An Early Hanukkah Gift: From “Royals” To “Oils”

She's not yet lost all her gelt.

She’s not yet lost all her gelt.

Like to get festive just a little bit early? I offer you this. Hanukkah may still be a little ways away (two weeks from today), but I thought I would throw my hat into the ring and offer up some lyrics that you can sing along to for the big day. After all, it’s a time to be joyous and celebrate and maybe discover a parody or two online in the meantime. So, here I am celebrating at the expense of 17-year-old Lorde‘s massive #1 single that’s still topping the charts and might be purchased with some lucky gift cards during this season. I hope you enjoy my little tune (and don’t eat too many potato latkes – your stomach will pay for it the next day.)

Have a great Hanukkah,
Adam

(P.S. If you’re liking it, let me know below or on social media, and I’ll be sure keep the fun continuing on the blog during this holiday season.)

“OILS”
A parody of Lorde’s “Royals”
From the (fictitious) album Pure Hanukkah

[Verse 1]
I’ve never spun a dreidel painted fresh
I cut my lip on chocolate gelt from the wrapper
But they’re so proud of how I blessed
At the menorah, then we play after

[Bridge]
And every game’s like
Roll shin, don’t win, put another coin back
Next play, roll hey, now I’m picking up half
I don’t share, we’re drinking Manischewitz ‘til it’s clean
And then the game goes
Nun’s up, no luck, get it on the next shot
What skill, gimel, now you’ve won the whole pot
I don’t share
Now, here’s the story of our answered prayers

[Chorus]
We don’t have enough oils (oi-ls)
To run the length of Hanukkah
Yeah, that supply will never stay
We need the stuff that runs eight days
Reading ‘bout how the Jews were (Jews were)
You can call them Maccabees
Miracles come true (come true, come true, come true)
Let me live that history

[Verse 2]
We stuff our mouths with sufganiyot
Say “Chag Sameach” in the car to our Grandma’s
And in the window, candles glow
Unwrapping gifts, no time for Santa

[Bridge]
And back to dreidel like
Roll shin, don’t win, put another coin back
Next play, roll hey, now I’m picking up half
I don’t share, we’re drinking Manischewitz ‘til it’s clean
And then the game goes
Nun’s up, no luck, get it on the next shot
What skill, gimel, now you’ve won the whole pot
I don’t share
Now, here’s the story of our answered prayers

[Chorus]
We don’t have enough oils (oi-ls)
To run the length of Hanukkah
Yeah, that supply will never stay
We need the stuff that runs eight days
Reading ‘bout how the Jews were (Jews were)
You can call them Maccabees
Miracles come true (come true, come true, come true)
Let me live that history

[Middle 8]
Oh, oh, oh-oh
My latkes are the dish supreme
So pass around the sour cream
Oh, oh, oh-oh
And applesauce, the perfect pair
The Festival of Lights is in the air

[Chorus]
We don’t have enough oils (oi-ls)
To run the length of Hanukkah
Yeah, that supply will never stay
We need the stuff that runs eight days
Reading ‘bout how the Jews were (Jews were)
You can call them Maccabees
Miracles come true (come true, come true, come true)
Let me live that history

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