Plots They Are A-Changin'

Music: "Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan
(click here for original lyrics)
Xena Song Parody by Bart Leib (

Come gather 'round Xenites
wherever you view
and admit that the fanfic
before you is true
And accept it that soon
they'll be heeding us too
if their viewers to them are worth saving
Then they better start yielding
or they'll sink like a stone
for the Plots, they are a-changin'

Come writers, producers
who chafe at the bit
and rewrite the scripts,
more the way we see fit
And don't wait too long
or the viewers will split
and there's no tellin' where
you'll be workin'
For the loser (DS9)
will be later to win
unless the Plots, they are a-changin'

Come network executives,
please heed the warcry
don't stand in our pathway
or don't expect mercy
for we fight for love
and we won't be denied
there's a battle inside
and it's ragin'
It'll soon shake your convictions
and baffle your lies
for the Plots, they are a-changin'

Come homophobics
throughout the land
and don't antagonize
what you can't understand
Our viewing pleasure
is beyond your command
Your old shows
are rapidly fadin'
Please get a clue to the fact that
same-sex love is grand
for the Plots, they are a-changin'

the show "Xena"'s on
and the subtext at last
they show us how
to sneak it all past
But the present now
will later be past;
need for subtext is rapidly fadin'
and the desire for
some sweet truth is vast
for the Plots, they are a-changin'

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D. Joan Leib
Last updated 3 January 2000