keep your conscience clean
Ends justify my means

Well the irony is just
The directive aimed at us
My logic was not in error but I was
Indeed I broke your trust
And this operation bust
You’ll see you can count on me to be your compass

The worst punishment I’ve found
Is knowing that I let you down
Erred on the wrong side
But I will do better next time
Track Name: More to You (TNG: The Perfect Mate)
Blank as a slate
You’re waiting to be filled in
Flirt with ideas
Who you are changes on a whim
Eager to please
Everyone else except your self
You can read minds
Know me a little to well

There’s gotta be more to you than this
It blows your mind to have your wish
Please just sit back, enjoy the view
There’s gotta be more to you

When she comes ‘round
Try to deny what I feel
Wants to know me
But I am putting up shields
But she still knows
All the rules I use to govern
I'll bend them, too
Even a captain needs a lover

She said “There's more to you than this
Try putting up all walls as you wish
Please just sit back, enjoy the view
There’s gotta be more to you

We both can learn
From each others’ points of view
When to discern
And what we’ve gotta do

There’s gotta be more to you than this
Do whatever as you like it
I didn't mean to tame this shrew
There’s gotta be more to you
Track Name: Feed the Muse (DS9: The Muse)
She will take you in / you’ll put ink to paper
Write what comes to mind / you'll edit later
You’re getting so much done / but be careful how much you do
Or some sort of alien / will suck the energy out of you

I guess this is a metaphor for writing yourself to death? I don’t get it

Feed the Muse
Or else you’ll get a really weird episode like this
Feed the Muse
Nothing happens, this episode should not exist

She leaves her husband’s grasp / to raise her own baby
You marry her today / so that jerk loses custody
So here’s a pro tip / you can always win
Just find a nice guy / who will wed you for fake reasons

That’s the moral of the story: Marriage solves all you problems.

Feed the Muse
Or else you’ll get a really weird episode like this
Feed the Muse
Nothing happens, this episode should not exist
Feed the Muse
These sub plots some how got their own show
Feed the Muse
Even the best series have an episode
Track Name: Big Ideas (TAS: The Infinite Vulcan)
came to this Eden
and I can’t even
believe what I see, could it be? yes, it’s a place of flora
that’s got it’s own autonomy

they're orphans of fate
they’re in a sad state
you take my friend, uncertain ends, so you can make the master race
and he will be your template

you kidnapped him because you think

you got some big ideas
but there are more important things to do
you got some big ideas
but there are more important things to do

he loves to play
with D.N.A.
don’t want to harm, but we’re armed, with a new kind of weaponry
we have got some weed spray

you took his genome
and made a huge clone
and then you copied all his thoughts and now his mind has been blown
you’re killing him for your own

you’ve enlarged and cloned him just because

you got some big ideas
but there are more important things to do
you got some big ideas
but there are more important things to do

please hear my pleas, son
there is no reason
there is no need, need to breed some sort of master race
when peace is agreed upon

I tell you why:
the I.D.I.C.’s your guide
the clone will live, first he gives my friend back his own mind
now you two can help them thrive

these giants of science will stay behind

you got some big ideas
but there are more important things to do
you got some big ideas
but there are more important things to do
Track Name: Falor's Journey (VOY: Innocence)
The tale begins with a merchant man
He sold the finest goods in town
Accumulating such great wealth

But Falor knew wealth would not last
And took his his leave from selling things
So he began his journey

Through storms he crossed the Voroth Sea
To reach the clouded shores of Raal
Where old T'Para offered truth.

He traveled through the windswept hills
And crossed the barren Fire Plains
To find the silent monks of Kir.

Falor entered the temple of Kir
Certain that at last his journey
Had brought him to this place of peace

So that his burdens and sorrows
Could be lifted from his weary mind
But all that greeted his newfound hope
Was silence, only silence.

Still unfulfilled, he journeyed home
Told stories of the lessons learned
And gained true wisdom by the giving
Track Name: How We Spend Our Time (TNG: Masks)
l thought you were just a library
But you’re making me look like a fool
I thought you were just an artifact
But you’re messing with our molecules

You leave letters I don’t understand
So cryptic are the glyphs you leave
Strewn about, your icons all around
I don’t get your ceremonies

You love the thrill of chase
’Twas your turn, now it is mine
We will always give and take
It’s how we spend our time

You strike fear into a young one’s soul
Your reputation precedes you
You are not very understood
So I guess I’ll have to deceive you

We wear masks and we do this dance
We’re each playing our part you see
You realize your time to rule is done
And so you hand the reigns to me

You love the thrill of chase
’Twas your turn, now it is mine
We will always give and take
It’s how we spend our time
Track Name: A New Mission: The Ballad of Commodore Decker (TOS: The Doomsday Machine)
The odds were a million to one
And I was that one
The beast would swallow up things whole
and I was left stunned

It swallows up entire worlds— it must be destroyed
anything left in its path becomes part of the void

So I have got a new mission—
I'll command this crew
the beast must be defeated if
it’s the last thing I do

With great abandon it attacked my ship
Was left with battered sails
The monster’s skin: neutronium
The beast was quite a whale

Left my crew on a class M— so they would stay alive
Was to go down with the ship, but only I survived

So I have got a new mission—
I'll command this crew
the beast must be defeated if
it’s the last thing I do

And so I must, sing my last hurrah
I have lost my crew
I take this launch as a loss
I bid goodbye to you

Cannot pierce it from outside— got too thick a skin
I’ll ram this ship down the gullet, destroy it from within

I have got a new mission—
I will command this crew
the beast must be defeated if
it’s the last thing I do
Track Name: Tender Touch (TNG: Qpid)
Oh, when she walked in I knew she was trouble
Yes, she was an explorer after my own heart
Yes seasons passed, but she did return to me
Or maybe she just wanted to study my charts

She wandered through my world and made herself home
Oh she was brash, but I found it hard to mind
She made herself known amongst my cohorts
Yes, there was no way I could just leave her behind

She had a tender touch / So full of passion
She hitched a ride with me / in the same direction

But then all my plans got interrupted
An unexpected visit from a dear old friend
Insisted that we take a little detour
Gave me a quest to rescue my dearest maiden

She had a tender touch / yes she could make me grin
But after all we’ve been through / she’s running off with him

He’s devious, amoral, unreliable
Irresponsible, and not to be trusted at all
Which kind of reminds me about a girl I know
Between us two I guess I was the one to fall
Track Name: Unexpected Love (DS9: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places)
At almost every turn— Well, you are
one to challenge me
We are both warriors
But you’ve got longer history
And there are certain things
That I will get distracted by
But I must tell you that
I think she’s glorious a sight

Unexpected love
Or infatuation
Unexpected love
I may be posturing

And what she sees in him
I do not think I understand
Well we have trained him well
She’s falling for this other man

Unexpected love
You’re fickle and so fine
Unexpected love
Not easy to find

You took me by surprised
Reciting prose while you pounce
The love of my life
Was right there when I turned around

Unexpected love
You put your hands on mine
Unexpected love
You knock me on my behind

Unexpected love
Our fight is poetry
Unexpected love
May cause injuries
Track Name: Bustin' Out (DS9: Little Green Men)
well, we were on our way to the academy
droppin' off my nephew so he could join the fleet
and if I happen to stop on our way back
I’ll sell these minerals for some decent cash
but we crashed in a time we did not know
in 1947 New Mexico

now we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out
bustin’ out of Area 51

well these primitive humans must be pretty dumb
‘cause they’ll put some poison in their lungs
and you can tell they’re primates through and through
they will imitate exactly what you do
they use nuclear bombs in their own atmosphere
you could see why we want to just leave here

'cause we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out
bustin’ out of Area 51

well they threaten us, try to make us talk
we know this deal's bad, so away we'll walk
well, we told them lies, we were pleaded and yellin'
but they just don’t seem to want what we’re selling
well we make our move, these two help us flee
these scientists are just fine by me

'cause we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out of Area 51
we’re bustin’ out
bustin’ out of Area 51
Track Name: Always Shall Be Your Friend (My Number One) (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
You’re always / my right-hand man
Trust in you / and I know where you stand

Follow protocols, you do implore
But you and I both know that they will simply be ignored

My number one as we travel. Remember what you said:
I have been, and always shall be, your friend
I have been, and always shall be, your friend

Needs of many / outweigh the needs of few
But the cost / may be losing you

Don’t believe in situations you can’t win
he'll Never really be gone as long as we remember him

My number one as we travel. Remember what you said:
I have been, and always shall be, your friend
I have been, and always shall be, your friend

My number one as we travel. Remember what you said:
I have been, and always shall be, your friend
I have been, and always shall be, your friend
Track Name: What Will You Leave Behind? (TNG: Inner Light)
Greeting a new day
Life throws things your way
And suddenly you wake up to a life you didn’t make
They get you on your feet
Embrace those that you meet
But now that you are here you will join them in the streets

What will you leave behind?
What will you leave behind?

Charting of the sky
Pursuing how and why
You look up to the stars to help fellow that are blind
The time that you will seize
You raise a family
It never crossed your mind but now it makes you feel complete

What will you leave behind?
What will you leave behind?

You take a different stand
You do all that you can
But no matter what you do the world won’t listen to your plans
You won’t be deterred
Your stories more than words
You'll send a beacon beyond so our stories can be heard

What will you leave behind?
What will you leave behind?
Track Name: Broken (DS9: Honor Among Thieves)
You are lonesome and quiet
In dire straights, do not deny it
You made a kind gesture
Your intentions may be pure
If you can do what you promise, I will buy it

We are on the up-and-up, yes
I vouch for you
I know that you and I are just like kin
For me you’d risk your life
Good thing you’re the fix-it type
‘cause the things around me tend to be broken

You are quiet and useful
You like to tinker with tools
You’re faithful and your smart
Fulfilling your new part
You keep me plausibly deniable

We are on the up-and-up, yes,
I vouch for you
I know that you and I are just like kin
For me you’d risk your life
Good thing you’re the fix-it type
‘cause the things around me tend to be broken

You pull the rug from under
Trusting you was my blunder
You double-crossed this list
Sold me for bigger fish
You turned ‘round though I treated you like a brother

We are on the up-and-up, yes,
I vouch for you
I know that you and I are just like kin
For me you’d risk your life
Good thing you’re the fix-it type
‘cause the things around me tend to be broken
Track Name: No Pretender
I was a big shot
Yeah they would stop and stare
I played the big part
Until I realized that no one really cares

but then they found me
into the chair I’m thrust
enjoy the wonder
and I decide to bring my friends with us

this is the role for which I was born

I’m no pretender
This is who I am
Never surrender
Never give up, never, never, never, give a damn

so we may stumble
and take a few scratches
we’ll take some tumbles
and don’t mind us if we have to be evasive

we are resourceful
but growing pains can hurt
we’ll take control
and we may just happen to lose our shirts

but I’m dedicated to this craft

I’m no pretender
This is who I am
Never surrender
Never give up- never, never, give a damn

I must tell the truth how
I usually don’t do this sort of thing
in fact we’re usually pretending
but I’m not pretending right now

we’ll never give up
yeah, we will persevere
we conquer monsters
yeah, but most of them are our own fears

I take a moment
before it fades to black
I use my hindsight
and suddenly I am taken right back

we’re a pretty damn good crew

I’m no pretender
This is who I am
Never surrender
Never give up- never, never, give a damn
Track Name: Hello, The Future! & Adam Sakellarides - Our Own Lines (VOY: Equinox)
It was a calculated risk, and I took it
A decision that had to be made
‘Twas an outcome I neither wanted nor chose
But it stayed
Yes it stayed

And now we are left with the pieces
The people, not pieces, that strayed
And all of us together are traveling as one
On our way
On our way

Every day I worry if we make the right choices
Or I wonder when we’ll cross our own line
Every day I know that I command all the decisions
That the choices we all make are mostly mine

Every day I must listen to a chorus of voices
The shoulders they rest on are mine
Every day I must lead us all to find life, not destroy it
We must not cross our own lines
Our own lines.

He was a captain like me and I promised him
I would offer a place to his crew
I would give them the honor he took from his ship
Which he knew
Yes, he knew

In the end he made his decision
One I don’t know if I could do
He offered his life for the lives that he took
As he flew
They all flew

Every day I worry if we make the right choices
Or I wonder when we’ll cross our own line
Every day I know that I command all the decisions
That the choices we all make are mostly mine

Every day I must listen to a chorus of voices
The shoulders they rest on are mine
Every day I must lead us all to find life, not destroy it
We must not cross our own lines
Our own lines.

So we hang up a sign in remembrance
So we share a meal and we move on
So we set our new course and we try to forget
That it’s gone
Yes, it’s gone

And Equinox isn’t that different
‘Cept I have more voices as guides
I promise that there will be a way home
That we’ll find
We shall find

Every day I worry if we make the right choices
Or I wonder when we’ll cross our own line
Every day I know that I command all the decisions
That the choices we all make are mostly mine

Every day I must listen to a chorus of voices
The shoulders they rest on are mine
Every day I must lead us all to find life, not destroy it
We must not cross our own lines
Our own lines.

And I know that whatever awaits us
I will act by the vows I have made
With the promises guiding my choices and
Showing the way
Our own way
Home
Track Name: Shed A Light (TNG: Conspiracy)
They tell me / Bad thing’s beginning
They tell me / to shut the door
They tell me / I can trust no one
They tell me / they can’t say more

They are scared and I can’t blame them
They’re prepared for what’s the worst
Something’s wrong they’re acting strangely
No memories there are no words

CHORUS
You can’t take away
the progress we have made
I’ll expose your crimes
I can add it up
I have had enough
On your dark plans I will shed a light

They tell me / it can’t be believed
They tell me / it don’t make sense
But we find / there are strange patterns
There’s too much / coincidence

We find the messenger has been killed
We must find who mad this mess
You say things could not be better
But you bring more uninvited guests

You tell me / to have a meal
But I’ve lost / my appetite
If you think / I put on great shows
You should see / just how I fight

You tell me of coexistence
But peacefulness you do not know
We aren’t free as long as you’re here
With your claws around our throats
Track Name: What is Just (DS9: Duet)
You must be
without a doubt guilty
If you are whom I’ve been lead to believe
You elude
But I’ll find the truth
I’ll follow past your lies where they may lead

I will execute what is just
I will execute what is just

Hope you don’t mind
If I start to pry
There's inconsistencies in what you say
You seem guilty
But you cannot be
My team tells me you are not who you claim

I will execute what is just
I will execute what is just

You are free
Not who you claim to be
You framed yourself to receive punishment
You had to deal
The machine would not yield
I can't denounce a man who’s innocent

I will execute what is just
I will execute what is just
I can’t execute / it’s not just
I will execute what is just
Track Name: In The Mirror (TOS: Mirror, Mirror)
from our trip
we came back
I’m surprised
to find that
you’ve changed and grown a goatee
you’re cut-throat
and ruthless
we realize
the truth is
this universe's hostilities

when you don’t like
what you see in the mirror
that’s when you know
it’s time to change

tantrums they are
expecting
I bide time
deflecting
avoiding unnecessary kills
they're suspect
I’m restrained
I’m lucky
I’ve been trained
they’ve got people but no skills

when you don’t like
what you see in the mirror
that’s when you know
it’s time to change

we’ll fight you
if we need
but healing
is our creed
peace is no contradiction
this empire
It will fall
the waste is
illogical
but revolution starts with vision

when you don’t like
what you see in the mirror
that’s when you know
it’s time to change
when you don’t like
what you see in the mirror
that’s when you know
it’s time to change
Track Name: These Walls (DS9: By Inferno's Light)
I traverse other regions
to whence a message came
the father that I never had
needed help again

imprisoned by authority
for nothing that I’d done
now by your side I come to find
you’re losing your vision

these walls are closing in
you chastise and you blame me
I work, you see
diligently
these walls cannot contain me

some men occupy their time
with fights and proving worth
but it’d be great just to escape
from this barren earth

these walls are closing in
you chastise and you blame me
I work, you see
diligently
these walls cannot contain me

you and I, we had good times
you wish to avenged
the father that I never had
but this is the end

these walls are closing in
you chastise and you blame me
I work, you see
diligently
these walls cannot contain me
Track Name: Take This Job and Shove It (TNG: Hide and Q)
you interrupt
and we’ve had enough
you act just like an ass
you drag us away
make us play your game
make us do your tasks

take this job and shove it
take this job and shove it
take this job and shove it
where the sun don’t shine

you make me a God
omnipotence feels odd
our rescue’s up to me
I spend my day
pretending I’m the same
but I've got a duty

so you can
take this job and shove it
take this job and shove it
take this job and shove it
where the sun don’t shine

then I think about doing what is best
I could have saved a girl from certain death

I could make the world a better place
just by waving my hand in front of your face

I could make you, able to see
I could give you, a bride to be

I could make you old enough to employ
I could give feelings to the wooden boy

but you say “no"
you want to grow
you'd rather get there on your own

I have no need
for the powers that be
he knew I’d want to stay
it’s not the goal you see
it’s all about the journey
so we’ll be on our way

take this job and shove it
take this job and shove it
take this job and shove it
where the sun don’t shine
Track Name: More Than Just a Sci-Fi Show (VOY: Bride of Chaotica)
poorly fashioned props
and dreamed-up future tech
they budget’s kinda small
they must reuse the same sets

can’t turn off the switch
and we do not know why
through these giant plot holes
you could drive a semi

My hope for the future is high-minded and naive
It is more than just a sci-fi show to me

with our silly outfits
and fake guns we will strut
I tell you of the fandom
but I sound kind of nuts

heroes of the cosmos
civilization someday
though you roll your eyes
you join me in my cosplay

My hope for the future is high-minded and naive
It is more than just a sci-fi show to me

every episode
this I must confess
has got me riveted
despite the sexist B.S.

you’re no damsel, no
you shoot him and destroy it
if I did not know better,
I’d say you enjoyed it

My hope for the future is high-minded and naive
It is more than just a sci-fi show to me

My hope for the future is high-minded and naive
It is more than just a
goofy /cheesy
so sublime
aspirational / product
of it’s time
more than just a sci-fi show to me
Track Name: Don't Do Me Any Favors (TOS: I, Mudd)
you do not feel at all
but you are sentient
you’re artificial
but your needs must be met

you take me on a trip
I don’t need a valet
you act like a robot
you don’t communicate

don’t do me—
don’t do me—
don’t do me—
any favors

you call me dangerous
don’t want me on the block
turn us into slaves by
satiating every want

you tempt us with desires
every tool we may need
every impulse we may feel
or just immortality

don’t do me—
don’t do me—
don’t do me—
any favors

you could never understand
happiness or fun
your need to give us order
can’t work in the long run

this you can’t compute
this you’ll never know
more important than happiness
the ability to grow

don’t do me—
don’t do me—
don’t do me—
any favors
Track Name: The Way of The Warrior
I was born a wolf
but raised humans and rescued
You will laugh at me
because I like to drink my juice

You accuse me
of taking honor for a laugh
but I can’t take away
what you do not have

The way of the warrior
To be an honored son
The way of the warrior
Is not an easy one
Hear my battle cry
’Tis a good day to die
To do a deed worthy of being sung

She may be impressed
how I handle my sword so wise
You must think me a fool
to make such transparent lies

Plans that you have made
are ill-begotten and conceived
But I recognize
the same brashness lies within me

The way of the warrior
To be an honored son
The way of the warrior
Is not an easy one
Hear my battle cry:
’Tis a good day to die
To do a deed worthy of being sung

You ask my favor
This foolish errand I won't help
’Tis not what I owe them
It is what I owe myself

Though I have no mate
My son is far, safe and sound
The way to rid the pain
Suiting up to stand your ground

The way of the warrior
To be an honored son
The way of the warrior
Is not an easy one
Hear my battle cry:
’Tis a good day to die
To do a deed worthy of being sung