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101 minutes / 8 September 2016
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Table of Contents

  1. The Good Work
  2. A Toast
  3. Never Kissed A Girl
  4. There's Still A Line
  5. Please Don't Die
  6. Never Kissed A Girl (Reprise)
  7. In The Pale Moonlight
  8. Nothing Gold Can Stay

The Good Work

BOOM!

Rol:
Okay, we're in. Lieutenant, Major, check that they're dead.

Faith:
This Jem'Hadar soldier is dead, sir.

Brahms
Colonel, same with this cur.

Rol:
Hah, another door!

Brahms:
Not for long. Stand clear.

Rol:
Alright, team, it's time to fight.
Remember, they can cloak to hide.
Lieutenant, take them on the right,
Major, take the other side!

Faith:
There's one right there behind that station!

Rol:
Cover me while I reload!

Brahms
Be careful, Faith; stick to formation.

Faith:
Smoke grenade's gonna... explode!

Rol:
Alright, Shapeshifter Check. Let's make sure nobody got replaced while we were trapped in that smoke. Sound off! Name, rank, and something about you that a Founder wouldn't know! I'll start!

Lieutenant Colonel Alex Rol is me --
Leader of your team
Of your team.
I like reading poetry.
Robert Frost is supreme.

Faith:
Lieutenant Faith Natukov here, sir.
First Lieutenant, sir, that is.
I'm really good at Paressee's Squares, sir,
One of the best ones in the biz.

Brahms:
I, of course, am Isaac Brahms,
A Major, and your good friend.
Recall the time we placed the bombs
In the outpost at Beta Kirel's Bend?

Rol:
You all check out. Last question: is everyone having fun?
Through danger, we toil and risk our lives.

Brahms:
Adrenaline rushes --

Faith:
-- your heartbeat drives.

Rol:
But whatever the threats that here may lurk,

All:
We all love this job, for we do the good work!

Rol:
I've got a lock on the ketracel-white
Under that hatch
Far side of the room
Cover me, and get ready to fight
When I plant charges to make it go boom.

Brahms:
Ketracel-white is how each one thrives.

Faith:
So blow this shipment before it arrives!

Rol:
It may not be like Captain Kirk,

All:
But we know for sure that we do the good work!

We do the good work, we do the good work,
With a phaser in hand, and a cheerful smirk,
We do the good work, we do the good work,
We all love this job, for we do the good--!

[combat]

Brahms:
Disruptors and phaser, blades and knives,

Faith:
Each one of us somehow survives

Rol:
With enemies 'round us, going berserk,

All:
We fight to live, to do the good work!

We do the good work, we do the good work,
With a phaser in hand, and a cheerful smirk,
We do the good work, we do the good work,
We all love this job, for we do the good work!

Rol:
There! Charges planted...

Faith:
We're still pinned down, sir!

Rol:
Just keep shooting, Lieutenant! And keep smiling!

All:
We do the good work, we do the good work,
With a phaser in hand, and a cheerful smirk,
We do the good work, we do the good work,
We all love this job, for we do the good work!

Credits:
Lyrics, Music, and Orchestration: Sam Gillis

A Toast

Rol:
A toast!
A toast by each one of us,
Likely to each one of us,
To the Federation,
To freedom,
To love.
Beginning with you,
Because you're the newest member of our crew!

Faith:
To us!
Here's to our team!
On a job well done!
We'll send the Dominion on the run!
They may have beat
The Seventh Fleet,
But they're no match for us,
So here's to us!

Brahms:
Here's to the leader,
Of our successful team!
He makes the cursed Vorta all but scream!
They may have pointed ears,
But now we're drinking beers!
And they're no match for him,
So here's to him!

Rol:
To the newest member of our team!
She wields her phaser well;
Blasts the Jem'Hadar to Hell!
She smoked all their K-White,
And she'll carry on the fight!
They're sure as hell no match for you,
Why, here's to you!

Faith:
Here's to us!

Brahms:
Here's to him!

Rol [to Faith]:
Here's to you!

All:
Here's to us!
Here's to him!
Here's to you!
We'll keep fighting the good fight,
To defend the Federation,
From this situation,
Until there's liberation!

Faith:
Call it a suspicion,
But somehow I doubt it's a tradition,
For the CO to escort a new member to her room.
Am I right?
Or do you want to come in and help me turn out the light?

Rol:
Call it a suspicion,
No. More... a supposition,
That if I wore one pip fewer you'd welcome me in.
Am I right?
Or would you prefer to be alone at night?

Faith:
Are you proposing a new mission?

Rol:
Not yet.

Faith:
Not yet.

Rol and Faith:
But in three weeks (you'll / I'll) be done (your / my) tour,
With (your / my) Special Operations corps,

Rol:
And then, at last,

Rol and Faith:
(You / I) can let (me / you) in.

Rol:
Dinner. Tomorrow.
On the fair ship Akagi.
The finest dining in the depths of enemy space.
To us?

Faith:
To us.

Rol and Faith:
To us!

Faith:
I have a date with a human.
What would the other Founders think?
I have a date with a human.
My victory's on the brink...

No Founder has ever harmed another,
The Alpha Quadrant is a threat,
No Founder has ever harmed another,
I'm close to my target.

I have a date with a human,
I'm in the perfect place,
I have a date with a human,
I've pulled off this disguise with grace.

A toast to me!
My cleverness -- my charm!
And now to do some harm!
No Founder has every harmed another,
I'll wipe out this Starfleet team--

I have a date with a human,
The Alpha Quadrant is a threat.
I have a date with a human,
Do I feel no regret...?

Credits:
Lyrics: Michael Twyman
Music and Orchestration: David O'Hearn

Never Kissed A Girl

Rol:
We're flying through space
Finding things we've never known
I was finding its the case
That a guy could still end up alone
Until I found out
That textbooks don't explain
That a supernova seems so tame
Compared to the feeling

When you're together
And you've never kissed a girl before
And its better than you ever thought
And you don't know what's in store
Nothing can contain the glow
Nothing ever bring you low
When you kiss her
And you've never kissed a girl!

I thought it was audacious
To think I'd ever win her
But now I have a basis
And now I can be sure
That there's something there
No one else can see
That out there someone's
Waiting for me
And now I get the feeling

When you're together
And you've never kissed a girl before
And its better than you ever thought
But you don't know what's in store
Nothing can contain the glow
Nothing ever bring you low
When you kiss her
And you've never kissed a girl


This wasn't just an accident
This was my happy due
I didn't know what her kiss meant
But now I know its true

When you're together
And you've never kissed a girl before
And its better than you ever thought
But you don't know what's in store
Nothing can contain the glow
Nothing ever bring you low
When you kiss her
And you've never kissed a girl

Credits:
Lyrics and Music: Caitlin Heaney
Orchestration: Sam Gillis

There's Still A Line

Rol:
What is this?

Brahms:
It's a viral culture.

Rol:
Now is this
what we came here for?

What is this?
Is this dish the weapon?
And if so does that mean what I think it means?

Brahms:
I'm reading signs of morphogenic structures.
They follow Founder paradigms.

Rol:
Are you saying what I think?

Brahms:
Well, the readings are in sync.

Rol:
Then has the Federation crossed the line?

Faith:
What do you mean?
What are these "structures?"
It sounds like they might be of use.

Rol:
It means-- I think--
I dare not say it!

Brahms:
Starfleet has turned to arms of ill repute!

Rol:
We have to make sure this... thing... is never deployed. Not by my Federation.

Brahms:
What? Do you mean we must destory this weapon?
This blessing that could win the war?
We cannot now I would think
be put off by moral stink
Moral lines can't be our guideposts anymore.

Rol:
Isaac, What?

Laws exist for a reason.
We can't throw them out when things get hard.
That's why we're not Dominion.
Because we know there's still a line, though times are dark.

Faith:
Sirs, you're talking past me. What exactly are you saying this... thing does? It's just a dish with some bacteria in it, isn't it?

Brahms:
If we can introduce this to the Great Link,
The Founders, soon, would all just die.
And then we would win the war

Rol:
But Starfleet would be no more
For our founding principles are on the line.

Brahms:
I do not understand what you're suggesting.
I guess you haven't checked the score:
We just lost the Seventh Fleet
We are cruising towards defeat
And without this germ, we'll surely lose the war.

Credits:
Lyrics: James Heaney
Music and Orchestration: Samuel Gillis

Please Don't Die

Rol:
Please don't die
Don't let that final breath
Escape and fade away
Please just stay
Hold my hand until the lights
Have gone away

Nothing beyond the planets and the stars
Could take you now
Because I'd fight through the darkest night
To save you now
But only if you hear my voice
And see that I am on my knees
Begging please don't die

Please don't die
There is nothing that's so strong
As the air you're breathing
Open your eyes
Take me by surprise

Faith:
Because you know that if I can
I'll choose to stay with you
Because there's something deep inside
That makes me need to prove
That I love you more than you understand
So I promise
I promise
I won't die

Both:
We won't die
There's nothing more
Than what we're saying
We're alive
And in your arms
Is where I'm staying

Rol:
Just hold on tight...

Faith:
... hold on tight.

Rol:
'cause for this moment...

Faith:
...for this moment

Rol:
In this moment...

Both:
For a breathless ageless
Moment,
We're alive.

Credits:
Lyrics, Music, and Orchestration: Caitlin Heaney

Never Kissed A Girl (Reprise)


This is just an accident
A passion that was just too strong
I didn't know that her kiss meant
That everything would go so wrong

When she leaves you
And you've never kissed a girl before
And she's gone before you knew her
And you're shaken to the core
There's nothing that could stop the blow
And all you think of is that glow
From when you kissed her
And you'd never kissed a girl...

Credits:
Lyrics and Music: Caitlin Heaney
Orchestration: Julian Munds

In The Pale Moonlight

Rol:
I just murdered a race.
Same if I'd pulled the trigger.
Tell me, Isaac,
why did I just commit a genocide?

Thought I'd found her at last
A girl who loved what we stood for
Who'd die for Starfleet
But live for our ideals -- not a spy!

It's all a lie.
I was the only who knew
Ethics must not be broke.
(But) were they a joke?
And I, the sap who bought it?

Brahms:
It was no crime
You just did what you had to do
You saved the human race
It's no disgrace.
Indeed, you've made a hero out of you.

Rol:
"Hero" is the last thing on my mind.

Brahms:
Nine-point-eight trillion lives
(A) hundred fifty-one planets
Are these worthless
Because you think we've crossed some moral line?

A bit of grime
Is a fair bargain, don't you think?
Your rules would not be read
If we were dead
Our ethics had to bend out on the brink.

Rol:
It was sublime.
My solitary
Moral view

Rol [harmony]:
Now I'd do anything;
Country and King They have made a monster out of me.

Brahms [harmony]:
I would do anything;
Country and King
They will make a hero out of me.

Brahms:
We crossed no line.

Rol:
We crossed no line.

Brahms:
So we agree?

Rol:
Yes, we agree.

Brahms:
How can this be?

Rol:
There is no line.

Credits:
Lyrics: James Heaney
Music and Orchestration: Samuel Gillis

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Rol:
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing, nothing gold can stay.

Credits:
Lyrics: Robert Frost
Music and Orchestration: Samuel Gillis