Do You Hear the Pipes, Cthulhu?

Lyrics 1999 by Terence Chua
(to the tune of "Fernando" by ABBA)
first performed September 3, 1999 during AussieCon 3, Melbourne
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Nominated for the 2003 Pegasus Filk Awards as "Best Parody"

Do you hear the pipes, Cthulhu?
They were being played by shoggoths on the shores of Carcosa
Can you hear our prayers, Cthulhu?
Deep in sunken R'lyeh waiting for the rightness of a star?
Where the Deep Ones worship Dagon, Mother Hydra in sea chambers built afar?

We are waiting O Cthulhu
Sacrificing virgins while the nightgaunts hover 'gainst the moon
Seeking power O Cthulhu
Drawing sigils in their blood and Elder Signs and other runes
They were dying drenched in madness and the eldritch vapors of a thousand dooms

You are sleeping Great Cthulhu
Never knowing the unspeakable things we do in your name
But don't worry Great Cthulhu
We will carry on destroying without sanity or shame
Till the universe resounds with all the sounds of lost souls shrieking out in pain

As the Al-Azif has prophesized, R'lyeh will rise, Cthulhu!

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