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Look Out, Our Leader's Loco!

We love our crazy captain, Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds. I originally wrote this in 2003, but I've almost completely rewritten it to match up better with the source song (old version at bottom of page).

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Look Out, Our Leader's Loco! (2008)

By Ying (2003, revised 2008), with apologies to "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin (written by Robi Rosa/Desmond Child, 1999)

He's into loopy missions, track-snatch and moon-food hauls
We fear a grave condition, "brain missin' " is what it's called

He's into ruthless patrons, too sick for the brand "lowlife"
He's shot by ruthless minions, and shocked and maimed and knifed

He aches to bait in pro-Alliance taverns on U-Day
He aches to instigate a fight, not to taste some Ng-Ka-Pei
Sports a coat of brownish shade! Come on!

CHORUS:
We know there's no doubt, oh look out, our leader's loco!
Our captain's cracked and how, look out, our leader's loco!
He's flipped out of his head, and we think it's more than un poco
He is fair unsound, look out, our leader's loco! Come on!
Look out, our leader's loco! Come on!
Oh look out, our leader's loco!

Woo!
All right!

Wound up on ol' Perseph'ne, in a duel with no sword skill
He showed up Ath and he showed some mercy, but once he'd clipped Wing he stabbed him still

He helped out Elder Gommen, stayed those horrid gents' campaign
Guns and ammo made it work, so whence the tight-pants change?
He became the Bride of Jayne! Come on!

CHORUS:
We know there's no doubt, oh look at our leader's wardrobe!
Our captain's capped and gowned, look at our leader's wardrobe!
He's slipped into a dress, and he thinks he's likin' the airflow
Bonnet swear avowed, look at our leader's wardrobe! Come on!
Look at our leader's wardrobe! Come on!
Oh look at our leader's wardrobe!

Woo!

He aches to bait in pro-Alliance taverns on U-Day
He aches to instigate a fight, not to taste some Ng-Ka-Pei
Sports a coat of brownish shade! Come on!

CHORUS:
We know there's no doubt, oh look out, our leader's loco!
Our captain's cracked and how, look out, our leader's loco!
He's flipped out of his head, and we think it's more than un poco
He is fair unsound, lovin' our leader oh so! So much!
Lovin' our leader oh so! So much!
We're lovin' our jefe loco!

Dotty dotty dotty, our leader, come on!
Woo, come on, everyone!

Come on!

Dotty, our leader's loco
Dotty dotty dotty, our leader's loco
Dotty dotty dotty, our lea—

Words

U-Day
Alliance's Unification Day
Ng-Ka-Pei (ng5gaa1pei4)
[IMAGE: Chinese characters; TEXT: ng5gaa1pei4 (Cantonese), wu3jia1pi2 (Mandarin)]
[Cantonese Chinese] a Chinese rice wine/liqueur soaked in the root bark of the medicinal herb acanthopanax [ordered by Mal in "The Train Job"]
un poco
[Spanish] a little
jefe loco
[Spanish] crazy leader

Look Out, Our Leader's Loco! (2003)

By Ying (2003), with apologies to "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin (written by Robi Rosa/Desmond Child, 1999)

He's into shady dealin's, salvage and robbin' trains
Sometimes we get the feelin', somethin's missin' like his brain
He's into life that's risky, won't listen to sound advice
He dealt with psycho "Nisky," was shot by Patience twice

He'll enter an Alliance bar on Unification Day
He proudly shows his brown coat off, and he starts a barroom fray
What's he thinkin' anyway? Come On!

CHORUS:
CAP-TAIN MAL REY-NOLDS, oh look out, our leader's loco!
He's sure a mite too bold, look out, our leader's loco!
He's crazy, we've been told, and he's not like regular folk, oh
Doesn't fit the mold, look out, our leader's loco! Come On!
Look out, our leader's loco! Come on!
Oh look out, our leader's loco!

Wound up on old Perseph'ne, wouldn't run from Ath's dumb fight
He won the duel, and he showed some mercy
But stabbed him twice, so he's just all right

He helped the folks of Triumph, stopped the roadway-thief campaign
Zoe didn't wear the dress, he made a tight-pants change
Yeah, he played the wife of Jayne! Come On!

CHORUS:
CAP-TAIN MAL REY-NOLDS, oh look out, our leader's loco!
He's wearin' women's clothes, look out, our leader's loco!
He brags of good air flows, and we think that's not just a joke, oh
Swears by bonnet oaths, look out our leader's loco! Come On!
Look out, our leader's loco! Come on!
Oh look out, our leader's loco!

He'll enter an Alliance bar on Unification Day
He proudly shows his brown coat off, and he starts a barroom fray
What's he thinkin' anyway? Come On!

CHORUS:
CAP-TAIN MAL REY-NOLDS, oh look out, our leader's loco!
He's sure a mite too bold, look out, our leader's loco!
He's crazy, we've been told, well per-maybe-haps just un poco*
Doesn't fit the mold, lovin' our leader oh so! So much!
Lovin' our leader oh so! So much!
We're lovin' our jefe loco!*

*Spanish

un poco
a little
jefe loco
crazy leader

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