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Song Parodies -> "Golem Years"

Original Song Title:

"Golden Years"

Original Performer:

David Bowie

Parody Song Title:

"Golem Years"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Golem years, oh-emet met met
Golem years, oh-emet met met
Golem years, oh-emet met met

They made me out of clay, life's I got but no soul - Emet!
(I'm Kabbala baby)
I was made in Prague, by Judah Loew,
I was made to serve and all tasks do -
(I'm Kabbala baby)
I was given no brain at all
I will do exactly what is told!
Golem years, oh-emet met met
(I'm Kabbala baby)

One night they called me, writing some glyphs and saying aloud - Emet!
(I'm Kabbala baby!)
Then walked I and they looked in awe
I did all what I was ever told -
(I'm Kabbala baby)
I'll stay animated for a thousand years
Nothing's gonna harm me in these golem years!

Golem years, oh-emet, met, met
(I'm Kabbala baby)

But one of those days I went amok
I smashed all doors and walls I broke
I did as I told to take a break
Ground did tremble and earth did quake
Rabbis around me in fear did shake
I went haywire, I had to deactivate
Aleph rub off all the way!
(I'm Kabbala baby)
Rub off the forehead, rub off the forehead, rubb of the forehead
for those golem years

Here I am, deactivate
Stored in synagogue in big crate
Golem years, oh-emet-met-met
(I'm Kabbala baby)

They made me out of clay, life's I got but no soul - Emet!
(I'm Kabbala baby)
Stored in the attic, stored in the attic
Stored in the attic in these golem years

I'm stored in Altneushul for a thousand years -
None dares animate me for those golem years!

The story of Golem is one of the best known Jewish folklore stories. It is a classical example on how things go haywire wihen people with hubris begin to play God. A golem can be deactivated by rubbing the aleph glyph off the word "emet" (truth), it becoming "met" (dead). The Achilles heel of golems is that they are no-brainers. If they are told to "take a break", they will interprete it literally.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 5

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Agrimorfee - November 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Cool! 555
Yoidy - November 02, 2006 - Report this comment
This is very original! Hardly anyone talks about Golems these days! 555
The Charnstar - November 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Great parody here, 5-5-5
Susanna Viljanen - November 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Thank you everyone. I found the subject pretty eerie, but the original song with its unique tune provided a good basis for the subject. "Golden Years" isn't exactly klezmer, but its notation does resemble some of the patterns of Jewish folk music, so it was easy to spoof into "Golem Years"

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