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written for Pickup Purimspiel, “Bro(e)n II ½: The Saga Continues”
Öresunds Limmud, Malmö, Sweden, 9 March 2014

(to the tune of ‘Waterloo’, Eurovision Sverige 1974)

My, my, in Shushan town did Haman at last surrender
But nej, in Öresund our destiny’s not quite a similar fate
Megillah that sits on the shelf
Not always repeating itself

(Chorus)
Purimspiel: truthhood and lies are together now
Purimspiel: wackiness, parody, we allow
Purimspiel: hamentasch, groggers, folk bad and good
Purimspiel: so many people misunderstood
Purimspiel: do it all over if we but could

My, my, we tried to make it work but it was crazy
But nej, and now it seems our only chance is ending this farcenow
We thank you for joining us here
And feel like we’ve won, if you cheer!

(Chorus)

We thank you for joining us here
And feel like we’ve won, if you cheer!

Purimspiel: hamentasch, groggers, folk bad and good
Purimspiel: so many people misunderstood
Purimspiel: do it all over if we but could

Purimspiel: do it all over if we but could
Purimspiel: do it all over if we but could

written for Pickup Purimspiel, “Bro(e)n II ½: The Saga Continues”
Öresunds Limmud, Malmö, Sweden, 9 March 2014

(to the tune of ‘Euphoria’, Eurovision Sverige 2012)

How, how has this situation come to pass?
Now, with everything I say I’m such an ass.
Oh no, I cannot do the things I want to do
And so, with every step I take I’m serving you.

(Chorus)
Truth warrior
You’ve trapped us in your rotten spell
From now on, no more fibs we’ll tell
We cannot stop-op-op-op-op-op-op
Truth warrior
We’ll never understand just why
Impossible to tell a lie
We cannot stop-op-op-op-op-op-op

We are here, we’re in a world where everything’s reversed
We’re not free: lies are forbidden, have we all been cursed?
Addicted, conflicted, restricted, we’re trapped in a weird mystery
No liar, we tire, it’s dire, the greatest crime in history.

(Chorus)

Conflicted, we’re trapped in a weird mystery
It’s dire, the greatest crime in history.

(Chorus)

written for Pickup Purimspiel, “Bro(e)n II ½: The Saga Continues”
Öresunds Limmud, Malmö, Sweden, 9 March 2014

(to the tune of ‘Fly on the wings of love’, Eurovision Danmark 2000)

(Saga-Esther)
Over Öresund, not too far from Lund
Is my greatest trial
So the heat is on, outcome’s not foregone
no more queen of denial.

He’s finally gotten rid of that old crone
I’ll be the greatest queen to share his throne.

I’m not a ditzy blonde
I’m distinct from the mob
I’ll reach for his golden wand
Touching its knob.

(Asbjörn)
If you make the grade, and I can be swayed
You’ll become my empress
And throughout the land, we’ll walk hand in hand
Just don’t be a temptress.

I’ve finally gotten rid of that old crone
Will this one be the choice to share my throne?

She’s not a ditzy blonde
Distinct from the mob
Reaching my golden wand
Touching its knob.

(The people)
Distinct from the mob

She’s not a ditzy blonde
Reaching his golden wand
Touching its knob.

Distinct from the mob
A ditzy blonde

written for Pickup Purimspiel, “Bro(e)n II ½: The Saga Continues”
Öresunds Limmud, Malmö, Sweden, 9 March 2014

(to the tune of ‘Only Teardrops’, Eurovision Danmark 2013)

The queen is gone tonight
The king’s on edge tonight
No serenades to soothe him

Year after year, why are his matches so scarred?
Please tell us why, why does he make it so hard?
Look at us now, we’ve got to find a him a new dame
It’s such a pain

(Chorus)
How many times can we hear this news?
How many times does he have to choose a queen (oy)
Only tsurris
How many times we’ve been in this plight?
How many times till he gets it right? Eighteen? Oy!
Only tsurris

So come and face him now
Here on this stage tonight
Just leave your past behind you

Year after year, why are his matches so scarred?
Please tell us why, why does he make it so hard?
Look at us now, we’ve got to find a him a new dame
It’s such a pain

(Chorus)

What’s come until now
We must disavow
Only tsurris
What’s come until now
We must disavow

(Chorus)

Only tsurris
Only tsurris

(Chorus)

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