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Saga They Will All Go Together When They Go (ANH / Tom Lehrer song parody)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction- Before, Saga, and Beyond' started by Lazy K, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Lazy K

    Lazy K Jedi Knight star 2

    Sep 22, 2012
    Title: They Will All Go Together When They Go
    Author: Lazy K
    Timeframe: ANH
    Genre: dark humor, song parody (We Will All Go Together When We Go by Tom Lehrer)
    Summary: A song that never made it to the Imperial Hit Parade due to the Death Star's destruction at the Battle of Yavin.

    The original song by Tom Lehrer:

    [h2]They Will All Go Together When They Go[/h2]
    Though we have the perfect government
    It is sad to think that other men
    Are set on their intent to bring it down

    And you know it's very tragic
    That those fools are so nostalgic
    For the days before the Empire was around

    But don't you worry

    All good people, law abiding,
    Never need go into hiding
    When the Rebels come marauding any more

    For the turbolaser beam
    Will turn those Rebels into steam
    When the Death Star comes knocking at their door

    And they will all go together when they go
    What a comforting fact that is to know
    There'll be no more defiance
    From the Rebel scum alliance
    And their story will just be one of woe

    They will not have the chance to say good-bye
    They'll be gone in a blinking of an eye
    But no widow will be grieving
    All those traitors who are leaving
    For they'll all die together when they die

    They will find that their shields are of no use
    We won't even have to power up the juice
    We will put the pan on simmer
    Then sit back and wait for dinner
    Where we'll feast upon the cooking of their goose

    Over at Alderaan
    A single shot and then they're gone

    And there is no doubt the Empire will prevail
    When we're rid of that nuisance, Viceroy Bail
    Then the Princess and Mon Mothma
    We'll reduce to clouds of plasma
    And the rest of the Rebel cause will fail

    We will show them the error of their ways
    They will learn that sedition never pays
    Then it's time for atonement
    In that split-second moment
    Before dying in an incandescent blaze

    Just a shot - that is all that it will take
    You can die just by being in the wake
    So be sure to put some distance
    Between you and the resistance
    Or the Death Star might get you by mistake

    We will wipe the Rebels out - yes, system by system
    And we'll take out those damned collaborators with them

    And they will all go together when they go
    'Cause they really should have picked a different foe
    We will show those kriffin' terrorists
    Just exactly what their error is
    And they all will go together
    Since they don't know any better
    Yes, they all will go together when they go
  2. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 8, 2005
    Ah, a Tom Lehrer fan! :D

    Brilliant parody match-up too. Your version still manages to fit with the tune (which is very important when it comes to Lehrer). Great work!