The Pegasus Awards

Our Space Opera Goes Rolling Along

Jeff Duntemann

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category  
2005 Best Space Opera Song  
 

Our Space Opera Goes Rolling Along

Lyrics Jeff Duntemann (1973)
Music "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" by Edmund Gruber (1879-1941)
All Rights Reserved. Lyrics posted by permission of the author

Bluster on, master race; kick some ass in hyperspace;
Our space opera goes rolling along.
Shoot that smerp (what a grouch!) Drag that broad behind a couch.
Our space opera goes rolling along.
Fasten seatbelts please--
Here we go at 50 G's;
Scrape yourself up from the floor.
If this violence offends,
Burn a cockroach with your lens.
Our space opera goes rolling along!

Not a rest-room in sight! (second cluster on your right...)
Our space opera goes rolling along.
Solitaire getting dull? Something's eating through the hull.
Our space opera goes rolling along.
Batten down that stuff!
Negaspace is getting rough.
Should have camped out on Deneb 3.
Scramble eggs or scramble guts,
Just remember which is what.
Our space opera goes rolling along!

Power up! Screens aglow! Battle stations! Here we go!
Our space opera goes rolling along.
Never lose your aplomb (try an antimatter bomb).
Our space opera goes rolling along.
Well it's Crack! Crack! Crack!
All the screens are turning black.
Shoot! What the heck do we do now?
Choose another from the stacks:
Half price on all paperbacks.
Our space opera goes rolling along!


 

 
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