I Knew You Were Tribbles (When You Dropped In)

March 4, 2013 1:29 PM

Taylor Swift needs to write more songs about classic Star Trek episodes, but until she gets around to it herself I'm doing what I can to rectify the situation.

Silly idea yesterday that as far as I can tell from googling no one else took father than a one-liner tweet previously. Came together better than I expected, so I recorded it this morning and here we are.

I'm hoping to edit together a nice video out of TOS footage as well over the next day or so, but we'll see how that goes.

posted by cortex (8 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

Lyrics:

Captain's Log commence
The starship Enterprise
A trader brought aboard
some furry little guys
They're fuzzy
They're fuzzy
They're fuzzy-y-y-y

Uhura picked one up
And it gave a little trill
The crew all fell in love
It seemed so great until
It had baby
Which had a baby
Which had a baby-y-y-y

And they reproduce faster
Than rabbits on speed
And I realize
They're gonna overbreed


Yeah I knew you were tribbles when you dropped in
So cute and fuzzy
High-pitched screaming when you see a Klingon
Cuz you think they're scuzzy
I knew you were tribbles when you dropped in
So small and furry
Filling cargo spaces that I'd never seen
Now I'm laying in a fuzzy ball pit

Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles


The ship is filling up
It's getting pretty bad
There's Klingons talking crap
And Scotty's getting mad
There's tribbles everywhere
There's tribbles everywhere
There's tribbles everywhere-ere-ere-ere-ere

But they eat some poison grain
And then they start to die
A tribble's scream reveals
There's a Klingon in disguise
He put the poison there
He put the poison there
He put the poison there-ere-ere-ere-ere

And the scam is a bust
And the Klingons fly away
And I realize
The tribbles saved the day


Yeah I knew you were tribbles when you dropped in
So cute and fuzzy
High-pitched screaming when you see a Klingon
Cuz you think their scuzzy
I knew you were tribbles when you dropped in
So small and furry
Filling cargo spaces that I'd never seen
Now I'm laying in a fuzzy ball pit

Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles


And the little guys never hurt no one
The just liked to eat and breed and breed and eat till the food was gone
Yeaaaaahh

posted by cortex at 1:29 PM on March 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


Dude... just... dude. Are you trying to kill me?

(though dying of joy would be my preferred way to go)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:00 PM on March 4, 2013


So great. But it could use a little Nicholas Cage.
posted by waxpancake at 9:13 PM on March 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh shit, I just busted up.
posted by cortex at 9:20 PM on March 4, 2013


This is everything I hoped for and more.
posted by greenish at 2:46 AM on March 5, 2013


Yes but did you hope for a music video featuring footage from The Trouble With Tribbles? Because, there you go.
posted by cortex at 6:57 AM on March 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is everything I'd hoped it would be and more.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:04 AM on March 5, 2013


Oh my goodness yes.

Next... a Borg version of Carly Rae Jepson? Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but go ahead babe, assimilate me...
posted by greenish at 9:36 AM on March 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


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