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Parody: ARAGORN [Smash Mouth’s “All Star”]

Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Sep 4 2011, 1:37pm

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I couldn't help but notice recently that Aragorn's story, his various names, and certain lines from the "All that is gold does not glitter" poem about him, seemed to fit neatly into Smash Mouth's "All Star". I was hoping to render it with a bit more chronological accuracy, but since it's framed as mostly flashback, I was hoping it wouldn't matter too much. So here goes, yet another parody attempt by me:

ARAGORN [Smash Mouth’s “All Star”]

Somebody once taught you to trek the range before you
You wore a broken sword at your belt
You were looking kind of dirty you never changed your shirt,
It was the grimiest you had ever felt

Well the wraiths were coming to the Shire they kept coming
Had to hunt Gollum so you hit the ground running
Couldn’t have Arwen ‘cuz her dad said: Son,
To win her hand, gotta win your kingdom.
So much to do so much to see
So you helped the lads with the hair-feet
You’ll never wed if you don’t go
You’ll never rule if you don’t grow

Hey now, you’re Elessar, got your crown on, go reign
Hey now, you’re Telcontar, now your clothes are unstained
And all that glitters ain’t gold
Withers not the strong despite being old

It’s a dark place and they say it gets creepy
You took the fell road where the dead they weren’t sleepy
And the Oathbreakers begged your forgiveness
Judging by the deluge of skulls, they meant business.
At the Mordor gate, your patience wore thin
Your forces played a bluff just to take the Eye in
The Orodruin fire, how it glowed,
That’s what you were waiting for to finally explode

Hey now, you’re Elessar, meaning Elfstone, not jade
Hey now, you’re Telcontar, now you’re sword’s been remade
And all that glitters ain’t gold
Withers not the strong . . . .

Some Hobbits once said they see trouble up ahead
They need your help get them to Rivendell
You thought yep, what a concept
Arwen’s there, you wanna go yourself
Where you once bore the name Estel . . . .

Well the Orcs kept coming to the Deep they kept coming
Shove the siege ladders so they hit the ground sudden
Couldn’t give Éowyn that which she sought
She offered her heart but you gave her naught
So much to do so much to see
With a Dwarf, and Elf with the fast feet
A light from the shadows shall spring
The crownless again shall be king

Hey now, you’re Elessar, throne of Gondor reclaimed,
Hey now, you’re Telcontar, that’s your royal house name
And all that glitters ain’t gold
Healing hands are yours, as foretold.

Hey now, you’re Elessar, meaning Elfstone, not jade
Hey now, you’re Telcontar, now you’re sword’s been remade
And all that glitters ain’t gold
Withers not the strong despite being old.

Hey now, you’re Elessar, got your crown on, go reign
Hey now, you’re Telcontar, now your clothes are unstained
And all that glitters ain’t gold
Withers not the strong, the tale’s been told.

"That doesn't make much sense to me. But then again, you are quite small. Perhaps you're right."


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Sep 4 2011, 4:13pm

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Ruxendil, you're amazing. You've done it yet again.

"She offered her heart but you gave her naught." (wipes away a tear, sniff)Frown


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven

Sep 4 2011, 6:05pm

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It's not you, it's me. [In reply to] Can't Post

The only part of the original Smash Mouth song that I can remember is the refrain. I'm getting old.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 4 2011, 8:40pm

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*applauds madly* Perfect! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a great take on the "glitters is gold" refrains, and the way the song moves between tempos, this would work great as a video using movie clips!

Love it! Cool


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KAOS82
Rohan


Sep 4 2011, 10:09pm

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wow [In reply to] Can't Post

I read it listening to the song: perfect match!
well done Wink

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Sep 5 2011, 1:21pm

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Thanks so much! with hotlink to source song w/ lyrics [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks everybody^^^!

otaku you've inspired me to start including a link to the source song next time I post a parody.

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xxQs34UMx4

Thank you also to those who have suggested producing a youtube clip. I am brainstorming for ideas on how to execute that. Suggestions are welcome.

"That doesn't make much sense to me. But then again, you are quite small. Perhaps you're right."


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 5 2011, 4:49pm

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This is one of the best stories [In reply to] Can't Post

I've ever read of Aragorn's journey. To have it parodied with a Smash Mouth is brilliant!

*wild applause!* Well done!! Excellent!!


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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 5 2011, 5:57pm

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Love it! [In reply to] Can't Post

You seem to have a knack for this stuff! Laugh



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Gollum the Great
Rohan


Sep 6 2011, 3:06pm

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You should publish a book... [In reply to] Can't Post

full of LOTR parody songs and poetry! (The lawsuits would be deadly, but it would still be awesome! Smile)

You're very talented, great job!

Lord Sméagol? Gollum the Great? The Gollum! Eat fish every day, three times a day; fresh from the sea. Most Precious Gollum!


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Sep 6 2011, 6:44pm

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to all above for the kind support and feedback!

@Gollumthegreat, thanks for the idea about publishing a book, you've really got me thinking!

I'm imagining the cover art... each member of the Fellowship "wielding" a musical instrument. Boromir might take the drums.... those who saw Spinal Tap know what I mean.

rubbing temples thinking about those lawsuits, though! deadly is right! Smile

"That doesn't make much sense to me. But then again, you are quite small. Perhaps you're right."

 
 

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