Friday, 22 June 2018

Nic's Sticky Notes (feat Mike Orvis): A Wild Writhe

Nic here!

Yesterday we arrived back from Disneyland to find the magic had followed us home. Not only had some elves left an amazing wizard hoodie for me under the bushes, but a great and rousing battle anthem had been composed by the Mighty Mike Orvis in honour of my latest circuit around the Sun.

So, let's wind back a bit.

Those of you who read my Facebook posts may remember that a while ago I enquired as to who else amongst my friends fills the bath with too many bubbles then writhes about pretending to be the World Serpent Jörmungandr in the foamy seas of Ragnarok.

Not many, as it turned out - but Rainbow Wrangler Yel Zamor gets into the skin of an ice dragon of the glacial northern seas and writer Richmond Clements likes to emerge from the shower in the style of the Terminator.

Suddenly, into my head pops Iggy Pop's Passenger but as "I'm a Jörmungandr and I writhe and I writhe..."

Encouraged by the positive reaction to my nonsense I then substituted the rest of the lyrics in while on the bus to work the next morning.

And now, magnificently, Mike has recorded it.

Jörmungandr: Words by Nic Wilkinson and music by Mike Orvis (with thanks to Iggy Pop)

Here are the lyrics if you want to wave your tail in the air like you just don't care and roar along.

I'm Jörmungandr
And I writhe and I writhe
I writhe round Midgard on all sides
I see the wolf come out of the sky
His fangs are bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight

I'm a Midgardsormr
Not as light as a cat
I give Thor's ox head bait a good bite
I see Hymir pale with fright
I hear the Gyallarhorn's hollow cry
Over the bifrost's rip in the sky
And everything looks good tonight
Roarin', ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
rara

Get into the war
We'll be the Jörmungandr
We'll writhe round Yggdrasil tonight
Lick the torn gods' ripped insides
We'll see the light fade from their eyes
We'll see the fires that burn so bright
The fight was made for us tonight

Oh the Jörmungandr
How how he writhes
Oh the Jörmungandr
He writhes and he writhes
He looks through the shadow
What does he see?
He sees Fenrir devour the sky
He sees the brightest fall into night
He sees the Aesirs' ripped insides
He sees his dripping teeth like knives
And everything was razed for you and me
All of it was razed for you and me
'Cause it just belongs to you and me
So let's take a writhe and see what's mine
Roarin', ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
rara

Oh, the Jörmungandr
He writhes and he writhes
He sees the gods' twilight
He looks through his gleaming eye
He sees his poison slowly drip
He sees Thor take nine steps and die
He sees Asgard empty at night
He sees the gods cast out tonight
And all of it is yours and mine
And all of it is yours and mine
Oh, let's writhe and writhe and writhe and writhe
Roarin', ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
rara
Roarin', ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
ra, ra, ra, ra, rararara
rara

Laters, babysnakes!

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