Horseman Pie by lys
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Author's Notes:
Contrary to what you might think, this is *not* a filk to American Pie, but a filk of Weird Al's filk (are they still called filks if you get paid for them?) The Saga Begins. The original I always found too long and complicated to follow - I spent more time trying to remember how the tune goes then anything else! Al's version, on the other hand, is short, snappy, and the minute I heard 'My, my, this here Anakin guy' I knew I was doomed to filk it. If bits seem a little familiar, I did use both as source material for the words, but the tune is all Al (with some artistic license, naturally!).

For best results, imagine this being sung by Joe Dawson. It sure beats me singing in the shower!! :-)


A long, long time ago
In a land so far away
Someone found you by a rock
And I've heard that it's all a blur,
Where you've been, and what you were...
I gotta say that's one hell of a block
Your existence, we thought was a myth
Christ had 2K; this is your fifth
A historian's dream
Having you on the scene
We've gotten used to your being here
You make us laugh and you drink our beer
Who would've thought to fear
'Till your past came to town

So, Bye-bye, Mister 'I'm just a guy'
Not too clever if you never thought you'd need to deny
You were Death on a Horse, riding out of the sky
Sayin', "Serve me 'till the day that you die"
"Serve me 'till the day that you die"

Did you write the Book of Kells
Or spend centuries in cloistered cells?
Now I can see why you lie low.
Oh, did you like holding life so cheap?
Did you kill thousands in your sleep?
And did you think no-one would ever know?
Well, I know he thought you were his friend
'Cause I Watched you sparring in the gym
He could just be the One
But if he wins, your life is done
It was a convoluted twisted scheme
To pit one Highland Scot against your Horseman team
Well, I could almost hear you scream
When your past came to town

I started singing; Bye-bye, Mister 'I'm just a guy'
Not too clever if you never thought you'd need to deny
You were Death on a Horse, riding out of the sky
Sayin', "Serve me 'till the day that you die"
"Serve me 'till the day that you die"

Now for ten years you'd been on your own
'Till we found you out and got your cover blown
Time again to join the Game
We thought you might still run and hide
But when his ex popped in, you just couldn't bide
Are you the moth or are you the flame?
And who are you when you're not around?
A psycho-killer or a clown?
She told us what you did
Oh did you think we could forgive?
He calls you Brother, this scar-faced thug
If you piss him off, he'll squash you like a bug
So you just followed with a shrug
When your past came to town

We were singin'... Bye-bye, Mister 'I'm just a guy'
Not too clever if you never thought you'd need to deny
You were Death on a Horse, riding out of the sky
Sayin', "Serve me 'till the day that you die"
"Serve me 'till the day that you die"

And soon you once again were Four
Death and Famine, Pestilence and War
It's Armageddon come at last.
But what was going through your brain,
To rule the world doesn't sound too sane
Is the future worth defying your dark past?
And in the end your Brothers died
You just hit the ground and cried
Cassandra raised her axe high
But Mac demanded your life
A friendship you can never save,
Acceptance you will always crave,
Buried in a shallow grave
For your past came to town

And I was singin'... Bye-bye, Mister 'I'm just a guy'
Not too clever if you never thought you'd need to deny
You were Death on a Horse, riding out of the sky
Sayin', "Serve me 'till the day that you die"
"Serve me 'till the day that you die"
We were singin'... Bye-bye, Mister 'I'm just a guy'
Not too clever if you never thought you'd need to deny
You were Death on a Horse, riding out of the sky
Sayin', "Serve me 'till the day that you die"