Sunday, August 28, 2011

Zanzibar III Episode 1: Brigham Young & David Koresh Rally the Troops on the Moon (Song, script & lyrics)


Our story begins in medias res to some extent -- last we heard, Zanzibar's forces clashed with the humble centaur horse-people of Ban'hak Village, led by the hero Sebastian. Sebastian's fiance and better half, Sasha, had been seized in the night by Zanzibar, and the attempt to rescue her failed, leaving Sebastian in Zanzibar's custody.

Meanwhile, at New Manasseh, a city on the moon occupied by green humanoid creatures with thousand-year lifespans, civic and military leaders Brigham Young and David Koresh consider the implications of the drought which now prevents their people from acquiring clean drinking water. They draw up a plan for a confidential mission, and Zanzibar's Lake Panic is the body of water they seek to occupy and extract for their people. They set to the critical task of mustering the moon militia.

Episode 1: Brigham Young & David Koresh Rally the Troops on the Moon - Lyrics


As we begin, Sergeant Brannach quietly sings while looking away from the outpost and into the sky towards Earth. Brigham Young shuffles through maps and dossiers as the militia begins to trickle in to the training field.


Sergeant Brannach(quietly, to himself): "And if we die, we all knew it's worth the sacrifice."


Narrator: "And on the base where Brigham Young does give pause to the drought and those suffering. And on the moon do stand tall his men, six feet of green skin. They await the word to strike."

Brigham Young: "This is a call to arms to all who are able. We're out of water -- our outpost is threatened. This is a call to arms to Earth to bring our water back."

Narrator: "And to the lake t'where Zanzibar does give his patrol and where Sebastian is held... and thus the stakes are higher than these men could know. Alas, this is what fate compels."


Brigham Young: "This is a call to arms to all who are able. We're out of water -- our outpost is threatened. This is a call to arms to Earth to bring our water back."

The troops begin to muster, and Sergeant Brannach springs into action by calling them into formation with the customary call and return, repeating until all troops are in formation.

Sergeant Brannach: "Count it out!"

Mustering Troops: "Fall in!"

After repeating for a time, Brigham Young steps into formation with David Koresh at his side.

Brigham Young: "Fall in line, in formation. Fall in line!"

Sergeant Brannach: "Ooh we're behind you. Ooh we're behind you. Ooh we're behind you. Ooh we're in formation. Count it out!"

Mustering Troops: "Fall in!"

As the troops load onto aircraft, Sergeant Brannach looks off into the sky and sings the customary  military cadence quietly to himself.

Sergeant Brannach: "And if we die, we all knew it's worth the sacrifice."

While the soldiers fall into formation, some hear Brannach singing and join in, climaxing with all troops singing the cadence in unison.

Sergeant Brannach & the Troops: "And if we die, we all knew it's worth the sacrifice."

All sing as the fleet of aircraft disappear into space.

Credits:

Look What I Did is:
Ty Coughlin
Aaron "Skeet" Childress
Chris Bradley
Jake Omen
Barry Donegan

The following characters in the first recording were played by:

Brigham Young: Pat Quinney of Thomas Medicine
Sergeant Brannach: Barry Donegan
The Narrator: Barry Donegan
The Troops: Eric Esters from Born Empty
                     The Flesh from Born Empty
                     Natalie Nee from Mi-Careme(which also features former
                      members of Jypsi)
                     Jesse Baker from Gay Vibes
                     Acme Brown from Gay Vibes, Marj!
                     Aaron "Skeet" Childress
                     Jake Omen
                     Ty Coughlin

Special note: while this is a complete version of the song, fully compatible with the canon of Zanzibar III, there is a distinct possibility we may rerecord this song as we have already made plans to do exactly that. However, we find this version, while not the final one in our opinion, perfectly suitable as a listen for our fans.

If you are interested in collaborating with us on Zanzibar III either musically, in making a movie adaptation, or in putting on a theatrical production, contact us at relentlesstouring@gmail.com.

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