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Dec 24 2012

The True Story of Blitzen… [Not About Unions]

Disclaimer: this has NOTHING to do with education. Unless you make the case that Blitzen would have received due justice had he been represented by the Reindeer’s Union (led by Reinde R. Wintergarden).

It’s the story of Blitzen, Santa’s head reindeer. One day at the North Pole, Blitzen decides that he’s had enough of the Claus’ authoritarian rule so he stages a coup but is defeated and promptly kicked out of the Claus Clan. Throughout the song, Santa grapples with the concept of tough love since he doesn’t want to disown Blitzen but knows that it’s best and has to be done. Sing it aloud and you’ll find that the rhymes are much, much tighter albeit slower. And the tone is much softer and less offensive… [originally written in 2007]

Karaoke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZNZf_O0NYw
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKlGcrFpoWU

Blitzen
[to the tune of “Listen” by Beyoncé]

Blitzen, you did wrong, so we must part
A mutiny you start
But can’t complete
Blitzen, you were found conspiring
New deer I’m hiring
Your hind’s released

Oh, the time has come; need to find a new herd
You will not be pushed aside and spurned
Go on your own; that’s what you want, Blitzen

[chorus:]
Blitzen!
You are alone at a crossroads
You’re not at home in the Claus Home
Cause you lied and tried
To say what’s on your mind
You should have known
Though I don’t want to leave you
You’ve shown a lack of feeling
I’m all fed up
I hope you see
I’ve made the choice you gave to me
Have yourself a great time- alone

I should have listened
To the person by my side
Told me to skin your hide
So long ago

Oh you’re free now
To go find a new herd
You will not be pushed or tied and burned
You’re on your own
All cause you won’t listen

[chorus:]
Blitzen
You are alone at a crossroads
You’re not at home in the North Pole
Cause you lied and tried
To say what’s on your mind
You could have flown
No more Reindeer Games for you
You’re done wheeling and dealing
A whore and slut;
You’re not PG
I’ve made the choice you gave to me
Have yourself a great time- alone

I don’t know where you belong
But you’ll be moving on
Cause you don’t, Cause you won’t

Listen!
I’m afraid that we must part
It truly hurts my heart cause I love my fleet

Now I’m done and leaving you
You know there’s no appealing
I’m all fed up. I hope you see
I’ve made the choice; the one you forced on me

But now enjoy your time alone….

ALONE!!!!

No more reindeer games

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