Some Thoughts at the End of the Line (Anna Miller's Pie)
A filk of "American Pie"
With many, many apologies to Don McLean
By Caduceus-kun

[Erika]
A long long time ago
I can still remember how that gamer used to make me steam
And he nearly ruined my chance
To set my friend up for romance
And repair two good people's self-esteem

He definitely sounded crazy
The booze making his logic hazy
Babbling about campb0ts
And grabbing my cosplay props

I wish I hadn't had to break
His arm, but I guess that's what it takes
I did it for dignity's sake
But now, he has to go

So
I'll buy some Anna Miller's pie
Can't be cheerful, feel so tearful
But I don't want to cry
I'll put up my chin and I will try not to sigh
When they're leaving and I must say goodbye
I don't want to tell them goodbye

Don't know why I care this much
'Bout an otaku or a gamer's touch
But I think that they're okay
There's no reason for them to go
They're doing quite well here, you know
And home is simply where you choose to stay

And I know that she's in love with him
In her eyes emotions seem to brim
They both have felt sadness
And both recently had success

But he's been working for a while you see
And he's finally got enough money
To fly back home, over the sea
So soon he has to go

So I've been thinkin'
I'll buy some Anna Miller's pie
Can't be cheerful, feel so tearful
But I don't want to cry
I'll put up my chin and I'll try not to sigh
When they're leaving and I must say goodbye
I don't want to tell them goodbye

[Kimiko]
Well I wish I could be on my own
I love her, but I need to atone
She shouldn't have to support me
Now that I'm a successful voice actress
It still feels strange, I have to confess
And I still have to thank him, you see

When he pulled out that piece of fan art
I sensed him giving me his heart
It made me feel so good
I then knew that I should

Do my best to make this role special
Perform with all my heart and soul;
He makes me feel like I am whole
And now, he has to go

Guess that I'll go
Buy him some Anna Miller's pie
Can't be cheerful, feel so tearful
But I don't want to cry
I'll put up my chin and I'll try not to sigh
When he's leaving and I must say goodbye
I don't want to tell him goodbye

[Miho]
Teaching, preeching, I know they were reaching
The point where all my attacks were breaching
Their delusions of self-hate
And now they've decided to go
What they could have been, I'll never know
Could have molded them so well, so I'm irate

With Ping and the girl I broke his shell
Made him realize that he could excel
I wish that he would see
How great a person he could be!

With the other I was having fun
And I know I soon could have won
I think he could just be the one
And now, they have to go

So I've been thinkin'
I'll buy some Anna Miller's pie
Can't be cheerful, feel so tearful
But I don't want to cry
I'll put up my chin and I'll try not to sigh
When they're leaving and I must say goodbye
I don't want to tell them goodbye

[Yuki]
Oh, when I first chose to take a look
In that guy's bag and found that book
I never thought I'd fall in love
But when I saw his artwork, saw his heart
I knew that I was going to start
Going crazy with my thinking of

The emotion that was plain to see
I wanted him to notice me
I felt I had to know
What made him feel so low!

I somehow got him to teach me to draw
And each lesson I felt great awe
Over every single piece I saw
But now, he has to go

Guess that I'll go
Buy him some Anna Miller's pie
Can't be cheerful, feel so tearful
But I don't want to cry
I'll put up my chin and I'll try not to sigh
When he's leaving and I must say goodbye
I don't want to tell him goodbye

[Ping]
I know that I'm just a robot
I'm also aware that Miho bought
Me so that I could stay with her
I know Piro doesn't think much
And Largo-sensei is out of touch
But their leaving... well I guess I can't concur

Cause in the streets the zombies stream
The turtles drink, and the filkers dream
And if they're going to leave us
I think I'll make a big fuss

Cause they're the two men we admire most
And they'll leave five girls feeling morose
We refuse to say "Adios"
And we won't let them go...

[All]
So we are sayin'
Come buy some Anna Miller's pie
If you're leaving, we'll be grieving
So please don't make us cry
We love you both and you can't try to deny
That you really don't want to say goodbye
We won't let you tell us goodbye

Sometime later
Wai~! Wai~! It's Anna Miller's pie
We're so happy, feel so sappy
And we do love you guys!
You'll stay here with us and won't try to deny
When we're together, we know that we can fly...!

American Pie
Don McLean

A long long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

So
{Refrain}
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

Did you write the Book of Love?
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so
Do you believe in rock 'n roll
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow

Well, I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singin'
{Refrain}

Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
But that's not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the King and Queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me

Oh, and while the King was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned

And while Lenin read a book of Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died

We were singing
{Refrain}

Helter Skelter in a summer swelter
The Byrds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul out on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the Sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance

'Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died

We started singing
{Refrain}

Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation Lost in Space
With no time left to start again
So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the Devil's only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan's spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

He was singing
{Refrain}

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play

And in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died

And they were singing
{Refrain}

They were singing
Bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
Miho
after "Vincent" by Don Mclean

Lonely, lonely girl,
look out on your world of grey,
chain the thoughts you need to say;
in cages of your own imagining.

Darkness in your eyes,
Sadness greying your blue skies,
Morbid thoughts and tortured sighs;
your pale face framed by angel's mourning wings.

Now I understand
why you tried to reach me,
and how you suffered for your beauty,
how you tried to set me free.

I could not listen,
I did not know how.
It doesn't matter now.

Lonely, lonely girl,
childlike features, adult ways,
violet eyes and haunted gaze,
reflect the darkness of my captive soul

Sadness o'er you reigns,
steals my honour, causes shame,
makes me feel empathic pain -
although I can't admit I feel at all.

For I could not see you,
as who you really were for me,
and when no hope was left inside,
on that bleak and bitter night,
you took your leave and left me in the gloom...
I should have told you, Miho,
this world is bleak and empty
when I can no longer see you.

Lonely, lonely girl,
Mourner's clothing hides your light,
gives your shape a bitter bite,
your life appears as if by winter chilled

Like the strangers that you met,
the ego-driven gaijin man
who could not see your gentle hand,
was raised in plaintive hope of tenderness.

Now I think I know,
what you tried to say to me,
how you hoped so much that I would see,
the gaping empty place inside your heart

But I did not see you,
I did not know how -
There's no time for us now.


McF

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