Feature Video: Adeki Sings ‘Money Man’ on Stream

Adeki breaks out his intense ocarina skills to perform ‘Money Man’, a parody of Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’, using new words written by Lusipurr about Loser Bracket loser (winner (loser)) Lane, and referencing the events of the Summer of Smash.

Lyrics posted below.

(You can also watch this video on Twitch; and,
listen to this song in audio-only format.)

[Ocarina duet with Harmonica]

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday:
The regular crowd has logged on.
It’s summer smash tournament final,
But it seems only one man has won.

[Ocarina duet with Harmonica reprise]

He says, “Couldn’t have done it without money!
I’m not really sure how you feel.
Bet it’s sad–your defeat–since it’s wholly complete.
One c-note was a hell of a steal.”

Lane La-Lane~ fall-en-sun~
La-Lane, fall-en-fall~ en-sun.

Win us a round, you’re the money man;
Win all the rounds tonight.
Lane, we’re all in the mood for disappointment:
You’re the only one in this fight.

[Ocarina duet with Harmonica reprise]

Now Seb in the chat is a reader here
With stretch goals he never delays
But he’s quick to complain, or to be a huge pain,
If Seven isn’t what Lusi plays.

He says, “Look, I can’t win any giveaways,”
As he then came to grips with his fate,
“But I’ll still make you play Final Fantasy
Not seven. Instead, I pick eight.”

Lane La-Lane~ fall-en-sun~
La-Lane, fall-en-fall~ en-sun.

Imitanis, a former staff member,
Who’s mentioned when we read a book,
Has been hoping to gain, but now with disdain,
He concludes that Lane is a crook.

[Ocarina duet with Harmonica reprise]

And Dancing Matt declares it all fraudulent
As both Deb and Jububale complain.
Yes, then Carroll and Tim call shenanigans,
Even Zoltan and Corrine hate Lane.

[Air Piano solo]

Win us a round, you’re the money man;
Win all the rounds tonight.
Lane, we’re all in the mood for disappointment:
You’re the only one in this fight.

[Ocarina duet with Harmonica reprise]

It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the president gives me a smile
‘Cause he knows since, for pain, they’ve a target in Lane,
They’ll forget about him for a while.

And the soundtrack, it sounds like a carnival
And the orange chairs still batter one’s rear
And they type in the chat and shout in all caps
And say, “Lane, we’ll kick your arse next year!”

Lane La-Lane~ fall-en-sun~
La-Lane, fall-en-fall~ en-sun.

Win us a round, you’re the money man;
Win all the rounds tonight.
Lane, we’re all in the mood for disappointment:
You’re the only one in this fight.

[Ocarina duet with Harmonica reprise]

~fin~

13 Comments

  1. Adeki
    Posted 2016.06.12 at 13:48 | Permalink

    I hope this is eligible for the next Tony awards. Excellence in Musical Streaming.

  2. Lusipurr
    Posted 2016.06.12 at 13:52 | Permalink

    @Adeki: I have just now spoken to all the people responsible for the Tony Awards and they assure me that it is eligible.

  3. Sebastian
    Posted 2016.06.12 at 14:07 | Permalink

    Tony, Emmy, Oscar, and (of course) Grammy. All the awards.

  4. Sebastian
    Posted 2016.06.12 at 14:08 | Permalink

    He says, “Look, I can’t win any giveaways,”
    As he then came to grips with his fate,
    “But I’ll still make you play Final Fantasy
    Not seven. Instead, I pick eight.”

    It’s true. All of it. I’m so ashamed…

  5. Wolfe
    Posted 2016.06.12 at 14:10 | Permalink

    … words fail me.

  6. Lusipurr
    Posted 2016.06.12 at 14:13 | Permalink

    I did say on Twitter that this might be my finest comedic song ever.

  7. Adeki
    Posted 2016.06.12 at 20:10 | Permalink

    EGOT!!!

  8. Dancing Matt
    Posted 2016.06.13 at 00:43 | Permalink
  9. Lusipurr
    Posted 2016.06.13 at 01:12 | Permalink

    More! More!
    More covers of ‘Money Man’ in the style of other songs!
    In-a-gadda-da-vida!
    Tainted Love!
    Ghost Riders in the Sky!
    Hotel California!

  10. Dancing Matt
    Posted 2016.06.13 at 14:06 | Permalink

    Now I’m working on a version using New Order’s “Blue Monday.” It takes a little while, because I’m programming and performing every bit using wonky old recording equipment and I’m not quite sure what I’m doing, but I think it will happen.

  11. Lusipurr
    Posted 2016.06.13 at 18:19 | Permalink

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHH BOY!!!

  12. Lane
    Posted 2016.06.13 at 21:01 | Permalink

    I AM NOT A CROOK

    I’m a crookED lawyer. There’s a difference.

  13. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2016.06.15 at 08:11 | Permalink

    I should have gone first. Anything I might do will come off as a disappointment following in the wake of this!