Ž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teel Lyrics:Maureen S. O'Brien Music: Maureen S. O'Brien My parents know That I'm at a convention And they say they aren't worried And I know that isn't true. For although I have convinced them That conventions pose no danger I have gone where they can't follow Into worlds they never knew. And for all that I love to Go to conventions, I am not sure that my parents Aren't justified to feel Just a little fear about you. For though I can't live without you I've felt fandom, and I know now That beneath the flesh is steel. Ref:For I have seen you with your masks off, you are Terribly keenŠeyed, you are Bright as the sun, and I feel fear. For steel can be deadly when Carelessly handled And the world carelessly handles you all year All year. You started out as iron, Workable iron But the world soon added carbon With its envy and its hate While you were only iron, Your hearts were all too brittle But now that you have turned to steel You will no longer break. (Ref) And steel is for starships And steel is for magic And steel -- is for making dreams come real And the steel of a surgeon Will coldly cut the dead skin And help the bloody wound scarlessly heal Now when I walk among you, I see you standing stainless And I shield my eyes from brightness Lest you blind me with your light. You are heroes, you are poets, And although you barely know it You are danger, you are beauty, And you shine across the night. The world has made you all Such well-tempered weapons With your edges keen as kisses You can kill and not cause pain. And I stand here among you And I know I am one of you And I do not fear we're crazy I'm afraid that we are sane. (Ref)