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Here’s a parody of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ about NHL lockout: ‘Lockout Man’ (vid)

With seemingly no end in sight to the NHL lockout, hockey fans in general are becoming increasingly anxious and more than a little frustrated.

But because of the lockout, NHL fans also have a ton of time on their hands, not to mention an amazing spark of collective creativity, as evidenced by the multitude of clever videos, parody songsanimations, what have you, being uploaded to the interwebs with alarming frequency.

What follows is another entry into the pantheon of entertaining — and often embittered — lockout videos. A nice little gem of a parody song of the Elton John classic, “Rocket Man,” which tells the sad tale of the locked-out NHL player, conveniently entitled, “Lockout Man.”

With vocals and lyrics by Harrison Mooney, Bryan Binnema on piano, guitar, backing vocals an drum programming by Daniel Wagner, with Puck Daddy’s own Greg Wyshynski handling the video editing, here’s “Lockout Man.” Enjoy.

Fantastic. Bravo to everyone involved. Bravo.

Here’s the lyrics:

I packed my bags last night pre-flight
Zero hour nine a.m.
And I’m gonna be playing KHL by then
I miss the NHL, I miss my life
I had to buy my own insurance
It’s such an endless fight

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till Bettman comes around again to find
We’re not the union from 04-05
Oh no no no I’m a lockout man
Lockout man playing out the year here alone
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Cause HRR should not be redefined
And 57 is a share we like
Oh no no no I’m a lockout man
Lockout man playing out the year out here in Minsk

Now ain’t the kind of time to lose the year
In fact it’s dumb as hell
There’ll be no one left to watch us if you did
And all these lockouts I don’t understand
Each seven years, like fallow land
A lockout man, a lockout man

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till I touch down on regulation ice
5 million tax exempt I won’t survive
Oh no no no I’m a lockout man
Lockout man burning down the wing on Dynamo
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
Till someone brings an end to labour strife
I might just stay in Russia my whole life
Oh no no no I’m a lockout man
Lockout man taking someone’s job out here in alone

[H/T Puck Daddy]

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