‘Volcano Man’: Song from Eurovision spoof film inspires covers from real contestants

'Volcano Man': Song from Eurovision spoof film inspires covers from real contestants

A new Netflix movie starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams may fill the Eurovision-sized hole in 2020's entertainment world. Now, a song from the film is getting a few authentic covers — from Eurovision contestants themselves.

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Megafans of Eurovision may still be recovering from a big disappointment this year. The annual international singing contest was canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and replaced with a one-time show with no voting and no winner in May.

But here’s something to tide over enthusiasts: a new Netflix movie called “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” It came out June 26.

The comedy stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as a washed-up Icelandic duo, Fire Saga, who dream of winning the illustrious competition and unexpectedly become Iceland’s entry for the song contest.  

Now, one of Fire Saga’s songs, “Volcano Man,” has found a surprising fanbase: actual Eurovision contestants and winners. They’re recording covers of the song and racking up views on YouTube.

Jamala, the Ukranian singer who won the contest in 2016, recorded an acoustic, slowed-down version of the film’s song. 

Estonia’s 2018 contestant, Elina Nechayeva went for a full operatic effect.

Belarussian-Norwegian violinist Alexander Rybak, who won the contest in 2009, layered some strings over the mix.

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Of course, Iceland had to get in on the action too. 

Icelandic musician Daði Freyr was widely considered a frontrunner in the real Eurovision contest this year for his song “Think About Things,” before the competition was canceled. He shared a funky version of “Volcano Man” recorded in his home studio. 

 

Pub Noise – Iceland lyrics

(Verse#1)

Excuse me let me explode beginning of a new episode, Iceland nice tan
-excuse you-
Where a hundred Million digits melt inside my hands, overnight Fly-bye ride-bye that double “O” chuck Less cover with soil those pretends pass tents running to
-fly-bye-

Your trunk elite bring that spunk too many on turf that’ll work!

(Chorus)/Repeat/[Bridge]

Iceland too many in my hand

[Hook]
Midland

(Verse#2)

Turning curves with that seesaw step up
-turning- -curve-
Flagrant ground better pass it around, it’s potent never been open neighboring county El Centro, everything’s an into, come on behind a close door just ear less
–everything’s an intro-
Say you hear this on many radio frequencies that shot out next dedication while
Leveraging a fetal attack better duss off your back!

–better dust better dust-

(Chorus)/Repeat/[Bridge]
Iceland too many in my hand

[Hook]
Midland

(verse#3)

Way we are, way we be, may we creep upon such within mobilization with an
– way we be- -way we are-
Answer that blows up a question, warp any planet it came from any goon that hustles baring’s it, answer good runs out bad follows, just how much I know
–such-

Pleasant to stay to back room, while front room get lit up with a bright light, keep with that switch never goanna let go, it’s an on off thing!
-Dust off-

(Chorus)/Repeat/ [Bridge]

Iceland too many in my hand

[Hook]
Midland

[Verse 1]
Better let go my ties every homie I associate with, it’s a not each letter capital,
–it’s a not- –I’m not-

Don’t yank on my lettermen’s jacket sports at its best, never was at that stadium never was at that arena, no I don’t hang on fifty-sixth street Fleetwood Mac has accuracy, want you spin, so every and everybody can have more, intention lead your suggestion

–lead your suggestion-

[Chorus]
Iceland too many in my hand

[Hook]
Midland

Richard Dawson – Masseuse (Peasant Album)

[Verse 1]
Fortune wags its tongue
Along the walkways of the bathhouse
They say the monk returned from Iceland
Unearthly boon in stow
He who possesses the Pin of Quib
Is granted eternal beauty

I am tired of men
Of kneading the knots from their bulbous backs and necks
And rinsing their filmy water
From this mew of tiles
When I heard tell of the Pin of Quib
Straight away I knew I had to hold it at all costs

[Verse 2]
A storm like a drum
Encompasses the priory
As I go on mouse-toes
Into the blind man’s chamber

And leaning over his bed
I push the blade between his ribs
But then in a flash he’s got my wrists
And he’s pinned me to the floor

[Verse 3]
I wake up gagged and bound
To a windless ochre forest
The monk’s wan face inches from my own
His breathe smells like pears

He asked me then
"would you like to see the Pin?"
Retching on his filth
I nod "more than anything"

[Verse 4]
From inside his coat
He fishes a broache
A plain pea of stone
No bigger than a thumbnail

And I can hardly believe
How very ordinary it seems
Then it dawns on me
It was all mere folly

[Verse 5]
"Yes, now you see
The Pin’s a pebble only
That which you so thirstily
Coveted over my dead body

Now it is yours to keep
You are it’s custodian
But first I must have your eyes
Then the circle will be whole"

[Outro]
I once
Could see
But now
I am blind

And all sense
Of the world is

Lost
Lost
Lost

I once
Could see
But now
I am blind

And all sense
Of the world is

Lost
Lost
Lost

Future – Keep Quiet Lyrics

[Intro]
From the club to the telly, on the floor
On the table, you better not
Wake the neighbors, you better not
Wake them neighbors, girl

[Hook]
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
Don’t tell nobody
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
‘Cause you gon’ start a riot
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
Don’t tell nobody
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
‘Cause you gon’ start a riot

[Verse 1]
Fell in love, she done got attached
Gotta tell her, we a perfect match
Go to Paris, to the dance floor
See the wheel on the right side
I was drivin’ on the wrong side
Saw you drivin’ on the wrong side
Out the country for a couple months
I gotta keep the goals online
Hotel lobby like a club, got me drinkin’ all wrong wine
Steaks and shrimps on your plate, baby
We can chat it up, but I ain’t wine and dine
Rude girl, you the right sign
You the right kind, it’s the right time
We can kick it off and go to Iceland
You see they bitin’ like Tyson
VVS’ wasn’t given to me
Ain’t no stresses I’ma give ’em to ya
No confessions, you can book the suite
I might even let you book the villa
Call me up and let me get right
Chain swangin’, this a pair of ice
Maintain, go to paradise
I’ma send for you, book the last flight

[Hook]
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
Don’t tell nobody
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
‘Cause you gon’ start a riot
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
Don’t tell nobody
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
‘Cause you gon’ start a riot

[Verse 2]
Rollin’ swag is complementary
Audemars is confidential
Credit card, expensive dinners
Gotchu cruisin’, double limit
Like you sign the Maybach there
If you ’round the clause might be here
In bed, I don’t know bless
Better not cut the first head off
Better look the other way, I know you fuckin’ him
You gotta let me have my way, that’s why I trusted you
Presidential suite, baby
You gon’ be there for me, yeah yeah
Your girlfriends always hate me
You richer than them, that’s real facts
I keep it fly, that’s real facts
I get you high and a lil’ upset
These niggas, they smilin’, talkin’
I bet they never caught a real chick
Stay in the mall, flossin’
You ain’t never been late on a bill yet
When I come in with all these benefits
If you fucked a nigga who famous, you better

[Hook]
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
Don’t tell nobody
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
‘Cause you gon’ start a riot
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
Don’t tell nobody
Keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet
‘Cause you gon’ start a riot

[Outro]
From the club to the telly, on the floor
On the table, you better not
Wake the neighbors, you better not
Wake them neighbors, girl
Keep quiet ’cause you gon’ start a riot
Keep quiet ’cause you gon’ start a riot

Future – Used To This

[Intro]
(Zaytoven)

[Hook: Future]
Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano
New persona, we’re moving on from Ferragamo (I’m moving on)
Get the llama, I party with the real Madonna (yeah)
Beat the odds, do numbers and remain humble (Future)
Drop-top Porsches, I’m so used to this
Smoking out the pound, I’m so used to this
I know where I’m from and I got used to this
Mansion in the hills, I got used to this

[Verse 1: Future]
Stack of booty bitches, I got used to this
There’s Iceland in my wrist, I done got used to this
Tropicana bitches, I got all kinda flavors
Selling dope all my life, I can’t do minimum wage (nah)
Dirty-dirty money, I got used to this (gang)
I give you my whole heart till there ain’t nothing to give (Future)
You know how far we came if you know where we been
(Freebandz)
How many niggas you know can just hop in the Benz?
Be honest to yourself, don’t you ever pretend (tell ’em)
Don’t ever play yourself, know when it all begins (you know)
I had to put my back against the wall (and what?)
Tell me that I don’t deserve to ball

[Hook: Future]
Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano
New persona, we’re moving on from Ferragamo (I’m moving on)
Get the llama, I party with the real Madonna (yeah)
Beat the odds, do numbers and remain humble (Future)
Drop-top Porsches, I’m so used to this
Smoking out the pound, I’m so used to this
I know where I’m from and I got used to this
Mansion in the hills, I got used to this

[Verse 2: Drake]
Lambo come alive man, I’m used to this
No one looks surprised cause we used to this
I’ma make sure that we get used to this
Treat my brother’s kids like they one of my kids
Never looking back on it, we did what we did
Could never find the time for the people I miss
Thought they had my back against the wall
Tell me that I don’t deserve to ball
Well then tell me who deserve it
Eyes getting low but I’m still observing
I see you lurking
Never see me out in person
I’m always working
Money on your head if you make a nigga nervous
Never made a move out here unless I was certain
Tatted on me, but this shit is deeper than the surface
I’m with everyone that I was here with in the first place
Making sure that they all good before they close the curtain

[Hook: Future]
Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano
New persona, we’re moving on from Ferragamo (I’m moving on)
Get the llama, I party with the real Madonna (yeah)
Beat the odds, do numbers and remain humble (Future)
Drop-top Porsches, I’m so used to this
Smoking out the pound, I’m so used to this
I know where I’m from and I got used to this
Mansion in the hills, I got used to this

[Outro]
Ohh-oh, ohh-ohhh

FUTURE – Used To This lyrics

Zaytoven…

Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano
New persona, we’re moving on from Ferragamo (I’m moving on)
Get the llama, I party with the real Madonna (yeah)
Beat the odds, do numbers and remain humble (Future)

Drop top Porsches, I’m so used to this!
Smoking out the pound, I’m so used to this!
I know where I’m from and I got used to this!
Mansion in the hills, I got used to this!

Shake your booty bitches, I got used to this
There’s Iceland in my wrist, I done got used to this
Tropicana bitches, I got all kinda flavors
Selling dope all my life, I can’t do minimum wage (nah)
Dirty-dirty muddy, I got used to this (gang)
I give you my heart till there ain’t nothing to give (Future)
You know I fuck with Game if you know where we been (Freebandz)
How many niggas you know can just hop in the Benz?
Be honest to yourself, don’t you ever pretend (tell ’em)
Don’t ever play yourself, know when it all begins (you know)
I had to put my back against the wall (and what?)
Tell me that I don’t deserve to ball

Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano
New persona, we’re moving off of Ferragamo
Get the llama, I party with the real Madonna
Beat the odds, do numbers and remain humble
Drop top Porsches, I’m so used to this
Smoking out the pound, I’m so used to this (uh)
I know where I’m from and I got used to this (Lil Mexico)
Mansion in the hills, I got used to this

Lambo come alive man, I’m used to this
No one looks surprised cause we used to this
I’ma make sure that we get used to this
Treat my brother’s kids like they one of my kids
Never looking back on it, we did what we did
Could never find the time for the people I miss
Thought they had my back against the wall
Tell me that I don’t deserve to ball
Well then tell me who deserve it
Eyes getting low but I’m still observing
I see you lurking
Never see me out in person
I’m always working
Money on your head if you make a nigga nervous
Never made a move out here unless I was certain
Tatted on me, but this shit is deeper than the surface
I’m with everyone that I was here with in the first place
Making sure that they all good before they close the curtain

Mexicano, working like I’m Mexicano (skrt)
New persona, we’re moving off of Ferragamo
Get the llama, I party with the real Madonna
Beat the odds, do numbers and remain humble (Future)
Drop top Porsches, I’m so used to this
Smoking out the pound, I’m so used to this (smoke)
I know where I’m from and I got used to this (ay)
Mansion in the hills, I got used to this (Future)

Ohh-oh, ohh-ohhh…