Del_Duio Posted September 23, 2013 Share Posted September 23, 2013 (edited) A couple years ago on TRF we had a thread going about how pretentious prog bands can be sometimes- it might have come up when DT wrote about the Persian empire I'm not sure- and anyhow I thought wouldn't it be funny if someone wrote a song about the life cycle of the cicada, complete with all the roman numerals and everything. Well, now someone has! If you're not familiar, a cicada's a large-ish insect that lays its eggs in the ground where they hatch and live there for a very long time (17 years I believe). Then they crawl up to the surface and molt their shells into their winged forms for a few weeks to mate and lay more eggs and die shortly thereafter, whereas the cycle begins again. I mean, what a subject for prog right? :D I'll put the lyrics below the "video", it's just a title card because honestly I don't know how you'd go about making a video about this sort of thing. I don't know jack shit about what time signatures this thing is and all that jazz and did my best with the drums but it didn't come out to bad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQPULqvMf6c&feature=youtu.be I. Into the skyUp in the skyWay up highDodging the trees so we don't dieLook at that spotIt's goodMan, I don't feel so goodLanding to lay our eggsNow why can't we feel our legs?! II. Under the earthIt's soft and warm and cozyFar below the groundIt's where we're living- Darkness, safe and soundBut now it's time!The egg just hatched!Squirming larval soup: "We eat and sleep and sleep and eat and poop!" III. Perchance to poop (instrumental) IV. To the SurfaceThe years have passedThis life half-assedIt's almost time to riseTime to leave this soil most dispisedWe dig and dig, it takes foreverWill we stop? NEVER!!The coldness grips our exoskeletonsOur life now begins! V. The Courting of Bug BitchesIt's lonely out hereWhere's all my friends?Climbing on fence posts? Splitting their skins?I feel strange, I'm starting to moltNow I have wings, but where do I go?I'd impress the big bitches, but I ain't got the dough..Well, here comes one nowWHATTA YA KNOW?!I impressed the bug bitches! VI. Into the SunThe deed is doneIt's time to runFlying off into the sunThese wings are newTo go unused?What do we do?What do we do?!Falling fasterCrashing downLike a bullet towards the groundA LIVING BULLET TOWARDS THE GROUND!! VII. Into the sky (reprise)Up in the skyWay up highDodging the trees so we won't dieLook at that spotIt's goodMan, I don't feel so goodLanding to lay our eggsWhy can't we feel...? Edited September 23, 2013 by Del_Duio 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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