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.