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Parody time...(Party 'Til It's) There And Back Again

Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Apr 18 2014, 11:19pm

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Who doesn't know 1999, the 80s hit by Prince and the Revolution? Remember when "two-thousand-zero-zero", a/k/a "Y2K", meant the End of Times?

Here is a parody about the next End-of-Times--that is, the end of the times in which any more Tolkien adaptation movies are expected, following the release of TABA this December (murmurings of a possible "TH:Into The Fire" notwithstanding).

At the end of the track, a deep, distorted voice joins in the repeated line "1999" before the fade-out. For that part, I imagine Smaug's voice. Hope he doesn't mind....

Apologies in advance to the artist formerly known as the Artist formerly known as Prince and now, I believe, back again to being known as Prince (talk about There and Back Again, eh?)

For optimal appreciation, I recommend following along with the singing as performed on the track, while reading. Another link to the song is here. Ready? Is the song playing? OK here we go, I call it:

(PARTY 'TIL IT'S) THERE AND BACK AGAIN

I was thinking when I wrote this, forgive me if this post is strange,
When the first Rings started showing, could've sworn it was yesterday.
I was transported, found what other films had never dared,
Helped me rediscover Tolkien, you know, I'd take a journey there.

They say the third and final Hobbit means itís over, oops! That's the end!
So for now I'm gonna party 'til it's There and Back Again.

I was reading when I wrote this, so sue me if I post too fast,
The pages tell the story, and the story ends at the last.
War was all around them, the characters prepared to fight,
And by the showing time, gotta hope it gets their story arcs right.

(Yeah)

They say the third and final Hobbit means itís over, auf wiedersehen!
So for now I'm gonna party 'til it's There and Back Again.

(Yeah yeah!)

People, let me tell you somethiní....

If you didnít come to party, donít mark no G-rune on my door!
What have I in my pocket? A dragon thatís ready to roar! (SFX: SMAUGís fire-breathing roar!)

Now Iíve gotten kinda glum, cuz the rights arenít free today, (ow!)
And before more films will happen, Iíd wait my life away.

They say the third and final Hobbit means itís over, oops! Sayonarí!
So for now I'm gonna party ítil they pass the pipe-weed jar.

Say it one more time:
The third and final Hobbit means itís over, cíest tout, zŗi jiŗn!
(Yeah, yeah)
So for now I'm gonna party 'til itís There (we're gonna, we gonna)
and Back (woo!)
Again.
Yeah, There and Back Again.
(SMAUG: There and Back Again.)

Donít you wanna go? (With SMAUG: There and Back Again.)
Donít you wanna go? (With SMAUG: There and Back Again.)

(fade out)

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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The Grey Elf
Gondor


Apr 19 2014, 1:00am

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You've outdone yourself, Rux! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love it!! TORn should so have this performed at its big partay. I wonder if Beecake would do it or Jed Brophy's group?

I also really liked how many languages you used for "that's it!" in the lyrics. To me, it really reflects that fans all over the world will be saying farewell to Middle-earth.

(* high five *)


Kim
Valinor


Apr 19 2014, 2:48am

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Excellent! [In reply to] Can't Post

Love the song and the new lyrics! And perfect for the upcoming 15th TORn anniversary party!


"Jagatud rűűm on topelt rűűm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


ďAs such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Apr 20 2014, 2:03am

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*high fives back* [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks so much, The Grey Elf! If Beecake, Jed or any VIP were to take on anything I've had any part in, that would be quite something amazing!

I love your idea of the languages reflecting how it will be a worldwide farewell when the time comes. That would be a happy accident, I'm glad to have stumbled into it! Smile

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Apr 20 2014, 2:16am

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

I'm an admirer of Prince's work, 1999 being my fave from the songs, so you have my compliments on your musical taste! Smile

And, sure, if the Anniversary party organizers wanted to fit the parody into the festivities somehow, I'd be psyched.

Maybe they could convince Quacking Troll to do a video performance of it...? Smile

Thanks again!Heart

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;


DanielLB
Immortal


Apr 20 2014, 7:52am

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This is fantastic, as ever. [In reply to] Can't Post

How do you come up with these Rux, and how long did it take you to fit it all together? Smile



Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Apr 20 2014, 2:17pm

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Too, too funny! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Apr 20 2014, 3:50pm

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The idea itself comes spontaneously [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks so much DanielLB!

Sometimes it hits me when I hear or think of the song, and then somehow I connect it to something from Middle-earth. Like "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley, when I heard "I feel it in the air" it reminded me of Galadriel's prologue in FOTR.

But other times, like in this case, I was thinking of something Middle-earth related (the lack of any coming adaptation movie after TABA in the pipeline, which kinda feels like the fandom's doomsday is approaching), and that thought reminded me of the particular song (1999, or it could have been any song about doomsday).

And then it usually takes me about one to three days to put it together, depending on the compexity of the song lyrics that I'm parodying. Sometimes thanks to pure serendipity the song fits easily into the Middle-earth content and might take less than an hour, with some editing.

Thanks for asking! Smile

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Apr 20 2014, 3:58pm

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Thanks sempai! [In reply to] Can't Post

Also, I'd you to know that you've played a part in inspiring this parody. At this point, whenever somebody brings up the possibility of a future film adaptation of more Tolkien works, I have come to expect you to reply with a reminder that the rights are tied up, etc.! Laugh

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;


Kim
Valinor


Apr 20 2014, 7:30pm

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Hi Daniel, I would like to nominate [In reply to] Can't Post

this song as the official song of the TORn 15th anniversary celebration next weekend. Seems to me it fits in perfectly, unless you folks have something else in mind for the festivities. Smile


"Jagatud rűűm on topelt rűűm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


ďAs such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 21 2014, 9:15am

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*applause* Great... As Always!! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Apr 21 2014, 12:01pm

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*bow* Thanks gramma! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

http://newboards.theonering.net/...forum_view_expanded;

 
 

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