C.J. Cherryh – Finity's End
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Finity's End

Finity’s End is a far-traveling ship and wide space is the deep that she knows
Infinity’s black is the emblem she bears, and never a mark does it show
The stuff of dead suns is her iron and her steel; in a nova's light she was made
She set out to travel the day she was born, in the free-running, long-hauling trade

Chorus:
And no sun can hold us and keep us for long, for infinity’s ours, and infinity’s free
And no star can own her and no world’s her own, for Finity’s End is she

The Company thought that they’d make them a law and have all the ships for their own
“You’re Company ships now and Company crews, you’ll pay us and serve us alone.”
James Robеrt the First was her captain that day, and he sеnt to all ships in the deep:
“Farewell to their ports and good luck to them all, for what they can’t catch they can’t keep.”
Chorus:
And no sun can hold us and keep us for long, for infinity’s ours, and infinity’s free
And no star can own her and no world’s her own, for Finity’s End is she

And, wonder to tell, Mother Earth changed her mind, and called back her magistrates too
For no ship would haul beyond Alpha or Pell, so no mail and no cargo got through
Then Unionside came with their ships and their guns and closed up the ports one and all
“You’ll all haul for us now,” the Union men said, “You’ll come and you’ll go where we call.”

Chorus:
And no sun can hold us and keep us for long, for infinity’s ours, and infinity’s free
And no star can own her and no world’s her own, for Finity’s End is she

Now Captain James Robert was vexed and annoyed, so he sent out the word like before:
“We’re free ships and crews and we go where we please; we’ll haul you to hell and no more.”
Then Unionside haulers like Candice and Fay, Merry Gold, Carina, and Fame
From Unionside ports reached the wide deep of space, and to Finity’s End they all came

Chorus:
And no sun can hold us and keep us for long, for infinity’s ours, and infinity’s free
And no star can own her and no world’s her own, for Finity’s End is she

“Ah, well now,” said Earth, “you must come to our side, for there is no place else you can be.”
But Captain James Robert still sent out the word that all ships from now on must be free
So no ship would come and no true ship would go but the traitor Shalleen and her kind
Shalleen drifts in pieces around Shalleen Point, and never a rest will she find
Chorus:
And no sun can hold us and keep us for long, for infinity’s ours, and infinity’s free
And no star can own her and no world’s her own, for Finity’s End is she

The treaty was signed then and sealed and made sure, for ports to be open to trade;
And borders be none to withhold us or bind—no law on our decks but the law we have made!

Chorus:
And no sun can hold us and keep us for long, for infinity’s ours, and infinity’s free
And no star can own her and no world’s her own, for Finity’s End is she

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