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Song Parodies -> "Reindeer Horn Buyers Get Elk Poop For Free"

Original Song Title:

"Working Class Hero"

Original Performer:

Green Day

Parody Song Title:

"Reindeer Horn Buyers Get Elk Poop For Free"

Parody Written by:

Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

The Lyrics

Sweden 101 - The Crash Course: Everything you need to know about this part of Scandinavia.

This parody works better with Green Day's cover than John Lennon's original, hence the choice of OS and a YouTube version of it can currently be found here:
As soon as we're born we're mentally scarred
By living in darkness in this land afar
Where no-one knows jack about God or Nascar
From fighting the cold nights we've all STDs
And the suicide rate is like one outta three

With socialist doctrines we're brainwashed at school
As adults we're travelling by snow-scooterpool
And we're all fucking tanked 'cos on vodka we fuel
A quite common first name is Ralph, 'cos you see
The moonshining business is flourishing free

When the Japanize tourists wants photos each year
We sometimes must wrestle our street polar bears
But a wolverine's urine they can't tell from beer
And reindeer horn buyers get elk poop for free
With Home-Ec class teachers approved guarantee

We're doped with reality shows on TV
But they are as fun as a Bergman moo-vie
We were berzerking Vikings, now we're falling free
We've bicycle helmets IF we stand to pee
And seat-belted safe sex is man-datory

Our gloom is controlled as we're all popping pills
But when the sun breaks through we all rush to grill
When we're off to Valhalla we've paid all our bills
The prominent features of Sweden are three
IKEA assembling, free sex and decrees
If you don't believe me just come here and see

If you want to know Sweden just listen to me
If you want to know Sweden just listen to me
© Peter Andersson.

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 19

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Royce Miller - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Very funny and informative!
alvin - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
surreally it
Phil Alexander - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome, Peter. You should get a job working with the Swedish Tourist Board
Tommy Turtle - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
No NASCAR? What a living hell!... The ironic thing is that some years ago, many in the US looked on Sweden as Utopia (mostly draft-dodgers fleeing there, and those pushing socialism or welfare-statism here). Then things like the suicide rate were brought up.... Way TMGLTM, but loved the slap at Ingmar. This really made TT glad that Turtles inhabit warm waters and beaches! 555+
Hey, Wait A Minute! - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Free sex? I'm swimming there as fast as I can! -- TT.
John Barry - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I'll have to send this to my son. He does a radio gig from time to time, and the theme of his most recent show was Scandinavian pop.
McKludge - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Love it! And I agree, IKEA is an insidious plot. Nothing but drinking and screwing? It might just be worth the high tax rate.
AFW - September 28, 2007 - Report this comment
How Swede it is....great work
Red Ant - October 09, 2007 - Report this comment
No Saab story here, heh heh. Excellent Peter, very funny.
Agrimorfee - October 11, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ja, gute, gute, gute!! If you can't make fun of your native country, who can you make fun of? :)
Matthias - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Very good use of the original song. It read very well... I loved "IKEA assembling, free sex and decrees", can't wait to just come there and see.
Max Power - October 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Phil Alexander - October 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Worth revisiting, this one - tell me, is Sweden *really* that bad? It comes across as the most unbelievably oppressive nanny state.
McKludge - October 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - See above.
bobpiecheese - October 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Free sex?! Say what!? Amazing from you once again, Peter!
Jason - October 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I like the IKEA Stuff! It was great
stuart mcarthur - October 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) and don't even get you STARTED on Abba! Amazing title grabbed my interest from the start Peter, and some very droll (an attribute I associate with Swedish humour) lines - I loved parodying this OS, and the Green day version is the better to parody - great stuff - 555 - PS did "berzerking" come from the Mental As Anything song "Berzerk Warriors" about Abba - or is it a Swedish word in the first place?
Below Average Dave ( - October 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) "But a wolverine's urine they can't tell from beer" --eyes popping out--- Sweden sounds like a crazy place to live, and to think, I always wanted to live there. . .very interesting write. Perfect pacing, near perfect grammar, and just funny all around.
Mikey Squirrel - October 31, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM- Interesting title sub and very funny idea, Peter. How swede it is. Ooops that's been done? Oh well, I stand by my bad pun.
Peter Andersson - November 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Royce and Alvin: Thanks!

Phil: This was my CV, they turned me down!

Tommy Turtle: We have the highest suicide rate and the lowest murder rate, you have the highest murder rate and if not the lowest at least a lower suicide rate, somehow I think there’s a correlation of sorts between those factors.

HWAM: This time of year? Try skating!

John Barry: Sure, go ahead!

McKludge: When the state has all your money there’s nothing to do but moonshine and women, go figure!

AFW and Red Ant: Thanks!

Agrimorfee: Your neighbours, spouse, parents, children and local biker gang?

Matthias: I’ll have you over once I have assembled this IKEA guest house good enough for you to feel safe in it, I’m down to only 247 loose bolts and 3 roof beams right now…

Max Power: Thanks! Phil again: Well, we do stand up to the nannies once in a while, like when we’re wrestling the street polar bears and drive our snow scooters on vodka…

McKludge (again), Bobpiecheese and Jason: Thanks!

Stuart: Berzerk, berzerkers and berzerking (they can be spelled with s too) are indeed words with Swedishs roots, or at least Scandinavian, back in the Viking era they were fearless warriors that fought in rampage to the death if all else failed, and the same way just for the hell of it when battles were won.

BAD: Personally I’m not very found of wolverine urine, and don’t get me started on the way wolverine’s sometimes kill wild reindeers by biting stuck to their scrotum until they fall down and bleed to death, the reindeers – not the wolverines…

Mikey Squirrel: You’re so nuts… :-)
Matthias - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I agree with my previous self, this original song is just slow and sad enough (While not being as boring as Fitzgerald) that it worked to make this a really, really kick-ass song with so many punch lines that it just ruled.
Jeff Reuben - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh deer...must have cost a lot of bucks to come up with this ! Great job!
Swede - July 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Tommy turtle, the "high Swedish suicide rate" si just a myth started by Eisenhower when he was giving a negative speech on Sweden. It's totally made up. Just like the myth about every Swede being blonde, tall and good looking. Although, that myth is harder for me to crack since it at least is positive... The latest stats I checked showed Sweden in one place "ahead" of the USA, so if you think we have a high suicide rate surely your's is high too since it's only one place down on the list.

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