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Song Parodies -> "Look What They've Done to Our Lore, Guys: Final V"

Original Song Title:

"What Have They Done to My Song, Ma?"

Original Performer:

Melanie Safka

Parody Song Title:

"Look What They've Done to Our Lore, Guys: Final V"

Parody Written by:

Ingeborg S. Nordén

The Lyrics

Although followers of Asatru do have SOME sense of humor about their religion (the Eddas themselves describe a few low-comedy moments), it still annoys us sometimes to see comic-book versions of our gods and their stories...especially when writers take a bit too much artistic license.
Look what they've done to our lore, guys
Look what they've done to our lore
They've ruined everything,
got maybe three things right
in that darn comic "Mighty Thor", guys
Look what they've done to our lore

Look what they've done--it's a pain, guys
Look what they've done--it's a pain
Well, they've picked and chosen some details
and ignored the rest--that's plain, guys
Look what they've done to our lore

Thought we had found some good books to live by
(Eddas and sagas, good books to live by)
We shouldn't have to come out and
look what they've done to our lore

Eddan har ändrats igen nu
Eddan har ändrats igen
Och killen som har gjort det,
han är ingen gudavän, nej
Eddan har ändrats igen

Look what they've done to our lore
No way that I could call this all right, guys
No way I could call this OK
Well, people aren't even trying here
Hope that's fixed someday, guys
Look what they've done to our lore

Look what they've done to our lore, guys
Oh, gods--guys, look what they've done to our lore
Well, they've screwed it up just to sell their mags
They've turned it upside down, guys
Hey guys, look at what they've done
Won't you look at what they've done
Look what they've done to our lore!

The Swedish (which replaces some French lines in the original) translates as follows: "The Eddas have been changed again now, and the guy who did that is no friend of the gods--the Eddas have been changed again."

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Ingeborg S. Nordén - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
At least one lyric site I checked did say Safka did this one in the early 70s...so the decade is debatable here.
Stuart McArthur - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Couldn't get my head around verse 4 Ingebord, but I plead guilty as charged - I loved THOR comics when I was a kid - 555
Ingeborg S. Nordén - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks for the votes--I do have a translation of verse 4 in my bottom notes, though. (Thank you, Jared, for suggesting that I replace the French bits in the original song with Swedish. Old Norse would have made more sense given the topic of my parody; but since that language is as highly inflected as Latin, matching new words to the original song would have been MUCH harder!)
Guy - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, I always liked Green Lantern. You mean all that stuff I read as a kid is not true? Well done original idea. Here's a nickle, go buy yourself a comic book. I remember when they only cost that much.
Johnny D - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
555, Ingeborg!

In brightest day
In darkest night
Boll-weevils won't escape our sight
Let all those bold boll-weevil blights
Beware my power ---
Green Blackbird's BITE
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 30, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS. It starts with a verse and ends with a whole song one of this days? Sorry to disappoint you but personally I know just enough about our old Asatru to (If I should want to) write a parody about it and get like three things right! I'll be sure to consult you if I ever need more than that.

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