My Heart's not in the Highlands

from by Ju Honisch & Katy Droege-Macdonald

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MY HEART'S NOT IN THE HIGHLANDS
(c) Ju Honisch

I watched a boring movie, watched it for the second time,
for everyone keeps telling me this movie is damn fine.
They tell me it's a daring plot, they tell me it excites,
so now I watch it yet again waiting for new delights.
But I do not like you, Highlander -
you're a sad and dreary hero
for your self-centred suffering seeps from cent'ries past to now
and all the tears I cry for you
are tears of endless boredom,
why don't you put your head under a home-made guillotine?
And have it over and done with.

Again I see you sit and watch some trite and boring wrestling
- five hundred years of fighting have not cooled your appetite?
How do you manage sitting there, your sword under your rain coat -
my mind is boggling where you stuck it so it doesn't show.
Oh, I yawn about you, Highlander,
while you slash the sprinkler system,
while you drive off with your car, by chance the only one intact;
and all the tears I cry for you
are tears for lacking logic
why won't the cutter cut your movie starting with your head?
And have it over and done with.

It's raining on your life, my lad, and mists of boredom shroud you.
Your world is dark and wet and bad and haunting mem'ries cloud you.
There is no reason you should live forever in a pucker,
five hundred years of self-pity made you a real sucker.
Oh, you annoy me, Highlander
while you hang about the shadows
or hide in secret rooms and worship your own useless past
and all the blades aimed at your heart
can never really maim you
the emptiness inside you guarantees that you will last -
till it's over and done with.

Why won't you die, oh Highlander, we never learn the reason -
we sit and watch you bungle on from season to next season.
Your drooping lips, your tragic pout, not one smile on your features;
some people find you sexy and I marvel at such creatures.
You're not alluring, Highlander,
you're dreary, dull and lifeless
five hundred years of cultured boredom drained away your soul
you've set yourself no task beyond
the keeping of your brain-box
No wonder your old buddies try to shorten you a bit.
They want you over and done with.

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from Witch Way to Reality, released April 1, 1998

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Ju Honisch & Katy Droege-Macdonald Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Ju & Katy have been partners in musical crime ever since 1991 when they met at a German Star Trek convention at the late night filk circle.
When not filking, Ju writes fantasy novels. More about her writing can be found at www.juhonisch.de
If Katy is not travelling or trying to learn a new instrument, she also sings the filkish version of barbershop with the German filk quartet "Barbership".
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