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There were ships of shapes and sizes Scatter out along the bay And I thought I heard her calling As the steamer pulled away The Invaders must have seen them As across the coast they filed Standing firm between them There lay Thunder Child Moving swiftly through the waters Cannons blazing as she came Brought a might metal war-lord Crashing down in sheets of flame Sensing victory was nearing Thinking fortune must have smiled People started cheering "Come on Thunder Child" "Come on Thunder Child" The Martians released their black smoke, but the ship sped on, Cutting down one of the tripod figures Instantly, the others raised their Heat Rays And melted the Thunder Child's valiant heart Lashing ropes and smashing timbers Flashing Heat Rays pierced the deck Dashing hopes for our deliverance As we watched the sinking wreck With the smoke of battle clearing Over graves in waves defiled Slowly disappearing Farewell Thunder Child! Slowly disappearing Farewell Thunder Child! [Repeat x 2] When the smoke had cleared, the little steamer had reached the misty horizon, And Carrie was safe But the Thunder Child had vanished forever, Taking with her man's last hope of victory The leaden sky was lit by green flashes, cylinder following cylinder, And no one and nothing was left now to fight them The Earth belong to the Martians. Ulla!