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We walk
Through a valley
Of indiscriminate value
In the search
Of truths that elude you
Footsteps
And sand covered betrayal
Halt our mission
To find
Those that venture
Into the depths of poverty
By the fading light of honesty

In the swelling depths
Of my Master's reign
His call is echoed forth
Into the midnight dreams
Beckoning those of the blood
To follow him beneath the flood
Hear Him my brethren
Those far and few
Answer the call
The call of Cthulhu

We walk
Into the night
To escape our past lives
We follow
Those that thrive
Sunlight
Escapes into the darkness
Of souls of ancient times
So they may
Seek the new line
Into the depths of the antediluvian
By the call of liquid requiem

In the swelling depths
Of my Master's reign
His call is echoed forth
Into the midnight dreams
Beckoning those of the blood
To follow him beneath the flood
Hear Him my brethren
Those far and few
Answer the call
The call of Cthulhu

In the swelling depths
Of my Master's reign
His call is echoed forth
Into the midnight dreams
Beckoning those of the blood
To follow him beneath the flood
Hear Him my brethren
Those far and few
Answer the call
The call of Cthulhu
I finally did it. I finally wrote a song in honor of Mister Lovecraft, an ode to the Cthulhu Mythos if you will. The name speaks for itself, as does the song if you're familiar with his stories. H. P. Lovecraft is one of my most beloved authors, and even Brian Lumley was inspired by his works, Lumley being my alltime favorite author. Just wrote this one. It didn't start off to be intentionally written, but once I realised what was going through my mind while listening to Opeth, I suddenly couldn't help myself. Other bands have written songs based on the Cthulhu Mythos, like Metallica's "The Call of Ktulu" (partially written by Dave Mustaine) and "The Thing That Should Not Be", given the departed Cliff Burton was an avid fan of Lovecraft. Other bands, including Nile, Behemoth, and Cradle of Filth have had songs based on the mythos. Therion's "Ctulhu" is another, and Samael's "Rite of Cthulhu" as well. And given my love for Lovecraft's work, even going so far as to do a report on his writings and settings for a Lit paper, I figured why not write a song. So I did. Unintentionally at first, but upon seeing the lyrics coming out, and the fact I'd been playing the Dark Corners of the Earth game on Xbox last night for awhile, it was fresh on my mind. Musical inspiration is Opeth. Also. A quick footnote. Between the second chorus and the last one, there's a solo, as well as the wanting for some eerie voice effects, like Cthulhu speaking during those moments, though as of right now, I have no clue as to what to write for those lines. If anyone has any suggestions or wants to help, feel free to.
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aerorock36 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
great lyrics ;)
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TheMoralMachine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Writer
1.) H.P. Lovecraft looks like McLovin'.
2.) H.P. Lovecraft was awesome.
3.) This song is awesome.
4.) Have you ever played the RPG?
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Embrace-the-Flames Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Writer
1. Just a bit
2. Yuss, yuss he was.
3. Danke
4. Yup, took me a long time to hunt down one of the books, but I have played it. One of my most cherished sets of tabletop books
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TheMoralMachine Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Writer
Oh it's by far one of the best. I just pirated the book. You might like Delta Green. It's like CoC, but you're in a modern day secret organization to protect people from occult type stuff.
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nicosnas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007   Artisan Crafter
its excellent :clap: i can really imagine the song these lyrics would be used in. too perfectly written :D
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Embrace-the-Flames Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Professional Writer
Thanks ^_^
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EldritchCabal Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Nice work!

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Embrace-the-Flames Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional Writer
Thanks, and I definately will. Thanks ^_^
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AN-Develare Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
I have yet to read HP Lovecraft's books. Your poem made it sound good. haha
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Embrace-the-Flames Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Writer
They're great.
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