Escapin’ From the A-R-K

Escapin’ From the A-R-K

Sometimes you find inspiration when you least expect it. Other times you find it in Miley Cyrus. One afternoon a fellow Halo fanatic that goes by the name of Steven was watching a video of a Warthog run and listening to Party in the USA when he was struck with the brilliant idea of combining the two. What resulted from that rather odd pairing is a fun little ditty he dubbed Escapin’ From the A-R-K. Since I’m familiar enough with the song to know the tune off the top of my head (DON’T JUDGE), I knew upon a simple skimming that it totally and completely works. Don’t take my word for it though, try it for yourself. The lyrics, along with two videos, are located after the jump. Noobs should sing along with the first song as it’s the original and will help you carry the correct tune. Hannah Montana pros however can skip straight to the second one which is the instrumental karaoke version. Pick your poison then sing along. And if you decide to record yourself during this process, be sure to throw the result (preferably in video form) my way. To assuage your fears, I won’t be laughing at you. I’ll be laughing with you. Really!


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Escapin’ From the A-R-K
(Sung to the tune of “Party in the USA”)

I hopped in the ‘hog among the cliffs
With my AR and MJOLNIR suit
Welcome to the land that’s nearing death, (woah)
Am I gonna make it?

Jumped in the ‘hog, there’s only so much time
Look to the right and I see a huge explosion
This is all so crazy
Everything seems so dangerous

My tummy’s turnin’ and I’m feelin’ kinda motion sick
Too much pressure and I’m nervous
That’s when the Arbiter man turned on the radio

And the Halo theme was on
And the Halo theme was on
And the Halo theme was on

So I put my hands up, they’re playin’ my song,
The sentinels fly away
Shootin’ my gun like yeah
Drivin’ the ‘hog like yeah
I got my hands up, they’re playin’ my song
I know I’m gonna be ok
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!

Got to cross some tiles in my big ol’ ‘hog
Everybody’s shooting at me now
Like “Who’s that Chief that’s rockin’ Mark IV
He’s gotta be trying to run”

So hard with my Marines not around me
It’s definitely not a normal battle
Cause’ all I see are Flood Pure Forms
I guess I never got the cure for ’em

My tummy’s turnin’ and I’m feelin’ kinda motion sick
Too much pressure and I’m nervous
That’s when the Arbiter dropped my favorite tune

And the Halo theme was on
And the Halo theme was on
And the Halo theme was on

So I put my hands up, they’re playin’ my song,
The sentinels fly away
Shootin’ my gun like yeah
Drivin’ the ‘hog like yeah
I got my hands up, they’re playin’ my song
I know I’m gonna be ok
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!

Feel like hoppin’ on a Frigate
Back to my home planet tonight
So I’ve got to keep on going
The Arbiter plays my song and I feel alright!

So I put my hands up, they’re playin’ my song,
The sentinels fly away
Shootin’ my gun like yeah
Drivin’ the ‘hog like yeah
I got my hands up, they’re playin’ my song
I know I’m gonna be ok
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!

So I put my hands up, they’re playin’ my song,
The sentinels fly away
Shootin’ my gun like yeah
Drivin’ the ‘hog like yeah
I got my hands up, they’re playin’ my song
I know I’m gonna be ok
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!
Yeah! I’m escapin’ from the A-R-K!

~lyrics penned by Steven

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34 Responses to Escapin’ From the A-R-K

  1. liphttam1 says:

    First tune that Miley Cyrus that I can stand, and it’s all thanks to halo.

    I hate halo now.

    (No JK)

    But really, I listen to a LOT of independent music.

  2. ReverendTiki says:

    Is it weird that I haven’t even read the Halo lyrics and only watched the music video? Nope, because Party in the USA is a great song.

  3. Indeed Not says:

    Excuse me while I leave the room to listen to some rock.

    But kudos to the guy who wrote the Halo version, very clever. Now we just need someone to sing it and post it on the interwebz.

    • xxxJL AUDIOxxx says:

      I”m down, as long as I can wear my custom G-string with suspenders and a huge sombrero while a sea lion smacks my ass as a family of young penguins looks on…

      • Gi85on says:

        You’ll be a hit in Japan anyway.

      • rowboat 000 says:

        …I have a camera…

        • bs angel says:

          Do it! Pretty please?

  4. JLay says:

    The lyrical rewrite is pure creative WIN. Great job Steven; Weird Al would be proud of this excellent work!

  5. soulofaqua says:

    OMG that original song is TOTALLY COMPLETELY HORRIBLE! ABYSMAL EVEN! Sorry ^^; we dutch thankfully aren’t exposed as much to Disney Jostibands..
    (A jostiband is a band composed of bona fide retards, people with actual mental deficiencies. Now you know dutch!)

    • Hunter says:

      Awesome. That my first word of Dutch. Jostiband. Kinda rolls off the tongue..

    • xLAS3RP01NT3Rx says:

      I’m Dutch too!
      I can say Scheveningen! :P
      Speaking of which, I’ve actually stayed in the Kurhaus. Jaw-dropping amazing, it is.

      Also, I only watched the video to stare at Miley’s beautiful round eyes.
      Wait what?

  6. Well I never really could sing but I went along with it in my head and that was freaking amazing. Well done, steven.

  7. Robbert014 says:

    @soulofaqua:

    I really hate the fake voice overs of the Hanna Montanna serie in the Netherlands. I would try to watch it one time but I can’t stand those voice-overs. The problem is I can’t watch my cartoons anymore because of fucking Disney XD. (no not the smiley). Why can’t we just read subtitles? I want my drake and Josh!!!!

    and lol @disney jostyband.

    • xLAS3RP01NT3Rx says:

      There’s quite a number of Dutch people here, it seems.

      You, me, soulofaqua…

  8. Socket says:

    “So hard with my Marines not around me”

    No one caught this yet…This is Hmb…slackers.

  9. Jmeazle says:

    Wow how can they do this. its amazing, the lyrics were awesome and also i harldy i payed more attention to the lyrics than the song, in short great work.

  10. At first I was like -.-…

    Then I played the song and read the lyrics in tune… rofl. Amazing =P

    • BigCountry1369 says:

      Miley tattoo next??

  11. Thors toe says:

    Pure win. :-)

  12. Arbiter224 says:

    Miley Cyrus version was a FAIL but the Halo version was a total WIN!!!!

  13. Gunlat3M says:

    Bryan Simon anyone? This is begging to be sung. And then machinima-ized.

  14. Fezzer says:

    That is so awesome! Major props dude! Very clever.

  15. StephaBon says:

    I got through one minute of the song before realizing I had to scroll down and read the lyrics myself. I DON”T WANT TO READ. lol. Someone needs to sing this.

  16. Steven says:

    Thanks guys! I never thought this dumb little song I wrote would end up on here! Wow, I still can’t believe it!

    • Steven says:

      Oh and Bungie front page! Woohoo!

  17. Steven says:

    Oh and BTW if anyone wants some more Halo sings, just tell me and I can make one. (They’re actually pretty easy)

    • bs angel says:

      I think maybe you haven’t been getting my emails. Check your spam box! :)

      • Steven says:

        Hmmm….. I haven’t seen any other emails except the one that links here. Are you sure you sent them to the right address?

  18. OUTERxLIMITS says:

    WTF? nothing about halo here, just miley cyrus crap videos and a…….karaoke video?! COME ON!!! this is one good plug for miley. only thing about halo is words that you want me to karaoke with miley cyrus song. nope, just aint gonna do it.

    • bs angel says:

      Not gonna lie, I’m a little worried about how you are going to respond to the Justin Bieber song tomorrow. O_o

  19. Vay says:

    I’m afraid to click the play button….is that wrong?

  20. Seenoht says:

    JUDGING.

    It has to be done.

    • bs angel says:

      HMPH.

  21. Mando Verd 0722 says:

    Though I absolutely hate Miley Cyrus, I must admit the person who thought this up did a great job.

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