March 24 2011

Today’s bit of fun–Lovecraft mashup’s

Over on the inestimable Ian Tregillis’ blog today, he did a fun mashup between Nabokov and Lovecraft entitled Cthulita. This sparked a bit of fun in the posts. Here’s my entry. I kind of like it so I’m reposting it here (with my compliments to the Kinks):

I met it in a cave down in old Dunwhich
Where you drink absinthe
It tastes quite eldritch, E-L-D-R-I-T-C-H, eldritch

It walked up to me and it asked me to dance
I asked it its name and in a dark chthonic voice
It said Cthulhu,C-T-H-U-L-H-U, Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

Well, I’m not the world’s most psychical guy
But when it squeezed me tight it nearly broke my mind
Oh my Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

Well, I’m not squamous but I can’t understand
Why it walked like a cephalopod but talked like a man
Oh my Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

Well, we drank absinthe and danced all night
Under flickering torchlight
It picked me up and sat me on its bothria
And said, “Dear boy, won’t you visit my plane?”

Well, I’m not the world’s most passionate guy
But when I looked in its eyes well I almost fell for my Cthulhu
C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu
Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

I pushed it away, I walked to the gate
I fell to the floor, I got down on my knees
Then I looked at it and it at me

That is not dead which can eternal lie
I always want it to be that way for my Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

Gods will be boys and boys will be gods
And with strange aeons even death may die
Except for Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

Well, I left home just an aeon before
And I’d never ever met an old one before
But Cthulhu rose and took me by the hand
And said, “Dear boy, I’m gonna make you mad”

Well, I’m not the world’s most ethnologic man
But I know what I am and I’m glad I’m a man
And so is Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu
Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu
Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu
Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu

Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu
Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu
Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu, C-C-Cthulhu



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