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Explorers of the great beyond
Space holds our admiration
It's the reason we were spawned
The stars our destination

No map can show our way
We follow our inclination
We have no time for delay
The stars our destination

Nora Night may tell our story
To provide some motivation
Spill no guts and get no glory
The stars our destination

Pause our journey to defend
Victims of brutal domination
Bring vicious tyrants to their end
The stars our destination

We ride our warframes into battle
No fear, doubt, or hesitation
Our enemies issue a death rattle
The stars our destination

Our journey will never be over
An odyssey with no culmination
With infinite worlds to discover
The stars our destination

 

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The Poor Boy.

(Poor boy the poorest boy the man who spent his platinum

and now he can't afford.

Poor boy poorest boy now he live on Venus because he can't afford.

The man who spent is platinum now he can't afford

The frame that he adored the man who spent is platinum now he can't afford___).

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This shanty is based off of Whup! Jamboree. While I usually like somber songs, I decided to go with a more upbeat, happy sounding one. I listened to many different versions, and as such, this one I wrote is kind of a mix between them. It’s shorter, for one, due to the word limit (I wasn’t sure if the full chorus would count to the maximum when just [chorus] is written). Otherwise, there would have been one more stanza. Also, I specifically used the words “Tenno Skoom”. Pirates, though the term was considered an insult, still wore it proudly. Perhaps us Tenno can too! It works for those affiliated with the Tenno as well - encompassing everyone. At least, I hope I was able to! I hope you all enjoy it. Don’t forget to beat the rhythm in your Railjacks, with Shawzin accompaniment! It’s quite catchy~

Note: You may repeat the Chorus at the end if you wish, but it is not necessary.

Title: Hyup! Tenno Skoom

 

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

Oh a-ramsleds crewships comin’ up full tilt

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

So wild does the pilot sway

Through a hail of bullets an’ drawin’ in the prey

Oh gunners show them a firework display

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

Oh a-ramsleds crewships comin’ up full tilt

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

Oh board your Archwings my void crew

Pierce their ship and blow it right on through

An’ show them Grineer whelps what they’re due

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

Oh a-ramsleds crewships comin’ up full tilt

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

Now heed the words the Cephalon told

Seal those ruptures then repair our hold

An’ slay them boarders, be ever bold!

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

Oh a-ramsleds crewships comin’ up full tilt

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

Now take your Warframes be a brute

Storm that Outpost an’ show ‘em the boot

Gonna head back home an’ share the loot

A-fly on through the rails my child

 

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

Oh a-ramsleds crewships comin’ up full tilt

Hyup! Tenno Skoom, Hyup! Tenno Skoom

A-fly on through the rails my child

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"Excelsior"

 

O, Warriors of the grandest design
Watch the past and the present align
Envision our future; triumphant, divine
A destiny we can never decline!

O, Champions of the celestial realm,
Our honor and victory now at the helm
Our power, our wisdom will soon overwhelm
The planets, the enemies; All of them!

O, Conquerors of fear and for freedom
With all of your might, build the kingdom
With all of your mind, feel the rhythm
The Railjack takes flight like a sun in the system!

 

O, Fighters, Defenders, and Guardians all;
Strength and vigor and energy all;
The stars, the Void, the Tenno all;
Sound the war cry—Excelsior!

O, Saviors, Restorers, Descendants all;
Glory and power and courage all;
The stars, the Void, the Tenno all;
Sound the war cry—Excelsior!

O, Captains and Victors and Masters all;
Weapons and armor and Warframes all;
The stars, the Void, the Tenno all;
Sound the war cry—Excelsior!

 

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The Notorious

The time is now,

Our ships awaiting!

Into the fight,

No hesitating,

 

Power the engine,

Hit the thrusters

Patch the tears,

All crews to muster

 

Pilot the ship,

Steer her well!

Onwards, onwards,

Let’s give em hell!

 

Man your guns,

Fix your sights!

Fire true with furious delight,

Victory is ours this night

 

Crush our enemies

Battle is glorious!

Total annihilation,

Fear the Notorious!

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Where the skies have borne our tattered threads

We hold high our foes with a teeming edge

We face the throngs with grinning teeth

Our victims can aught but seethe

In the railjack, here the dragons be

 

Death to the traitor Queen!

To hazard pay we come!

 

Cloned flesh we maul, forgotten machines we wreck

For the enemy we leave not a speck

Our coffers lined with the riches of the dead

We mount our jack with a different dread

Amongst the crimson sky, we tenno the dragons be

 

Death to the traitor Queen!

Our hazard pay we've wrung!

 

Allegiance lies 'neath a strangled sky

Our victims cannot see with sightless eye

Why they lay forgot

Wreckage is their lot

Here the dragons fought

 

Death to the traitor Queen!

For hazard pay we've come!

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To be sung as call and response; first line of each couplet, called out by a single voice, second line of each couplet, answered by chorus.

Through space we will sail
towards the horizon!
To beyond the veil,
of stars we keep eyes on!
The legends we hail,
is the grandest prize on,
this cosmic space trail
our grand Railjack flies on!
So let fly the brail!
The cosmic siren cries on!
Our quest for this grail,
calls us to rise on!
Our will cannot fail,
our hearts are a dyson!
A crew of Tenno,
we all follow our star
through the void light's glow,
for this is what we are!

 

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Optimists Beware

Board our Railjack if you dare

We doubt that your prepared

For the tenno slaying as you stare

 

Full squad, small arms

Intrinsics, Asterite farms

Crewships, Galleons

Credits, Thousands

 

Tears across the void

Impossible to avoid

Derelict relics of old

Secrets of the orokin untold

 

We’re on this ship together!!!!

On a quest for intrinsic treasure

 

*Crashing of ship

“Patch those hull ruptures”

*explodes

Edited by Isaacc809

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Don't let the void storm take me when I die:

Pulse the engines load the guns and check the fuel.
Chart a course to systems crimson dark and cruel.
As we stand at the edge of war our ships prepares to fly.

Don't let the void storm take me when I die.

Our homes as many as the stars above.
From plains of green to cities under frost.
Where our limbs are lost to tithes where the sickness is we thrive.

Don't let the void storm take them when I die.

Against their force we plot our course,
against their tide we live or die.
From errant lich to God born witch,
Her children rise.

Don't let the void storm take us when we die.

The masters servants raze the field to reap.
If we fail to stop them now the stars will weep.
Our final charge to sharpened arms discordant screams they cry

Oh let the void storm take them when they die.
Oh let the void storm take them when they die.

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The forgelight glowing

Engines humming

The stars are cold
Burning distant

 

The pilot stands
Warship forward

Engineer
Omni ready

 

Empyrean
Empyrean
Tenno reaching

Stepping forward

 

Mother’s song
Growing fainter

War drums booming
Drowning sorrow

 

The gunner stands
Portside ready

The sling pulled taught
Boarder ready

 

Empyrean
Empyrean
Tenno reaching

Stepping forward

 

Shards are breaking
Memory forward

Our core holds steady

Void voice calling

 

Empyrean
Empyrean

 

Railjack racing
Pilot twisting

Bulkhead cracking

Engine weeping

 

Empyrean
Empyrean
Tenno falling
Ever upward

 

Ordnance hot
Gunner shaking
Broken wings
Boarder drifting

 

Empyrean
Empyrean
Tenno falling
Ever upward

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Oddysey of the Tenno

 

Heed my call brothers and sisters
And listen to this story of fortune and bliss!
Our journey beggins in this endless abyss
Space is our home and our final frontiers.

Our story begins with warriors of peace,
They hail from distant times even they've forgotten,
They cross swords with the greedy and rotten
And thus fly through space evil to cease.

When the foul act and the time is nigh
Their Railjack they board eager to set sail,
In glorious fashion they shall prevail
When in battle they're led by Cephalon Cy.

They're the Tenno of the new and old,
Now our system to reclaim they seek,
But from the dark a greater evil seeps
A menace from the past is about to unfold.

They're the hope and future of the human race,
Their Railjack from scraps and bits they've built,
The ballance of power through their acts they've tilt,
Now they stand ready the greatest evil yet to face.

Cuz' through the nebulas an anomaly is seen,
Home of the sentients, the enemy of old,
Without hesitation, lo and behold
This is where the story trully begins.

As through the void we travel, our mission to begin,
This shanty we sing as you heed our call,
Cuz' we are the Tenno of the new and old
And this is our story, lo and behold!

Sing this song for fortune,
And sing this song for glory,
As we travel through space
We tell you, this is our story!
 

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I hope it ends up winning cause I am out of plat lol.

 

There's always an adventure

When sailing through the sky.

If you don't live in the moment

Life will pass you by. 

 

So take my hand

Come sail with me. 

If you join my crew 

We will surely set you free.

 

Of course there will be danger

Mostly Corpus and Grineer.

They come in numbers more than plenty

But all you've gotta do is blast em in the rear.

 

It may get tough

But we must stay strong.

We do it for the people 

And stop those who are wrong.

 

We soar in our railjack

Thoughout the galaxy.

As Tenno with our Warframe

Saviors are what we're meant to be.

So take my hand

Come sail with me.

If you join our crew

We will surely set you free.

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                     The Last Battle

 

O, mighty warriors, all Tenno alike
Relinquish your refuge, the sanctuary of all
Envisage the myriad, all is dreamlike
Embark on a last trip before nightfall.

Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, all aboard the Railjack below!
Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, carry the virtue of Lotus to grow!

Regarding the shallow abyss, immortal void, [A!]
Demolished wreck glows of Grineer marines, [They!]
Approached it, lurking between the asteroids, [Started!]
The Final War for the Lotus, by all means.

Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, the warriors met all the Grineer solo!
Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, the Tenno defend 'til the last blow!

The War of the Void was an unforgotten clash.
The fires were burning, the ammo was pouring.
Corpes were falling to the ground in a flash.
The Grineer were losing the battle, roaring.

Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, the battle of the Tenno was won through the ammo.
Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, blood spilled until they were hollow.

The aftermath of the war wasn't any better for both -
The Tenno were hurt, their friends even more so.
They all lost a friend and lost more than they thought,
Even Lotus found their pain, told them to let go.

Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, the war made them lose more then what they had grown.
Hi-de-hi, hi-de-ho, in reality, no one wins this, they all know.

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Lmao I tried to do something with the Tenno's birth story so there you go.

Buckle your belts, we’re off through space

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

The passengers, some lowly kids

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

Orokin tried to expand their fleet

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

But soon, the Void, it caught us all

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

 

Natah, Lotus, our ship is on it’s way

Greet us, meet us, our ship is on it’s way

Our ship is on it’s way.

 

Brothers and sisters, we’ll try our best

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

Our guns are high, and our swords we’ll push

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

Mama she tried to hunt me down

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

But my great ole’ powers had forced my hand

On the Zariman Ten-Zero.

 

Natah, Lotus, our ship is on it’s way

Greet us, meet us, our ship is on it’s way

Our ship is on it’s way.

 

 

Edited by retnuhhh

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I remember that far-flung day!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Just a young boy fishing in Mer-Sah Bay!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Laying on the shoreline, cousin beside!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Staring at the sky, when a glimmer I spied!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
A Corpus ship roaring in, coming on hot!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Fired its retros, found a landing spot!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Gathered up the catch and hurried to market!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Jostled with the merchants for a good carpet!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Set out the fish with the healthiest sheen!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
‘Round comes a figure like none I’d ever seen!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Built big like a man, with a head like a box!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
But I was smitten from the moment she started to talk!
(Gotta pay her way from For-tu-na!)
She said she needed fish for nutrient paste!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Helped her with her shopping, and she cleared out the place!
(Gotta pay her way from For-tu-na!)
By the day’s end she’d barely met her quota!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Wanted a date, but had to bid her sho-lah!
(Pay her way from For-tu-na!)
Watched her board the ship, ushered on by her creditors!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Swore I’d pay her off and free her from her fetters!
(Pay her way from For-tu-na!)
Signed up with a ship and signed up with a crew!
(For-tu-na, HEY! For-tu-na!)
Couldn’t make enough in Cetus, that’s all I could do!
(Someday we’ll fly away from For-tu-na!)

Notes:
Somehow came out to exactly 250 words
Avoided spoilers
Avoided being combat-specific
Avoided being tenno-specific
Avoided attachment to named figures ingame
An Ostron gets a crush on a Solaris, and you can't convince me that wouldn't be adorable.
It's a sea shanty. It's a simple work song with heavy emphasis on rhythm. Short lyrics with shorter, frequent chorus.
Tried to evoke that classic sea shanty feel of a relatable, memorable, hopeful but forlorn love, told as introduction by a new crewmate that gained popularity and spread as folksong. Left open-ended and of indeterminate time of conception. Maybe the song is new, maybe it's very old. Maybe the debt was resolved and they lived happily ever after, maybe not.
Originally had more space stuff in mind but as I came up on the word limit I decided to focus more on the story of what brought the songwriter to this point rather than continue to annotate updates of his future exploits.

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Sail, Tenno, the stars are in need,
of a hero in armor, we follow thy lead,
Sail, Tenno, no matter how far,
set thy Railjack to even the fursthest of stars,
Come, Tenno, don't be afraid,
thy com'rades shall aid you in all of your raids.
 
Aye, Tenno, ready thyself,
the Clones will be stepping from all of their shelves,
Oh, Tenno, if only you’d know,
how Valleys of Credits ‘d saved us from this foe,
Silence, Tenno, and listen up close,
the walls, they whisper, the Shadows will show.
 
Come, Tenno, our foes' gaining power,
we need you to save our violett flower,
Sail, Tenno, the Queens have rebuild,
their armies are pumped up and getting us killed
Sail, Tenno, we pray for your aid,
our legends and stars tell us you've never swayed.
 
Run, Tenno, dont let them catch thee,
for they want to have you for their evil piece,
Build, Tenno, for weapons make stronger,
and power decides if this storm holds longer,
Grind, Tenno, for gems in the earth,
grow from what we've saved for our heroes rebirth.
 
Sail, Tenno, and never forget,
the flower is flayed 'n torn in regret,
Hurry, Tenno, we don't have much time,
as whispers are echoing, flaying our minds,
Find , Tenno, the Power that lies,
Deep inside you and find who is meant for your side,
Sail, Tenno, set course once more,
for peace to return in our Origins core.

-------------------------------------------------------------

A mix of a shanty and a folksong maybe?


But it has a melody and I feel like it fits the pre-feelings of New War and  beeing a Tenno a little.

Something you would, you know, sit in a railjack while waiting to arrive and be like, "well, you know whats in that one song!"
Enjoy 😄

Edited by D3Cypher

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Constanze’s Beckoning

Fair Maiden Constanze beckons,
T’wards the rail’s edge I come,
Constanze, prithee, will you wait for me-
Anywhere, but the edge o’ th’ galaxy, 

I dock at Orb, ‘neath Venus’s Beauty,
Her bots, ladies ne’er sate me,
State-o’-Art Pleasure-O-Tron,
Slow or fast she does so wonton,
Moaning and cries ‘neath metal chamber,
Ne’er match thy cries in our chamber,
Constanze, prithee, will you wait for me-
Anywhere, but the edge o’ th’ galaxy, 

I land at Cetus the land o’ flesh,
Marchants, settlers tender and fresh,
Intimate as can humanly get,
Match not thy thigh of tender flesh,
All of Earth’s sultry beauty,
None surpass thy form nor body,
Constanze, prithee, will you wait for me-
Anywhere, but the edge o’ th’ galaxy, 

Further t’wards Derelict Towers,
Inside, fearless, march on, I wander,
Chargers, leapers don’t make me shudder,
Stench akin to thine when murder’ed,
Lephantis licks Lephantis lobs,
Its jaws chomping reminds me of-
Constanze, prithee, will you wait for me-
Anywhere but the edge o’ th’ galaxy,

Down the maw o’ Beast I go,
My Last thought is of thee my dear, oh,
As Cronus’s blade runs through thy flesh,
Thy screech not thine, but foul beast’s-
of mutated flesh, thy becomes as thy throws fit,
On the day we left Eris.
Constanze, prithee, will you wait for me-
I’m coming to the edge o’ th' Galaxy.

 

 

Edited by XPho3busX
Punctuations

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Here is my entry:

Space Shanty

Oh how the void calls,

With its deep dark mystery,

Through space we will crawl,

Like the sea in our history.

 

Earth is now just,

A distant memory,

We must prevail! We must thrust,

Away into jeopardy.

 

The Grineer, they must fall,

With their cruel guns and bullets,

And so we will brawl,

Our foe and their helmets.

 

Corpus technology,

Is true threat to our ship,

But grasp astronomy,

And we will fight them back.

 

Oh how the void calls,

With its deep dark mystery,

Through space we will crawl,

Like the sea in our history.

 

I wrote some music to go along with it:

pSHnJrw 

 

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--On the railjack

 

What will you do when sol dies
Haul my weight on the railjack

When resource wanes and your soul cries
Haul my weight on the railjack

How can we get from then to now
All the way on the railjack

Some day soon may we find the Tau
All the way on the railjack

Ye relics of old adventurer
Keep vaulted prize on the railjack

In preparation for the coming war
Keep vaulted prize on the railjack

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We ride on the railjack

We show them no fear

Whether corpus, infected

Or vile grineer 

 

We ride through the void

Ordis at our backs

The words of the Lotus

Shall keep us on track

Edited by N-Money
Autocorrected "Grineer" to "Grinder"

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On 2020-01-28 at 5:36 AM, CrackedTooth said:

The flower has wilted

We're left all alone

She brought us together

N' together'll 'tone

 

We wake from our dreams

What once white and gold

Rusted and dead rotten and old

 

The flower has wilted

We're left all alone

We brought us together

N' us alone

 

We travel in clans family again

The ships we sail we die to defend

Battered and bloody charred and deafened

 

The flower has wilted

We're left all alone

Together we stand

N' together we fall

 

Croupus n' Grineer so bloated and thick

The corruption blinding they fall for our trick

Coughing and spewing dying and sick

 

The flower has wilted

We're left all alone

Fall all alone

Die all alone

Well we have the winner... Lol great one bud

 

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The Star Chart Adventures of Railjack

 

Ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song.

 

Ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song.

 

Ship crew sing a song,

crew ship sing a song,

ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song.

 

Ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song,

ship crew sing a song.

 

;)

 

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Sounds like "Drunken Sailor", when first 3 lines with same intonation and 4th end couplet.

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Text version:

Spoiler

Hey hey, all on board, 
Just do as you’re told,
We gather our vicious forces,
Right under their clueless noses...

Grineer’s win waits ahead,
Tenno scum will be dead,
Our giant fleet shows them war,
Like no one did before!

Hey hey, overboard,
You did as you’re told,
But we build a fancy space buckets,
Surrender now, you evil puppets!

Railjack restoration takes some time,
We grind resources and counting dime,
Craft ammunitions and ready to fight,
Because protecting helpless is right!

 

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Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ten~no!

Time to board me rail jack mate!
Leaving RNG to fate
We set a course, then launch our force
Away! Yo ho! Let's go!

Time to sing, our mighty clan!
Strike up all our pirate band!
Our jolly roger flying
Ashisogi Ten~no!

Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ten~no!

Sailing off to outer space
Shooting grineer in the face
Blowing up their crew ships
And we're taking all their loot!

Searching for anomalies
Sentients are gonna cease
Existing as we cut them up
For pieces of Shedu!

Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ten~no!

Heading back from pillaging
Ransacking and murdering
We take it all, its quite a haul
Back to our pirate home!

Thanks for all the new shinies!
And the lustrous glitteries!
We'll drink and dance in our dojo
Until again we roam!

Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ho ho!
Yo ho ho ho! Yo ho ten~no!

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Fire up the engines

Ignite the blazing forge!

Gunners take position

Lest our railjack fall!

 

We navigate the space

To never go astray!

With our ace pilot in play

We'll make it through the day!

 

All is now prepared

We brave the unknown!

The enemy approaches

We hear the battle call!

 

Now this much is evident

Our adversary is malevolent!

Be they Grineer or Sentient

Our triumph shall be eminent!

 

Yes this much is evident

Our adversary is malevolent!

Be they Grineer or Sentient

Our triumph shall be eminent!

 

The battle rages on

Each ship will have its scars!

Our ordnances are loaded

We'll blast them off the stars!

 

The crewships now face our test

Their engines shall see no rest!

Our Tenno will do their best

To rid us of this pest!

 

The enemy now scatters

With little hope in sight!

We've pierced their thin veil

And shown them our might!

 

Now this much is evident

Our adversary is malevolent!

Be they Grineer or Sentient

Our triumph shall be eminent!

 

Oh this much is evident

Our adversary was malevolent!

Against the Grineer and the Sentient

Our triumph has been eminent!

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