March 31, 2017

Meddling Peeks II: Sing It Like Self-Promoting Authors Before Us Sang

The scene is one early readers of Meddling Kids will recognize, although it does not necessarily fit in the novel's timeline.

The setting is the boys' ward in the loony bin in Arkham. The lead vocals are sung by Old Acker (a mental patient). Backing vocals could be Ethan, Craig, Adam, and Kimrean (other patients).

The tune is It's Easy M'Kay, from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.



And these are the lyrics:

Well, I used to be like you guys,
mad about conspiracies and whatnot,
but why settle with that earthly yak
when you can just gaze up
and see the abyss stare back?

Think about it, check out all the space out there.
What are the real odds we're alone or we ever were?
We're a nubile blue world caught between cosmic gangs
Coveted by tentacled colossi with fangs,
Sing it like twisted ancient cultists before us sang,
Cthulhu fhtagn!

First off, just relinquish your god--
You're a random flitting lifeform on a flimsy space pod.
Now ask, as you look into the past,
Were we humans the first rulers, and why should we be the last?
Step three, see the evidence and weep,
All the manuscripts talking of lost cities in the deep!
Go on, read the Necronomicon,
and find about the names that over ancient Earth rang
and sing along, Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Think about it, check out all the space out there.
What are the real odds we're alone or we ever were?
We are flowers in the battlefield of yin and the yang,
Innocent birdies caught in their sturm und drang,
Sing it like crazy liberal artists before us sang,
Cthulhu fhtagn!

First off, just relinquish your god--
You're a random flitting lifeform on a flimsy space pod.
Now ask, as you look into the past,
Were we humans the first rulers, and why should we be the last?
Step three, see the evidence and weep
All the manuscripts talking of lost cities in the deep!
Go on, read the Necronomicon,
Cause ph'nglui mglw'nafh R'lyeh fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh R'lyeh fhtagn!
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh,
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh,
Yeah!

We are hit-or-miss byproducts of the mighty big bang,
'bout to be devoured by the horrors that sprang,
Sing it like virgin horror writers before us sang,
Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Cthulhu Fhtaaaaa--
--aaaaa--
--aaAAH--
--aaagn!


Meddling Kids. Coming July 10th. Pre-order.