Weird Al's "The Saga Begins"

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  1. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    One of my coworkers had never heard "The Saga Begins." Had to play it for her. Laughing histerically now!

    SING WITH ME!!

    A looong loong time ago
    In a galaxy far away
    Naboo was under an attack...
  2. Sarge Chosen One

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    Never heard of it. :rolleyes:
  3. NotSoScruffyLooking Jedi Grand Master

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    Love me some "Weird Al". His original compositions are actually better than his satire's though. Especially One More Minute.
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  4. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    :eek: Never heard of it??? And you call yourself a fan, Sarge!
  5. Sarge Chosen One

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  6. Anakin's Daddy Force Ghost

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    I LOVE this song. I play it on the guitar for the kids in my family. I actually considered writing some more songs based on the other films. :p
  7. NotSoScruffyLooking Jedi Grand Master

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    Speaking of Weird Al, he has a new album out Tuesday.
  8. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I remember watching this on the Blu Ray set [face_laugh]
  9. Darth Eddie Force Ghost

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    ...And I thought me and Qui-Gon Jinn
    could talk the federation in-
    to maybe cutting them a little slack...
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  10. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Weird Al's longevity is astounding. Yeah, he's a very talented guy, but there are a lot of very talented guys who haven't managed to sustain pop culture relevance the way he has. His secret is being able to tap into the Zeitgeist of the moment and marry it to a hot song. Witness "White & Nerdy". "Ridin' Dirty" was a huge hit at the time, and the lyrics of "White & Nerdy" really tapped into the rise of geek culture, which was just hitting its stride.

    "The Saga Begins" is another great example of this. And using "American Pie"? Inspired to say the least. The fact that it's a classic helps give it a more timeless feel than if he'd chosen a more (then) contemporary song.
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  11. Colossus of Rhodes Jedi Master

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    there was also "Yoda" LOL, I hope he'll come up with something for EVII as well.
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  12. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    But their response it didn't thrill us
    They locked the door and tried to kill us
    We escaped from that gas
    Met Jar-Jar and Boss Nass...

    Is it sad that I can do this all from memory? :D
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  13. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    We took a bongo from the scene
    And went to Theed to see the Queen
    We all wound up on Tatooine
    That's where we found this boy.....

    I love this song!
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  14. Darth Eddie Force Ghost

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    [I can still do Albuquerque from memory...]

    ...Oh my, my, this here anakin guy,
    mayber vader someday later
    now he's just a small fry,
    he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye -

    and I swear if this keeps ups any longer I'm gonna be forced to bust out the guitar.
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  15. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    Singin' soon I'm gonna be a Jedi, soon I'm gonna be a Jedi
    Did you know this junkyard slave
    (Queues Eddie on the guitar)
    isn't even old enough to shave
    But he can use the Force, they say...
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  16. Darth Eddie Force Ghost

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    I've, uhhh, had one too many to be called on any bluffs this evening. but mark my words the guitar will be busted out.
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  17. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    Oh do you see him hitting on the queen
    Though he's just 9 and she's 14
    Yeah he's probably gonna marry her someday....
  18. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    I love that line. "Though he's just 9 and she's 14" lol
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  19. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    Well, I knowhe built C-3PO, and we've heard how fast his pod can go...
    And we were broke, it's true
    So we made a wager or two-ooooo!
  20. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    He was a prepubescent flying ace
    And the minute Jabba started off that race
    Well I knew who would win first place
    Oh yeah, it was that boy.
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  21. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    I thought it was "Oh, yeah, it was our boy."
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  22. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    Possibly. I'm quoting from memory. :D

    Please continue.
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  23. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    We started singin'
    My my, this here Anakin guy
    May be Vader some day later now he's just a small fry
    'nd he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye singin'
    Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi! Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi
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  24. Jarren_Lee-Saber Force Ghost

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    Now we finally got to Coruscant
    The Jedi Council we knew would want
    To see how good the boy could be
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  25. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    So we took him there and we told the tale
    How his Midichlorians were off the scale
    and he might fulfill that prophecy...y
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