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Song Parodies -> "People, That's Not Asatru (corrected version)"

Original Song Title:

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Neil Sedaka

Parody Song Title:

"People, That's Not Asatru (corrected version)"

Parody Written by:

Ingeborg S. Nordén

The Lyrics

When most people hear about my religious beliefs for the first time, they think of all the cheesy Viking stereotypes in popular culture--the way Norse gods and their followers are depicted in movies, TV shows and comic books. Here's my musical protest against that tendency...
Down, doobie doo down down
Put those comics
Down, doobie doo down down
Put those comics
Down, doobie doo down down
People, that's not Asatru!

I know what some folks think of me,
learning 'bout the Norse gods on TV.
Keep explaining till I'm blue:
"Hey, people, that's not Asatru!"

The old clichés I have to fight
because Hollywood won't get things right:
I'm no Viking, I wish folks knew--
Hey, people, that's not Asatru!

Not many people know of Asatru:
I believe in Norse gods, it's true.
Don't say Thor isn't real--
I wouldn't take him up
if Norsemen made him up,
that's how I feel!

I'm telling you, the lore's no lie;
I believe the old gods didn't die.
Not out for converts though--that won't do,
'cause people, that's not Asatru!

Not many people know of Asatru:
I believe in Norse gods, it's true.
These days, "pillage and burn"
Is ancient history
Or something on TV--
When will they learn?

I'm telling you, forget clichés--
We can adapt our faith to modern ways!
Get the facts right, it's time you knew
How people practice Asatru!

Down, doobie doo down down
Put those comics
Down, doobie doo down down
Put those comics
Down, doobie doo down down
People, that's not Asatru!

[repeat and fade]

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Know 1 can hear you dream - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Have you seen the movie "The 13:th warrior" with Antonio Banderas? The "Loo, there do I see my people..." scene at the end is one of my all time favorites. DKTOS from the top of my head right now so I'll have to vote later if possible.
FuNkY mOnKeY - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
I was explaining my new book of world mythology to my sister, and she asked what Norse mythology was, so I mentioned Thor. She laughed and brought up a movie where there was this little girl that wore a Viking helmet and idolized Thor, and said "What would Thor do?" :-D :-D :-D
John Barry - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Kudos to you, Know I, and Susanna for your command of English and pop music.
Ingeborg S. Nordén - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
What did Susanna have to do with this parody? *puzzled look*
White Weasel 89 - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Lol, once again, people call it Norse mythology, but it's oh so horrible to call stuff Christian mythology, right?
Arwen - October 03, 2004 - Report this comment
"Adventures in Babysitting"
Susanna Viljanen - October 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Ummm... I presume it's that neither of us have English as first language [för mig, engelska är ju bara tredje, svenska är #2 här..]
Michaela Macha - October 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Indeed a piece of skaldic art - combining poetry with issues of social life. They should play this on the radio sometime . Where I live, tell people you believe in Northern gods and you get not even a cliché, just a blank stare.
FuNkY mOnKeY - October 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Yup, calling the Bible 'Christian mythology' = flaming crucifix up the bum. :-p (Well, with some uptight people anyway.) I didn't mean any offense -- is it spelt with a c or an s? I get them mixed up -- saying 'Norse mythology'. Just in case. I actually got that book to help me out a bitsy with any hope of choosing a pantheon (though in most likelihood I'll remain Eclectic). What the hell, I like learning about this stuff anyway. I'm an ... aspiring, for lack of a better word ... Neo-Pagan. Wiccan. And I go to a Catholic high school. :-\

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