I Will Revise

Set to the tune of I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (MIDI). The lyrics were written at Wikimania 2008 and performed at a karaoke bar in Alexandria, during a Lightning talk session, and at the final party (see video).


Verse 1

At first I was afraid,
I was petrified.
Kept thinking I could never learn the wiki style guide.
I spent so many nights wondering what I had done wrong.
So far along,
I thought my writing was so strong.

But now I'm back
From that namespace.
I just logged in to find you here and now my article's replaced.
I should have wiped my User_talk,
I should have fought that CSD,
If I had thought that just one second you'd be back to bother me!

So go on now! Revert away!
Just go patrol now.
'Cause this one could be a GA.

Weren't you the one who tried to speedy my new page?
You thought I'd crumble,
You thought I'd fly into a rage.

Chorus

Oh no, not I!
I will revise!
As long as I know how to source,
My page will stay alive!

I'll do as I've been told:
I'll be calm and I'll be bold,
And I'll revise.
I will revise!

Verse 2

It took all the skills I had
Just to write this part.
Kept trying hard to mend
The pieces of my stubby start.

And I wrote oh-so-many rants,
Just feeling sorry for myself.
I used to cry,
Now I just post on AN/I!

And you see me,
No longer new.
I'm not that clueless little newbie
Still just flaming you.

And so you felt like logging in,
Just expecting to delete,
Now I'm saving all my edits
For someone to help complete!

Chorus

Oh, and I!
I will revise!
As long as I know how to source,
My page will stay alive!

I'll do as I've been told:
I'll be calm and I'll be bold,
And I'll revise.
I will revise!
I will revise!