Dead Dog Party

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The last event at many science fiction and fantasy conventions is the "dead dog party." Seemed like an appropriate theme for a song.


The convention is almost over,
it'll soon be time to go home
Back to the mundane workaday world,
where I sometimes feel so alone
When I make some remark about STAR TREK,
or steampunk or robots or clones (because)

All my friends in fandom understand the things that I like
No matter what I am into, they don't think I'm out of my mind
So when I'm driving away, you might hear me say
That I can hardly wait 'til next time

At home, I'm the red-shirted crewman,
or the trooper who cannot shoot straight
And my family gets all the references,
but too often I have to explain
That WARS and TREK are really two different things,
to anyone with half a brain (yet)

Non-fen don't dress children as Ewoks,
or know Dumbledore from Gandalf
And I can't shoot them first like Han Solo,
or even threaten them like Captain Mal
Or make saving throws against normal,
when they don't know Skynet from HAL (but)

But I won't let the mundanes assimilate me,
or give in to doubt or despair
Though the odds are never in my favor,
I can still find fannish friends everywhere
So I'll look forward to the next big convention,
and I know that I'll feel at home there (because)


from Distorted Vision, released August 22, 2015
Words and music by Gray Rinehart
Gray Rinehart - vocals and backing vocals
Mark Minervino - instruments
Recorded at Stormghost Studio, Cary, NC, and MKM Studios, Scarborough, ME
Engineered and produced by Mark Minervino


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