"The Donner Party" as written by and Melora Rasputina Creager....
The similarities in situation between the Donner Party and the colonial Pilgrims is both appalling, frightening, and incomplete.
In both cases, you'll find one: a fairly large group of ill-prepared greenhorns, pitting themselves against nature and each other, two: an insufficient willingness to endure the very real hardships of frontiering, and three: coincidental misfortune at every turn. Number three: coincidental misfortune at EVERY TURN.
The disasters of both camps were initially brought about by departure delay-inducing inertia, which caused our heroes to begin their journeys at absolutely retarded times weather-wise.
If fantasy is the refuge of the frightened man, and a castle in the air is safe harbor for a foolish few, just imagine:
Living in a hut buried twelve feet below the snow, where the sight and smell of the scattered carcasses of loved ones at your feet, is...the lay of the land. Just another day.
I would like to propose that cannibalism was indeed rampant among America's earliest settlers: the Pilgrims.
Voice: HUH?
The Pilgrims. For what does "settler" imply, if not the willingness to settle? The willingness to settle for a meal of human flesh if my thoughts on the subject are to believed.
In conclusion, spread the word of this: Look to the night sky and hark back to your forefathers' shortcomings, [chuckle] and your own, as you cut your meat and lay the groundwork for a New Tomorrow.


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"The Donner Party" as written by Melora "rasputina" Creager

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    General CommentIt starts off like she's reading an essay/report on Cannibalism/The Donner Party, but by the end it sounds like she's urging people to practice cannibalism as some sort of tribute to the original pilgrim settlers of the US.

    I love how she stays so calm and rational throughout.
    morethanadreamon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about the Donner Party, which was a group of people who were traveling across the U.S. in the 1800s (I think), had some "technical difficulties", and ate each other, for they had no other food than the bodies of people who had died earlier.
    ChibiLolitaon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis track is so funny... ^^
    freakishfaeon June 16, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"absolutely retarded times weather-wise" XP
    MagicLimeon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sweet, but every time I listen to it I can't help but shiver, the music & the way she's talking have such a creepy feel, not to mention the fact that they never proposed this idea in school.
    Afrighton June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS!!!!! AWESOME! nice way to creep people out to. :D
    gthlvrmxon June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics presented are incorrect. Here are the actual lyrics:

    "The similarities in situation between the Donner Party and the colonial pilgrims is both appalling, frightening and incomplete. In both cases you'll find: One, a fairly large group of ill-prepared greenhorns pitting themselves against nature and each other. Two, An insufficient willingness to endure the very real hardships of frontiering. And three, coincidental misfortune at every turn. Number three, coincidental misfortune at EVERY TURN.

    Disasters at both camps were initially brought about by departure delaying a decent inertia, which caused our heroes to begin their journeys at absolutely retarded times weather-wise. If fantasy is the refuge of the frightened man and a castle in the air is a safe-harbor for a foolish few, just imagine living in a hut buried twelve feet below the snow, where the sight and smell of the scattered carcasses of loved ones at your feet is the lay of the land--just another day. I would like to propose that cannibalism was indeed rampant among America's earliest settlers--the Pilgrims. (hmm?) The Pilgrims! For what does "settler" imply, if not the willingness to settle? To settle for a meal of human flesh if my thoughts on the subject are to be believed!

    In conclusion, spread the word of this. Look to the night sky and hark back to our forefathers shortcomings--and your own--as you cut your meat and lay the groundwork for a new...tomorrow."
    mwelleron December 01, 2008   Link

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