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Angie Baby


From: Joy Green
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [I] Filk -- Angie Baby

This filk is a little, um, creepy. I was looking for something something that captured the air of the original, but could be applied to the net. It is not, in any way, meant to be a portrait of any person living or otherwise.

It seems, the better my mood, the darker my filks... ah well.

Tune Angie Baby, by Helen Reddy

You live your life through a PC screen
In a world of IRC
And the name you choose hides the real you
Under who you want to be
You've found a place you can be cool
No-one takes you for a fool
You're at home in your PC
Angie baby

Lovers appear in your room each night
And they sweep you off your feet
But they need not know who you really are
It's all distant and discreet
Angie girl do you feel fine?
Turning heads like vintage wine
You're not alone no more
Angie baby

Angie baby
You're a special lady
Living in a world of fantasy
Well maybe

In the channel tonight there's a different guy
With strange thoughts in his head
Cos he's seen the pics on Angie's site
And he's read the things she said
"Angie girl are you alright,
Will you talk with me tonight?
I'm sure that we could have a good time
Angie baby"

Angie baby
You're a special lady
Living in a world of fantasy
Well maybe

Now they're all alone in a query screen
And she can't choose what to do
Should she string him along with a pretty lie
Does she even know what's true?
Should she let him in her soul
Trusting him to keep her whole?
Can she loosen her control?
Dare she drop her role?

Angie baby
Angie baby

The topic reads that Angie's left
That she's walked out of their world
And the channel mourns that they'll miss the chat
Of this scintillating girl
But though it's nice to play a part
Angie knows it breaks your heart
You've got to be yourself in the end
Angie baby

Angie baby
You're a special lady
Living in a world of fantasy
Well maybe

Joy


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