Who knew the pride of Long Island and the creator of Cthulhu had so much in common?
Something snapped in some dank corner of the internet this past week as our collective subconscious gradually realized that a vivid, terrifying poem by the old Victorian master of horror H.P. Lovecraft can be easily sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”
“Nemesis” is a 101-year-old poem that tells the haunting tale of a shadowy supernatural being beset by other ancient evil things. It’s told in Lovecraft’s recognizable way, where he says a lot of creepy things but doesn’t actually tell you anything. What better replacement lyrics for Joel’s jaunty song about some tavern performer? Read more…