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Song Parodies -> "That's the Lagom"

Original Song Title:

"That's Amore"

Original Performer:

Dean Martin

Parody Song Title:

"That's the Lagom"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

"Lagom" is a Scandinavian concept of being not too much and not too little, but just the right amount, to fit the bill.
(In Scandinavia where Lagom is norm
and that is the way how we say:)

When you rather choose "Diet" than a "Big" pizza pie
That's the Lagom
when you drink one glass - fine, and not have too much wine
That's the Lagom
Not too much and not too little too, when the choice is yours to do
And you'll sing "Helan går"-a
But not too loud, just not to stand out, sing and not to shout
Not be a bore-a

When you could buy SUV but a Volvo's your car to be
That's the Lagom
when you don't over-dress but your wardrobe's not a mess
that's the Lagom
if you are blonde and blue-eyed, but your hair is not dyed
that's the Lagom
when your make-up is faint and not a full war-paint
that's the Lagom

When the sex you won't scorn but you do loathe the porn
that's the Lagom
when you just like to ski but not conspiciously
that's the Lagom
when your beer is Tuborg and having Bud feels just dork-
that's the Lagom!
When your choice fits the bill and is not overkill -
that's the Lagom

When you vote SDP and you dislike Commies
that's the Lagom
if your choice is Moderates and not some far right mates
that's the Lagom
When your government's the worth of trust, but you feel it is not a must
that's the Lagom
You are true Scandinavian if you can really understand
- that's the Lagom!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 2

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Tommy Turtle - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
With all due credit to the Norse, who visited the New World long before Columbus, didn't the ancient Greeks say, "Everything in moderation?" (As opposed to the modern USA: "Nothing in moderation -- everything to excess"). Nice culture piece and ode to common sense. 999 is too high and 111 is too low, so I think 555 is Lagom.
Susanna Viljanen - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Tommy, you got the point :-) The song "Helan går" is a well known Swedish drinking song, which I did sing my quota full when I did my studies; Swedish is my second language.
TT - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Susanna, you mentioned being Finnish at another parody, so is English your third language? ... in which case, you're awfully good at it :-)
Peter Andersson - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
Lagom bra låt!
Susanna Viljanen - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
TT, yup. Finnish is my first, Swedish second and English my third language.

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