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Song Parodies -> "The Corporeal Darth (Vader's Lament)"

Original Song Title:

"The Imperial March (Darth Vader's theme)"

Original Performer:

John Williams

Parody Song Title:

"The Corporeal Darth (Vader's Lament)"

Parody Written by:

Brad Snyder (akaBradakin Snydetalker)

The Lyrics

1) I altered the structure a little. John Williams put the “bridge” in after the first “verse”, followed by more "verses". In my version, there’s two verses, then the bridge, then finally the third verse and closing line. I wrote as if the original had been a traditional “hit” song, with lyrics rather than just music.
(artist: Drawn Billions)

My name's Darth, I'm a Vader in space.
Wardrobe’s black, and I cover my face.
My voice is deep. I wear leather in the heat,
And to every nerd and geek, I am one of the greats.
Troops storm the doors. Through their smoke I use the Force
To hoist rebels off the floors. It's a nice change of pace.

Part machine, but I’m partly a man -
Both my knees, couple toes and a hand.
Breathing's controlled. I can choke you by remote,
Air-lift you up by the throat, "Tell me, where are those plans?!"
Chasing those droids leaves me quite a bit annoyed.
Might be better to avoid me, ‘cause I’m pretty mad!

My Death Star's the latest tech-no-lo-gi-cal wonder.
Can blow up a planet, and tear it all asunder.
It can't be destroyed by some kid and has-been Jedi.
Say what now!? A vent shaft!!? That architect’s a dead guy!!

I’m a Sith, as it had been “foreseen”.
Destiny made me bad on the screen.
Saved my son, Luke, from the emperor. I threw
Him into a giant tube. He was just being mean.
I turned to good. Then Luke lifted up my hood.
It all ended like it should: Evil villain redeemed!

Now I’m a ghost, and I’m wearing shiny robes.
I’m adjusting, I suppose, but I miss Palpatine!
2) Speaking of the “bridge” (the Death Star section), for this part in the original, Mr. Williams had written a completely different melody from the main theme there, and the second time through that section adds the main theme on top of it (genius, right?). I thought it’d be cool to include the "bridge" in this parody, as part of the "original hit" song. Now if I could actually SING that part, it might actually BE cool (it's a tough melody to follow). If anyone of you can sing that melody (and I know you’ll try), you’re a better vocalist than I am. But it afforded a good opportunity to parody the entire theme as if it had originally had lyrics, and were an actual hit song. May the Farce be with you! -bas

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CML - January 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Three FIVES!!! .. Nothing but THREE fives!! ....... The old Bill Murray lounge singer gambit, eh; where you add nonsense lyrics to a well known musical theme? I think I'm the only other guy to ever do that; at least in this decade. I did three separate parodies of that type in the post "Theme Song: 2001 A Space Odyssey"

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