Thursday, November 27, 2014

turkey/turkey

what it is: turkey vs. sweden
where i found it: the 90s

While trying to think of clever ways to play on turkey (bird) and turkey (country) I remembered the old Hatten Ar Din video from the 90s. In case you did not know this important fact, phonetically Arabic sounds a lot like Swedish, though the meanings of the sounds are completely different in the two languages. Some Swedish joker took this Arabic song, translated what the phonemes meant to a Swede and lyrical magic occurs (see excerpts below, but please don't skip the video). It actually turns out that the song originates in Lebanon, not Turkey, but now I've already typed all of this.



The hat is living it up,
The hat is living it up

This is hopeless
We find this is becoming gay
It was always fun

Cool guy holding a soda
Yes, that's what we like - something sweet

Borrow the LP "The hat is yours"
You can dress up and make out on TV

Borrow the LP "The hat is yours"
You can do drugs and end up on TV

Yes, the hat is yours, yours!
Yes, the hat is yours, yours!

Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect
Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect
Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect
Everyone knows why and everything will get perfect

Glue piece of ham, cool.
Glue piece of ham, cool, cool.

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
Hat-baby, hat-baby

The hat is yours, the hat is yours
The hat is yours, hat-baby

Lalalalalalala
LALALALALALALA...

the hat is yours