Music Monday: Lyrical Lovecraft + Matching with Alex


I finally remembered that it was Monday, yay me. So today I was digging deep into my collection of songs and found myself in my “Lovecraft Mythos” Folder. I considered going with the instrumental “Call of Ktulu” by Metallica but I spotted something further down the list that I had completely forgotten about. I started up the song and pretty quickly remembered why it had earned its place in the list.

You might be familiar with the song “If I Were A Rich Man” from the film Fiddler On The Roof. Well today’s song is a bizarre parody of that entitled “If I Were A Deep One” from the album A Shoggoth On The Roof. It paints the dark imagery one would expect from Lovecraft but does it with such entertaining and upbeat flair that a Deep One could be crunching on your bones and you would tap your foot to it. There are whole albums like this produced by The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society and I think that’s just the most awesome thing.

Music Matching with Alex!

Weekly challenge: find or share a song that you know that either has a matching title, theme, or other details. The more matches, the better! Make them clear, make them oddly specific, or make them obscure, it’s yours! Musicians welcome! To enter, simply either leave a link to your match as a comment with a few words (More words, if you like.) or add a Pingback to your post and I’ll scuttle over to see what you’ve come up with. 😀


If I were a deep one,
Blubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblub blub!
All day long I’d swim beneath the sea,
If I were a deep one!

Terrify the tourists,
Blubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblubblub blub!
If I were an icky icky fish,
Scaly slippery froglike kind-of-man!

I’d make my lair a deep dark cave with some fungus,
Right in the heart of Devil’s Reef,
That foul abode of pestilent coral walls!

The ramulose and arabesque floriations spiraling so far beyond belief,
With ichor seeping from my chamber halls!

I’d fill the reef with wrecks and corpses and ships
And men for my friends to see and hear,
Begging mercy as water fills their lungs.

And each loud “AHHH!” and “EEE!” and “Help me god NO!”
Would scare off the townsfolk far and near,
As if to say, “There live the deep ones!!


If I were a deep one,
Blubblubblubblubblubblubblubblub- bloody bloody blub!
All day long I’d swim beneath the sea,
If I were a deep one!

Drag away some tourists,
Blubblubblubblubblubblubblubblub- bloody bloody blub!
If I were an icky icky fish,
Scaly slippery froglike kind-a-man!

I see my kin the Marshes hopping like some fish-frog things,
Things with their bulging milky eyes,
Worshiping Dagon with the unholy rites,

I see them putting on crowns and shuffling like a shoggoth,
Ah what a hellish sight they are!
Croaking at the sea both day and night!

The most psychotic men in town would
Come a-lookin fer me!
They would ask me to adjure them, like the mad Arab himself,
If you please, Old Man Marsh o Tell me! Old Man Marsh,
Asking questions that would drive the man insane,
Blub blub blub blub blub blub bluuub!

And it won’t make one bit of difference, if’n I answer right or wrong,
When you’re deep they think you really know
If I were a fish, I’d have the gills that I lack,
To swim down below the deep R’lyeh,
And maybe have a seat on Cthulhu’s tomb,

And I’d discuss the R’lyeh text with some deep one friends
Countless hours, every day,
fixin’ fer the humans’ final doom!


If I were a deep one,
Blub blub blub blub blub blub blub blub bloody body bubbly blood!
All day long I’d swim beneath the sea, if I were a deep one!

Get to eat the tourists,
Blub blub blub blub blub blub blub blub bobbing bodies bloody blub!
Cthulhu you make the people run,
You saw fit that flippers have I none,
Don’t you reckon that I’d get more done?!

If I were a deep one!

Blb blb blb blb blb blb blip blblblb!

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