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(c) Ju Honisch

I'm a junkie
but my drug is not what you might expect
I am hooked
oh, I cannot be without it
I cannot be without it evermore.

Every Sunday I get stuck
right in front the TV screen
and with wonder I am struck
at the marvels I am seein'
Machiavelli, what you found
was no more than a preface
Babylon turns round and round
I sit glued to my own place

Good old Susan's special charm
isn't diplomatic lately
but to say she means no harm
underestimates her greatly,
mornings aren't quite her thing,
won't rise when it's dark outside
lullabies her colleagues sing,
waking is such sweet surprise.

Hairdressing becomes a challenge
if it's a Centauri man's
and to keep your hair in balance
you must glue till it stands
but beware of this cute creature
for his smile is lined with fangs
all the Borgias were his teachers,
in the darkness he found friends.

All my friends like me are viewing
this bold fair of vanities
and whatever we are doing
we won't miss the next release
video's are circling round us
for those with no cable yet
with excitement Bab has bound us
has ensnared us in its net.

This is no sweet soppy series
here you never can be sure
that your favourite alien dearies
aren't throwing out a lure
and their goodness might not be
what for granted you have taken
nothing's safe as you will see
and your confidence gets shaken.

People might not be the same
after a new episode
Trust becomes a lotto game
in this spinning star abode.
Extras just as well as leads
might get killed or maimed or hurt
what will happen to them is
not announced by a red shirt.

One thing's worried me for long
what will happen, will there be
a life after Babylon
if there's nothing more to see.
Will withdrawal symptoms make
us poor helpless, jittering fen
Right after the final take
what - oh what shall we do then?


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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