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BLUE SUN ROOM FILK
Nobody ever leaves Serenity. Found on a scrap of paper rolled up and stuffed into a hole drilled under the buttplate of Zoe's carbine.
CATEGORY: FILK TIMES READ: 1810 RATING: 9 SERIES: FIREFLY
In the Valley
We are always in the Valley. It will not let us go
No matter how we try to get away
You think you understand us, but you can never know
The Hell we have to live with every day
It started…nothing special. Another battle line
Another place to try and make a stand
A fight for independence, keeping what was yours and mine
We swore that we would not give up this land
Rumors started building. Was the battle going wrong?
The fear of breakdown slowly crawling in
With dead and dying ‘round us, help was taking far too long
Would this finally be the fight we couldn’t win?
We held the line regardless. Our orders were to stay
So our tired reserves and Angels could regroup
The brigade shrank to a company by noon the second day
Then the company was whittled to a troop
The officers were gone by then, killed or mad or fled
We tried to fight on, leaderless, alone
The living taking shelter mid the bodies of the dead
As our hearts within us hardened into stone
The message we could not believe, there would be no relief
Told to lay down arms and fight no more
We thought that it was over, but found that hope was brief
As a wall of flame rolled up the valley floor
Then five full days we waited, as the generals parlayed
Waited for the aid that never came
Our comrades slowly dying, while the dirty deals were made
Deals that changed our courage into shame
Waited with the wounded, saw the suffering on each face
Heard their pleas for us to help them go
I did not count how many souls we finally granted grace
It’s a number that I never want to know
There was no joy when shuttles finally landed on the plain
We knew that we would never never leave
Our bodies were recovered but our hearts and souls remain
Condemned through all eternity to grieve
Try as we might, we cannot find the key
We are always in the Valley and the only hope we know
Is that one-day Death will come and set us free
Saturday, January 31, 2004 5:59 AM
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