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The world that we call Mother

One morning at a requirements meet as the coffee break was ending
I got an IM from my buddy Jim and he said I’m not attending.
I’m tired of jobs that are pointless and dull where one’s just like another.
I’m headed for the tangle called Bermuda Triangle toward the world that we call Mother.

In the world that we call Mother there’s a land where the coast goes round.
Tasty contraceptive plants are growing in the ground.
Where the humans are all friendly, and the aliens rarely bite.
Where you can be kissed by an intimiste
And watch the sky while you’re good and high
In the world that we call Mother.

Oh the Gurge and the Gale no courtroom or jail
And you do just what you’d druther.
The drugs are free and the sex is kinky
In the world that we call Mother.

In the world that we call Mother LSD is mixed in vats.
There’s decent public transport, and there are no talking cats.
The internet’s a snap to use and pages load so fast.
I’m bound to where people like to share
Hemp abounds, there’s universal health care.
In the world that we call Mother.

Oh the Gurge and the Gale no courtroom or jail
And you do just what you’d druther.
The drugs are free and the sex is kinky
In the world that we call Mother.

In the world that we call Mother good sex is easy to find.
The nearest thing they have to cops always say, “If you don’t mind.”
The jobs are fun and easy and you pick the one you want.
They have lots of cheese and no STDs
You can park where you like without any fees
In the world that we call Mother.

Oh the Gurge and the Gale no courtroom or jail
And you do just what you’d druther.
The drugs are free and the sex is kinky
In the world that we call Mother.

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Author: corwin

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  1. As I was riding my bike to work this afternoon I was just thinking that I’d much rather be in Port Outreach where it’s warm and I wouldn’t have to go to requirements meetings (or their equivalent). Now I’ve got an earworm to taunt me with it all day.

  2. corwin

    Jeffy: I feel terrible about that. Terrible. *nodnod*

    Hee hee

  3. LOL Awesome, I love it! 🙂

  4. I’d sure like to go to your supercharged Great Rock Candy Mountain. You painted me a pretty pitcher.

  5. corwin

    CapnMarrrrk @ 4: But, you know, you CAN go there. It’s up and running, at least in pre-release. 🙂

  6. So, is it to a known tune, or to something original?

  7. corwin

    Lee! Wow! How goes?

    It’s to “The Big Rock Candy Mountain.”

  8. Channel Lewis Carroll any?

  9. I have a friend who sails a boat for a living in the Bahamas that lives a frighteningly close lifestyle to the one you describe.

    His name, believe it or not, is Ali Al-Khalisi. He’s beyond laid back and his girl friend, again believe it or not, is a cross between Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie. And she is crazy in love with him.

  10. corwin

    There are worse ways to live. 🙂

  11. I was right on board until the mention of lots of cheese. Sure I could avoid it, but… Ugh. Cheese.

  12. SKZB: Wow! You remember me. I’m fine. My bimonthly filkzine continues.

    Would you be willing to let me print “The World that we call Mother” in Xenofilkia or should I just note where to find it (and its tune) as a filler?

    I read your website regularly every day or two. I’ve got a LJ account as a LASFS website staffer but have not yet gotten around to blogging.

  13. corwin

    Of course I remember you! It’s a pleasure to hear from you. Of course, feel free to print the thing or whatever.

  14. uhm.

    So what do people do for fun? I mean, to escape the daily grind of taking drugs and having kinky sex?

    Go to law school?

  15. Accounting school is more popular.

  16. Makes sense. Then you can sail the wide accounting seas.

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