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Birthday mathom: Galadriel's Prologue, based on Don Henley, the Boys of Summer
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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 19 2012, 5:05am

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Birthday mathom: Galadriel's Prologue, based on Don Henley, the Boys of Summer Can't Post

Today is my birthday (41) and I would like to celebrate by presenting this mathom...which so happens to be my 41st song parody posted on this board, since I joined on August 9, 2011. Yes, I have counted them (see list below). No, I didn't plan it that way.

41 parodies posted in less than a year, one for each year of my life. What is wrong with me???? Laugh

This mathom is a tribute to the prologue to LOTR:FOTR movie, which related the "birth" of the troublesome Ring and marked the "birth" of the much-lauded trilogy. This tribute is based on the song by Don Henley (formerly of the Eagles), The Boys of Summer. I thought of it the other day as I was listening to the song, where he sings: "I feel it in the air".

First, a small excerpt from the prologue script: (MOVIE SPOILER:)


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[Black screen]

Narrator (V.O.)

I amar prestar aen. The world is changed.
Han mathon ne nen. I feel it in the waters.
Han mathon ne chae. I feel it in the earth.
A han noston ned 'wilith. I smell it in the air.
Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it.


http://cjbannister.users.btopenworld.com/fotrscript.htm.
I think most here will remember the rest.

And next, links to the source song by Don Henley, which I, as usual, suggest listening to while reading the parody lyrics to follow:

http://www.youtube.com/...youtube_gdata_player
http://xms.songmeanings.net/m/song/4838/

And now, hopefully with the song already playing in the background, onto the parody lyrics.

GALADRIEL'S PROLOGUE

I feel it in the earth,
I feel the world is changed,
I smell it in the air,
The water feels as strange.
Much that once
Was is lost, there's
None live who recall,
It started long ago:
One Ring, to Rule Them All....

I can see you,
Your fair face smiling in the sun,
You were the Lord of Gifts, we were
Under your thumb, baby!
I can tell you, we'll rise anew and still be strong
Until the power of Sauron has gone.

I never will forget those times,
I wonder if it was a dream:
Remember how the King's sword Narsil
Was shattered in that nightmare scene?
That's when the son took up his father's sword alone,
Swung it so the dark hand fell,
And son picked Sauron's Ring up....

I can see you,
Your one chance ending evil, gone.
Instead you claimed it for yourself and you
Floundered when it moved on.
I can tell you, the blood from you will still be strong
Until the power of Sauron has gone.

Out in the world, the Ring, under the Mountains waiting for its Lord's return,
Whispers of a nameless fear, where Doom fires burn, where the forging fires burn,
So it abandoned Gollum.
How could it know
Something it had not intended:
The unlikeliest creature found it....

I can see you,
Your round-doored dwellings in the sun,
You got your time come soon, shape the
Fortunes of all, baby!
I can tell you, though smallest, you will still be strong
Until the power of Sauron has gone.

I can see you,
Your green hills shinin' in the sun,
You've lived in shelter, now you'll have to
Give us your all, baby!
I can tell you, the heart of you will still beat strong
Until the power of Sauron has gone.

* * *

Thanks for reading this. I hope you sang along!

And now, a list of the previous forty (40):


40 and 39.
Walkin' to Mount Doom (Rock and Roll High School) punk parody series #4, with "walking"-themed BONUS:
Walk on the Wise Side (Walk on the Wild Side)


38.
THE ARGONATH (Anarchy in the UK) punk parody series #3

37. Middle Earth Exists in Our Collective Imagination (Imagine)

36.
Gondor Calling (London Calling) punk parody series #2

35.
Fog on the Barrow Downs (Pet Sematary) punk parody series #1

34.
Watching Peter Jackson (Watching the Detectives) Founders Day 2012 parody-puzzle

33.
On TORn (I'm Yours) Founders Day 2012 parody-tribute mathom

32.
Frodo's Burden (Closer to Fine)

31.
At the End of an Age (At the End of the Day) Les MORDORserables draft #3


30 and 29
Calas Galedhon (Castle on a Cloud) and
One Day Mordor (One Day More) Les MORDORserables draft #1 and #2


28.
Surfin' Down the Stairs (Surfin' USA) Beach party / surfer / California series #4

27.
Radagast the Brown (California Dreaming) California series #3

26.
The Watcher in the Water (Rock Lobster) Beach party/ surfer/ California series #2

25.
The One Ring (California Girls) Beach party / surfer / California series #1

24.
Symbelmine (House of the Rising Sun)

23. Sting (Spiderwebs)

22. Denethor's Lament (Carry On Wayward Son), a mathom dedicated to the memory of Bob Anderson

21. The Steward and the Shieldmaiden (That Same Old Lang Syne) a Happy New Year holiday mathom

20. Gollum's Other Song (My Generation)

19. 'Twas the Deep Breath Ere Plunging (A Visit from Saint Nicholas), a Christmas / winter holiday mathom

18. Bilbo the Burglar Baggins, or How the Ring Left Gollum (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)

17. Amon Hen or the Breaking of the Fellowship (Solsbury Hill) FOTR 10th Anniversary Partt parody-puzzle

16. Boromir's Song, or Minas Tirith (Sweet Home Alabama) FOTR 10th Anniversary Party parody-puzzle

15. Ode To Gandalf (Pride in the Name of Love) FOTR 10th Anniversary Party "Warm Up Act" parody

14. The Party Tree (Octopus' Garden) FOTR 10th Anniversary Party "Warm Up Act" parody-puzzle

13. A Long-Expected Party (Mother's Little Helper) (scroll halfway down the post) (BTW I want to change the first line, and its repetitions, to “What a drag it is on my soul”)

12.
An Unexpected Party (A Well Respected Man)

11. Legolas and Gimli ("Don't Stop Believin')

10. The Council of Elrond (I Am The Walrus)

9. The Gardener "Special Extended Edition"

8. The Gardener (The Boxer) "Theatrical Edition"

7. The Hobbit 1.5 (Ziggy Stardust)

6. Saruman (Piano Man)

5. Arwen's Choice, or The Grey Havens (Stairway to Heaven)

4. Aragorn (All-Star) (I want to change the first line to replace “trek” with “roam”)

3. Éowyn Versus the Witchking (Centerfold)

2. Moria (Hotel California) (I want to shorten the last line to: “But the grief was too near”).

1. In the Second Age (12 Days of Christmas)

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Jul 19 2012, 5:47am

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One of the best of many greats! Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

A fitting commemorative parody and mathom, my friend! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love how your brain works! TORn just wouldn't be the same without you creating these wonderful silly songs for us.Laugh

Many happy returns of the day and may the hair on your toes never fall out.Smile


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 19 2012, 7:24am

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What a great mathom! [In reply to] Can't Post

Happy 41st Birthday Ruxendil_Thoorg! Have a great day of celebrating and being spoiled by friends and family! Smile


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 19 2012, 10:48am

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Many happy returns of your birthday! [In reply to] Can't Post

And of coming up with parodies! Laugh (You do realize that your next one must deal with Life, the Universe, and Everything? Wink)

This one is amazing, not only do the words fit in, the song's tempo fits so well! Thank you for another grin-creating opus! Smile


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 19 2012, 11:49am

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*staggers* Happy Birthday and WOW! [In reply to] Can't Post


What an incredible labor of love and talent!! :D

Happy Happy Birthday, Ruxendil_Thoorg!! I hope your day involved eating TUBS of ICE CREAM!!


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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 19 2012, 1:05pm

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Happy birthday Rux!! :D :D once again, your parody ceases to amaze me!! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

Plus, your portfolio is EXTENSIVE Laugh

You are a genius Rux.

(plus I heard on the radio x that QT and you might create summat together? ? ?, good luck in that, hope it works out!!!)

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Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Jul 19 2012, 3:28pm

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You really have been a busy little beaver! [In reply to] Can't Post

Keep 'em coming, son!

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 20 2012, 2:25am

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Thank you Lissuin, on several levels :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 20 2012, 2:31am

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Thanks Daniel, glad you thought so! [In reply to] Can't Post

The birthday's been quite enjoyable so far, I must say. Thanks for the wishes!

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 20 2012, 2:42am

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TY, dernwyn! [In reply to] Can't Post

Uh-oh, i don't know if i'll figure how to work Douglas Adams into a Tolkien song parody! Wink
Now that would be a mash-up!

I have liked the song for a long time. It has a very specific tempo to the vocals/lyrics, which was a bit challenging to work with. This parody was a joy to write and to share. Glad you enjoyed it Smile

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 20 2012, 2:51am

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Thanks gramma :-) *Nom Nom Nom* [In reply to] Can't Post

Yummy cake! I'd never tried Dr. Seuss flavor before Wink

I actually did have ice cream. Not tubs of it, but I'm quite ok with that Cool

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 20 2012, 3:15am

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"...once again, your parody ceases to amaze me" XD [In reply to] Can't Post

"Never say 'never'" is just a saying, it's not supposed to be taken literally Wink

I couldn't help but tease! Thanks Xanaeb, sincerely. Genius, wow, I am humbled, thank you again!

Yes, i'm happy to say Q and I have been working toward a collaboration, thanx for the encouragement. we're still working out some technical issues, plus scheduling is tough. Wait, what's a radio x? was that meant metaphorically, like a synonym for scuttlebutt? I hadn't heard that one before.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 20 2012, 3:19am

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I try, sempai, i try [In reply to] Can't Post

"Keep 'em coming, son!" Heh! Thank you, now I don't feel quite so old as I might have felt Tongue

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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weaver
Half-elven

Jul 20 2012, 3:39am

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I'd say there's a lot right with you! [In reply to] Can't Post

You've found a way to express your creative side that works really well for you and that's never wrong! And who knows where that may lead you some day? The Hobbit started with one line on an exam paper, after all!

So here's to many more parodies to come and happy belated Birthday! Go you!

Weaver




zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 20 2012, 5:05am

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I agree with dernwyn on # 42 :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Jul 20 2012, 5:11am

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Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you! [In reply to] Can't Post

Another great parody! I really don't know how you can be both so creative and so prolific. Smile


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 21 2012, 1:03am

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To borrow from a certain Mr. Baggins: [In reply to] Can't Post

"Thank goodness!"

And it might please you to know, dear ms. weaver, your birthday wish was not at all belated, having clocked in with 20 minutes to spare. Smile. Thank you.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 21 2012, 1:15am

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Many thanks zarabia :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for helping to make it a happy one. Glad you enjoyed the lyrics too. Smile

And if I manage to come across as creative and prolific , I draw inspiration from Tolkien(and/or Jackson), from music that I enjoy, and from like-minded members of this community like yourself, without whom I never would even thought of writing this many Middle-Earth-related parodies. (So its all your fault, you see... Wink )

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jul 21 2012, 1:19am

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Oooh, late Happy Birthday! [In reply to] Can't Post

I should really check Main more often, I always miss stuff. Have you given out all your birthday presents to everyone, in good Hobbit tradition? Because I didn't receive anything!

This parody is terrific! It's 2:16am here, so I can't play it out loud. But You bet I will first thing tomorrow morning Wink If radio x is anything like television x then it's nothing to do with me Angelic


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 21 2012, 1:57am

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thanks Q. [In reply to] Can't Post

birthday presents to everyone....check. (ahem, "birthday mathom" hello? You didn't receive anything??? I give and I give... Wink)

Thanks partner, I'm glad you liked. This might be worth trying out, do you reckon?

I might be able to jam/chat tomorrow, around same time as before, for a little while. If so I'll drop a line. Then after that, my day is shot-- but in a pleasant way, as my birthday celebration continuesSmileSmile

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Xanaseb
Tol Eressea


Jul 21 2012, 11:39pm

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hehehehee yeah I think it's a saying, unless I made it up (lol)..... it means I heard from -somewhere that I've not disclosed- [In reply to] Can't Post

.... well I'll disclose it, QT told me Tongue

and anyway, Heard it on the X is also a brilliant ZZ Top song (turn this into a parody if you will!! Cool) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSIwVFxk0jA

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Elpidha
Bree

Jul 22 2012, 12:09am

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Excellent work! [In reply to] Can't Post

Excellent work, and happy birthday. I'm glad you didn't disappear on your birthday! :)

The last green had almost faded out of the grass, when they came at length to an open glade not far above the banks of the stream. "Hrnmm! It smells like elves!" thought Bilbo, and he looked up at the stars. They were burning bright and blue.


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 22 2012, 2:18am

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Thank you, Elpidha! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you thought well of it, and thank you also for being glad I didn't disappear, which was a lovely thing you said.

Each day I manage not to disappear from the lives of my family and from this world I am grateful, especially after what happened yesterday in Aurora, CO.

And I'm not ready to pull a Bilbo. I still like it in this, our Shire. SmileCool

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jul 24 2012, 2:17am

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hehe! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ok thanks, now i know what that means.. cuz I heard it here on the X, yo! CoolTongue

If I end up thinking of a worthy parody for the ZZTop song, I'll be surprised Laugh. Those guys kinda look like Istari though, Wizards of Cool. There's a parody music video in there somewhere. Maybe a parody of a different song, like Gimme All Your Loving. Gimme all your ... Glamdring? Laugh

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Tweezers of Thu
Rivendell


Jul 25 2012, 12:10am

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Belated Happy Birthday, Rux! [In reply to] Can't Post

And thanks for the fabulous mathom! Smile It really works!

And 41 y.o.? Oh, you kid! Wink

ETA: A Middle-earth spin on ZZ Top? Yes, please. Any would do, but speaking for myself, I'm wondering what you could do with "Sharp-Dressed Man," but, hey, I am not the parody artiste! Smile



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