Stairway to Kadath

To the tune of Led Zepplin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven

There’s a lady who adores all that’s hidden and old
And she’s flying o’er mountains to the Plateau.
And if she gets there she knows though it’s long dead and closed
There’s a word tells her she can get what she came for

A palimpsest ignored
On the immemorial walls
‘Cause they don’t know that some things have two meanings
From a passage by a crook is where only she will leave
Nothing good comes from somewhere so Stygian.

Ooh, Cthulhu fhtagn.

Ooh, Cthulhu fhtagn.

There’s a remembrance I get when I look to the west
And I’m filled with a sense of elation.
What with my eyes I have seen drifting down through the trees
And I mock the voices of those who stood looking.

Ooh, Cthulhu fhtagn.
Ooh, Cthulhu nafl’fhtagn.

Now they whisper that soon if they all called the tune
Then the piper will lead them to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand amongst.
I of loathing and blasphemous laughter.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow

Don’t be alarmed now.
It’s just a seeping tendril of the tenant.
Yes there are two paths you can go by.
But in the long run
You’ll end up dead whichever road you’re on.

Cthulhu fhtagn.

Ooooooh, Cthulhu fhtagn.

Your head is whistling and it won’t go
-Because now you do know.
The piper is calling you to join him.
Dear lady can you hear the wind blow
You always did know
It is the same Lovecraftian piping wind.


[solo here please]

And there’s a wino down the road
My shadow encompassing his soul.
And there walks a lady they all know
Who read too much Chambers, too much Poe
And now does worship what is old.
But what none of them do see
Though I may chant Tekeli-li
I can play the pipes, I can play it all
But I wanna play amorphous rock ‘n’ roll…………….
And she is buying a shoggoth for Christmas….

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