This Hour Has 22 Minutes spoofs Lorde with 'Tories' by Borde -

This Hour Has 22 Minutes spoofs Lorde with ‘Tories’ by Borde

CBC comedians take on the Senate scandal


With the Senate scandal dominating news headlines, the cast at This Hour Has 22 Minutes has plenty of fodder, but they may have outdone themselves with a parody of Lorde’s hit song “Royals.”

Meet Borde, a disgruntled Canadian and the woman behind “Tories,” a song about how she wants all the perks Conservative senators and MPs are afforded.

Is a cushy pension, gourmet orange juice and the occasional ride in a Sea King helicopter too much to ask? Probably. Just ask King Steve. “He rules until 2015,” as the song says.

The This Hour Has 22 Minutes spoof is actually pretty close to the Lorde’s “Royals” video. Here it is, to compare.


This Hour Has 22 Minutes spoofs Lorde with ‘Tories’ by Borde

    art vs politics!

  2. This Hour Has 22 Minutes – Borde’s new single “Tories” (parody of Lorde’s song, “Royals”)

    —-> watch 22 Minutes, Tuesday, Oct 29, 8:30 on CBC

    Lyrics: “We’ll never be Tories,
    we don’t have that kind of luck.
    The Action Plan don’t work for us,
    we don’t even know what it does.
    Have you met their ruler?
    You can call him King Steve. And he rules
    until 2015.”



  3. LOVE it!!!

  4. SO brilliant. Lorde would be impressed. I am a Kiwi and think this is GREAT!

  5. That was utterly fantastic

  6. Hahahahaha! Brilliant! CBC needs to do more of these!

  7. amazing…well done.

  8. love it!!!

  9. Yeah CBC is not a liberal propaganda machine at all…. a station that would literally not last 3 months if it wasn’t for government handouts….

  10. Nice song, but not all Tory senators have 3 houses, and all senators (liberal, tory, or independent) make about the same amount of money anyway. Not to mention they have per diems for food per day. It just shows how 3 bad apples can ruin the whole batch.

  11. Lorde is the name on everyone’s lips and Royals is the record in everyone’s iPods.