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Author's Chapter Notes:
another Lost Verse
City of the Dead, aim for the head
Line up your shots & make 'em eat lead
Makes you see red at all that Umbrella's done
Turned all the residents evil one by one
So grab your gear and lock & load
form some kind of plan & hit the road
Scrounge a Magnum, boomstick or grenades
take your pick, ammo's scarce as hope fades
Beat feet to meet what's left of the street
or back alleys & rooftops if you can't take the heat
'Cause too many zombies roam the streets like they own
the place & give chase to all survivors alone
to face it, the strong & cunning, lasting this long
But other biohazards still lurk, work gone wrong
by mad scientists up to all kinds of No Good
messing with nature in ways no one should
Still these creatures attack, won't cut you any slack
your kill count so high that you lost track
When you bust a cap, don't forget to double-tap
even though you know you've walked into a trap
Oh snap, as if all these monsters weren't enough
now they're gonna blow the whole city up
The countdown is set, so call off all bets
Rest In Peace, Raccoon City, we will never forget...
Chapter End Notes:

2012 was a rollercoaster year, and not exactly the fun kind. In addition to long weeks at a stretch "On Call" (basically job hunting... :| (Blank Stare) ), I spent parts of it directing traffic at Universal Studios. For what it's worth, the job itself wasn't so bad, just everything else, from the unreliable hours to the absurd commute from the Valley (which, ironically, would no longer be an issue now that I live in Hollywood, but would have made little difference in the long run, due to the hours' inherent instability outside of summer, but whatever... :( ), and it ended up costing us our old apartment. It was also the year I started branching out into Nerdcore. Though I've been a lifelong fan of Weird Al, and had been following Lars and a couple others for a while by that point, this was the same year I got into Front-a-Lot, MC Hawking, Beefy, Dual Core, Jesse Dangerously, and Schaefer the Darklord, among others. So I was working Halloween Horror Nights, and frequently had "Bruce Campbell" stuck in my head, what with all the zombies walking around, and the whole Lower Lot getting converting into Silent Hill that year and all, coupled with my job at the garage mostly consisting of counting cars with a ticker. And they recruited an army of zombies for the "Walking Dead" themed Terror Tram that year, shambling around the rest of the lot between shifts, and zombies always put me in mind of Resident Evil. Not exactly a mentally taxing task (which is why it basically pays Minimum Wage... :( ), but since I had this song stuck in my head, my mind started cranking out alternate verses, including this one, which I recently stumbled across while sorting out my old notes from that year. :D
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