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People Of The Raza Rise Again

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#1 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:11 AM

This filk tells the true story of how a fandom came together in an attempt to save a show, and found a family along the way.  :humble:  The full story of our journey is detailed here.

The lyrics are based on this song:



Note: I can't take credit for the chorus or the last three verses, as I left those mostly unchanged.

(Psst: Feel free to pronounce “SyFy” the way it looks. (rhymes with "iffy." ;)))

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With much love to Joe and all the cast and crew, who inspired us, and took this journey together with all of us.

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People Of The Raza Rise Again


She went down first September in a pouring, driving rain
Seems Syfy had been drinking, ‘cause the ratings were insane
They disregarded quality and canceled their best show
And the People of the Raza settled low.

We were all of us aboard her when she finally was awash
We’d worked like hell to save her all heedless of the cost
And the tweets we gave as she went down, it caused us to proclaim
That the Fandom and Dark Matter would rise again.

Well the owners wrote her off, not a nickel would they spend
She had three seasons of cliffhangers, then met her sorry end
“But other shows brought higher bucks, so let her rest below”
Then they laughed at us and said we had to go.

But we talked of her on Twitter, some nights around the clock
For Joe has two more seasons planned, the Raza can’t stay docked
And with every GIF that hit the web we swore we would remain
And make the People of the Raza rise again.

Rise again! Rise again!
Let her name not be lost to the knowledge of men
Those who loved her best, and were with her 'til the end
Will make the Fandom and Dark Matter rise again.

All September we've been working, and the cast and crew as well
Three deals on deck, how will they fare? Joe’s updates soon will tell
Then contractual issues scuttled us, no deal was to be had
With broken hearts, together still we stand

For we learned that even though we lost, twas more precious what we gained
This community is family, and that will never change!
The friends we've made along the way, more precious are than gold!
We are the People of the Raza, young and old

Rise again! Rise again!
Let her name not be lost to the knowledge of men
Those who loved her best, and were with her 'til the end
Will make the People of the Raza rise again.

For we couldn't leave her there, to be forgotten on the shelf
The characters had inspired us all to be our better selves
So much more than a tv show, we in fandom have become
The People of the Raza Every One

So you to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go
Turn to and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain
And like the Fandom and Dark Matter, rise again.

Rise again! Rise again!
Though your heart it be broken or life about to end
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend
Like the People of the Raza, rise again.

Rise again! Rise again!
Though your heart it be broken or life about to end
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend
Like the Fandom and Dark Matter, rise again.

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SFG
"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

#2 RJDiogenes

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:09 PM

My reply was wiped away by the temporal anomaly.  I'm sure I said something along the lines of "This is more wonderful than the first time I read it."  :lol:
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