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06-27-2015, 10:21 PM
I've had a bit of inspiration....I present the following to my fellow arkhunters.

With apologies to David Byrne and the band Talking Heads---the following lyrics
are set to the old Talking Heads song "Life During Wartime".

Life During Arkhunting

Heard of a roller that is loaded with weapons,
Packed up and ready to go
Heard of some grave sites, out by Iron Demon,
A place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a bunker, lived in a roller,
I've lived all over this town

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around
No time for dancing, or Kenya lovin',
I ain't got time for that now

Transmit the message, across the Badlands,
Hope for an answer some day
I got three scrip chips, a couple of old visas,
You don't even know my real name

High on a hillside, the Consortium is loading,
Everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nighttime,
I might not ever get home

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around
This ain't no Crater, or The Need/Want,
I ain't got time for that now

Heard about San Fran, heard about New York
Heard about Defiance today
You oughta know not to stand by the Arch window
Somebody see you up there

I got some groceries, some peanut butter,
To last a couple of days
But I ain't got no speakers, ain't got no headphones,
Ain't got no Tarr Traxx to play

What is college? What is night school?
Gonna be different this time…
Can't write a letter, can't send no postcard,
I ain't got time for that now…

Trouble in transit, got through the stasis net,
We blended in with the crowd
Got no computers, we're tapping hailers,
I know that that ain't allowed

We dress like Raiders, we dress like Castis,
Or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle, so many times now,
I don't know what I look like!

You make me shiver, I feel so guilty,
We make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted, I'll do some driving,
You ought to get you some sleep

Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks?
They won't help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace,
The burning keeps me alive....

Hope y'all enjoy...;)