Forget your troubles, c’mon, get zombie!

 

 

Day 17: toe-tap­ping hor­ror!

Look at this, a twofer! A hor­ror entry and a musi­cal entry! Who sez I don’t treat you right, baby?

Any­ways, some time ago I was con­tact­ed by Kate Fer­ris, a musi­cian who had recent­ly com­plet­ed as Artist in the Schools res­i­den­cy. Being, obvi­ous­ly, a huge fan of Husk, she and her Grade 6 class wrote a song about (of course) zom­bies, sung to the tune of Phar­rell William’s dit­ty “Hap­py.”

And, what, you think I wouldn’t play it here?

Below is the song for your lis­ten­ing plea­sure, plus lyrics. My thanks and appre­ci­a­tion go out to Kate and the kids of École Dugald School, you made my day.

ANNNDsince this is musi­cal moment as well, it behooves me to insert said pop opus into the line-up in my ongo­ing Music to Love Zom­bies By, or, music to read Husk by, if you must be pre­cise. Sad­ly, I’m not sure this song would real­ly fit in any­where dur­ing a read­ing of Husk, so let’s call this the song that plays at the end of the cred­its. Maybe read the pub­lish­er infor­ma­tion page at the same time.

And with­out fur­ther ado…

ZOMBIES

Writ­ten by the Gr.6 Manon class at École Dugald School dur­ing a song­writ­ing Artists in the Schools res­i­den­cy with artist Kate Fer­ris – March 24–28, 2014

Style: “Pig­gy­back” (Writ­ten to an exist­ing tune)
Tune: Cho­rus of “Hap­py” – Phar­rell Williams
Instru­men­ta­tion: Gui­tar
Key: C

Cho­rus:

Because we’re zom­bies …
Limp along if you feel the beast inside of you –
Because we’re zom­bies …
We’re ugly, slow and dumb, but ready to kill you
Because we’re zom­bies …
If we bite you any­where then you’ll def­i­nite­ly die
Because we’re zom­bies …
If you become one of us, bet­ter kiss your flesh good­bye
Because we’re zom­bies …
We’re not afraid of any­thing but a bul­let to the head
Because we’re zom­bies …
Now we rule the world, ‘cause the humans are all dead.
 
Zom­bies, zom­bies, zom­bies, zom­bies …
Zom­bies, zom­bies, zom­bies, zom­bies …
Zom­bies, zom­bies, zom­bies, zom­bies …
(Words fade down as grunt­ing gets loud­er; final­ly only grunts)

Dur­ing Octo­ber, I’m post­ing specif­i­cal­ly on hor­ror-relat­ed top­ics. I don’t know why, exact­ly. I feel like the month is going some­where…