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Song Parodies -> "Flying Through Space for Heechee"

Original Song Title:

"Living Next Door to Alice"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Flying Through Space for Heechee"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Robbie called, and said the flight
would take place just tonight
- in deep space...
So I looked in the hangar and there I saw
An Armoured Five and then three more
Prospectors who'd come with us to fly, right...

I don't know where we're going, or where we're gonna land
Those Heechee instruments are pretty hard to understand
so we have set by chance a bearing to find the Heechee
So right now I'm gonna get high and do drinking here in bar
Perhaps our Armoured Five - might just collide at neutron star
as we're heading at random and flying through space for Heechee

Another Five left just after us
heading Sagittarius
- or Orion, or Draco?
So we're speeding in the dark on the hyperdrive
FTL in our Armoured Five
Days go by, and we are going nuts -

I don't know where we're going or if we will survive
Many of the Prospectors will not come back alive
as we've flown forty light-years in deep space to find the Heechee
Forty light-years and everything by chance
and no one ever over Heechee had a single glance
as we're faster than light and flying through space for Heechee

I felt braking as we slowed speed down
I looked through window to see what's found
- is it Heechee?
Klara looked and Dan did too
where we've come and what to do -
I heard him saying "My God, it's black hole!"

I don't know where they're hiding - or where might they have gone
The Heechee must be there and they are somewhere to be found
we've flown so many light years, we've been flying through space for Heechee
Now we've stuck here in the ergosphere and cannot fly away
Time, it just keeps slowing down, I guess we're here to stay
as we've found a black hole after flying through space for Heechee

- Use grav sling to get away and fly through deep space for Heechee!
Those not familiar to Fredrik Pohl might have a look here

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TJC - August 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Well crafted! Simply Peach-Hee!
The Charnstar - August 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Hehehe, that was good LOL Peach-Hee... I get it... 5-5-5
Susanna Viljanen - August 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you for your comments. Frederik Pohl and his Heechee books are little known outside the science fiction community, but they are some of the best scifi books ever written. Those who don't know, the "Gateway" describes a dystopian Planet Earth, whose astronauts by chance find an abandoned starbase of an alien race, which they dub as Heechee. The aliens seem to have vanished as if black hole had swallowed them, but their spacecraft and equipment is still functional. As attempts to reverse-engineer and research the technology failed, the humans simply attempted to try out by trial and error how the alien spacecraft would work. Since nobody knew how to set the coordinates correctly on the autopilot and what the coordinates would mean anyway, all space travels were literally wild shots in the dark - often ending up in disaster, like in this song.

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