The Big Angst Train
(To the tune of "M.T.A." by the Kingston Trio)

by DXMachina

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Let me tell you the story of a group of Buffistas
As they gathered to watch Buffy.
They sat down together, had some wine and funyons,
Then they turned on the finale.

And they got hit by the train, they got hit by the train,
They got hit by the big, angst train,
Oh their hearts were broken, and their spirits stolen,
They got hit by the big, angst train.

Betsy and her helpers built a mighty fortress,
Which they decorated tastefully,
They propped up the ramparts with their fearsome denial,
Then danced about with fiendish glee.

But they got hit by the train, they got hit by the train,
They got hit by the big, angst train,
Oh their hearts were broken, and their spirits stolen,
They got hit by the big, angst train.

Way down in the meadow, the guys had a party,
Playing records and munching snacks,
Then Knut looked over from the dandelions,
And saw some freshly built railroad tracks.

Then they got hit by the train, they got hit by the train,
They got hit by the big, angst train,
Oh their hearts were broken, and their spirits stolen,
They got hit by the big, angst train.

Oh you loyal Buffistas, why do you keep on watching,
When you know it will cause you pain?
Don't you know Minear and Whedon want to crush your spirit,
Because you can't avoid the big, angst train.

So you'll get hit by the train, yet again and again,
You'll get hit by their big, angst train,
Oh your hearts will be broken, and your spirits stolen,
You'll get hit by the big, angst train.

Author's Notes

"The Big Angst Train" turns out to be a filk of a parody of a folk song that stole the tune of an earlier song. "M.T.A." is a parody of "The Wreck of the Old 97", which, in turn, used the tune from "The Ship That Never Returned." The lyrics for "M.T.A." were written by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Hawes to be used as a campaign song for 1948 Boston mayoral candidate Walter A. O'Brien. The original recording of "M.T.A. by Will Holt caused a furor, because O'Brien was considered by many at the time to be a "commie pinko". The record was withdrawn. When the Kingston Trio recorded the song in the late 50's, they changed the name from Walter to George, just in case. (As a side note, the Old 97's are one of the house Buffista bands.)

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