a Parody Song by Rob Balder dot com


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About the Song

This song is my tribute to NetHack, a game which has sucked away

countless hours of my life since the early 1990s.


It is a parody of “Pepper” by the Butthole Surfers, a fatalistic ditty

about young people meeting tragic ends.  It reminded  me

of my endless dying in NetHack, a game which never runs out of

cruel twists of fate.  You will die hundreds of times over before you

beat this game and ascend to demigodhood.  If you ever manage

to do that at all.


I wrote and performed these lyrics, as comedy music/dementia/filking

is one of those things I do.  The arrangement is by the awesome

ShoEboX of Worm Quartet, a star in the dementia music scene.  It is

featured on my second CD: For Amusement Only, a collection of

geek-themed funny music.


I have made this song available for non-commercial copying, sharing,

modification and performance, under a Creative Commons attribution

license. It seemed only fair, given all the free, open-source enjoyment

I have gotten out of this wretched, wonderful game over the years.