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The Spaceship Frontier

This song was created for Game of Bands round 219 : "Space Shanties"

Lyrics:

We’ve travelled so far and we’re almost here
we are the crew of the spaceship Frontier
The treasure is rich and they say men disappear
we are the crew of the spaceship Frontier

But we are brave and not easily scared
if only we knew that no one would be spared

The first to go was Timothy Pratt
he was a wee boy and a klutz at that
a mistake was made and the airlock soon broke
he flew out into space ‘t was the end of that bloke

Our crew counted eleven, but now there were ten
but so close to our goal, we said, we are brave men

The next to go was Gregory West
The body of Pratt attracted an unwanted guest
While fixing the airlock he felt something creep
But before he could act, a wound was cut deep

Our crew counted eleven, but now there were nine
but so close to our goal, we said, this is just fine

The next to go was Robertus Klipp
When lights started to flicker in the hall of the ship
He went to check and thought nothing was wrong
but he died horribly, oh the monster was strong

Our crew counted eleven, but now there were eight
but so close to our goal, we challenged our fate

The next to go was Mauritius Martz
The alarm was raised and feared filled our hearts
But amidst the chaos, he fled and hid
when he was found, his throat was slit

Our crew counted eleven, but now there were seven
but so close to our goal, we would risk heaven

The next to go were the two brothers Dunn
They entered a room but with a lack of oxygen
The door wouldn’t budge and they gasped for air
Scratching to survive, but alas, life was unfair.

Our crew counted eleven, but now there were five
but so close to our goal, we wanted to survive

The next to go were the captain and his two mates,
Through the ruckus a mutiny sealed their faiths
We fought against ourselves blaming each other
Shooting our guns they became cannon fodder

Our crew counted eleven, but now there were two,
but so close to our goal, we had to make it through

The last to go was my mate from Wales
and I told him “Dead men tell no tales”
When he saw my intent to kill he knew
He spoke his last words: “The monster was you”

The crew counted eleven and now there was one,
I reached the goal, and the treasure was won.

I travelled so far and I’m finally here
They were the crew of the spaceship Frontier
The treasure is mine and now I’ll disappear
they were the crew of the spaceship Frontier
[Exit]

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