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Look What They've Done to Our Lore, Guys
Parody based on the perfomance by Melanie Safka:
"What Have They Done to My Song, Ma?" MP3 (ext. link)

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."

© Parody: Ingeborg S. Nordén

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