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Made for Conflikt 2016, a filk music convention, this is a modified cover of "Thirteen," by Vixy & Tony, from the album Thirteen. I figured, "hey, what's the filkiest thing I could possibly do? Oh, I know, take a well-known filk song by a filk band and make it even geekier by rewriting it to be about Doctor Who contemplating his mortality."

Original music and words by Michelle Dockrey & Tony Fabris, used with permission and thanks. Their version is here:

vixyandtony.bandcamp.com/album/thirteen

lyrics

Well I went for a walk on a rocky beach with a storm-tossed sea and a sky of grey
Saw a big blue box with a funny man, he said, "come with me, child, and fly away"
Said "count by the minutes and count by the hours, we'll see the future that you never knew"
"But the path's all covered with the blood of strangers, Raggedy Man there's too many of you"

One and one and one and two and three
Timelord, won't you take pity on me
Took twenty-six years to count to seven, so
tell me what do you mean?
Thirteen / Thirteen / Thirteen / Thirteen

Timelord tell me all your stories, timelord tell me I can play
I never believed you could come up empty, I never knew nothing never went your way
Reborn twelve times 'round this console, set back up until they shut you down
But nemeses come in gold and silver, and someday a Valeyard's gonna steal that crown

One and one and one and two and three
Timelord, don't you take pity on me
Took twenty-six years to count to seven, so
tell me what could you mean?
Thirteen / Thirteen / Thirteen / Thirteen

Timelord tell me where you goin', Timelord tell me where you been?
Eight went and died on the stroke of midnight, Nine was the soldier who did him in
Ten went too far in a TARDIS, twelve's still the man who can never sin
But thirteen's a wrap and thirteen's a final and thirteen's the doctor who can never win

One and one and one and two and three
Timelord, won't you get clever for me?
Took twenty-six years to count up to seven, so
tell me what could you mean?
Thirteen / Thirteen / Thirteen / Thirteen

credits

released February 1, 2016
Performed by Crime and the Forces of Evil
Original music and words by Michelle Dockrey & Tony Fabris
with additional lyrics Dara Korra'ti/Crime and the Forces of Evil 2015/2016

Vixy & Tony are also on Bandcamp:
vixyandtony.bandcamp.com/album/thirteen

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We are one bunch of seriously pissed-off elves, writing the songs of the supervillains. Enjoy our rage-driven acoustic elfmetal, or our GeoIP-driven heat ray. It's up to you.

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