Thursday, June 03, 2010

Flight Of The Conchords - Frodo, Don't Wear The Ring

Bret McKenzie has appeared in the first and third films in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. His silent role in the first film as Figwit achieved some minor internet fame, which led to Jackson giving him a line in the third film. In April 2011, McKenzie was cast as the elf Lindir for the upcoming The Hobbit. His father Peter McKenzie played the role of Elendil in Lord of the Rings.

"Frodo (Don't Wear the Ring)"

In a park, the guys film a music video parodying The Lord of the Rings. The lyrics summarise the story from the first film and the end of the third film. Greg acts as cameraman whilst Bret plays both Frodo and Legolas, Jemaine plays Sam and Gimli, Murray plays Gandalf, Mel plays Arwen, Eugene plays Saruman and Dave plays Aragorn. (a.k.a. "Frodo, Don't Wear the Ring, is sung in a mix of styles including folk, heavy metal and rap.

Frodo, don't wear the ring
 I know it's very tempting
 Yes, you will appear to disappear
 But the dark riders, they'll know you're there
 Yes, lord Sauron has many spies (many spies have many eyes)

One ring to bind them, to find them, one ring to rule them all
 One ring to bind them, one to find them, one ring to rule them all!
Yeah, little Frodo!
You've got to rule them!
Frodo, rule them with the ring!
Come on, rule them with your ring, yeah!

"Lord Sauron has many spies, and beasts, and birds"
 "If you want him, come and claim him!"
 "Do they, Gandalf?"
 "I'm not a conjurer of cheap tricks!"
 "I can't carry the ring, but I can carry you, Mr. Frodo"
 "You have my sword"
 "And my bow"
 "And my axe"
 *speaks elfish*

 "We'll never make it! There's thousands of them and only nine of us!"
 "We made it!"
 "Hooray! We made it!"

Hey Frodo, what you doing wearing the ring?
All powerful jewelry, is that your new thing?
I know it's hard when you're little more than 3 foot 4
 Your little ass so close to the floor
 Trying to lead your fellows to the gates of Mordor
 The fellowship
 Yeah, the fellowship
 I don't rap about bitches and hoes, I rap about witches and trolls
 Just passing on the words of the Elven king,
Wisdom to all
 Frodo! Don't wear the ring!

Frodo, don't wear the ring!
The magical bling bling
 You'll never be the Lord of the Rings

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