Come Ye Knights
Copyright © by Sheila Willis
All Rights Reserved - Used by Permission
Heard the tales the Empire spread, told you Rebels couldn't win
Come ye knights and come ye pilots
With your ships and sabers shining
Come and stop your children's crying
Come and join the Rebel Queen
Come with might and come with glory
Set your dreams on wings a-soaring
Hear the ancient hidden story.
Come and join the Rebel Queen!
So you locked your doors before them, made your courage battered tin.
Promised you the traitor's lands, wealth and power in your hands
You don't even have to fight. All you do is watch them die.
Never ask the dangerous questions such as why you're off to war
Yours is but to follow generals, going where the trumpets blow.
In the battle for Tiatra, saw a pilot as he died
Looked into his shattered cockpit, heard my soul in torment cry.
For the first time since I started, for the first time in my life
Looked into the enemy's eyes, found that they were just like mine.
Lived with evil for so long now, had forgotten truth and right
Knew my time had come and somehow saw my way to join their fight.
Lying in a blasted turret with a full moon in my eyes
Had no hope that help was coming, when a flash lit up the skies.
Thought it was a battle starship, felt that soon we all would die
Heard the words the Emperor promised, knew them right then for a lie.
Saw the Rebel starships coming, being led by the Chosen Ones
Evil forces lost that morning, and a new day has begun.