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Song Parodies -> "Adrenaline Junkie, Part III"

Original Song Title:

"Pinball Wizard"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"Adrenaline Junkie, Part III"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

My father served in army, he was combat engineer
my cousin's fighter pilot and he's mad as he can be
my brother's combat diver, and I've written about me
this mad, dumb and daft thing, it's in our family

It's flirting with the danger and acting like machine
Sensing heartbeat rising and rush of endorphine
Feel no fear nor panic, but trusting skills, you see -
this mad, dumb and daft thing, it's in our family

We're adrenaline junkies, we have to get the fix
We're adrenaline junkies, we sure will have our kicks
Will we survive it? We don't know!
What makes us... such fools?

Don't abuse no medications, no drugs nor alcohol
it's best enjoy-ed sober, it's one thing I recall
But making love with angels, it does indeed have price -
this mad, dumb and daft thing - risks may realize!

I thought I'd live a long and safe life
But now I know I'm one heck of a mom and wife!

Life is big adventure, and we're living on the edge
ain't got no distractions, to the danger we are pledged
it's living to the fullest, it's walking on the ledge
this mad, dumb and daft thing, that I can allege!

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She's a lumberjack and that's OK! - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Nuthin' like a manly woman trying to compensate for lack of a penis by actin' like a dude. Hey Finnlander, when's the last time you got a Brazilian, wore a dress and five inch heels, spotted jewelry and put on some perfume? I'm guessin' you're not a size 1, 2, or 3.
Patrick - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Girls just want to have fun. And who is this anonymous heckler to say how? How does he know you didn't compete for Miss Finland in your younger years? Anatomically speaking, I think you steer a plane or a boat with your hands. When you jump with a parachute, you land on your feet (if all goes right). No need to compensate for anything.
Jill - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Judging by the size comment, probably another woman. A feminine one who despises what in America is called a " potato sack" soldier. FMs are sometimes called that due to being bulked up for upper body strength and to perform HTH combat!
Dave W. - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Thanks for sharing who you are.... Your path for uneasy journeys have made you into a strong confident woman.......No see clear, over the heads of the little minds that try to disgrace for myself, I must confess....this attraction to embrace you...........
Susanna Viljanen - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
She's a...: I'm more a gal you can ever be and more a dude you can ever get. For me, being a wife and a mother means far more on being a woman than any of your fetishes. The last time I wore a dress with jewelry? Must have been last weekend in the Medieval party of our re-enactment society. It is the 14th century cotehardie I have sewn on my own. Sorry if I don't purchase your silly gender stereotypes.

Patrick: Yup. As I said, being addicted to adrenaline is just another addiction. It is nasty and can kill me in the end, but it drives me on. At least it is not crack cocaine.

.Jill: I used to swim on National level in my past and I have a swimmer's body. That sets restrictions on my attire .

Dave: It was when I finally admitted to myself I am addicted to adrenaline and found out that the addiction tendency is genetic, and runs in families. Now as I've admitted it, I can work with it and control it and grow whole.
Susanna Viljanen - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
And, by the way, it is not Finnlander, it is Finn.

If there is one thing I really disdain it is the bashing of the soldiers. I am not an army brat nor have I served in my country's army but I come from family where both officers and ratings are a dime in a dozen, and almost all menfolks of my family have done their share on national defence. And nothing is more contemptible than insulting those men and women who sacrifice their own personal freedom and safety so that we can enjoy nice and carefree lives. Without them we would live in Fascism, Communism, under mere bullies or in some perverted Theocracy. Freedom is never free, and the price of our freedom is paid by those who wear camouflage instead of pinstripes or fancy dresses. So save a thought or two for them.

Life here at 60th deg North is tough enough without any specific reminders (think about Alaska), and life has formed us Finnish girls the way we are. We simply cannot afford any silly gender stereotypes or being delicate and weak. Sarah Palin would make a decent Finn. Darwinist selection has eradicated the bimbos during the centuries. Instead we appreciate physical prowess, independence, love of freedom, intelligence, maternal properties and strength of character. Because those properties ensure the survival here in the North where the bananas don't exactly fall directly in our mouths, not to speak of an aggressive and Imperialistic dictatorship beyond our Eastern border whose leader wishes to re-enact the USSR. So think about that.
Susanna Viljanen - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Patrick: I must admit I didn't compete on Miss Finland championships in my youth. But I did compete in Finnish Championships in swimming in my youth. It was actually one of my long time swimming friends, Hanna R., who talked me over to try skydiving. She has herself done it for over twenty years. And I absolutely loved it.
Susanna Viljanen - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
To everyone, but especially the first commentator: Some of us live our dreams. The rest dream of their lives.
Nikolai - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Four replies later, Susanna keeps trying to convince herself of what she says. Finns have low self esteem and are nervous. They are rude and resent foreigners that question their past or compare them to other Scandinavian nations that beat them in products, artists, and sports. Susanna needs to drink her coffee, listen to some heavy metal, and then go take a Nordic Walk off a cliff.
Patrick - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Given her command of English, and her spirit of adventure, I'd say that Susanna would also make a damned good American.
Where do tomboys fit in? - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
In Oregon maybe! Stick the skydiving mariner in a lumber yard.
Susanna Viljanen - July 15, 2015 - Report this comment
Nikolai: It isn't actually a piece of cake to live next to a bear.

WDTFI: I actually like Oregon. But I am an engineer, not lumberjill.
Patrick - July 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I'm trying to picture you in chainmail armor. I bet you swing a mean sword at the Medieval Fair. Actually, a friend of mine, here in Kansas has a WWII Finnish Army uniform and blank adapted Suomi submachine gun. He reenacts the 1940 war against the USSR. Not sure where the battle reenactments take place, probably not anywhere close to Kansas. There is a big field in Pennsylvania where enthusiasts recreate the trench warfare of 1914-1918. US Civil War is much more popular and can be done near actual battlefields. I do comedy and dramatic skits based on 1870-1890 US Western Frontier. Started with an interest in guns, later became a way to get involved in acting and a few TV commercials.
Susanna Viljanen - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Let's say in my family the bushel has found the lid :-) I've actually knitted mail hauberks to both me and my hubby. Took three months to make - they are 1.5 mm steel wire and weigh ten kilos each. I have done kendo on national level after my swimming career, and the Japanese and European two-handed swordshmanship styles are surprisingly similar. My main sphere of interests are heraldry and Medieval music, though, not fighting. While I like the clash of steel, I love lute and bagpipe even more.
Phil Alexander - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
^ Sometimes I wish amiright comments had a "like" button
Fee-fie-phony - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
This is self-congratulation and bragging disguised as the false modesty of confessing a non-existent, but glamorous and brave "addiction." You are addicted only to self aggrandizement and narcissism. Enough about you!
Callmelennie - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
If Susanna is actually addicted ONLY to self-aggrandizement and narcissism, then my admiration for her deepens, seeing as how she kept this crippling disorder from manifesting itself in any of her previous 508 parodies .... Besides, even if it were true, Susanna is one person who would be completely justified in being so. After all, she is one of the most prolific English language song parodists ever, even though her native language, Finnish, is a radically foreign language that lies outside the Indo European language family. So what she has done is akin to an American spinning 500 song parodies in Farsi. It's absolutely incredible
Phil Alexander - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
^ Sometimes I wish amiright comments had a "like" button

..I get this strange sense of deja vu.. But well said, CML
I Second the Motion - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Please Susanna, tell us of the time you achieved world peace and won the NPP!!!
Fee-fie-phony - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
CML: English is the lingua franca of Europe, and that is driven by commercial necessities in what would otherwise be a Tower of Babel. The most fluent speakers of English are the Nordic peoples, led by Finland. Everybody who finishes 9th grade there is an adept English speaker. Finnish has the same roots as Korean, and the latter don't do nearly as well. In this and other respects, the Finnish educational system is excellent. So Susanna's parodies and comments in less than perfect English are not "incredible" at all. The Finns have a reputation for being quiet and self-effacing. Susanna seems to be the exception. برای اطلاع شما
Fee-fie-phony - July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Farsi is easy. "For your information" is برای اطلاع شما
Susanna Viljanen - July 17, 2015 - Report this comment
First, being addicted to adrenaline is like any addiction. It is a nasty thing - not necessarily narcissism, but rather a disorder. The trait runs in my family on father's side. I got addicted in my teens when I did swimming - the competition set-up, the extreme physical stress, the endorphines rushing in the end.

Second, we adrenaline junkies are no different from alcoholics or crack or heroin junkies, even if we are accepted and even admired instead of shunned. It is not fun at all when your emotions crave a shot when your reason yells NOT. Only by admitting the addiction to yourself you can work on it. Mind you, this addiction can kill or maim me in the end.

Third: Some of us live our dreams, the other dream of their lives. Fee-fie-phony, when do we see YOUR parody instead of mere natter?
Susanna Viljanen - July 17, 2015 - Report this comment
I Second the Motion: Some things are well beyond our capabilities. I just resort on writing bad poetry with a language that isn't my first.
Susanna Viljanen - July 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Oh, by the way, thank you everyone who have bothered to click "1-1-1" and press the "place the vote" button. I am hated, ergo I exist. 24 votes is not bad on a controversial topic. I intended to have some fun on myself but it apparently was too much for some people. I don't mind being envious or being resentful, but being simultaneously envious and resentful - especially when it is about a vice and not virtue - is something I find quite hard to understand.
Callmelennie - July 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Did you hear the bad news, Susanna? Apparently, being the most prolific non-English speaking parodist of English language songs is not incredible AT ALL -- according to fee-fi-phony. All I can say is, "Ya coulda fooled me!" ......... But anyhow, I know how devastating this news could be to a person who is addicted ONLY to self aggrandizement and narcissism. If there's anyway I can be of comfort to you in this difficult moment, let me know ;-D

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