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Song Parodies -> "Vemana"

Original Song Title:

"You and I"

Original Performer:

Lady Gaga

Parody Song Title:

"Vemana"

Parody Written by:

Blaydeman

The Lyrics

Nahuatl is one of the common languages of the Aztecs. In Nahuatl "vemana" means an offering.
Verse 1: It’s been rough time
Since the white man came
Been a rough time gettin’ killed and maimed
It’s time, I’m not givin’ up so soon
We pay for favor in a special way
I’ll give everything I have to help us win the day
It’s time, give our deity some food

Pre-chorus: You say, “lay right down, this won’t take long”
At the apex of the temple with just nothin’ on
Spread me out on the stone where we
Praise the god, Huitzilopochtli

Chorus: Somethin’, somethin’ about this act
Somethin’ just feels so right, cuz my tribe will stay intact
Somethin’, somethin’ about this ceremonial rite
Yeah somethin’ about human sacrifice…

Verse 2: I’ve lived a few years, I’m just north of twelve
I couldn’t dream a better death, than to offer myself
Aztec priest, drive that blade right through my heart
Hear the crowd a-chanting out their shouts of praise
With the bright sun shinin’ light of maize
It’s time, I will bring the white man’s doom!
O-o-oh! O-o-oh!

Pre-chorus: Drain my blood ‘til it’s fully gone
Get your fingers dripping wet and then just smear it on
Drifting out as I hear you cheer
Giving vital strength to Xipe Totec’s spear

Chorus: Smoke is, smoke is inside my lungs
Soaked in some holy wine have this sweet fruit on my tongue
Cloaked in, cloaked in a cloud of smooth Mexico high
There’s somethin’ about human sacrifice!

Hook: Sacrifice! That sacrifice!
Huge sacrifice!
These human rites!
Sacrifice!
My sacrifice!
Oh yeah, I’m gonna die!
So my tribe can rise!

C’mon, throw your prayers up!

Verse 3: We got a whole bunch of captives that we’ll also send
But you can’t deny I’m the main event!
There’s all this conflict that Imma end with my own life
So here’s to you, Xipe Totec, you flay those whites

Chorus: Somethin’ somethin’ about that race (they’re very determined)
I’m an Aztec woman birthed to take you down
I’ve got my war paint all over my face!
Somethin’, somethin’ about just fueling Totec’s might
So throw your prayers up for Mexico
For Mexico, Mexico, it’s for you!

Hook: Sacrifice! My sacrifice!
Bay, I chose to die!
So my tribe can rise!
Sacrifice! My sacrifice!
Mexico, yeah I must die!
And now go and fight!

Outro: It’s been a long time since my mortal life
Been big hit in the afterlife
This god is not leavin’ things so skewed…
Yeah, that's right. A human sacrifice parody. I went there. In some cases it actually was considered an honor, and the ultimate act of true altruism. Something I found super interesting. If you found this offering appeasing, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and SoundClick. Blayde man is back!

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Abbott Skelding - February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
Probably my favorite Gaga song, and a great topic to go with! A lot of great rhymes in here...though it would have been cool to get the "hu-" in human to match up with the "you" in You and I - but that might be hard to do. A bit nit-picky, but this was really fun to read and a solid piece of parody.
Max Power - February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
555lbs worth of Aztec gold for you.
bobpiecheese - February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I honestly don't know how to feel about this one. I mean, I'm all for being blasé about violence in parodies, but this was just played a bit too straight for me. That and it was a bit hard to pace the Aztec names without a guide (kinda weird how you explained Nahuatl and Vemana and then not have them show up). The pacing was spot on, but otherwise this just left me in the cold, sorry to say.
Blaydeman - February 21, 2017 - Report this comment
No apology necessary, buddy! I totally get where you're coming from and I knew that's the response I could get when I wrote it. Honestly I'm surprised no one said anything to this point. You're right, it is very violent and graphic, but I wanted to explore the idea of social conceits and how perceptions change over time. We only think it's savage because our society tells us it was barabaric, but back then it was a part of daily life. And offering yourself as a sacrifice to the gods during wartime was considered the ultimate act of altruism in some cases. Sacrificing yourself to save your entire tribe or even your entire race. I thought it would be an interesting g thing to explore and open up a fun dialog for us. As for the Nahuatl, I was just riffing on the title of the OS having the diaeresis above the "u" for no apparent reason other than style. That's why I titled it Vemana instead. Just to add an extra joke in their. ;) Respect, my parody brother!
Rick - February 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I found this to be in poor taste. It's not funny at all and the pacing is off. 1-1-1
Matthias - February 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I agree with T-Cop in not knowing how to pronounce a lot of these words especially: "Huitzilopochtli". Not a bad idea topic-wise but I didn't find a lot of gut busting humor in this one.

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