Ray got the mental wheels spinning, but then showed that his comment was not simply a throwaway reference before Captain Button and I could even decide who would pick up the (by then missing) gauntlet.

However, after grinding some mental gears (while trying to remember how to double-clutch my brain), I found another tangent I could take: Yuki as waitress. So here's the latest product of my twisted, fickle muse:

Yuki (You're A Fine Girl)
apologies to Looking Glass

Right up there, there's a maid café
and it serves otaku every day
lonely boys pass the time away
and dream about the staff

And there's a girl in a waitress' dress
wondrin' how she got in this mess
they say "Miss, a Coke, I guess"
She's got to act the part

Her mama says, "Yuki, you're a fine girl, (You're a fine girl)
Such a magic girl you'd be. (Such a fine girl)
But you think that magical girls are fantasy."

Yuki wears a uniform
stolen from the costume shop that's right next door
an impulse to get on the floor
to spy upon her crush

he ran from the shopping nook
left behind was his sketchbook
with intent to find him, Yuki took,
she took his sketchbook home

Her friends all said, "Yuki, you're a bad girl (You're a bad girl)
You should really give it back." (Such a bad girl)
But still, she hangs onto this odd gaijin's pack.

Yeah Yuki looked, page after page
and commented on his drawings
she saw he drew girls of teen age
with questionable clothing
But she could see he captured feelings
In every line, somehow
And Yuki vowed that he would teach her how

Finally, on a Saturday
He was trapped, and had to stay
and give her lessons to convey
true feelings in a sketch

She heard him say, "Yuki, you've a fine hand (You've a fine hand)
you can draw better than me." (Such a fine hand)
But her quest to draw emotion's incomplete
Then daddy says: "Yuki, why are you here? (Why are you here?)
It's a dang'rous place to be (Why are you here?)
So go out, get in the mech and wait for me."

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"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)"
by Looking Glass

There's a port on a western bay,
And it serves a hundred ships a day.
Lonely sailors pass the time away,
And talk about their homes.

And there's a girl in this harbor town,
And she works layin' whiskey down.
They say: "Brandy, fetch another round,"
She serves them whiskey and wine.

The sailors say: "Brandy, you're a fine girl, (You're a fine girl.)
"What a good wife you would be. (Such a fine girl.)
"Yeah, your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea."

Brandy wears a braided chain,
Made of finest silver from the North of Spain.
A locket that bears the name,
Of the man that Brandy loves.

He came on a summer's day,
Bringin' gifts from far away.
But he made it clear he couldn't stay:
No harbor was his home.

The sailor said: "Brandy, you're a fine girl, (You're a fine girl.)
"What a good wife you would be. (Such a fine girl.)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea."

Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes,
When he told his sailor stories.
She could feel the ocean foam rise,
She saw its ragin' glory.
But he had always told the truth, Lord,
He was an honest man.
And Brandy does her best to understand.

At night when the bars close down,
Brandy walks through a silent town.
And loves a man who's not around,
She still can hear him say.

She hears him say: "Brandy, you're a fine girl, (You're a fine girl.)
"What a good wife you would be. (Such a fine girl.)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea."
She hears him say: "Brandy, you're a fine girl, (You're a fine girl.)
What a good wife you would be. (Such a fine girl.)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea."


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