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Planet with a Forest

from Items from 2008! by Brooke Abbey

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A Stargate song! The Stargate shows are filmed in Vancouver, and they try their best, but there's only so many ways to disguise the north shore as an alien world. My favourite is the Atlantis episode where the Morally Questionable Guys' headquarters was the Chan Center at UBC. That actually made them feel more evil to me. Okay no, my real favourite is Jack patting the Bird of Spring statue at Robson Square while supposedly in Washington D.C.


Stargate Command, have you put down your coffee? F Bb
Are you sitting down and sedate? C F
For I must announce an exciting discovery F Bb
From our latest trip through the gate C F

It's a planet with a forest!
See I told you - exciting and new
And not just any old forest!
Like the last three hundred and seventy two

I know what you're thinking, this is all so familiar
They just dialed the wrong place to explore
But I think when you've heard my next startling disclosure
You'll know we can't have been there before!

There's a village - in the forest!
It has hastily-made wooden shacks
And, sir, you aren't going to believe this -
They have papier maché artifacts!

On that planet - with a forest!
It's as novel as novel can be
It's not just any old forest
Like the last three hundred and seventy three!

You know, I am starting to have my suspicions
That we're not in a new galaxy
Though this planet we went to was at a new address
Your initials are carved in that tree

On that planet - with a forest!
Who could ask for anything more?
It's not just any old forest
Like the last three hundred and seventy four

It's a planet, with a forest!
Proving that novelty thrives
It's not just any old forest
Like the last three hundred and seventy five


from Items from 2008!, released December 31, 2008




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Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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