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You know I get stuck when I try to ad lib this
Paint myself into a corner between Scylla and Charybdis(1)
That's right, I'm talking about a place and a hard rock
Or the space between Cardassia and that General Martok
While the crew is on alert running drills on the station
Trying to prepare for any Changeling infiltration
The Klingons show up and uncloak their armada
That was lurking in the darkness like the Vashta Nerada(2)
They say that they're there to protect the order in the sector
But something about it sets of dad's bullshit detector
So he gets Worf to use bloodwine as liquid persuasion
And uncovers the plan for a massive invasion
It's too late to stop 'em, it's already begun
Defiant rescues the Detapa(3) and now dad's on the run
Makes it back to the station racing like a Corvette
Gowron gives up the fight, but he won't forgive or forget.
- Idiom from Greek mythology, involving the two sea monsters on either side of the Strait of Messina
- Flesh-eating carnivores from Doctor Who that exist in microscopic swarms hiding in shadows.
- Cardassian governing body which had just overthrown the military Central Command.