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No Sleep Till Babylon

from Target: Audience by the great Luke Ski



From the FuMP .com, 6/10/2008,

In my continuing efforts to be a Jack-of-all-trades of geeky fandom, I present a song that my fans would probably agree is about a decade late. It is a parody of the old school Beastie Boys classic "No Sleep Till Brooklyn", making it to the best of my knowledge, the first rap song ever recorded on the subject of the criticly acclaimed and fan-beloved science fiction TV series, "Babylon 5". Music by Possible "You Pay, We Play" Oscar, with an 'explicit' cameo by Seamonkette, whose real name is Christen, not to be confused with Claudia Christian. Then again... Anyway, special thanks to them and to all of my friends who opened my eyes to this wonderful program. If you don't understand the song, all I have to say to that is, "understanding is a three edged sword". So go Netflix it already, and you'll be rockin this party 8 days a week!


No Sleep Til Babylon
A parody of "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys,
about the Sci-fi TV series "Babylon 5".
Parody lyrics by the great Luke Ski
© 2008 Luke Collis Sienkowski

No sleep til!…

(4 measures)


(4 measures)

Two 'na half million tons of spinning metal.
Aliens and humans wrapped inside, they settle.
Thousands together, all alone in the night,
And they're gonna party for their right to fight!
Big space station, living in rotation.
Londo Mollari always on vacation!
Non-Aligned Worlds are unstable, unable
To figure out if Shadows are the truth or a fable.
Grey Council's hailin', Sinclair ain't bailin',
Battle of the line, his secret's un-Valen.
And John Sheridan, whether dead or alive,
He's the best last hope of Babylon Five!

(2 measures)

No sleep til!

(2 measures)

Here's a little story Zathras would like to tell, about three bad brothers Zathras knows so well…

Well there's the Vorlons and Minbari, and the Narn and the Centauri,
And the Vree and the Brakiri, and the Pak'ma'ra!
Ivanova's cranky, she always acts mean.
She'll slap around a Drazi, whether purple or green.
Marcus got a crush, an Anla'Shok man.
Ren-faire Ranger, with a staff in a can.
Dr. Franklin took a walkabout the place.
Lennier's no where near, cause he's lost in space.
Security's hunky Bruce Willis-esque flunkee
Garibaldi's off the wagon, cause he's drinkin' Brass Monkey.
Al Bester's Psi-Corps, in your mind he wrestles
To determine the location of the nuclear 'wessels'!

In Valen's name, we rock!

(2 measures)

No sleep til!

(2 measures)

Intergalactic, Planetary. Planetary, Interga-Zathras!

No!… Sleep!… Til Babylon!…
No!… Sleep!… Til Babylon!…

(2 measures)

Ain't got no rest since we started this mess
With J.M.S.! Go tour the cons, my man!

Psi-Corps sleeper agent was Talia.
G'Kar, he wrote the Chronicles of Narn, YEAH!
Londo's plottin' all the time, a mover and a shaker.
If Vir can survive, he'll thank the great maker.
DeLenn is no bonehead, divine and meek.
The Vorlons made Lyta a total mind freak.
Too bad Zack, just blame it on Kosh.
Saw Lockley's hologram and said 'Oh my gosh!'
So it begins, epic adventure is made
From the first gathering, to the last Crusade!

(2 measures)

No sleep til!

(2 measures)

We're just 3 M.C.'s and we're on the go, Zathras, Mesach, and Abednago,

No!… Sleep!… Til Babylon!…
No!… Sleep!… Til Babylon!…
No! ([Kosh:] No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon! (Babylon.)
No! (No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon!

Zooty Zoot-Zoot!

(guitar solo - 8 measures)

Boom! Shubba-lubba-lubba. Boom! Shubba-lubba-lubba.
Hey there, hey there, three bags full.
You come here often? Yes, I do!
Dinner! Shubba-lubba-lubba. Drinks! Shubba-lubba-lubba.
Kiss. Kiss. Kiss. Kiss. Kiss! Grab!
I slept with you the other night.
You didn't call, you didn't write.
I think you did it just for spite!
Oh! Yes! Oh! Yes! Oh!
Tell me about your portfolio!
Oh! Yes! Oh! Yes! Oh!
Lie to me about your family!
Oh! Yes! Oh! Yes! Oh!
God, you're good!

No! ([Kosh:] No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon! (Babylon.)
No! (No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon! (Babylon.)
No! (No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon! (Babylon.)
No! (No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon! (Babylon.)
No! (No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon! (Babylon.)
No! (No.) Sleep! (Sleep.) Til Babylon! (Babylon.)

(guitar solo - 11 measures)

Doom, doom, doom, Z'ha'dum, doom, doom, Z'ha'dum,
Doom, doom, Z'ha'dum, doom, doom, Z'ha'dum,
Doom, doom, Z'ha'dum, doom, doom, Z'ha'dum,
Doom, doom, Z'ha'dum, doom, doom, Z'ha'dum,
Doom, doom, Z'ha'dum, doom, doom, Z'ha'dum,…

Spoo. All I really want is Spoo.
And in the morning it's Spoo.
Cause in the evening it's Spoo.
I like the way that it tastes.
It's blue meatballs in greyish paste…

(fade out)


from Target: Audience, track released June 10, 2008
Lyrics & vocals by the great Luke Ski
Music by Jared Ringold & John Mapes
Ivanova by Christen Tomme




the great Luke Ski Burbank, California

"the great Luke Ski" is The Dr. Demento Show's most requested artist of the 21st Century. His parodies and original songs about pop-culture have made him a favorite performer at fandom conventions all across the country. Founding member of The Funny Music Project, aka 'the FuMP' .com .

Luke Ski is an animation Storyboarder, Writer, & Voice-Over Actor.

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