The Ballad of Portal and The Alliance

On our way to the Tuamotus,
There was nothing to be left out
We had some good breeze, and some big ass fish
And we're happy all about

We got some coconuts and pawpaws, 
And bananas in green peel
From our friend Alexandro, 
By trading - what a good deal. 

Island life is easy, 
It almost made us lazy. 

But a new land is gonna come, 
And a new adventure for sure
So we set of in the morning sun, 
And put out our fishing lure. 

This time we were not affraid, 
Cos we had our friends aside
We could call them on the radio, 
And see their light at night. 

And we would say:
ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE
PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL 
(do you copy?)

And Jess would say:
Copy you loud and clear. Hey guys, let's switch to 69.
We're just wondering what you're having for dinner tonight? 
Duncan just caught a giant Mahi Mahi, that gave him quite a fight.  
He's cooking it right now with lime and chilly -
Fuck, Shit, he just burnt himself and he's swearing in the galley!

We just made it through the pass, 
On the outgoing tide
With our waves kicking our ass
When suddenly the engine died. 

Charlie tried to bring it back, 
But was at a total loss
As our outlook turned to dismal black
Our heroes voices came across. 

And guess who it was?
ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE
PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL 
(can you help us?) 

Despite the risks and reefs, 
They turned to give us a tow
We dropped the hook with sweet relief, 
And the friendship began to grow. 

Next morning we were hard at work, 
With Duncan in boat jail
And now we thank Alliance 
With bread whenever they hail. 

And we'll call them:
ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE
PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL 
(your bread is ready)

Now we all prefer an anchorage, 
But you have to move the boat
Through the squall of the century
It's amazing nothing broke...

- oh wait a minute... - 

Repairs became quite easy, 
With Alliance in Tahiti
At night we rest and play, 
Get projects done by day. 

But paradise did turn on us, 
Damn them, DAMN THEM, bicycle thieves
Our friends continued to give us hope
Of reclaiming our trusty steeds

It was hard to leave with broken hearts
But our time was running out
To our surprise! We found the bikes!
So with love for our friends we shout:

ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE
PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL 
(you're the greatest!)

Another tow and many a tea, 
Now they're more like family
When next we meet is a mystery, 
But these boats are bound in comraderie!

and they are:
ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE, ALLIANCE
PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL, PORTAL
(we're gonna miss you!) 




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