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Song Parodies -> "Y.O.D.A"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

The Village People

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Steven Cavanagh

The Lyrics

Doing the rounds of the net since 1993, this song seamlessly packs in almost all of Yoda's lines from the Empire Strikes Back. Disco Fever, you will have.
YOUNG MAN, I saw your ship come down. I said
YOUNG MAN, now it's muddy and brown. I said
YOUNG MAN, put your weapon away, 'cause I
*MEAN* *YOU* *NO* *HARM* *I* *SAY*
YOUNG MAN, There's no need to feel fear. I am
WONDERIN', tell me why are you here? How you
GROWIN', from this food on the plate, I say

You must be here to see Y.O.D.A
You must be here to see Y.O.D.A.
He's 900 years old!
He's so strong in the Force!
Do your Jedi Diploma course!

You must be here to see Y.O.D.A
You must be here to see Y.O.D.A
Come and get yourself clean!
Come and have a good meal!
Pretty soon now, the Force you'll feel!

YOUNG MAN, you fell out of the sky, into
SOMETHIN' brown that smells like a sty, and this
TIN CAN started swimming and then, he got
YOUNG MAN, Welcome to Dagobah. He is
COMIN', master Yoda not far. I'll be
HAVIN' this bright thing that ain't hot. It is

You must be here to see Y.O.D.A
You must be here to see Y.O.D.A.
He's 900 years old!
He's so strong in the Force!
Do your Jedi Diploma course!

You must be here to see Y.O.D.A
You must be here to see Y.O.D.A
Don't just stand in the rain!
You're all covered with mud!
come and sample my homemade crud!

OLD BEN, Are you listenin' to me? I can't
TRAIN HIM, he's so reckless you see! Like his
OLD MAN, he's so angry but brave! Betcha
YOUNG MAN, If you start will you end, or be
GOING, off to save all your friends? To be
TRAINING, needs commitment and work, if you

You gotta stay here with Y.O.D.A
You gotta stay here with Y.O.D.A
You should stay here and train!
You don't have to save Han!
If you do it, you'll lose your hand!

You gotta stay here with Y.O.D.A..
(repeat and fade).
(c) 1993 by Steven Cavanagh.Official site:Songbook of the Whills

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 84

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 4   19
 5   53

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Greesha - May 04, 2003 - Report this comment
very funny! i love it!
I wish I was Bob Geldof - May 21, 2003 - Report this comment
My Brother and I are huge Star Wars fans, so we nearly S#!t our pants when we read this parady. I liked it. It was very very funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ally - June 06, 2003 - Report this comment
this is crap why cant we hear it
Johnny D - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Stuart McArthur - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I got directed here from reading Johnny's comment - absolutely brilliant - 5s but you hardly need them
Know 1 can hear you dream - October 16, 2004 - Report this comment
May the 5s, not the 4s, be with you!
Michael Pacholek - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
In the spirit of this great parody, I offer the following demonstration. Imagine if some of history's great men spoke like Yoda. Julius Caesar: "Came, saw, conquered, did I." William Shakespeare: "To be, or to be not, the question that is." Thomas Jefferson: "Created equal, all men are. Self-evident, this truth is." Abraham Lincoln: "Of the people? Hmpf! By the people? Hmpf! For the people! Hmpf! Perish from the Earth, such government shall not." Franklin Roosevelt: "Fear is the path to the Dark Side. The only thing to fear, it is." Winston Churchill: "Nothing but blood, toil, tears and sweat, have I to offer." John F. Kennedy: "What for you, your country can, ask you not. What for your country, you can do, ask." Ronald Reagan: "Tear down this wall, will you, young Gorbachev!" Yogi Berra (the Yoda of Baseball): "Over it is not, until over it is." Actually, one of the few historical figures who spoke this way was Jesus: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven."
CPegasus - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
You are a frakking genius. I take back what I said; THIS is the funniest thing I've read in a long time XD You win. you may have your choice of an interweb, a pony, or my heart and soul
Candice Kraus - June 27, 2021 - Report this comment
I have a very clear memory of receiving this in an email when I was in college in the 90s. My friend Pat and I were hanging out, talking Star Wars, and I pulled this up. We were singing it together and absolutely lost it at “I bet he screws up at the cave.” Great memories.
CML - June 27, 2021 - Report this comment
I've been snooping around this website for almost ten years ... and somehow I missed this guy. You were good, Steve

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