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Old 10 Nov 2006, 21:27   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so im thinking about writing some fluff for Imperial Gaurd. As a way to give the particular army some personality, i was thinking they could sing a song or two. I mean they are humans so some of the Trillion, Billion people in the Imperium must have some singing talent. So heres the lyrics i thought of to a sad mourning song that they might sing After a big Loss or something. Tell me what you think, What parts you'd take out and why, and which parts you like the most.

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All around me unfarmiliar faces
from odd places
That I never shall see.

All of those who i once drank my ale with,
Now have vanished,
in this violent Sea

Now Thier bodys lay, in the ashes
dirty trenches
and shining fields full of blood

Every front which we were told to hold I,
watched my friends die,
One by one lose thier souls.

As I walk the darkened wartorn citys
broken factries
ruins of people's homes

I see my frown in mirriored glass, my
darkened heart sees
that im no longer the same

I myself have lost my home to war and
never again shall
I laugh with family or friends.

For our leader I have rushed on blindly
in to battle
till i could no longer see.

Now all that i have known is lost so
I'll not falter
the enmy can take nothing new.

Now my soul is gone but ill not die till
everyone who
fell with me is avenged.

I will go on fighting every battle
for the empror
till i lie in the mud.

All the people who i once drank ale with
now have vanished
in this violent Storm.




Ok thats it, try to imagine it with a slow sad tune if you can. Ill take any comments.

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That fits so well with the song "Mad World" that I'm starting to think you just tacked your own verses onto it :huh:
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I'll make hot sweaty love to the person that posts an awesome marching song.
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Old 11 Nov 2006, 01:28   #4 (permalink)
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I'll make hot sweaty love to the person that posts an awesome marching song.

Well...I, personally won't be posting any music then.
Nor will I.
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Good lyrics!

But no music, sorry. *cough* Yep no music.
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That fits so well with the song "Mad World" that I'm starting to think you just tacked your own verses onto it :huh:
It shares the same first line, too :.

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Music, just like language and culture, will be varied across the Imperium. One clue is in IAvol1, where the rules for Captain Obadiah Schfeer state about his tank which plays loud music through huge amps that "Varolian martial music is very loud, long, and to the untrained ear, quite painfull!".

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How about the true music of men who march to war, fearless of their fate as they fight for a greater cause - glory in death and death in glory!

Gone are the days when freedom shone, now blood and steel meet bone!
In the light of the battle's way, the sands of time will shake!
How proud our soldiers stand, with mace and chain in hand!
Sound of charge, into glory ride, over the top of their vanquished pride!

Manowar - Battle Hymn
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Is mad world the song on the commercial for thatnew video game that i forgot the name of. Thats what i got the idea for the beat from but i figure that since it doesn't really have a tune then most people wouldn't think of the song from the commercial.

However, i never heard the full song so i just kinda used the tune idea to come up with the verse format, so it doesn't really have to be the same tune.

also what would be a good replacment first line but with the same basic meaning, You could even write a new first verse or i could take out the first verse. Ideas?

Anyway thanks for the input, give more if you have any.
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Gears of War, where the guy books it down an alley, only to be krumped by a huge spider-freak thing? That's Mad World.
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yeah thats the one.

what would be a good change to the first verse then so as not to get sued or anything... or should i just take the first verse out? What should i do to it?
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 10:12   #10 (permalink)
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"Go west" Pet Shop Boys...

Perhaps take the tune and change a few words...suitably communist, and inspiring...

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EDIT:

To the tune of 'Go west';

(Together) We will march forward,
(Together) trudging down the track,
(Together) Your gun at my side,
(Together) We are at your call!

(Together) We will stomp on the horde,
(Together) foward as one,
(Together) We will cleanse all before,
(Together) This, is what we're gonna do.

(PDF) For the victory!
(PDF) our lazguns ready,
(PDF) for the only cause,
(PDF) This, is what we're trained to do.

(PDF, This is what we're trained to do, PDF)

(Together) We will crush the xeno,
(Together) We will tell them goodbye,
(Together) save our way of life,
(Together) We will work and strive.

(Captain) I know you'll watch me,
(I trust you) How could I disagree?
(So that's why) I'll make no protest,
(When you say) we will do the rest.

(PDF) Life is as one,
(PDF) in the defense force,
(PDF) brother you and me,
(PDF) This is our destiny.

(PDF) As a stone wall,
(PDF) Break their armies all,
(PDF) Where the kill is ours,
(PDF) This, is what we're gonna do.

There where the life is free,
We'll be (We'll be) what we want to be
(Aah aah aah aah)
Now if we make a stand (Aah)
We'll find (We'll find) our promised land (Aah).

(I know that) There are many ways,
(To live there) In the sun or shade,
(Together) We will make this our place,
(To settle) Where there's so much space.

(Without us) you would be on your knees,
(without us) in slavery,
(I know that) we're ready to leave!
(So that's what) We are gonna do.

(What we're gonna do is
PDF) Life is as one,
(PDF) in the defense force,
(PDF) brother you and me,
(PDF) This, is our destiny.


(Life is awful there
PDF) As a stone wall,
(PDF) Break their armies all,
(PDF) Where the kill is ours,
(PDF) This, is what we're gonna do.

Come on, come on come on come on

(PDF) For the victory!
(PDF) our lazguns ready,
(PDF) for the only cause,
(PDF) This, is what we're trained to do.

(Come on, come on come on)
(PDF)
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