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Plywood Fiend

Rear Admiral
Something a bit different. Based on 'I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General' from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Pirates of Penzance', I have written this cheery tribute to Admiral Tolwyn, Wing Commander's most revered despotic lunatic.

To see the original song, click here

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGWoXDFM64&feature=related

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Confed Admiral

An Ode to Admiral Tolwyn

By The Plywood Fiend


I am the very model of a modern Confed Admiral
I've information genocidal, tactical and fallible
I know the Lords of Kilrah and cause Defcoms unimaginable
Through covert ops and bombing runs in numbers quite uncountable.

I'm very well acquainted too with phallic-shaped doomsday machines
If Behemoth had working shields it would have swept the Kat world's clean.
I wanted to laugh manically while marching down the Kilrah road,
Instead I could do nothing except watch my bloody ship explode.

Instead he could do nothing except watch his bloody ship explode.
Instead he could do nothing except watch his bloody ship explode.
Instead he could do nothing except watch his bloody ship exploderode.

The truth is that we won the war thanks only to a twist of fate
But I’ll make sure we are prepared when foul beasties next charge the gate
In short, in matters genocidal, tactical, and fallible
I am the very model of a modern Confed Admiral

In short, in matters genocidal, tactical, and fallible
He is the very model of a modern Confed Admiral.

I'll gather to my banner an army of enhanced ruffians
And arm them with floating disk-shaped uncouth fiery doom-weapons
In order to ensure unending Confederate dominance
I'll order my children to torch the innocent and defenseless

After which I’ll start spinning lies to cover up my nasty schemes
And get my mutant soldiers finding a strong Alpha-male in me.
The Border Worlds shall take the blame for every evil thing I do
I dare say they're a waste of space, I’d quite like to wipe them out too.

He dares say they're a waste of space, he'd quite like to wipe them out too.
He dares say they're a waste of space, he'd quite like to wipe them out too.
He dares say they're a waste of space, he'd quite like to wipe them out too-ooo-ooo

So I shall write a stirring speech and trick congress to vote for war
And charge towards the Border Worlds intending to destroy them all
In short, in matters genocidal, tactical, and fallible
I am the very model of a modern Confed Admiral

In short, in matters genocidal, tactical, and fallible
He is the very model of a modern Confed Admiral

In fact, when I know not what's meant by 'Piranha' and 'Nephilim'
But I can tell at sight, a damaged thruster valve from Paladin
When such concepts as mercy and compassion, I’ve lost interest for,
And when I know in secret what is meant by 'Viking space-warlord'.

When I have learnt what progress has been made with bio-convergence
When I use this knowledge to cull the weak and less-than-pure humans
In short, when I have overthrown this nauseating galaxy...
You'll probably not say much because odds are you'll be dead, you see?

You'll probably not say much because odds are you'll be dead, you see?
You'll probably not say much because odds are you'll be dead, you see?
You'll probably not say much because odds are you'll be dead, you see-eee-eee-eeehee?

For my military knowledge, since I'm evil and your enemy,
Has only been enhanced by the sad thinning of my sanity,
As such, in matters genocidal, tactical, and fallible
I am the very model of a modern Confed Admiral.

As such, in matters genocidal, tactical, and fallible
He is the very model of a modern Confed Admiral.

More to follow, if I get any more ideas
 

Madman

Vice Admiral
some of the scancion is a little off, making it hard to fit the words to the rhythm of the real song (stresses where there were none and missing stresses) but its a cool idea!

Do zippedi doo daa next :p
 

Plywood Fiend

Rear Admiral
some of the scancion is a little off, making it hard to fit the words to the rhythm of the real song (stresses where there were none and missing stresses) but its a cool idea!

Do zippedi doo daa next :p
Hmmmmm, it was a tricky thing and I probably should have worked on it a bit more before posting it.

I shall strive to do zippedi doo daa when I can find something fitting... i'm thinking Thrakhath.

In the meantime I have something standoff themed, link below. I tried to keep the stresses suitable.

http://www.crius.net/zone/showthread.php?p=363425#post363425

Cheers for the comments lads.
 

Madman

Vice Admiral
Heh, Thrakhath would be perfect. The major general rewording isnt impossible to sing, just damn hard to do (not that the original is easy at pace) though i suspect perhaps easier if you didnt know the original!

More festive tunes needed me thinks, perhaps i can procrastinate thus
 

Gamer8585

Spaceman
Nice Job. Although though a quick read it dose seem to not fit the source melody in places (could just be that I read it fast though).

Now if we could only get a recording of Malcolm McDowell singing this...
 

Klavs81

Rear Admiral
Prince Thrakath's secret Pain:

I am the very model of a Noble Clan Caste Overlord.
I'm violent, non-compliant, and I frequently go overboard.
I know the ways of humans and still I choose to spit on them
with plasma cannons, mass projectiles and biologic wea-a-pons.

I've often required of my hrai, That they go to their rooms and die.
I secretly watch "Seinfeld" while I eat my human femur pie.
My battlefleet's far ranging and my domains are nigh' infinite,
I need a hug, but don't tell gramps, or he'll restrict MY internet.

He needs a hug but don't tell gramps or he'll restrict his internet!
He needs a hug but don't tell gramps or he'll restrict his internet!
He needs a hug but don't tell gramps or he'll restrict his interne-e-et!

My animation's limited by counts of graphic bitmap sprites
My teeth are sharp and frequent have I had the urgent need to bite
I'm happiest when disembowling French-girl spies in dad's throne room.
And hatching all my evil plans that cause the human's worlds "GO BOOM!"

And hatching all his evil plans that cause the human's worlds "GO BOOM!"
And hatching all his evil plans that cause the human's worlds "GO BOOM!"
And hatching all his evil plans that cause the human's worlds "GO BO-oo-oo-OM!"

Deep down inside I'm sad because my grandpa killed my papa dead.
But I will get him when he puts his wrinkle'd one-eye'd butt to bed.
'Cause it is very hard to see, that in his old, drunk revelry,
That I will one day rule this world and every planet that I see!

That he will one day rule this world and every planet that he see's!
That he will one day rule this world and every planet that he see's!
That he will one day rule this world and every planet that he see's!
 
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