Border of roses and rose leaves.

Back On the Line

Lyrics: Maureen O'Brien
Music: "The Wichita Linesman"
Insp: Babylon 5 - 1st & 2nd seasons

Earth Alliance sent me out here
To command Babylon 5.
No one told me how I'm s'posed to keep this dream alive.
Once my workday was a battle.
We're at peace now; life is fine --
But on Babylon Station,
I'm back on the Line.

Narns, Minbari, Centaurs, Vorlons,
All compete with us in space;
But the worst threats to my station come from our own Human race.
Strange intrigues and machinations
Send a shiver down my spine --
Because Babylon Station
Is back on the Line.

For the last six generations,
Psis had three lives they could see:
Addict, prison lifer, or a legal slavery.
Once we feared they'd misuse power.
Now we fear their wrath divine.
And the Babylon station
Is back on the Line.

Working for the Earth Alliance --
Wond'ring if they work for me --
With revolution brewing back home on Mars Colony.
Friends are fighting for their freedom --
Do I want to fight for mine?
And the Babylon station
Is back on the Line.

Earth Alliance sent me out here;
Now they're sending me away --
My new post is ending my engagement the worst way.
And my friends back on the station --
Left without a word or sign --
And the Babylon station
Is back on the Line.

 

 

 

 

 

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