Civilization WITH LYRICS - brentalfloss





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Published on Sep 23, 2010

Just in time for the release of Civilization V, it's my PC-game debut! (Don't worry Nintendo fanboys and fangirls, I'll be back to my old tricks in no time)

As you may know, I have a whole CD of tunes like this. You can download it for $7.99 at Bandcamp: http://brentalfloss.bandcamp.com
Or get the super-collectible physical edition at http://screwattackstore.com

This is also the first "With Lyrics" video ever to have official endorsement from the original composer! Christopher Tin who composed "Baba Yetu" graciously let me use part of the instrumental track from the game. He's got an entire ALBUM of amazing and haunting music. Buy it here! http://www.christophertin.com/calling...

Very special thanks to Dan Koplowitz for encouraging me to do a "With Lyrics" for the Civilization franchise.

BULLY ONE: Bernie Stern
BULLY TWO: Brett Vanderbrook (Of "Captain S" fame!) http://tinyurl.com/2rj5zn
BULLY THREE & VOICE OF THE EARTH: Laura Wiese http://laurawiese.com

You probably would have known about this video a lot sooner if you'd been following me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/brentalfloss
...or if you were hooked into my Facebook fan page http://j.mp/BF-FBfan

There's a game called Civilization where you get your own little nation
Be immortal, rule as you see fit, just one click and you can decree shit
From Civ 1 to Civ Revolution, it's your job to find the solution
Need advice from somebody wiser? Just ask Elvis, he's your advisor

Everybody thinks you're nobody important
If this were Fight Club, you'd be Edward Norton.
A gimp, a geek, a shrimp... they call you weak they call you wimp (and so lame!)
Little do they know that you're a man of power
You can conquer peoples hour after hour
They'd fear you if they lived in the borders of your Civ!

So keep playing Civilization, take good care of your little nation
Start a war with ancient Egyptians, spread your equally valid religion
Win with science, culture, or napalm
Watch out, Gandhi might drop the A-bomb
You can show your neighbors you love them,
Or just beat the dog shit out of them


When you're playing Civilization, history becomes your creation,
Learn to write before you can read and build the Taj Majal right in Cleveland!

Keep your wits and your sense of humor
Watch out for that prick Montezuma (He's a douchebag)
You can change the future a lot, see?
You can even make Jewish Nazis
If it's in your imagination, it can be your civilization
(Civilization is the shit I hope they don't drop the ball when they bring it to Facebook!)

For anyone who's still reading, I happen to have photo evidence that I played drums while Sid Meier (Creator of the Civilization series) played on the keys and sang in the jamspace at a convention called MAGFest. Check it out: http://yfrog.com/1ycrcbj

And finally, for those of you crazy enough to read this entire thing... you might consider checking out a little website that's currently in beta called http://brentalfloss.com



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