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We bought Ultima IV at Zellers
One of the greatest games of all
Paid half price each and made copies
To play on our own Commodore 64s

It took 3 months to beat it
Though I played it every day
Searching for that Candle of Love
On every single tile

But we wanted to play other games,
And didn't have the money for more
We'd look longingly at the games
Arranged on the shelves at the Zeller's store

Then we found out about a guy down the street
A weird grown-up with a respectable job
Who had amassed a collection of thousands
of copied games, down in his basement

So we bundled up, it was 35 below
Stuck our floppy discs inside our jackets
Walked through the howling wind chill
And knocked on the door at the side of his house

He let us in, and asked "What do you boys have for me?"
And we produced Ultima IV.
4 disk sides, he copied them one by one
With two disk sides and Fast Hack'em.

When we asked him what we got in return,
He said we could choose one game
This seemed like a rip-off, but those were his rules
So we chose Mobius, which in hindsight wasn't great.

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from Nerd So Low, released November 30, 2016

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Bedford Level Experiment Thunder Bay, Ontario

Bedford Level Experiment makes sincere nerdrock, ranging from folk-rock to post-punk to shoegaze. We focus on creating concept albums around geek themes - procedurally generated Shakespeare lyrics, the sci-fi musings of John Wyndham, or growing up in the '80s as a computer nerd without a computer, for example. ... more

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