“I Should Go” – A Mass Effect Parody

Editor’s Note: Thank you for the overwhelming response! I am so humbled to share my work with all of you and sincerely appreciate your kind words and encouragement. <3 We should be shooting a video soon! Lyrics are posted on SoundCloud.

When I was little, I dreamed of becoming a singer. I was always cast as the mother or the solid alto for the chorus. I was too tall, too mature, and my voice was too deep for those leading ladies. (Blah!) I immediately became good friends with all of the sopranos in the department, who loved that I could help them rehearse their parts while I crooned the male notes. Eight years ago, I wrote my first song parody for the inaugural Queen of the Geeks pageant at GenCon. I, along with my superhero alter-ego Deodorant Dame, took home the crown with an a cappella rendition of “Why Won’t You Just Bathe? – a play on “Why Won’t You Behave?” from Kiss Me Kate. Over time, I’ve written a handful of mini-song parodies while commuting or showering, but this is the first time I’ve been able to make something happen with one.

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 10.21.57 AMYou’ve probably heard “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. I know I’ve heard and sung it 200+ times, so it was really easy for me to get excited when I was driving along and accidentally sang “I should go!” instead of “Let it go.” The reaction, a result of too many hours playing Mass Effect, became a force of nature and the song was written overnight. I tried recording the song for almost 8 hours at home but by the end of it, I had torn up my voice, annoyed my neighbors, and almost thrown my Mac out onto the lawn due to latency woes. Enter Chuck and his wonderful wife Christine, two friends from my geeky costuming circle. Chuck has a band, Sci-Fried, and apparently a recording studio! They opened their arms to me for a morning of the most terrifying and thrilling fun I have experienced.

I was extremely nervous the first hour of recording, but eventually warmed up thanks to their encouragement. After a quick break and some Throat Coat tea (seriously a life-saver), I hit the high notes and wrapped things up. Yesterday we finalized the editing and I am beyond excited to share it with all of you. I wanted to release it with the video, but since it’s warming up outside and MegaCon is still two weeks away, I thought I would go ahead and share the audio file before we get to film.

So here it is, “I Should Go” and hopefully I’ll have a video to release soon. Thanks for everyone’s support through this process and I hope you enjoy.

Shepard out.

21 Replies to ““I Should Go” – A Mass Effect Parody”

  1. The “report to the ship and we’ll bang, okay” made me crow with laughter in a crowded office, thanks for that 😛

    I love this so much!!! Will you post the lyrics?

    1. Done! They’re posted within Soundcloud. And yes, that’s my favorite line ever. When I came up with that I nearly fell over. I blame Mark Meer (voice of Shepard).

  2. I don’t know what you are talking about, your voice is powerful and beautiful. I don’t know much about Mass Effect nor Frozen(never played the game and never watched the movie…yet) but this was beautifully done. Keep up the song writing and singing.

  3. That was brilliant! It really brought me back to how it feels to play ME3. You have a wonderful voice, don’t doubt yourself.

  4. This was fantastic! I love frozen, I love femshep, and I love mass effect. So this made me extremely happy i want to get this on my ipod! Haha You have a beautiful voice thank you so much for your hard work. Please dont ever think that you dont have the right voice for anything. Your voice is perfect! Keep up the good work and thanks for the great song! 😀

    1. I don’t think I can legally sell this, but it should go up for free download soon. 🙂 Thank you for the extreme compliment!

    Been listening to the song all day, it is so perfect 🙂 the lyrics and the voice, of course, thank you SO much!
    Never hoped to get something like this 🙂

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