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During an open filk circle at Conflikt last month, Paul sang a war era song called "I'm a Lousy Co-Pilot (and a long way from home)". I love old war era songs like this - I used to sing them in elementary school when I was a kid. Our music teacher in grade 4 taught them to us. I don't know why, but she did, and I used to love singing them.

Anyway, I like the Lousy Co-pilot song a lot. u_must_b_joking was commenting after that it would be a perfect song for John and Rodney and she said she should write it - at which point I said, "No! It's MINE!"

And so it was. Hee!

I'm No Co-Pilot (We're a Long Way From Home)
ttto: "I'm a Lousy Co-Pilot (and a long way from home)"

Oh, I'm no co-pilot, I sit on his right,
I'm a Mensa class genius and he's sorta bright,
I'm Chief Science Office, does he forget?
I rant and I whine and have zero regret!
I'm no co-pilot, & we're a long way from home.

I follow instructions, I'm doing my best.
Use piloting parlance, put her to the test,
The HUD shows a flight plan, a tidy straight line,
The path that I flew weaves around like a vine.
I'm no co-pilot, & we're a long way from home.

My flight plan should lead to the energy source.
I get a strong reading, he keeps us on course,
But something goes wrong, there's a fight, he gets shot!
Then I fly us back cuz I'm conscious - he's not!
I'm no co-pilot, & we're a long way from home.

He brings me coffee, but to my dismay,
When fixing the jumper, he gets in my way.
I complain, say that my skills will get rusty,
He says I can fly, but he'll land cuz it's gusty.
I'm no co-pilot, & we're a long way from home.

I get why he loves to be up in the air,
I sit at his right – he does not like to share!
He made Light Colonel, but he's still the same guy,
Only when he's unconscious do I get to fly.
I'm no co-pilot, & we're a long way from home.

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hsifyppah
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:39 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha, awesome.
enigmaticblues
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hee! I love the line "only when he's unconscious do I get to fly."
helenkacan
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm a Mensa class genius and he's sorta bright,
SNORFLE! Let's hope that John's unconscious whenever Rodney calls him "sorta bright"!
u_must_b_joking
Feb. 6th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
Paul is going to PEE his PANTS when he sees that
oh, yeah.
busaikko
Aug. 1st, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
*g* Aww, Rodney! Always humble! (And I grew up singing old war songs my dad taught me, but I don't know the original to this *hies off to YouTube*)
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