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lyrics

Oh when the red rose, it comes a-marching
Well, we will fight, we will fight, fight for our boy Jack
Oh when the red rose, it comes a-marching
Spit in the face of history.

And when the giants, they come a-rolling
Well, we will fight, we will fight, fight for our boy Jack
When the giants, they come a-rolling
If he can slay them, so can we

And when the cannons rain down from orbit
Well, we will stand, we will stand, stand like our boy Jack
When the cannons rain down from orbit
Then we shall stand with dignity

And when the Rose comes over the water
Then we will sink them, we’ll sink them for our boy Jack
When the Rose comes over the water
Then we will sink them in their sea

And when the whiskey, it starts a-flowing
Then we shall drink, we shall drink, drink to our boy Jack
When the whiskey, it starts a-flowing
Then let us pour it fast and free

And when they hunt us, they shall not find us
For we’ll be quick, we’ll be quick, quick like our boy Jack
When they hunt us, they shall not find us
And we shall live in infamy

And when my body is lost and broken
Then I shall rest, I shall rest down with our boy Jack
When my body is lost and broken
Well, then boys, you fight for me

And when the red rose, it comes a-marching
Well, we will fight, we will fight, fight for our boy Jack
Oh when the red rose, it comes a-marching
Spit in the face of history.
Spit in the face of history.

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from Once Upon A Time (In Space), released August 4, 2012

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The Mechanisms Oxford, UK

The Mechanisms: a band of immortal space pirates roaming the universe in the starship Aurora. Some say they’re from a steampunk future, others claim they’re from a cyberpunk past, a few even whisper that they may be from a dieselpunk alternate now. They are all correct. ... more

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