Parody of “Terminus Est”, words and music by
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Reprinted from Songworm 3
Parody lyrics ©1988-09-09 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.
Parody of “Terminus Est”, words and music by Julia Ecklar
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|Am||The corporate menace hoards its market||Dm|
|Am||Its power ponderous and||F|
|Its regulations broke us;||Dm|
|silken neckties choke us,|
|us to the||G|
|ures of the||F|
|Am||A vast monopoly we have and||Dm|
|Am||A fascist interface we||F|
|Our job to mystify it.||Dm||Our sales force makes you buy it.|
|ers at the||F|
No other architecture runs your code.
Compatibility’s a crime.
Deal with us and become us: You buy one mainframe from us,
And you’ll be embroiled, ’til the end of your time.
And just to make you buy our fastest line,
We keep our software running slow.
Painstaking data punching, three hours’ number crunching:
That’s the interaction, all that you’ll ever know!
|alty our workers are im||Am|
|with knows no bound.|
|omers believe we are the||Am|
|ly game in town.|
Our small competitors make small machines,
Which bode to leave us in the lurch.
We cringe, but in the end we must build one small and friendly,
Raising from the dead an ancient piece of research.
If our new merchandise were self aware,
It well might think, when home alone:
Is duplication fated?
Can I be emulated easily by methods that are publicly owned?
|from which a||F|