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Mandalore is More

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1.

Aruetiise think all Mando’ade

Do nothing else but fight;

But I must fiercely disagree

With their oh-so-flawless insight:

No, this has never been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

2.

Outsiders only ever see

What they think they already know,

But we all love to prove them wrong

With spite and great gusto;

For this, we know, has never been so:

Mandalore is more!

 

3.

Who grows our food and makes our clothes,

Who mines our beskar ore?

Do you think we are all soldiers,

Who know nothing but war?

No, this has never been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

4.

Who builds our homes, who builds our ships,

Who guards our people’s lore?

Do you think we keep no history

Of those who’ve come before?

No, this has never been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

5.

Our carpenters and engineers;

All our people, young and old,

Who follow the Way with every day

They’re joyful, fierce, and bold.

Yes, we know, this has ever been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

6.

We sing our songs, we make our art,

We dance like the untamed seas;

We eat good food and drink good ale

And thus be sure we all agree:

Yes, we know, this has ever been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

7.

Even our shepherds in the mountains

All still know how to roar;

Our bards who keep our histories

Will ever let their voices soar.

It’s true, you know, this has ever been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

8.

Our glaziers in their workshops, 

Our weavers at their looms,

All are just as mandokar’la

Despite what you might assume.

It’s true, you know, this has ever been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

9.

Our merchants and our doctors,

Our pilots, clerks, and smiths,

We are every one of us Mando’ade,

With heartfelt care for kin and kith.

Yes, we know, this has ever been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

10.

Our brewers, bakers, architects;

Our writers, teachers, cooks,

All are Children of the Manda

And you’d see if you’d just look.

It’s true, we know, this has ever been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

11.

We love to fight, but we love to live

And we seize each day with joy;

And yet they claim, so self-assured,

That all we do is to destroy:

But no, this has never been so,

Mandalore is more!

 

12.

Our children are our future,

Our elders guard our past;

We teach ad’e how to grow and thrive,

To be righteous and steadfast.

And this, we know, will ever be so,

Mandalore is more!

 

13.

We wear our armor, we speak our tongue,

We always fiercely defend;

We raise our children to the Way,

Safeguard our clans until the end.

And this, we know, will ever be so,

Mandalore is more!

 

14.

We are as proud and just as free

As the mighty Mythosaur;

And when they call, we one and all,

Follow our Mand’alor!

And this, we know, will ever be so,

For Mandalore is more!

Yes, Mandalore is more!