One of my co-workers has gone down the path of creating song parodies for code, which has inspired me to follow suit.  Today, I’m trying my hand at this with Styx’s “Come Sail Away”:

 

I’m coding away
Set an open file in my IDE
‘Cause I’ve got to be free
Free to write the code that’s inside of me
On board I’m the coder
So git on aboard
We’ll commit for tomorrow
With every for
And I’ll try, oh Lord I’ll try
To write code

I look to the log
Issues in the tracker make me code along
Some bigger, some small
I think of all the bugs and how to squash them all
With braces and semi-colons, we code the fix
Without a good test suite, one bug is six
But we’ll try best that we can
To code on

A gathering of coders appeared inside my head
They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said

Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me, lads
Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me
Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me, baby
Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me

I thought that they were coders but to my surprise
They climbed aboard their starship and headed for the skies

Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me, lads
Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me
Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me
Come write the code
Come write the code
Come write the code with me