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Original Song Title:

"How to Save a Life"

Original Performer:

The Fray

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The Lyrics

A brief chronicle of the "inevitable" fall of Wikipedia. Written in early 2007. (No, I don't think it's actually going to happen - but I thought it was amusing enough...)
Step one, you say I need a talk
I balk, you say, relax, it's just a talk page
People come to see my fate
Soon they're engrossed in the debate

Some sort of template on my right
Doesn't adequately sources cite
Some sysops claim that it's been faked
And all this arguing is so half-baked

Where did I go wrong, they must amend
My faults and make all the reverting end
How will this all end, will I be a
Failure of Wikipedia

Does notability apply,
or am I too obscure for this, and why?
As the talk page grows so much
I get locked so I won't be touched

As more join in, it just gets worse
I'm at the center of the universe
The whole world sees and hears me
The whole world sees and hears me

Where did I go wrong, they must amend
My faults and make the media attention end
How will this all end, will I be a
Failure of Wikipedia

Well, if I were just any page
I'd be amended without any rage
But being the guidelines themselves
I can't be thrown back to the shelves

As the foundation crumbles now
People say that they knew how
There was no hope for stability
And I begin to fade from memory

Where did I go wrong, they must amend
My faults, and resurrect and defend
This for which we've fought, I won't be the
Failure of Wikipedia

Where did I go wrong, the people left
I'm left to mope and be rather bereft
Now it's clear why they said there'd be a
Failure in Wikipedia

[Wikipedia is a neutral and unbiased compilation of
previously written verifiable facts. Wikipedia is a
neutral-point-of-view encyclopedia that anybody can edit.]

Where did I go werong, I lost support
When one small talk page here did distort
I only exist now to be there
Failure called Wikipedia

[In other news today, two entrepreneurs have formed
a new website based on the now-defunct Wikipedia.
The so-called "free encyclopedia" was dissolved in 2009
due to a bitter dispute about the website's policies
that could not be resolved.]

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Observer - October 13, 2008 - Report this comment
DK any of the OS's you're tackling but you got some moron on your case. Don't know why. Oh wait, of course I's a 1s moron.
Cody Slusher - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
come on people. Dead Wrong can be easy to do.PLEASE,ANYONE! MAKE A PARDOY OF DEAD WRONG. It doesn't matter if it sucks or not. I did one and it was easy.

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