The North Pacific Song

The North Pacific Song

by The Bone of Contention
December 2013 / January 2014

Melody: Bananaphone by Raffi Cavoukian

The North Pacific Flag

The North Pacific Flag

The North Pacific Song

Ding-a-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling-ling!

Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop!
Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Hi TNP!
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Long time no see.
I’ve got this feeling, so appealing,
For us to get together and feast. Feast!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring It’s New Year’s Eve
Ding dong ding dong ding dong ding And we believe
Let’s do invasion on this occasion.
Improvised, synchronised,
Skeletal, rose-petal, bone china, mithril metal.

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Hi delegate.
Boop-boo-ba-doo-ba-doop!
Ping pong ping pong ping pong ping Let’s celebrate.
If you surrender to mercies tender
Of our Queen, you will not regret.

Don’t need anything to boast,
Just a Queen sublime
And her grand skeletal host
To have a real good time!
We have beerquila. We have the booze.
We have provisions, you can choose.
The grills are fired up for you, have a care with the sauce, it’s hot-hot-hot-hot!

(Soprano Sax Solo)
Yeah!

Play that thing!
(Piano Solo)

Whooo Hooo!

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Hi frozen North.
Boop-boo-ba-doo-ba-doop
Yin yang yin yang yin yang ying We ventured forth
To The North Pacific and its polar lights.
You’ve been terrific to play with these nights.
You can hold your drink and take good aim too! Oh Yeah!
‘Til the undead are buried once more.

Bye, TNP! Bye bye bye!
(But it all seemed so real!)
A good New Year and farewell!
(Now you can have your invasion and eat it too!)
We must go home, to our crypts!
(And suddenly, it’s over!)
Bye TNP, bye bye bye!

Boo-ba-doo-ba-doop-doop-doop!

McMasterdonia Flag

McMasterdonia Flag

10000 Islands Song

10000 Islands Song

by The Bone of Contention
November / December 2013

Melody: Flowers in the Window by Travis

10000 Islands Emblem

10000 Islands Song

Morning sun rises. The night’s cold
recedes. Through silver mists behold:
The early light falls on a shore as you
and I have never ever dreamt or seen before.

Wow look at you now,
The Ten Thousand Islands.
It’s such a lovely place
to drop one’s anchor down and stay.
‘Cause you stand up, out in the crowd.
You are one in a million.
Realm of blue-green waves,
you have what the heart craves.

You are a reason to feel glad.
So often we are shown how much the world is mad.
You don’t fall for the lies that are so oft retold
‘Cause you help out and carry others’ load.

Wow look at you now,
The Ten Thousand Islands.
Every cozy bay
a place to frolic, laugh and play.
‘Cause you stand up, out in the crowd,
The Ten Thousand Islands.
Archipelago
bathed in the sun’s warm glow.

Your history is long and fine.
For every generation there is time, time, time
to plant new seeds and watch them grow.
Each one inspires the Islands that we love and know.

Wow look at you now,
The Ten Thousand Islands.
Here at the Tiki bar
you’ll meet guests from near and far.
‘Cause you stand up, out in the crowd.
You are one in a million.
Beaches of white sand
surround each lovely land.

Wow look at you now,
The Ten Thousand Islands.
It’s such a joyful place
to drop one’s anchor down and stay.
‘Cause you stand up, out in the crowd,
The Ten Thousand Islands,
and come sun or snow,
long may our friendship grow.

10000 Islands Blue Flag

10000 Islands red flag

The Rejected Realms Song

The Rejected Realms

A Song for The Rejected Realms

by The Bone of Contention
November 2013

Melody: Walking On Air by King Crimson

King Crimson: Walking on Air

The Rejected Realms flag

The Rejected Realms flag

The Rejected Realms Song

Close your eyes and look at me.
Do you wonder why you’re here?
This zone’s ejection-free,
so do take a chair.
If you stay and chat a bit
you’ll find pleasantness and wit
here in The Rejected Realms,
a region with flair.

And if petty conflicts brought you here
take your time, consider what you want.
There’s much you haven’t tried
and the world is so wide.
You don’t have to hurry.
Stay and get to know
The Rejected Realms.
Just go with the flow.

And some days you’ll see the RRA
chase the disproportionately loud away.
Unicorns so white
come alive in your eyes
through the world to hurry.
We decide with whom
we play, plain as day
to all but a few.

And the worries of the world lie down
when you meet some of the regulars.
There are spirits of renown
in this classy restaurant.
You don’t have to worry.
Chill here, free from care
in The Rejected Realms.
A breath of fresh air.

Frattastan II flag

Frattastan II flag

Mordor Song

Mordor Song

by The Bone of Contention
August / September 2013

Melody: A Lifetime of War (En livstid i krig) by Sabaton

Sabaton, A Lifetime of War, English lyrics

Sabaton, En livstid i krig, Swedish lyrics

Mordor flag

Mordor flag

Mordor Song

I look ahead and see the Black Gate open wide.
The host of Mordor comes. There is no place to hide.
Nothing escapes the Eye that looks from Barad-Dûr.
Above the Nazgûl circle. Orcs march into war.
Two Towers stand in strife. Mount Doom erupts in flames.
Here Sauron rules.

A Mordor to love.
You want a wild ride?
Endless intrigue will keep you supplied.
Two Towers to love.
Do you long for peace
and being free do decide?
The Forces of Mordor will be on your side.
A Mordor to love.

From dawn to dawn they’re fighting, die where they stand.
The fog of war lies thick when armies scorch the land.
When all of Mordor’s burning what can be done?
Let’s take a break from warfare, feast and have fun.

Seeking a home?
Mordor är ett bra hem.

Here Sauron rules.

A Mordor to love.
You want a wild ride?
Endless intrigue will keep you supplied.
Two Towers to love.
Do you long for peace
and being free do decide?
The Forces of Mordor will be on your side.
A Mordor to love.

Now our stay is at an end.
We had a blast,
denizens
of this most charming evil land.
It was fun
invading you.
We say goodbye now.

A Mordor to love.
You want a wild ride?
Endless intrigue will keep you supplied.
Two Towers to love.
Do you long for peace
and being free do decide?
The Forces of Mordor will be on your side.
A Mordor to love.
[2X]

Evil Lord Sauron flag

Evil Lord Sauron flag

En Livstid I Krig
by Sabaton
Original
Swedish Lyrics

Jag ser mig om och ser mitt hem försvinna bort
Min tid där hemma känns nu alldeles för kort
Blott ungdom, knappt en man då plikten kallade mig
Om jag får se mitt hem igen det vet jag ej
Bland fränder från min by så drog jag ut i strid
Och världen brann

För kriget det kan
Förgöra en man
Jag ger mitt liv för mitt fosterland
Men vem saknar mig?
Så se mig som den
En make, en vän
Fader och son som aldrig kommer hem
Men vem sörjer mig?

Gick ut i strid för Sverige, blev döpt i blod
Där ute väntar döden, inte hjältemod
I fält där fränder faller, hörs ingen sång
Utmanar våra öden, ännu en gång

Långt hemifrån
Döpas och dö i strid

Och världen brann

För kriget det kan
Förgöra en man
Jag ger mitt liv för mitt fosterland
Men vem saknar mig?
Så se mig som den
En make, en vän
Fader och son som aldrig kommer hem
Men vem sörjer mig?

Och när min tid har runnit ut
Vem bryr sig då?
De kämpar på
Får en soldat ett värdigt slut
Få somna in
Försvinna bort
Och aldrig vakna

För kriget det kan
Förgöra en man
Jag ger mitt liv för mitt fosterland
Men vem saknar mig?
Så se mig som den
En make, en vän
Fader och son som aldrig kommer hem
Men vem sörjer mig?

The Eye, after a design by Tolkien

The Eye, after a design by Tolkien

En Livstid I Krig
by Sabaton
Rough translation of the Swedish lyrics into English

I look around and see my home disappear
My time at home now feels too short
Only a youth, barely a man, when duty called me
Whether I get to see my home again I know not
Among kinsmen from my village, I went away into battle
And the world burned

For war it can
Destroy a man
I give my life for my country
But who misses me?
So look at me as
A spouse, a friend
Father and son who never return home
But who mourns me?

Went into battle for Sweden, was baptized in blood
Out there death is waiting, not heroism
In the battlefield kinsmen fall, no singing is heard,
Challenging our fate, yet again

Far from home
Be baptized and die in battle

And the world burned

For war it can
Destroy a man
I give my life for my country
But who misses me?
So look at me as
A spouse, a friend
Father and son who never return home
But who mourns me?

And when my time has run out
Who cares then?
They fight on
Does a soldier get a worthy end?
Go to sleep
Disappear
And never wake up

For war it can
Destroy a man
I give my life for my country
But who misses me?
So look at me as
A spouse, a friend
Father and son who never return home
But who mourns me?
[X2]

Sauron in his beautiful appearance as Annatar, "Lord of Gifts"

Sauron in his beautiful appearance as Annatar, “Lord of Gifts”

A Lifetime Of War
by Sabaton
Original
English Lyrics

Two ways to view the world so similar at times
Two ways to rule the world to justify their crimes
By kings and queens young men are sent to die in war
Their propaganda speaks those words been heard before
Two ways to view the world brought Europe down in flames
Two ways to rule

Has man gone insane?
A few will remain
Who’ll find a way to live one more day
Through decades of war.
It spreads like disease,
There’s no sign of peace.
Religion and creed cause millions to bleed.
Three decades of war.

From dawn to dawn they’re fighting, die where they stand
The fog of war lies thick when armies scorch the land.
When all of Europe’s burning what can be done?
They’ve been to war a decade, two more to come

Long way from home
Döpas och dö I strid [Be baptised and die in battle]

Lifetime at war

Has man gone insane?
A few will remain
Who’ll find a way to live one more day
Through decades of war.
It spreads like disease,
There’s no sign of peace.
Religion and creed cause millions to bleed.
Three decades of war.

When they face death they’re all alike
No right or wrong
Rich or poor
No matter who they served before
Good or bad
They’re all the same
Rest side by side now

Has man gone insane?
A few will remain
Who’ll find a way to live one more day
Through decades of war.
It spreads like disease,
There’s no sign of peace.
Religion and creed cause millions to bleed.
Three decades of war.
[X2]

Sauron Annatar

Sauron Annatar

Mordor flag

Mordor flag

Philosophy 115 Song

Philosophy 115 Song

by The Bone of Contention
from August 2012

Melody: Jazzman
by Carole King

Philosophy 115

Philosophy 115

Lift me, won’t you lift me above the old routine?
Make it good, let us go thinking

When the thoughts are freely flowing in Philosophy
We can ponder all the questions we want to ask ourselves
It’s a fellowship of humans, a touch of open minds
A song of many voices questioning authority

Thinking in Philosophy
Where our minds discover things and prejudice gives way
Thinking, oh Thinking

When the thoughts are freely flowing in Philosophy
We can ponder all the questions we want to ask ourselves
It’s a fellowship of humans, a touch of open minds
A song of many voices questioning authority

Thinking in Philosophy
Where our minds discover things and prejudice gives way
Thinking, oh Thinking

Lift me, won’t you lift me above the old routine?
Make it good, let us go thinking

We found our friends were close

We found our friends were close

by The Bone of Contention
On the occasion of our region’s defense by TITO, June 2013
Dedicated to every one of our defenders
Members and Friends

Melody: The Briar and the Rose
by Tom Waits

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I fell asleep, so it would seem
And there I had the strangest dream
A day when cold an ill wind blows
What do you do on those

There’s a throne of bones
And you wonder where
The Queen has gone and left her chair
You send a signal in the air
And hope your friends are close

Long in the garden it has been
A spade that all the grasses green
The daffodil and iris knows
The briar and the rose

We picked up a spade one early morn
A deed from trust and friendship born
And on that day, as history shows
We found our friends were close

No ill wind shall tear us apart
Although our ribs enclose no heart
And empty skulls no brains enclose
We love this place we chose

And when we’re buried in our crypts
Tell us so we may know
An ancient tale
From long ago
We found our friends were close

10000 Islands Logo

10000 Islands Logo

Yggdrasil Song

Yggdrasil Song

by The Bone of Contention
from March/April 2013

Melody: Xanadu
Olivia Newton-John

Yggdrasil flag

Yggdrasil flag

A place under the great ash tree
Happiness and esprit
They call it Yggdrasil
(Greatest of trees and its roots are deep)

And now, open your eyes and see
Rum is abundant, free
All thanks to Yggdrasil
(A shared dream, we offer you)

A million glasses raised
And there you are, an open bar
Goddess Relief Office
Will watch over you eternally

Yggdrasil, Yggdrasil
(Greatest of trees)
In Yggdrasil
(Yggdrasil)

Yggdrasil, Yggdrasil
(Your roots are deep)
In Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil, the tree will ever grow
For you Yggdrasil

Our friends, as we all verily know
About a year ago
They came from Yggdrasil
(A friend in need, a friend indeed)

Undead, the skeleton army lies
Asleep til again we rise
We came to Yggdrasil
(Undreamed of dream, it can happen to you)

A million zombies roaming
Came overnight, gave us a fright
And then our forces joined
In anti-zombie solidarity

Yggdrasil, Yggdrasil
(Regions will fall)
In Yggdrasil
(Yggdrasil)

Yggdrasil, Yggdrasil
(It was a dream)
In Yggdrasil
(Yggdrasil, Yggdrasil)

We disappear
With a loud cheer
For Yggdrasil

We disappear
And hold you dear
In Yggdrasil, Yggdrasil

Goddess Relief Office

Goddess Relief Office

Ulthar Song

Ulthar Song

by The Bone of Contention
from July 2012

Melody: Summer In The City
by The Lovin’ Spoonful

Ulthar flag

Ulthar flag

Ulthar, splendiferous city!
The Skeleton Army is dirty and gritty.
It’s locked, isn’t it a pity?
Doesn’t seem to be an entrance to this city.

All around, people looking undead
Singing incantations, seeking duels like a hothead.

From cafés you can watch the world,
See the events unfurl.
Come on, come on, let’s feast all night.
The Queen is here, it’ll be alright.

We pledge kindness to every kitty.
We have come to party all night
Here in Ulthar, in the city
Here in Ulthar, in the city.

Ulthar, Mayor of the city
Shadows in your nightmares sing you a ditty.
The Skeleton Army’s cooking committee
Brings you secret sauce so your sleep’ll be pretty.

Meet a dragon at the bus stop.
Cobwebs everywhere, from catacombs to rooftop.

The nightmares in this world
Will make your toenails curl.
Come on, come on, let’s feast all night.
The Queen is here, it’ll be alright.

We pledge kindness to every kitty.
We have come to party all night
Here in Ulthar, in the city
Here in Ulthar, in the city.

(Instrumental, truck & rocket noises)

Ulthar, kitty-friendly city.
If you harm one, they’ll show you no pity.
Watch out! If you see a kitty
Gotta be on your best behaviour in this city.

All around, people looking undead.
BBQ’s fired up, hotter than a matchhead.

The nightmares in this world
Will make your toenails curl.
Come on the roller coaster ride!
Despite the curse it’ll be alright.

We pledge kindness to every kitty.
We have come to party all night
Here in Ulthar, in the city
Here in Ulthar, in the city.

Wysteria Song

Wysteria Song

by The Bone of Contention
from July 2012

Melody: Journey Through the Past
by Neil Young

Wysteria flag

Wysteria flag

In Wysteria
the full moon shines
on charming company.
It’s a region full
of wonders and delights.
And the restless hordes
of warriors
on a journey beyond time
have found gladness in this green
and pleasant place.

Now we’re going back to our home
on a journey beyond time
and we won’t be back
till nobody knows when.
I will dance with you
if you’ll dance with me,
said the drunken skeleton,
and we’ll circle round
on a journey beyond time.

In Wysteria
the full moon shines
on charming company.
There is gladness in this green
and pleasant place.
There is gladness in this green
and pleasant place.

Our entire roleplay in screenshots on the Wysteria forum:
Skeletal Army Invasion of Wysteria!

The Bruce

The Bruce

Lazarus Song

Lazarus Song

by The Bone of Contention
from June 2011

Melody: That’s What Friends Are For
Vulture Song from The Jungle Book animated film
by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman

Lazarus Flag

Lazarus Flag

Let us dance
Let us dance
Let us dance all through the night

When you were gone
Where do you go
To resurrect
And be restored?
And when you’re outside, looking in
Where is your opening door?
It’s in Lazarus!

Where are the parties fabulous
And glamorous?
It’s in Lazarus!

And when you’re lost in dire need
Where are you sent at lightning speed?
The hope of every nation
Ever CTE’d
Is the one pick-me-up-now region where
Hope is restored, is restored.

So let us dance
All through the night
The stars shine bright
All through the night
Where are natives lovely and
Skeletons amorous?
It’s in Lazarus!

Lazarus

Lazarus

A scary Drop Your Pants

A scary Drop Your Pants