Parody of “Shai-hulud”, words and music by
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Parody of “Shai-hulud”, words and music by Kathy Mar
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Just say no. Say no to spice heads.
Say no to all that their kind stand for.
Just say no. Say no to renegades
With drug-induced fears of war.
Just say no. Say no to nightmares
And prophesies dark and glum.
Just say no. Maybe it just won’t come.
My home world’s full of nutty kids
Who don’t know right from wrong.
Resenting the authority
I held there for so long.
They whined about their freedom
When I made their vices crimes.
Then they used their drugs in alleys,
Though I told them many times:
We must not let our citizens
Lose children, jobs, and wives
By yielding to the tempting call
To add spice to their lives.
So search the eyes of workers
For the smallest mote of blue.
And if your workers grumble,
Tell them just what I told you:
And now that I’m the Emperor,
These kids oppose my rule,
And claim my Baron’s stealing funds,
And dream that he is cruel.
I don’t believe their stories,
But supposing they are true,
I was never told about it,
So just what was I to do?
And now these drug-crazed addicts block
The plans I have in store.
They’re all confused, and think this path
Will lead us into war.
Why can’t they see the wisdom
In the brave new course I chart,
With the firm grip on reality
It takes to play my part?