BLUE SUN ROOM FILK

CEDRIC

The Ballad of Joss
Friday, May 13, 2005

a filk of "The Ballad of Jayne" in honor of Joss Whedon


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The Ballad of Joss

Joss, the man they call Joss . . .

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Our Joss saw the viewers’ hearts breakin’,

He heard the Browncoats’ lament,

He saw the Fox network takin’,

His show in a way that made no sense.

(He said) “You can’t do that to my program,

Can’t grind it under your heel.”

So he took all the cast,

And now at last,

They’ve landed a Big Damn Movie deal!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Now here is what separates Whedon,

From writers who slave in the core,

The man they call Joss,

Well, he said to Fox,

“I’m going where no show has gone before.”

He told us about reavers,

He told us about sin,

He took us to the black,

And we ain’t comin’ back,

‘till all those crazy Browncoats rise again!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Now, here is what separates Firefly

From other shows you’re likely to see—

It’s meaningful and witty,

And the setting’s really gritty,

And the theme song is about Serenity.

It’s a little like a western,

And a little like X-Files,

It’s better than Trek,

And funnier than Shrek,

And it beats out Andromeda by miles!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

--James Hazlerig

fithelere@aol.com

http://www.BedlamBards.com

COMMENTS

Friday, May 13, 2005 7:45 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


Absolutely brilliant! I loved this!

10/10!

Monday, May 16, 2005 7:48 AM

REAVERMADNESS


Heard it in person. It rocked. Thanks again Cedric!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:25 AM

ODDNESS2HER


This is so good, it must be fattening!

Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:59 PM

LORA


This is very, very shiny.

Any other good links to Firefly filk?

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:33 AM

CEDRIC


Since someone asked, you can hear a rousing version of this song by clicking on

http://mp3-postcards.com/listen/?888

All I ask is that you send it to several friends, please. Also, if you click on either send or skip from the forwarding page, you'll get a chance to download a really clean 320 kbps version.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 8:16 PM

CEDRIC


".crash the "serenity" premiere and sing from the red carpet. lol... would pay good money to see that happen"

Hmm. How much would you pay to see that? Enough for two plane tickets to Edinborough? :-)

Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:02 AM

CHARLIETHEBLOODY


I'm sad, I love the lyrics, but my jing-tzang mei yong-duh piece of go se computer won't let me listen to it...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 12:57 PM

CEDRIC


The album this song is on is now available at

http://cdbaby.com/cd/bedlambards

Sunday, March 19, 2006 4:58 AM

GODNESS


It beats Andromeda by miles hahah nice one dude

Friday, August 11, 2006 10:31 AM

FIZZIX


VV fun.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:53 AM

ANDMAN


Can't listen to it, but the rating shows the lyrics alone (I cant do 11!!!!)


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