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Song Parody-tribute [Name That Tune edition]

Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Dec 3 2011, 2:42am

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Song Parody-tribute [Name That Tune edition]

Object: Try to guess the song/artist being parodied, in as few lines as possible.

Rules: Please try to only read one line at a time and in order. If you read the end first or if you skim the whole thing first, the answer becomes too obvious. (If this had spoiler tags, I would use them.)

Links to source lyrics and audio are below.

Good luck, have fun, and I hope you enjoy the song parody too!

Here it is:

LEGOLAS AND GIMLI

Just a woodland Elf,
Took a journey by himself.
He had to make his way out to Rivendell.

Son of fighting Dwarves,
Raised in mountain halls, not wharves.
He had to make his way out to Rivendell.

Counting heads of Orcs they slew,
Forty-one* to forty-two.
May it be that friends will last the night
That goes on and on and on and on….

Strained relations up and down in history, they
Kept their distance at first sight.
For his one gift, Gimli longed for naught but one hair.
I think someone’s seen the Li-i-i-i-ight!

Never did foresee this end.
What about beside a friend,
Doing everything to hold the line
This one last fight?

Some you lose, some you win,
When you’re done, again begin.
So they moved into the West
To play on and on and on and on….

Strangers led them up and down the walks in blindfolds
To the Lady of the Light.
He was taken from his breath to find emotion,
I think he’s changed overni-i-i-i-ight!

Don’t stop believin’!
Hold on to that feelin’!
Beat that kill sco-o-o-ore!

Don’t stop believin’!
Hold on, my axe is dee-eep i-i-i-i-i-in
His nervous syste-e-e-e-e-em!!

Don’t stop believin’!
Whole műmak, hey that’s che-e-e-e-eating!
It just equals o-o-o-o-one!

* * *
*or if you prefer the movie version, “forty-three….”

Source song audio with lyrics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfUYuIVbFg0

Source lyrics only:
http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/17318/

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


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven

Dec 3 2011, 4:43am

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I was ready to guess "American Pie" [In reply to] Can't Post

But your lyrics didn't fit once I got to the refrain.

Nicely done.

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.


Magpie
Immortal


Dec 3 2011, 5:44am

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The answer is in the lyrics [In reply to] Can't Post

Took a journey by himself.
[..]
Don’t stop believin’!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I-SbwCHJ80

or...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVQdWR6Wx7A


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(This post was edited by Magpie on Dec 3 2011, 5:45am)


Nightingale
Rohan


Dec 3 2011, 9:44am

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*facepalm* [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't believe I didn't work it out until I got to the chorus! Well done - I shall have to sing along with the 'new' lyrics now....


acheron
Gondor


Dec 3 2011, 2:27pm

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got it on the first line [In reply to] Can't Post

Well done as usual! Cool

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Dec 4 2011, 4:37pm

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*applause!* Well Done!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

That was fun! You've got a gift, fersher! THANKS!



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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Dec 8 2011, 7:17pm

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Thanks for playing! [In reply to] Can't Post

and for the kind words about the song parody also. Hope you had fun with it, as I did!

Congrats to acheron and magpie on figuring it out before reaching the telltale end chorus. I don't know which line magpie figured it out, let's just call it a tie. For their prize, each one gets . . . drumroll please . . . .

(roll)


wait for it


(roll)


a sparkling gold trophy in the shape of a bust of Steve Perry!!! (cymbals crash!)



Please stay tuned for next round of "Song Parody (Name That Tune edition)" to be posted in near future! Don't stop believin'!

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


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Dec 8 2011, 7:56pm

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*hands you your bust of Steve Perry prize trophy* Enjoy! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens

Dec 8 2011, 7:56pm

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*hands you your bust of Steve Perry prize trophy* Enjoy! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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

 
 

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