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

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Jul 19 2012, 5:05am


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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:)


Quote

[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.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;

Subject User Time
Birthday mathom: Galadriel's Prologue, based on Don Henley, the Boys of Summer Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 19 2012, 5:05am
    One of the best of many greats! Thank you! Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Jul 19 2012, 5:47am
        Thank you Lissuin, on several levels :-) // Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 20 2012, 2:25am
    What a great mathom! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 19 2012, 7:24am
        Thanks Daniel, glad you thought so! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 20 2012, 2:31am
    Many happy returns of your birthday! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 19 2012, 10:48am
        TY, dernwyn! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 20 2012, 2:42am
        I agree with dernwyn on # 42 :D // zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jul 20 2012, 5:05am
    *staggers* Happy Birthday and WOW! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jul 19 2012, 11:49am
        Thanks gramma :-) *Nom Nom Nom* Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 20 2012, 2:51am
    Happy birthday Rux!! :D :D once again, your parody ceases to amaze me!! :D // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 19 2012, 1:05pm
        "...once again, your parody ceases to amaze me" XD Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 20 2012, 3:15am
            Oooh, late Happy Birthday! QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Jul 21 2012, 1:19am
                thanks Q. Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 21 2012, 1:57am
            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- Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 21 2012, 11:39pm
                hehe! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 24 2012, 2:17am
                    Rofl, Yes!! Give me all your Glamdring!! perfect. You -are- a genius Rux! // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 25 2012, 7:41am
                Xanaseb, I got a ZZTop parody started for you, check it out: Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 25 2012, 2:10am
    You really have been a busy little beaver! Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 19 2012, 3:28pm
        I try, sempai, i try Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 20 2012, 3:19am
    I'd say there's a lot right with you! weaver Send a private message to weaver Jul 20 2012, 3:39am
        To borrow from a certain Mr. Baggins: Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 21 2012, 1:03am
    Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jul 20 2012, 5:11am
        Many thanks zarabia :-) Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 21 2012, 1:15am
    Excellent work! Elpidha Send a private message to Elpidha Jul 22 2012, 12:09am
        Thank you, Elpidha! Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 22 2012, 2:18am
    Belated Happy Birthday, Rux! Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Jul 25 2012, 12:10am
        Thanks much, Tweezers! with a stab at a ZZTop parody (first verse) Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jul 25 2012, 2:05am
            Oh, now *that* is inspired! Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Jul 25 2012, 2:31am
            hahahhaaha, wonderful!!! :D :D :D can't wait for the finished product!! hehe, cheers Rux a million! // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jul 25 2012, 7:42am

 
 
 

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