Lyrics: Maureen S. O'Brien
To the tune of: Brian Wilson, as arranged in "Vegetate", Frank Hayes
Insp: The Defenestration of the Privy Council by Mad Yuri Vorbarra, Emperor of Barrayar
Idea: Tom Smith
I used to be so happy as the Emperor;
I'd just sit around and rule all day.
But my relatives surround me, and it ain't much fun
Knowin' they could take my throne away.
And so I'm gonna kill all of my relatives
Send my death squads everywhere about.
And if the Privy Council doesn't like my plan,
Well...I guess I'll just throw them out....
It's an assertive management strategy.
I don't like dissension in my Councillors;
Consensus is the way for me.
And I'm not about to let people decide
That they're gonna disagree with me.
From the Privy Council Chamber window,
It's a long way to the ground.
So now I wonder where new Privy Councillors
Are going to be found.... (Ch)
Now I'll never have to worry that they might debate
No, I'll never, ever worry; I'll defenestrate.
Not a one was left alive --
Can't betray if can't survive --
So it's an assertive management strategy!
Back to Bujold index
Back to sf filk index
So, what do you think? Mail me at email@example.com This page comes from Maureen O'Brien.
You are permitted to quote this on the Internet & the Web, for non-commercial use only. If you do, mail me. If you want to publish it or record it, mail me and we'll deal; depending on what you want to do, you may have to deal with the music's copyright-holder, too.