1984's "Ghostbusters" is my all-time favorite movie. If you know me, you know how much I love this movie, and how much I quote this movie -- which is pretty much every single day of my life.
I decided to take those two facts and finally put them into a song, just in time for the new reboot of the franchise hitting theaters today (7/15/2016). Because I like being timely with pop-culture and stuff.
[Spoken] ”Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Atlantis?”
[Spoken] “Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.”
“Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?”
Do dark, lonely places simply give you a fright?
“Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?”
Does that Patrick Swayze movie send you into a panic?
“Have you […] ever seen a spook, spectre, or ghost?”
Then call the professionals! The guys with the most
Powerful particle nuclear accelerators!
They might be unlicensed, The EPA’s a straight hater!
“No job […] too big. No fee […] too big.” They’re always on the case.
If there’s a terror dog in the fridge at your place
Or eggs cooking on your counter, a sin against science
“[…] you don’t see that […] behavior in a major appliance”
The spooks show defiance, slime flowin’ and seepin’
“Somebody blows their nose and you wanna keep it?”
All the haunts all at once in the night they go bumping
So “Listen… do you smell something?”
“Grab your stick! HOLDIN’!
Heat ‘em up! SMOKIN’!”
There’s something strange in your neighborhood
“Make ‘em hard! READY!’
“Cross the streams!” STEADY!
And you know…that BUSTIN’ MAKES ME FEEL GOOD
“Two in the box READY TO GO
We be fast and THEY BE SLOW”
“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass” ‘cause you know
…BUSTIN’ MAKES ME FEEL GOOD
[Spoken] “They hate this. I like to torture ‘em.”
They have just the right advice to get you out of any mess
Like “If someone asks you if you’re a God, you say YES!”
Or when you blurt out in public that you were once possessed
“Very good […] short but pointless”
They will tackle any vaporous free-floating apparition
Send it into submission, and then get paid in commission
From Samhain to the Sandman, The Boogeyman, and Slimer
From Vigo and Zuul, and Gozer the traveler
And Vince Clortho the Keymaster, they will topple any scum!
You want your butt saved? “Yes, have some!”
And when they need to find just when a spirit first died
They go back and reference the Tobin’s Spirit Guide
They’ll get your slime in the mood to rename things with flair
“Times Square, Slime? Slime Square.”
Every part of their job fits my life, so it seems
Even at the public bathroom, I never “cross the streams”.
“That is a deadly hi-five.”
Now a new crew is throwing on the proton packs
Suiting up and heading out for an ectoplasmic attack
A new team's on the case to save the universe
Four women savin' the city in a tricked out hearse
New film, new generation full of Comedy Queens
'Cause "The franchise rights alone will make us rich beyond our [...] dreams"
Just like that time in '91 that was so very spooky
And Gozer came back and they had to recruit the Rookie
Or when things got animated with Slimer and the boys
Or even a bit Extreme, there were so many toys
And so many ways to enjoy their escapades
Of them Savin' The Day in each and every way
From comics to games, TV and movies
Ghostbusters cheer me up whenever I'm gloomy
And while a reboot may not be exactly what we wanted
The original's still there, "Egon but not forgotten"
[Spoken] "What've you got left?"
[Spoken] "I'm Sorry. [...] I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought".
from Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good,
released July 15, 2016
“Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good”
An original hiphop song about the Ghostbusters franchise
Lyrics by Insane Ian
Music by Ben Stahl and Insane Ian
Mixed and Mastered by Bonecage