Julian Gollop went down to Pax (parody song)

Okay, let me just say first off I like both XCOM games and have no animosity or ill will to the developers of either, I just wrote this song as a laugh cause I imagined what might go down if Julian Gollop and Jake Solomon met, also I have no musical talent, enjoy. (Parody of the devil went down to Georgia)

Julian Gollop went down to Pax. He was lookin’ for a game to play.

He was feelin bad 'cause there weren’t much good to be had. He was willing to make a deal

When he came across this young man codin’ on a laptop and playin’ it hot.

And Gollop jumped upon a doritos box and said "Boy, let me tell you what."

"I guess you didn’t know it, but I’m a game dev, too.

And if you’d care to take a dare I’ll make a bet with you.

Now you make a pretty good game, boy, but give the Devil his due.

I’ll bet a keyboard of gold against your game 'cause I think I’m better than you."

The boy said, "My name’s Jake Solomon, and it might be a sin,

But I’ll take your bet; and you’re gonna regret 'cause I’m the best there’s ever been."

Jake, polish up your code and play your testers hard.

'Cause Hell’s broke loose in Pax and the Julian deals the cards.

And if you win you get this shiny keyboard made of gold,

But if you lose Julian Gollop gets your game.

Gollop opened up his case and he said, “I’ll start this show.”

And fire flew from his fingertips as he rosined up his board.

And he pulled his fingers across the board and it made an evil hiss.

And a band of cryssalids joined in and it sounded something like this.

When Julian Gollop finished, Jake said, "Well, you’re pretty good ol’ son,

But sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it’s done."

"Firebrand’s in the sky." Run, boys, run!

Zhang’s in the house of the rising sun;

Sectoids’ in the diner abducting people,

Vahlens methods seem a tiny bit evil.

Julian Gollop bowed his head because he knew that he’d been beat.

And he laid that golden keyboard on the ground at Jake’s feet.

Jake said, “Julian, just come on back. If you ever wanna try again,

I done told you once—you son of a bitch—I’m the best that’s ever been."

And he made:

"Firebrand’s in the sky." Run, boys, run!

Zhang’s in the house of the rising sun;

Sectoids’ in the diner abducting people,

Vahlens methods seem a tiny bit evil.


I imagine you’ll be hearing from Charlie Daniels Band’s lawyer.

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It’s pretty cool, but it’s missing the part where Julian says “I’m going to make my own XCOM-alike. With bullet physics, and eldritch abominations!!!

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Well, since parody is covered under fair use if they do hear from a lawyer, said lawyer is blowing smoke.

It was a joke, but never mind.

Oh. Yet more evidence I don’t have a sense of humour

It’s alright, I was only half sure he was joking, some people go nuts over copyright.

no kidding. Some of the BS out there regarding copyrights, and copyright trolls.

Given I’ve been a YouTuber for over 6 years, specialising in gaming videos - my knowledge of copyright and fair use is probably better than most. :wink:

true enough. That said, you are no Leonard French

Quite correct. I don’t claim or pretend to be a copyright professional, attorney or other type of lawyer. But I’ve done my research over the years for what is relevant to my particular field.

Yes, of course the OPs song is parody and almost certainly fair use in its current form - hence why my original reply to is was a joke. It was mainly because I had instantly recognised the song is was parodying. I thought it was quite obscure, so I wasn’t sure if anyone else would even know it.

“Devil went down the Georgia,
he was looking for a soul to steal”

That song?

(I don’t actually know its name)

That’s the one.

turns out the title is:


“The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

So many Georgia jokes available

I actually thought it was a fairly well known song, I guess I was wrong, it might just be the crowd I hang with. And just because the law is 100% on your side in copyright cases doesn’t mean some nutjob won’t sick a lawyer on your ass, I’ve also hung around on youtube long enough to hear my fair share of horror stories.

Haha, great song XD