A New Hope

Album: Dude Ranch (1997)
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Songfacts®:

  • Before The Phantom Menace hit theaters in 1999, blink-182 did their part to revive the franchise with this song based on the original 1977 movie Star Wars, which was re-titled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope when George Lucas added three prequels to the series.

    A band composition, "A New Hope" is a love song, with the dream girl being Princess Leia. While we'd like to think the lyrics are based on the common Princess Leia fantasy, they sound like they could be coming from Luke Skywalker, who dreams of her while wandering the moons of Endor and the deserts of Tatooine. It wasn't until Return of the Jedi that Luke finds out that Leia is actually his sister, and he does a bit of crushing on her to that point.
  • The lyric, "drinking Colt 45's with Lando" is a reference to commercials for Colt 45 malt liquor starring Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in the films.

Comments: 3

  • Kyle from Deltona, Fli gues love at first thought is true!.... esspecially when you make a song based on it... im listening to it right now...! i love the song! (ohhh ohhh princess Leia ohhh ohhh princess Leia... princess Leia where are you and whos there by your side......)
  • Mara from Las Vegas, NvI <3 this song... it was like my favorite blink song for a really long time, just cuz it made me laugh
  • Marla from Syracuse, NyIts about an obsession with Princess Leia. Mark Hoppus said she was his dream girl growing up.
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