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Only the Dumb Die Young

on December 28, 2009

Only the Dumb Die Young
Based on Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young”

– – Sung by Movie!Legolas…

In the beginning, we were first to be made
Old Elves never die – they don’t even fade
If we’re not murdered, we go West to find shade
Immortality can be fun
The Dwarves came right after, and they last awhile
They’re not immortal, but like us they have guile
But no one could say that they have our style
The Dwarves are just too low-slung
Now, only the dumb die young.

You might have heard we’re full of a dangerous pow’r
A bit too pretty, a bit too proud
We might be singing a bit too loud
Under the Moon or Sun
Since the beginning, among the trees
We’ve lived our long lives doing just as we pleased
Behind a leafy curtain moving in the breeze
Never hearing another’s tongue
And only the dumb died young

I got a nice new bow and a quiver from Galadriel, now
Something I’d rather hold
Than a Ring of gold
‘Course direction or the sense of it wasn’t a part of the deal, now –
But you can count on me
When you’re need things said obviously

(Whoa-oh-oh)

They say there’s a Haven for those who go west
Some say it’s better, and some say it’s best
I’d rather ride with the mortals than sail with the rest
Mortals are much more fun
And only the dumb die young

The Man from Gondor thinks all that I can offer is that archery, now
He never cared for me
Did you see the way he glared at me?

In the beginning, we were first to be made
Old Elves never die – they don’t even fade
If we’re not murdered, we go West to find shade
Immortality can be fun
It’s mostly the dumb die young.

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