Someone Realized An HP Lovecraft Poem Maps Perfectly to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”

You can guess what happened next.

The internet! It’s good for buying things, for reading your relatives’ racist screeds on Facebook, and for judging strangers from afar. But it’s also occasionally quite good at crowdsourcing customized entertainment at remarkable speeds.



To repeat, this individual discovered that this 100-year-old poem by HP Lovecraft tracks almost perfectly to "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. Just reading it, you can almost hear it.

But we at BMD wanted to actually hear it. We saw this tweet yesterday morning and immediately begged a musically talented friend of ours to do the right thing here. He of course agreed. But in the time it took him to arrange, record, and send the song to us, SOMEONE ELSE HAD ALREADY DONE IT. Ladies and gentlemen, the talented and expedient Julian Velard, appearing here as "HP Joelcraft":


But then our pal's version came in! And it's totally different. We give you R'lyeh Joel, a BMD exclusive:

The internet: Not always terrible. 

UPDATE: There were more.