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Song Parodies -> "George Killed The Dream"

Original Song Title:

"I Dreamed A Dream"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Les Miserables

Parody Song Title:

"George Killed The Dream"

Parody Written by:

Wendy Christopher

The Lyrics

It is said that one rite of passage for a parodist is to write a Star Wars parody. Here is mine. When it comes to the three Star Wars films that were made after the original trilogy, you're either on one side of the fence or the other; this parody is written from the point of view of the 'old-school' fans.

And I've written it to fit the original musical version of the song, rather than the Susan Boyle version. And who better than Ruthie Henshall to give it the necessary overwrought drama? ;)
There was a tale George Lucas told
Set in space, not on Earth
What a world he showed us
There were the Jedis brave and bold
And the villain was Darth
And the muppet was Yoda
Oh what a tale
Then it all went wrong…

George dreamed the first three films he made
Were not enough to tell the story
He dreamed that more scenes should be played
Then he’d get lots more cash and glory
Darth Vader’s childhood was the plot
Stretched paper-thin over three prequels
It messed the timeline up a lot
Now the originals are sequels

But he went to that Dark Side
Hoped the franchise it would wake up
And unleashed them all with pride
Guess that’s just the way he thinks….

Shoved CGI in every scene
Had bad guys wearing stripy make-up
Darth Vader was a whiny teen
And then he gave us Jar Jar Binks!

Most hated character was he
Jar Jar the whole world wants to harm ya
Why do you talk like Ali G?
Look like a long-eared mutant llama?
George should’ve let those Star Wars be
Instead he’s left the old-schools crying
Those first three films, they reigned supreme
Now George, you’ve killed the Star Wars dream!

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Michael Pacholek - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought it would be about George W. Bush.
Patrick - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember reviewing the second first Star Wars movie for a local newspaper. Totally lacking in the charm and energy of the first first (No. 4 "A New Hope"). The series became more about the special effects and less about the characters. The scene in the film, I forget which one, in which Anakin finds his mother being held as a slave. He takes his righteous revenge, but all the violence is off screen, a concession to political correctness that would not have been made in 1977. It's like comparing the first season of Jericho with the abbreviated six episode wrap up, or with the new NBC show "Revolution". Jericho had the "magic", "Revolution" does not. Same for the first 3, versus the second 3 "Star Wars". I heard somewhere that Lucas originally conceived of the story as a series of 9 films.
Callmelennie - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Get in touch with Susan Boyle's agent, Wendy; you have a smash hit here
AFW - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Well said..good reviewing
Rob Arndt - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
George Lucas is a much better merchandiser than director or writer. Although his vision for SW is great, the nonsense started with the "Revenge of the Jedi" mistake for film #6 and the angry teddy bears fighting Imperial Stormtroopers! And then everything went digital with seamless SPFX which were so good that the first trilogy looks phoney AND more advanced than the latter (in chronological order)! That's why I wrote my OWN SW trilogy based on the original title of "The Journal of the Whills" which was to be told by a Whill survivor in 12 segments, not 6. Lucasfilm had me take it down but I still retain my works which cannot be sold to anyone nor even shared- sucks. My version is Pre-25,000 BBY before the Old Republic when the Whills as a people fought the Sith as a race and the galaxy was goverened through the visions of the Seers.
Wendy Christopher - September 27, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the lovely comments - much appreciated. :)

@Michael - sorry if you were disappointed :) As a Brit, am I 'allowed' to poke fun at George Dubya? I mean, I could...but I wasn't sure if it's that thing like where a person's siblings can rip them up, but they chin the life out of 'outsiders' doing it!

@Rob - That sucks big time, Rob. I hate it when big corporations do stuff like that - Disney being another one. I mean, it's not like they haven't made enough squillions already... why begrudge other, talented people from reinventing their tales and taking them in a new direction?

@Patrick - I was one of the handful of people on the planet who never even saw the original Star Wars films, and my husband (a huge fan) decided to take me to see the Part I film to try and spark some enthusiasm for the original trilogy. So that went well..! :)

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