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My wife has been a fan of Supernatural for several years now, and has been very excited by the noises of the Wayward Daughters spinoff.

With the strong themes of family, justice, and feminism that I get from her corner of Supernatural fandom, it meshed with Battle Cry of Freedom and also with "There Is Power in a Union" by Billy Bragg (YouTube). I've stolen liberally from both of them.


Our daughters we will raise to be loyal, true, and brave
Shouting so the unheard may be heard
And though she may be little, she is fierce and misbehaves
Shouting so the unheard may be heard

Be wayward forever, defending your right
Hunt down the monsters, (to) darkness bring light
With our brothers and our sisters from many far off lands
Shouting so the unheard may be heard

Our family is chosen and will never end with blood
Shouting so the unheard may be heard
We're calling to the cities and the trenches full of mud
Shouting so the unheard may be heard

Be wayward forever, defending your right…

So we're springing to the call to be way fierce and way strong
Shouting so the unheard may be heard
And pledging to be wayward like our mothers gone before
Shouting so the unheard may be heard

Be wayward forever, defending your right…

Note 1: Line 3.3 was originally "like our brothers gone before", referring to Sam and Dean. My wife asked me to change it.

Note 2: "There Is Power in a Union" by Billy Bragg is to the tune of "Battle Cry of Freedom", and should not be confused with "There Is Power in a Union" by Joe Hill, which was written in 1913 and to the tune of "There Is Power in the Blood", and which I've also filked as "There Is Power in a Fandom" (yes, I've had the idea to do a filk of Bragg's song for a while now).

Date: 2017-07-02 01:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thnidu
Melikes this well, and will find the tune to learn to sing it.

A few notes on usage; I hope you won't mind.

• she is fierce and misbehave
→ misbehaves
> "Misbehave" is a verb only, not an adjective. "Misbehaves" is a bit off-rhyme but not much, and is grammatical and clear.

• Hunt down the monsters, darkness bring light
?→ To hunt down the monsters, to darkness bring {the/a} light
> This would (I think) scan better as well as being clearer

• end with blood
> First I thought you meant "end in blood", a common expression meaning that the situation will lead to bloodshed, but now I think you mean "Our families are not restricted to our kin"— yes?

• We are calling the cities and the trenches full of mud
?→ "calling in"? "calling to"?
> Not sure what you mean here. Calling with a direct object means "summoning", or "making a telephone call to".

• to be way fierce and way strong
> "Way" for "very" is still very slangy, and sounds out of place to me here, but of course "very" wouldn't scan right and would sound weak. Perhaps
?→ to be fierce and to be strong

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