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about

We don't normally write country, but this one just sort of spoke to us...

Written during FAWM 2013

lyrics

I'd been studying eight long years
At the Academy
When I was posted to the Enterprise
I was as happy as could be

But then came the day
I would soon come to dread
When they gave out assignments
Turned out my shirt was red

Beam me up
Don't beam me down
You know I always hate it
when they say "Hey, what's that sound"
When the lava monster gets here
I don't want to be around
So beam me up
Don't beam me down

I'm not just some pretty face
I've got an advanced degree
In xenolinguistics
And exobiology

I’m captain of the chess team
Did you know I have a wife
I am surely too valuable
To throw away my life

Beam me up
Don't beam me down
You know I always hate it
when they say "Hey, what's that sound"
When the lava monster gets here
I don't want to be around
So beam me up
Don't beam me down

I don't want to go anywhere
With our Captain Kirk
'Cause when the phasers fire
He can turn into a jerk

We've got all this technology
With all them blinking lights
Yet no matter how we try for peace
He always get in fights

Beam me up
Don't beam me down
You know I always hate it
when he says "Hey... what's.. that sound"
When the lava monster gets here
I don't want to be around
So beam me up
Don't beam me down

I don't want to be on the team
If it's going away
I don't know what the game is
But I sure don’t want to play

Here is the question
I really really want to know
if the mission’s so important
Why can't some other color go

Beam me up
Don't beam me down
You know I always hate it
when they say "Hey, what's that sound"
When the lava monster gets here
I don't want to be around
So beam me up
Don't beam me down

credits

from *​.​* And Other Star Things, released January 22, 2016
Eric Distad - Guitar, Vocals, Drum Programming
Jen Distad - Bass
Devin Melanson - Banjo, Backing Vocals
The Ontario Area Filkers - Backing Vocals

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The Faithful Sidekicks Andover, Minnesota

Nerdy Geeky Comedy Rock Folk (Can we throw any more in there? Alt? Sure, why not.).

The Faithful Sidekicks is all that and more.

Eric and Jen Distad have been making music together for many years, but in 2014 decided that they really wanted to write fun songs about the geeky things they love - Sci Fi, Fantasy, Board Games, Video Games, Movies... and so here we are, ready to make you smile!
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