The Imperial March from Star Wars needs lyrics

You know the Imperial March (Darth Vader’s theme) from The Empire Strikes Back? That classic bad-boy march by John Williams?

Well, I think it needs lyrics.

So, I gave it some:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKJId_U35UE

It could start:

“We stole this from the Nazis, the Nazis /
Leni Riefenstahl was first…”

Okay, maybe that applies more to the last scene. But you get the idea.

Hell, you could make the case that Williams stole the general feel of his Imperial March from “Mars, the Bringer of War” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets.

After I recorded that little music video, I discovered that I was far from the first person to put lyrics to The Imperial March. Here’s another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifblf6QA2x0&feature=player_detailpage#t=9

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You know the Imperial March (Darth Vader’s theme) from The Empire Strikes Back? That classic bad-boy march by John Williams?

Well, I think it needs lyrics.

So, I gave it some:

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It actually worked for me as soon as I imagined the bots from Mystery Science 3000 singing it. :slight_smile:

It’s 'cause of the bobblehead Vader and Stormtroopers in the background picture, isn’t it? Admit it.

Honestly, everybody steals from that one. The important thing is that everybody steals in completely different ways.

*Kill Those Guys!
And those too!
And those too!

Try real hard just to hit something for once
and not get killed right away
standing in the open*

Star Wars. Nothing but Staaaaaaar Wars!

Totally!!

Another thing one of my high school buddies discovered works well to the tune of the Imperial March – at least the 2nd stanza:

“SPOON full-a SUGAR helps the medicine … go down,
Helps the medicine … go down,
In the most delightful waaaaaaay!”

(Now tell me Mary Poppins wouldn’t make a great Darth Vader!)

I’m John Williams a-and I stole this song
From Fred Chopin’s own Funeral March…

is this one really that hard? I mean, it practically writes its self -

Doom doom doom, doom da-doom.

Doom doom doom doom da-doom doom da-doom -

Doom ya doom ya dadiityda doom doom, doom dadittyda doom doom, doom da doom doom da-doom.

Speaking of Doom … I swear there’s a whole generation of Kids These Days [TM] who think Dr. Doom’s appearance is a rip-off of Darth Vader.

Hail to you, Palpatine—Palpatine!
We think you’re peachy-keen—peachy-keen!
When you blast all your enemies away,
We all want to shout “Hooray!”
’Cause you’ve just made our day!
We know you like to have a bit of fun—
Please don’t detonate our sun—
Hail to you, Palpatine!

Ewwwwww, the Sun Crusher!

Whatever happened to the super-duper indestructible armor that thing was made out of? Surely a fleet of Star Destroyers plated in the same stuff would be unstoppable.

One filker did it this way (pre-prequels):

“Darth Vader’s mother wears army boots,
Sometimes wears them with blue sequin suits.
Darth Vader couldn’t stand his mother wearing army boots,
That’s why he ran away from home!”

We are the mods of the Dope Message Boards.
We wear our jackboots to stomp on the hoards.
Mess with us and we’ll start with mod notes
and escalate to warnings until you are banned!
Banned! Banned! Banned!

It’s in the Museum of Super Indestructible Stuff That There’s Only One Of sitting right between Captain America’s shield and Wonder Woman’s bracelet.

HAH! Wonder Woman has TWO bracelets! The museum will have to change its name to The Museum of Super Indestructible Stuff That There’s Only One Or Two Of.