Well, to be fair I did have a couple of gadgets he probably didn't, like a teaspoon and an open mind.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

"Contains Spoilers"


I love the concept of time travel and all the difficulties and consequences that it may bring, that is essentially why I love Doctor Who.
I enjoyed  reading Lance Parkins Eighth Doctor novel The Gallifrey Chronicles, and it contains within it’s pages a wonderful moment where the Doctor’s companion Fitz sings  about the pitfalls of time travel, the melancholic lyrics have stuck with me for a long time, so I thought I’d include them here.

Fitz’s Song.

Contains Spoilers
I’ve travelled to the past sweetheart
And I've been to the future too,
Once a few hundred years from now
I thought I’d ask after you.
An obvious formality
Because our love was oh so true
Together for eternity
That shows how much I knew.
I saw your file in black and white
Describing everything you’ll do,
And read you won’t wait for me,
I would have waited for you.
We used to talk of destiny,
And in the future you still do.
The sting in the tail is that I’m
not the man you’ll say it to.
When I say that you are history,
Well, it is literally true.
They only seem like choices, love.
I've seen just what you’ll do.
You’ll sometimes be spontaneous
Would you like to know what you’ll do?
I know how long you've got with him,
Can’t take that away from you.
You’ll leave me, but no hard feelings.
Because I've had my sneak preview.
You've moved on in your life, so I
Won’t spoil the twist ending for you!