We Didn’t Build the Stargate

Jack O’Neill, Mitchell too, with two L’s, that’ll do
Samantha Carter, George Hammond, Vala Mal Doran

Teal’c, Bra’tac, Daniel Jackson, Get Into the Gate action,
The Goa’uld, and the Tok’ra, “Comtraya!” Harlan

Abydos cartouche, hear the gate go “kawoosh”
Asgard, we love those guys, and the villains’ glowy eyes

Replicators, G.D.O.s, please enter iris code,
Amonet’s queen, Sha’re’s her host, and brave Kawalsky dies

We didn’t build the Stargate
It was always turning
For the latest journey
We didn’t build the Stargate
The Goa’uld took credit
But didn’t invent it

Body swapping, kelnorim, alternate realities,
Needle-threader, sarcophagi, transporter rings

Zat gun, hey we won, Apophis died, we’re done
Shau’nac, indeed, Let’s find the Furlings!

Oh no, hey wait, there’s more trouble at the gate
It’s Great Lord Yu, Camulus, Nirriti, Hathor, and Cronus

Get help; call the Nox, Cimmerians, Tollans
Enkarans, Medronans, all of our Jaffa friends

We didn’t build the Stargate
It was always turning
For the latest journey
We didn’t build the Stargate
We didn’t invent it
But we will rent it

Bio-dome, D.H.D., hyperdrive, N.I.D.,
Chevrons, hand device, lost on a sheet of ice

Alpha site, grateful king, Day of Reckoning
System Lords, the shol’vah, we need more naquadah

Homer fan, Unas, space monkey, Jolinar
Monk of Kheb, Selmak, meet me on the pel’tak

Chaka, annulus, don’t shoot, it’s just us
F302, Heimdall, and Quetzalcoatl

We didn’t build the Stargate
It was always turning
For the latest journey
We didn’t build the Stargate
No, we didn’t ignite it
But we tried to fight it

Anubis, McKay, smartest man he would say
Shifu, Aschen, Urgo still lives within

Repository of Knowledge, living life on the edge
Jacob, Freya, Kinsey in media

Siler, Harriman, “for crying out loud!” again
Daniel’s ascended now, what a way to take a bow

We didn’t build the Stargate
It was always turning
For the latest journey
We didn’t build the Stargate
Though we did replace it
When we couldn’t save it

Matthison, Jonas Quinn, Daniel Jackson, back again
Ishta, bye Thor, Osiris, Fraiser
Khalek, hok’taur, Desala, getting the Eye of Ra
“Holy Hannah!” Shanahan, wasn’t his biggest fan

Kull warriors, Wormhole X-Treme, Merlin, Hank Landry
Let’s barter, Fifth’s Carter, Holy Grail, and Priors
Ori, supergates, Adria, Baal, Dakara destroyed
Everyone’s in all out war, then they stopped making more!

We didn’t build the Stargate
It was always turning
For the latest journey
We didn’t build the Stargate
Hey! The Ancients made it
Don’t try to negate it

We didn’t build the Stargate
But with the series gone
DVDs burn on and on and on and on…

Jamie Morris
June 15, 2008

Note: Stargate SG-1 was an amazing science fiction television series that ran for 10 years (1997-2007). It was based on the movie Stargate, and they did a few movies after the series ended as well. I loved this show and had a little trouble letting go, so I wrote this as a tribute to it. It’s set to the tune “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel. This instrumental version of the song is the closest one to the original song I could find, in that it keeps the tempo and cadences correct. I’m posting it so you can read these lyrics along to the tune. I hope you enjoy this!

I claim no rights to the show or song. I loved both and just wanted to pay tribute to them with this piece. I’m posting this so any fans of the show who run across my website may have the opportunity to enjoy it now, and fondly recall a brilliant series.

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