Pirate (spiritualmonkey) wrote in burning_man,
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The Sanctuary song (filk alert!)

I wrote this song for the 2000 Burn. Sanctuary was a tent near medical where people who were, for one reason or another, in need of a quiet, sane place to chill out, could go. The name Sanctuary came about because members of the Ranger Senior Staff got down with their Logan's Run vibe.

The tune for this song was shamelessly stolen from inspired by The Eagles' "Hotel California". In other words, it's a filk song.

BTW, for those of you who might know him, the Ranger this song speaks of was inspired by Ranger Bob. Not based on any particular circumstance, but because he's got a wonderful, peaceful energy. Love ya, bro.

X-posted to my LJ. Enjoy.

Sanctuary

On a dark playa morning
Sun hours from up
Stale taste of that something
Someone poured in my cup

Saw a light in the distance
Or was it only 5 feet?
My spine was jelly and my senses dull
Just what the hell did I eat?

There he stood in his khakis
I heard the techno blast
And I was thinking to myself
"I've gone and done it, I've O.D.'d at last"

Then he lit up a glow stick
Put his hand on my arm
"Just lie back and take it easy, son,
I swear we'll do you no harm"

Chorus:
Welcome to the Rangers' Sanctuary
Such a loadie place (Such a loadie place)
Lost without a trace

Sleepin' it off at the Rangers' Sanctuary
If you're trapped by fear
You can chill out here


While my head was still spinning
They gave me H2O
I saw a lot of pretty, pretty lights
Coming out from my toes

How they danced round my Tevas
Pale blue and red
That's when I started babbling
Said "I wish I were dead"

Right away came the Ranger
Put his hand in mine
"You've had a really rough time of it, friend,
But you'll be fine"

And still those voices were calling
From back in my skull
Woke me up in the middle of my nap
At least this week's not dull!

Chorus:
Welcome to the Rangers' Sanctuary
Such a loadie place (Such a loadie place)
Lost without a trace

Sleeping it off at the Rangers' Sanctuary
If you're trapped by fear
You can chill out here


People snoring soundly
Blankets all around
He said "You are all just visitors here
at our 'Human pound'"

And by the Ranger's Theme camp
They gathered for a clove
I watched them as their zippos sparked
And they spoke of "Ranger Love"

First thing in the morning
I was feeling almost well
I had finally found a passage back
From my night of chemical Hell

As I thanked all the Rangers
They said, "You're welcome indeed
Just remember, call the Clan in Tan
If you're ever in need."

Guitar solo fade out...
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