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Eurovision 2014 Iceland: Pollapönk – No Prejudice

Pollapönk—Iceland’s only kid-appropriate punk band—has released its official video for “No Prejudice”. Yes, you read that right. The group has done away with “Enga fordóma”, the Icelandic version of their song, and will throw it down in English in Copenhagen.

It’s safe to say that the boys weren’t fighting depression whilst shooting the video. “We just wanted to have fun and make a good video without dramatizing it too much,” the band’s drummer Arnar Gíslason has said. “You certainly will not be seeing horses running in slow motion or anything like that.”

The positive messages about tolerance and acceptance are still there, and they’re wrapped up in colorful visuals. Singer-songwriter John Grant, who is good friends with the guys, helped prepare the English text, and nothing is lost in translation. ”I may stutter when I speak/ (but) you don’t need to call me freak/ it’s not trigonometry/ inside we’re the same.”

So how about we cast away our prejudice and just enjoy ourselves for a few minutes?  I know the all of the guys will.

“No Prejudice” lyrics — Pollapönk

Lala lalalala lala lalalala lala lalalala lala la

Life is way too short for short-sightedness and tell me who has got the time for narrow-mindedness Listen to what I say cause every-buh buh buh buh buh buh body looks the same on the inside And it puh puh puh puh puh puh puh puh pays: to wear a smile

Let’s do away with prejudice don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss we got to get together on this cross this problem off our list I may stutter when I speak (but) you don’t need to call me freak it’s not trigonometry inside we’re the same

HEY

Even if you’re taller Or someone who is smaller Or perhaps you’re thinner Or one who loves his dinner Listen to what I say cause every-buh buh buh buh buh buh body looks the same on the inside And it puh puh puh puh puh puh puh puh pays: to wear a smile

Let’s do away with prejudice don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss we got to get together on this cross this problem off our list I may stutter when I speak (but) you don’t need to call me freak it’s not trigonometry inside we’re the same buh buh buh buh buh buh…

HEY

Let’s do away with prejudice don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss we got to get together on this cross this problem off our list I may stutter when I speak (but) you don’t need to call me freak it’s not trigonometry inside we’re the same

Lala lalalala lala lalalala lala lalalala Lala lalalala lala lalalala lala lalalala Lala lalalala lala la

Let’s do away with prejudice don’t discriminate, tolerance is bliss we got to get together on this cross this problem off our list I may stutter when I speak (but) you don’t need to call me freak it’s not trigonometry inside we’re the same

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