Down in Baltimore (Otakon '06)
A filk of the The Duhks - Dance Hall Girls


SD's fangirls, they aren't here tonight
They packed up their baggage, but I'm overseas-confined
Well, they make me wish, for contact-eyes
When they ain't around here, don't-cha be surprised
Cause it's the time, everyone's there in Baltimore

Well, they saw the contest, and they played campaigns
They got to sing songs, then the masquerade
Well, they heed the call, took the photograph
Though I was just a derelict, never caught the flame. Profane.
Cause it's the time, everyone's down in Baltimore.

I must have chosen the wrong reasons to stay home
I never realized I missed this place so hard
My boredom-crime, hell, just a weekend's rhymes
I'll score me a little work, at the mall part-time

Gonna earn some cash, gonna go next year
SD's fangirls really do up and leave a man all alone
Are there today, three days spent, there in Baltimore?

I must have chosen the wrong reasons to stay home
I never realized I missed this place so hard
My boredom-crime, hell, just a weekend's rhymes
I'll score me a little work, at the mall part-time

Gonna earn some cash, gonna go next year
SD's fangirls nearly gone now from this-a one-horse town
Is this the way, I follow news, heard of Baltimore?
Will this always, be the way it's here in Baltimore?



~Even though I ended up deciding to attend, there's many friends who will not. I hope to see you someday. Have a happy weekend folks, and post your photographs.
Some Year At Otakon (Otakon '06)

Some year at Otakon
We'll get together then,
And away to a tavern we'll go
To drink toasts to the people we know.

Some day when we all meet
Some verses we'll ad-lib,
And we all will sing
What we have been filking,
Some day when we're drunkenly glib. ^_^

(apologies to Snow White...

...Dopey, Sneezy, Grumpy...

...Sleepy, Happy, Bashful...

...and Doc)

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Some Day My Prince Will Come

Some day my prince will come
Some day we'll meet again
And away to his castle we'll go
To be happy forever I know

Some day when spring is here
We'll find our love anew
And the birds will sing
And wedding bells will ring
Some day when my dreams come true
Not Going to Baltimore (Otakon '06)

I'm sitting in an airport
Watching planes in the air.
I'm not really going anywhere,
But I'm told I'm a darn good sport.

I've lost count of the consecutive years
I haven't attended Otakon,
But it's been since its dawn
And - wait, let me wipe this tear.

Perhaps if I had a reliable car
I could meet my friends at that place
(Though I've never seen their face
They all have nice avatars).

So when you're standing in those lines
And enjoying prestigious panels
Think of me moping under my sheets of flannel,
Filkin' away and killing time.
Down in Baltimore (Otakon '06)

Well, now. I didn't even know that it was time for a con
Work has me so thrown off -- if I'd known, I would have gone.
Wait. I don't have half the money I'd be needing to go
Can't pay for airfare, and I can't drive, hail, sun, rain, or snow
Working full time, but the taxman's taking more than I know
Every paycheck only gives me three fourths of the dough
And I know two-thirds of that goes to the net and rent
If I want more to eat than Ramen, then it's already spent.
I work full time for this, and I'm back in school in three weeks
Maybe I'll save during the year, (or pay my loans), man, this reeks
But I'm a geek, and work is easy, so it's not a hard life
I'm just broke like Windows Vista, but I'm doing all right.

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