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Well the skies are no safe Harbour!

 Never were they before.

Tennos, how else can we battle?

Without the spoils of War!

1! 2! 3! 4!

When Empyrean takes flight be ready to do more than fight. Tennos man your stations,

And well share the spoils once more

1! 2! 3! 4!

Well the skies are no safe Harbour that's for sure you'll see and theres more and more spoils for you and me!

1! 2! 3! 4!

Well the skies are no safe Harbour, (missile impact imminent)

Never were they before.        (incoming fire, taking hits)

Tennos, how else can we battle? (priority target, prepare to engage)

Without the spoils of War! (scramble your enemies!)

Aim for the head and may the saints look away and man your stations to live another day!

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Come one come all, frames short frames tall, our ships will rise, Grineer will fall, and we’ll gather ‘round the loot we haul.

We sing for our ship, and the captain too, we rise to defend the earth so blue, and when we fight we’re backed by our crew.

We mod up our guns to make fights shorter, when we give chase they’ll run in disorder, and we’ll spend no dime to give them quarter.

We bullet jump, we run and gun, we spin to win and when we do, the damage goes out and credits come in.

When we slay the last foe, we’ll laugh and we’ll cheer, we stand as Tenno, we fear no Grineer.

Our guns have burned hot, our wings have been tested, we’ve flown through the fires and never been bested, so bring on the infested.

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I have been trying to think of a "shanty" but to no avail. Then driving home, this poem came to mind. After some fiddling its seems okay to me, so its time to see what everyone think of it. It mite not be the ideal 'shanty' but i think its defiantly sounds like something most could relate to.. Well maybe.

Don’t forget your old crew mates, Tenno

The one who keeps the ship in shape

Fights the fires and the electric wires

Cranking out the ammo it will take

 

Don’t forget your old crew mates, Tenno

From port side guns to starboard side guns

Whittling down the enemy ranks

Kicking out the ramsled flanks

 

Don’t forget your old crew mates, Tenno

The one who steers us into the fray

Running the captain’s guns

Weaving in and out of firing range

 

Don’t forget your old crew mates, Tenno

A galleon ship’s worst nightmare

From the slingshot or the big artillery

Igniting the ships one two three

 

Don’t forget your old crew mates, Tenno

For we’ve taken down the enemy

Split the shares and our ways

Hoping we’ll sail again someday

With your old crew mates on the Railjack

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Well the skies are no safe Harbour!

Never were they before.

Tennos, how else can we battle?

Without the spoils of War!

1! 2! 3! 4!

When Empyrean takes flight

Be ready to do more than fight.

Tennos man your stations, And we'll share the spoils once more

1! 2! 3! 4!

Well the skies are no safe Harbour that's for sure you'll see

and theres more and more spoils for you and for me!

1! 2! 3! 4!

Well the skies are no safe Harbour, (missile impact imminent)

Never were they before. (incoming fire, taking hits)

Tennos, how else can we battle? (priority target, prepare to engage)

Without the spoils of War! (scramble your enemies!)

Aim for the head and may the saints look away and man your stations to live another day!

 

Edited by (PS4)Tahe_Wolf
Spelling fix

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Nothing is braver than the Tenno
Not the Corpus nor Grineer

Sing Captain
Sing Captain
The legend we fear

I sing of a legend
Burned into our mind

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
The worst beast you’ll find

Uncountable tendrils
Thousands of teeth

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
No heart underneath

Studied from afar
A mere distant threat

Oh Captain
Oh Captain
A dangerous bet

Through a strange rift
It entered the system

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
That’s how they missed him

A palate for planets
An eater of stars

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
The first course was Mars

With misguided bravado
The Orokin fought back

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
Its hide was intact

With the sweep of a tendril
The bloackade was routed

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
Power no longer doubted

All hope was dwindling
No will left to fight

Sing Captain
Sing Captain
Who set it right

Twas a lone captain
Solo he flew

Sing Captain
Sing Captain
What did he do

He released a bright light
From his Railjack

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
It only stared back

First a bright flash
Then a curious sound

Void Kraken
Void Kraken
Nowhere to be found

The Captain was gone
His Railjack too

Where Captain
Where Captain
Nobody knew

To honor that bravery
Us Tenno never flee

We’re Tenno
We’re Tenno
Brave we be

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Leave Her, Tenno!

I thought I heard the Orokin say:
"Leave her, Tenno, leave her."
Tomorrow ye will get, gift of the (lotus)
And it's time for us to leave her.

() Leave her, Tenno, leave her!
Oh, leave her, Tenno, leave her!
For the Ayatan is sparce and treasures dont grow
And it's time for us to leave her.

Oh, RNG was foul and game time ran high.
"Leave her, Tenno, leave her!"
Grineer fieldron and Corpus detonite.
And it's time for us to leave her.

()

I fear to sail lonesome index.
"Leave her, Tenno, leave her!"
No points allowed, Nef Anyo flex.
And it's time for us to leave her.

()

We swear by Crew for want of more.
"Leave her, Tenno, leave her!"
But now we're brood so we'll go on, explore.
And it's time for us to leave her.

()

 

Edited by SkeletorFromHell
comma

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Here is recording of my terrible voice singing it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/106IyAyniaHFCUc_D0eD_tVGFloZYJ-RL/view?usp=sharing

New missions for the Operator

The Railjack is ready
Crew~I sent out the call
Who wants to drive?
Cause I can do it all

Pilots we are, Tenno we be
Ceph~a~lon Cy 
has a~new~ mis~sion for me

We'll patrol and explore
But not~always for free
For glory and adventure
The void be cal~lin to me

Pirates we are, Tenno we be
Baro Ki~teer 
has a~new~ mis~sion for me

We fight for the honor
and the rights of the free
Perseverance a tool 
and al~so our cree

Warriors we are, Tenno we be
Konzu and The Quills
have a~new~ mis~sion for me

We'll topple the Corpus
and the dregs of the queen
The infested are nothin
to us Tenno~ THE SUPREME!

Ninjas we are, Tenno we be
The Lo~tus, our mother 
has a~new~ mis~sion for me

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We Are One

 

The odds are against us

Our foes are strong

They believe we'll run

They believe they've won

 

What they don't understand 

But the vast Void knows

We are the Tenno

And we are one

 

Whoever the enemy may be

They all eventually see

Our hands, calm and steady

With skill, both precise and deadly

 

From the breezy Plains of Eidolon

To the frost bitten Orb Valis

All will know our deeds

For we are the Tenno

And we are one.

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On 2020-01-23 at 6:09 PM, [DE]Helen said:

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The sailors of old knew that nothing could capture the wonder of the open sea like music and poetry - a sea shanty! Launching our Railjacks, we now seek to capture the wonder of open space. Show us by writing a space shanty that you and your Empyrean crew would be proud to sing.

How to enter: Write original lyrics to a shanty fit for you and your Empyrean crew! Maximum 250 words

Need an example?

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Start engines and prepare for the long haul!
The stars they will answer,
The stars they will guide us,
Follow the Void’s call!

Armaments ready we stand fast and tall.
Grineer they will answer,
Grineer they will find us,
Follow the Void’s call!

Learn well from those lost and fight for us all.
The past she will answer,
The past she will mind us,
Follow the Void’s call!

The cold heart of deep space surrounds our souls.
Our courage will answer,
Our courage will push us
Beyond what we know.

Sentient malice bleeds, strikes, and divides.
All Tenno will answer,
All Tenno stand by us,
The Void is on our side.

Dream of that which unites us all!
With blood we will answer,
Our Warframes will bind us,
Follow the Void’s call!

Rules:

  • Only 1 submission per person
  • Submission must be appropriate for the community forums
  • Submission must be your original work
  • Submission must not exceed 250 words
  • Do not reserve posts in this thread
  • Submissions that do not follow these rules will be disqualified.

Prizes:

  • 1st place – Ivara Prime Access!
  • 2nd place – 1000 Platinum!
  • 3rd place – 750 Platinum!
  • 4th place – 500 Platinum!
  • 5th place – 250 Platinum!

Winners will be determined based on the quality of the lyrics themselves. No extra points will be awarded for recording your shanty, but none will be taken away if you do either (so please feel free!)

The contest is on now and ends Thursday, January 30 at 1:00 PM ET.

ALL PLAYERS FROM EACH PLATFORM CAN PARTICIPATE!

When and where are you going to announce the winners?

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I call this "Blade and Gun."

Dragged from the dark and readied for war

The chains of our souls did they bind

Like nothing our rulers had seen before

A guide to the feral and blind

 

Oh, blade and gun

We fly now

Ho, blade and gun

Through the dark

 

Oh, blade and gun

They die now

Ho, blade and gun

Hunt the mark

 

Whispers and fables of deeds half-dreamed

As creatures the people knew we

While in their towers the Orokin schemed

Demanding we ever bend knee

 

Oh, blade and gun

We fly now

Ho, blade and gun

Through the dark

 

Oh, blade and gun

They die now

Ho, blade and gun

Hunt the mark

 

Rivers of blue did Orokin bleed

We well-beaten dogs biting back

From decrepit rule our lives were now freed

Then memory faded to black

 

Oh, blade and gun

We fly now

Ho, blade and gun

Through the dark

 

Oh, blade and gun

They die now

Ho, blade and gun

Hunt the mark

 

Awoken in days far distant and changed

The old lives we knew are now gone

Abandoned again, our mother estranged

Yet still we old Tenno push on

 

Oh, blade and gun

We fly now

Ho, blade and gun

Through the dark

 

Oh, blade and gun

They die now

Ho, blade and gun

Hunt the mark

Edited by Dreddeth
Typographical error

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What would you do with a sleeping tenno?
what would you do with a sleeping tenno?
what would you do with a sleeping tenno after many hours of warframe?
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude please update the system

Put him in a mission with the S#&$ stug on him
Put him in a mission with the S#&$ stug on him
Put him in a mission with the S#&$ stug on him delete that #*!%ing weapon
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude please update the system

Nulifiers are a bit anoying
Nulifiers are a bit anoying
Nulifiers are a bit anoying canceling my super
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude please update the system

Farming to get that decaying argon
Farming to get that decaying argon
Farming to get that decaying argon let me keep my loot bro
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude
way hey and railjack sucks dude please update the system

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Ok, here we go. Please bear in mind that english ain't my native language so there might be some bumps your tongue might stumble across. For that i apologize in advance and hope you still enjoy this lill shanty. The melody i had in my head while writing this was heavyly influenced by the song 'Frozen heart' from Disney's Frozen.

 

Against the Rising Tide. (An Ode to Railjack)

1:
Ancient relic from aeons past,
long time lost, restored at last.
Like Phoenix spread your wings anew
to fight again for your Tenno-Crew.

Chorus:
Railjack Ho, here we go :
Deal their ship another blow!
Beacon of hope and Tenno's Pride:
Stand against the rising Tide!

2:
Reactor thumping like a heart
as our guns tear their rows apart.
Slingshot ! Strike ! The deed is done:
One more crewship dead and gone.

Chorus

3:
From dear old Earth out to the Veil,
no matter what, we shall not fail.
Sentients, Corpus or Grineer:
There is no foe that we would fear.

Chorus

4:
So join with us and heed the call:
Together we stand, alone we fall.
The mighty Railjack, our steed
and For the lotus, our creed !

Chorus

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To the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General’: https://youtu.be/zSGWoXDFM64?t=63 (rip that xylophone)

Because space shanties should be fast.

*ahem*

I am the very model of a modern space ninja warrior
Infested, Corpus, and Grinner I’ve slain since time immemorial
And pillage their remains while quoting memes categorical
Ignore the stains to construct components with costs astronomical
I calculate the damage rates using equations quite mathematical
Then violate the Laws of Nature, our physics are just theoretical
Beam me up Cephalon, set course across the tempean Empyrean
With Cy as cynosure of the ship soliloquizing the clarion

From rapiers to flamethrowers we command quite the arsenal
Or utilize space magic with effects fairly phenomenal
In short, in matters magical and tactical, since time immemorial
I am the very model of a space-age ninja warrior             

I skip around the star field seeking all the enemies of mine
I cut them down, I blow them up, as more show up I opine
I aim my Warframe at a crew ship and brutally blast on through
While Cy meditates and cogitates on Bohr and Hodgell too
As the void calls us from Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere.
Scarlet light spreads like blood and opens on the Orokin nightmare
The anomaly ayond with ephemeras superfluous
With shards abscond and repetitious grind not hyperbolous

Who am I that hunts my foes, not some kind of half fast astronaut
In tactics military and artillery I excel somewhat
Oh who am I kidding, in zerg rushing there are none superior
I am the very model of a space-age ninja warrior             


 

There is no chorus because  EVERYBODY’S DEAD.

Or just repeat the last two lines of verse 1 and 3 once and the last line of 2 and 4 thrice more as needed.  

Star Trek references yay!  And PM5k. And Jaws.

How DO the Grineer get up enough speed to ram through a hull and not end up a blood smear from the sudden impact? Because our physics are just theoretical. *

Cephalon Cy(nosure) quotes or paraphrases the likes of Miyamoto Musashi, physicist Niels Bohr, and author P.C. Hodgell (although her quote is commonly misattributed to Carl Sagan). Also a cephalon is the term for the head of a trilobite but I couldn't fit that in there. 

Hyperbolous is in the spirit of animoculous. 

I wanted to say more, like ‘if I could hit a target half the time and collect all the warframes and weapons prime and learn how to strategically attack you’d say a better ninja had never sat a Railjack’  or something, but limits. Clocked in at No. of words = 246.

 

Not an entry but the obligatory:           

Yo ho, blow the ship up, bullets blow the ship up
To me way-aye, blow the ship up
Oh, blow the ship up, bullets, blow it right up

Give me some time to blow the ship up!


Or

Blow blow blow your ship up
Quickly with the beams

Looting looting looting looting
Repeat until you scream


*Pedantic clarification that a theory in science is an explanation of a large body of facts, as opposed to a hypothesis or a guess.



 

Edited by Vanth

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Welp. I didn't have any music stuff here, but I wanted to take a crack at it so I figured now was as good a time as any to give it a shot with just the voice. The lyrics were written by myself, CosmicArcana (aka VorpalJabberwock on PC), Armaina (Armaina on PC), and XandyPants (XandyPants on PC). It's got some imagery and some symbolism there that I'm super proud of, but I won't spoil the lore and symbolism and stuff. Enjoy!

Lyric Video (YouTube):

Spoiler

Pull the curtain, part the veil, to peer at the abyss

The solar rails are open sails the winds through nothingness

The Void it will bring bounty on the tide of the broken

Nine drums and seven virtues echo from the mist

 

A home, a weapon, family, this Railjack and its crew

To us we are our everything, no need for something new

A haven, home, a family, we’ll take it where we go

Through Sol and Tau alike we are the Void within our bones 

 

We carry their war across starry waters

Though broken and sore we die on our feet

We cut the heavens like thunder and lightning

We frighten the storms that trouble the seas

 

The jack and crew entwined we fight akin as gun and blade

The mission it is everything for which we four were made

Thrusters, engines, armaments all set to overdrive

The forges burn for souls in turn to keep the ship alive

 

Pull the curtain, part the veil, to peer at the abyss

A color you have never seen peers back from nothingness

The Void it will pull secrets that you wish that it would hide

Behold infinite dissonance, the man behind your eyes

 

We carry their war across starry waters

Though broken and sore we die on our feet

We cut the heavens like thunder and lightning

We frighten the storms that trouble the seas

 

 

 

 

Edited by JoeyZero
Forgot the link 4head
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We set to sail the empty void with a tiny crew

With a captain who is good a stirring

And engineer who's also gunnery

The Void's sapphires we cry!

 

Even though are crew is small we will prevaile

Killing all that stands in our way

We shall come at the top

The Void's Sapphire we cry!

 

Now at the end of every mission we celibate

We've kill all the filthy clones

And have got great loot

The Void's sapphire we cry!

 

To the dry dock we all set engines to dock

With hearty hearts and a grendel

We feast appone our great filled loot

The Void's sapphire we cry!

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This is less of a shanty and more a song from the Old War of a crew thrown into a desperate battle which they have no way of surviving. Blame the source material for that - it still gives me goosebumps even when I listen to it now.

Sung to the tune of the Brunnen-G battle hymn from the TV series Lexx (see video at the end for the source tune; it's in the first 2 minutes of the first episode)

 

Title: "Away We Go"

Away we go,

Away we go,
The Void we ride,
Far from home,
This ship our life

Away we go,
The Void our light,
Far from home,
Machines we will fight

Away we go,
The Void our blade,
We'll hit them hard,
Our home we must save

To Tau we ride,
One last sunrise

 

 

 

Edited by DoomFruit
Changed words on last line of song

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The Revenge of Cephalon Cy

 

Ahead the sky is blackened by
A ragged fleet of steel
We'll breach the hail of missile fire
and make their captains kneel!

White whale! Sentient worm!
Our light will defy you! A Turaga will burn!
White whale! Sentient worm!
Our blades will deny you! A Turaga will burn!

All red across the board, I see
We’ve optimists inbound
They’re amateurs against our blades
So quickly cut them down!

White whale! Sentient worm!
Our light will defy you! A Turaga will burn!
White whale! Sentient worm!
Our blades will deny you! A Turaga will burn!

These Grineer ships are papercraft
And withered are their crew
But far beyond our star, a foe
Now seeks an end to you!

White whale! Sentient worm!
Our light will defy you! A Turaga will burn!
White whale! Sentient worm!
Our blades will deny you! A Turaga will burn!

Their vanquished kin, I sunk in droves
Yet many more still wait
So sharpen now your battle wits
Or sooner meet your fate!

White whale! Sentient worm!
Our light will defy you! A Turaga will burn!
White whale! Sentient worm!
Our blades will deny you! A Turaga will burn!

And out there in the dark there lurks
A beast that I despise
Until I crush its beatless heart
This ship can never die!

White whale! Sentient worm!
Our light will defy you! A Turaga will burn!
White whale! Sentient worm!
Our blades will deny you! A Turaga will burn!

 

I could go into what inspired this subject, but I think it speaks for itself. If you paid attention during Rising Tide, you'll know.

I thought a proper shanty should have a "call and response" format- the shanty leader sings the verses solo and the crew joins in for the bolded chorus.

And who better to lead the shanty than Cy himself?

Hopefully I was careful enough with the meter that this is a very shoutable shanty even if one does not know the melody.

Because there isn't one.

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We are free to dream

And we to dream to be

  Free of enemies

Free of these memories

We are free to dream

And we to dream to be 

To be powerful 

To destroy the queens

Cause we are dreamers

 Find us wherever you need us  Wont stop fighting while were breathing

Just keep believing in the dreamers

Cause we are dreamers

We've come to slay all of your demons

There's someone to be saved thats plenty reason 

Dont stop believing In the dreamers

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Heyy drunken tenno shooting
The captain is not rooting
The Railjack is just burning 
In the outer space

Oh tenno of the red veil
Hey intrinsic farm goes well

Oyy toss you down the board
To raid the crewship's hoard

Heyy drunken tenno shooting
The captain is not rooting
The resources are floating
In the outer space

Oh tenno what is that! 
Heyy just sentient threat

Oy grab your captain hydroid
To fight the void hole cycloid

Heyy drunken tenno shooting
The captain is not rooting
The reactor's not dropping
In the outer space

Oh tenno in the barol wait
Hey the failure is imminent

Oy this are not the boarders
To carry out my orders

Heyy drunken tenno shooting
The captain is not rooting
The Shedu is he shooting
In the outer space

Oh tenno... 
 

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Far over the Earth, through the myriad veils
Past Orokin derelicts, where star light pales
We were called to wake, and now fight for her sake
To find our purpose and answers without fail

The Tenno of old, birthed from the Void's screams
They slew Sentients and Orokin kings
Their battle won, they left, their duty done
Away to sleep and dream a second dream

The Orokin reached a height, never to be seen again.
Silver crowns, platinum vessels, and gem encrusted shawzins
Her halls and towers, gleamed with gold and power
Her foundations built on precious stones and the souls of men

The planets were bleeding, their lakes turned to dunes
The kubrows were howling, at a shattered moon
The cities burned away, from dusk to day
The people wept and fell, holding naught but wounds

Though our foes are many, our allies few
On Railjacks we sail, far past the light's view
We were called to wake, and now fight for her sake
Into the Void to face wars old and new

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english:

Let's go one more time
Towards infinite space
Let's go after battles and glory
We want a lot of riches too
Get ready because we are going to fight
Prepare your archwing
Invade and exterminate

Cephalon cy can calm down
For the fire I will put out
Chephalon cy can calm down
'Cause let's go to the end
Until there is no grinner left

We have ammo, missile and lightning
Can invade
Because it will also fall
Hull breach
But I didn't bother
All right again
My clan is powerful

Cephalon cy can calm down
For the fire I will put out
Chephalon cy can calm down
'Cause let's go to the end
Until there is no grinner left
With my sword in hand
Lotus in the heart
They saw our arrival
With each explosion
A new rise
Fear already shakes your hands
I will return to my fortress
With a pocket full of a lot of wealth

Cephalon cy can calm down
For the fire I will put out
Chephalon cy can calm down
'Cause let's go to the end
Until there is no grinner left

Shield, cannon
Recharge
Let's go to the dojo to recover
Soon we will leave
Is time again
The battle calls us
And we will not deny
For space we will free
Cephalon cy can calm down
For the fire I will put out
Chephalon cy can calm down
'Cause let's go to the end
Until there is no grinner left

 

Português:

Vamos partir mais uma vez

Rumo ao espaço infinito

Vamos atrás de batalhas e glórias

Queremos muitas riquezas também

Se prepare pois vamos a luta

Prepare sua archwing

Invade e extermine

 

Cephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois o fogo eu vou apagar

Chephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois vamos até o fim

Até não sobrar nenhum grinner

 

Temos munição,missel e raio

Pode invadir

Porque também vai cair

Ruptura no casco

Mas não aborreci

Tudo certo denovo

Meu clã é poderoso

 

Cephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois o fogo eu vou apagar

Chephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois vamos até o fim

Até não sobrar nenhum grinner

Com minha espada na mão

Lótus no coração

Eles veram a nossa chegada

A cada explosão

Uma nova ascensão

O medo ja treme suas mãos

Vou voltar para minha fortaleza

Com o bolso cheio de muita riqueza

 

Cephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois o fogo eu vou apagar

Chephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois vamos até o fim

Até não sobrar nenhum grinner

 

Escudo,canhão

Recarregar

Vamos ao dojo para se recuperar

Logo vamos partir

È hora mais uma vez

A batalha nos chama

E não vamos negar

Pois o espaço vamos libertar

Cephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois o fogo eu vou apagar

Chephalon cy pode se acalmar

Pois vamos até o fim

Até não sobrar nenhum grinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ready lads, ladies?!

 

Now you’re set to sail for the skies and beyond,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

Your pockets now empty and your credits all gone,

Set sail to long ago!

 

With the hum of the void and the dark of the night,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

Your worries and fears all out of sight,

Set sail to long ago!

 

Bound forth to Cetus we sail away,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

Let’s hope that big boil has seen fit not to stay,

Set sail to long ago!

 

With the hum of the void and the dark of the night,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

Your worries and fears all out of sight,

Set sail to long ago!

 

To the docks of Fortuna we bring in our ship,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

And watch the vent children all frolic and skip,

Set sail to long ago!

 

With the hum of the void and the dark of the night,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

Your worries and fears all out of sight,

Set sail to long ago! 

 

Now the storms of the dark may cavort and roar,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

But the past does not scare us for we’re children no more,

Set sail to long ago!

 

With the hum of the void and the dark of the night,

Heave ho, let anchor go!

Your worries and fears all out of sight,

Set sail to long ago!

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Bit of background: This is sort of written from the perspective of my operator character. When I finally get around to finishing my Railjack I'm going to name it "Single Ray" 
Went with a book-ending chorus cause it felt right. The references in the final verse are more specific to my character and their clan whose mission statement is to use what the Orokin left behind to make life better for the people of the origin system. 

Ballad of the Single Ray

Upon the rails we trim our sails for fortune do we strive
For the sake of those we love we keep our dreams alive
Our fight is not for glory we seek merely to survive,
A single ray of hope is all it takes for us to thrive.

The shattered face of lua,
T'was our cradle and our cage,
From its halls the blood we spilled,
The setting of the stage,
Now free we are to roam the stars,
And and our fight will take it's toll,
We yearn to win the war within, 
and once again be whole.

We who dared apostasy,
Now seek a faith more kind,
Our sacrifice unmeasured,
Weaving twixt the frame and mind,
Now hunt we the Chimera,
With a new war on the way,
We'll face the fight with honor,
See the dawn of a new day.

The void is wind within our sails,
The countless stars our sea,
Within the belt our hand is dealt,
What will our fortunes be?
We'll take and twist the old world 
In the service of the new,
Though the empire may be gone,
They still must pay their due.

Upon the rails we trim our sails for fortune do we strive
For the sake of those we love we keep our dreams alive
Our fight is not for glory we seek merely to survive,
A single ray of hope is all it takes for us to thrive.
 

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*Words like this* are intended to be sung by multiple people in a heap of disorganized fervor, but I’m only one guy so… in the video, all you get is me. 

Spoilers in the second verse!

https://youtu.be/mGMHVc3XRUQ

One More Mission (Before I Go To Bed)

Man the helm and load the slingshot
There’s the Fighters, shred em with Apoc
*Woah Captain, I should go to bed*

Fire when ready, Crew Ship in sight
Get on Board, kill Captain Blite
*Woah Captain, I should go to bed*

Every mission, every Fighter,
Every Crew Ship, and each Outrider,
Fall before our awesome power,
Come now Crew, this is our hour,
*Woah Captain, it’s been a lot of fun,*
*My eyes are heavy, my night is done,*
*Work in the morning already be dead,*
*So…One more mission, 'fore I go to bed,*

Roll to the Veil crew, find the Lotus,
Fight her, save her, she would for us,
*Woah Captain, I should go to bed*

Juke and boost and fire and feint,
Sling that Revolite, the anomaly awaits,
*Woah Captain, I should go to bed*

All hands away, now, board that structure
Fight each sentient, fight for each other,
Battle them, grind them, face the brother,
We can't rest, till we find our mother,
*Woah Captain, it’s been a lot of fun,*
*My eyes are heavy, my night is done,*
*Work in the morning already be dead,*
*So…One more mission, and one more mission,*
*Then one more mission, 'fore I go to bed!*

Edited by (XB1)LunarDreamer
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