Filk: The Nation Called Panem

Updated lyrics here.

 

Outdated lyrics below:

“The Nation Called Panem”

a filk by Foxipher Jones

about Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins),
ttto “City of Marrow” by S.J. Tucker,

which is written for a book called Orphan’s Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice,
by Catherynne M. Valente

You’d never know that Panem was
a different place, up until the war
her city’s heart lost its way
so long, so long
gone is the country, the people and land
now hunger is all that’s in store
above and below she has rotted away
so long, so long

the districts had called
for Capitol fall
but now no more than twelve you will find
broken shattered walls
no one there at all
gone to ashes and wasteland and lost time

bakers’ sons and coal miners’ daughters
must take their own lives to hand
I have been through the games of hunger,
and I have come out again.

Fear for the lives they’re wasting
their Reaper may come for you
there’s only one victor, so try to win
they’re counting on you to pull through
or the Hunger Games may take them, too.

(Truly, we’ve lost our great nation
that hunger has all but devoured)
I look to my mother but I’m all alone
no one looks after the kids anymore
there’s only the Games now
there’s only the Games now

Fear for the lives they’re wasting
their Reaper may come for you
there’s only one victor, so try to win
they’re counting on
you to pull through, oh…

Fear for the lives they’re wasting
their Reaper may come for you
there’s only one victor, so try to win
they’re counting on you to pull through
or the Hunger Games may take them, too.

bakers’ sons and coal miners’ daughters
must take their own lives to hand
fear now the Games of Hunger
you may not come out again.

I have been through the Games of Hunger
and I have come out again.

Fear for the lives they’re wasting
their Reaper may come for you
there’s only one victor, so try to win
they’re counting on you to pull through
the Hunger Games must someday end, too.

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