The Saga Begins

Album: Running With Scissors (1999)
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  • A long long time ago
    In a galaxy far away
    Naboo was under an attack
    And I thought me and Qui-Gon Jinn
    Could talk the Federation into
    Maybe cutting them a little slack
    But their response, it didn't thrill us
    They locked the doors and tried to kill us
    We escaped from that gas
    Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass
    We took a bongo from the scene
    And we went to Theed to see the queen
    We all wound up on Tatooine
    That's where we found this boy

    Oh my my, this here Anakin guy
    May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
    And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
    Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi,
    Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

    Did you know this junkyard slave
    Isn't even old enough to shave
    But he can use the Force they say
    Ah, do you see him hitting on the queen
    Though he's just nine and she's fourteen
    Yeah, he's probably gonna marry her someday
    Well, I know he built C3PO
    And I've heard how fast his pod can go
    And we were broke, it's true
    So we made a wager or two
    He was a prepubescent flyin' ace
    And the minute Jabba started off that race
    Well, I know who would win first place
    Oh yes, it was our boy

    We started singin', my my, this here Anakin guy
    May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
    And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
    Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"
    "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

    Now we finally got to Coruscant
    The Jedi Council we knew would want
    To see how good the boy could be
    So we took him there and we told the tale
    How his midi-chlorians were off the scale
    And he might fulfill that prophecy
    Oh, the Council was impressed, of course
    Could he bring balance to the force?
    They interviewed the kid
    Oh, training they forbid
    Because Yoda sensed in him much fear
    And Qui-Gon said, "Now listen here
    Just stick it in your pointy ear
    I still will teach this boy"

    He was singin' my my, this here Anakin guy
    May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
    And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
    Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi,
    Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"

    We caught a ride back to Naboo
    Cause Queen Amidala wanted to
    I frankly would've liked to stay
    We all fought in that epic war
    And it wasn't long at all before
    Little Hotshot flew his plane and saved the day
    And in the end some Gungans died
    Some ships blew up and some pilots fried
    A lot of folks were croakin'
    The battle droids were broken
    And the Jedi I admire most
    Met up with Darth Maul and now he's toast
    Well, I'm still here and he's a ghost
    I guess I'll train this boy

    And I was singin', my my, this here Anakin guy
    May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
    And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
    Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi
    Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi"
    We were singin', my my, this here Anakin guy
    May be Vader someday later, now he's just a small fry
    And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
    Sayin' "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi" Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 14

  • Shadow from Depression, VaHahahaha I love the original and this song is funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  • Nell from Chatham, NjI heard this song on the radio I remember
  • Erica from Minford, Ohthey're pretty good movies, I'll always prefer IV,V,& VI myself, funny song
  • Daktoa from Greenville, Ali went back and watched the first episode of the starwars saga, i know it is really the first movie but i'm going by the words at the begining of the movie, and weird al got it almost right of course qui gon didn't say stink it in your pointy ear but still every thing else was right on.
  • Luna from San Diego, Ca"Just stick it in your pointy ear." every time I hear that part of the song I crack up!
  • Daniel from Islip Terrace, NyRunning With Scissors wasthe first CD that i ever bought and right when i got it the first song i listened to on it was The Saga Begins.
  • Robert from Denver, CoAbsolutely AMAZING how he told the story of the entire movie in 5 minutes. The man is a genius.
  • Darrell from Eugene, United StatesOn the day that I first saw Episode I: The Phantom Menace, I bought "Running With Scissors" at Wal-Mart and won an R2D2 picnic cooler a month later after entering on the very day that I saw "The Phantom Menace". I still have the cooler.
  • Salzator Lansing from Lansing, MiThis song was released within a month of the release of "Star Wars--Episode I." In order to get it out so quickly, Al gleaned info from fansites on the Web and had the song written and recorded before he saw even one frame of film.
  • Kieran from Essex, Englanda masterpiece ! ! lol
  • Shana from Detroit Rock City, CanadaOhhh awesome song! Hilarious!
  • Dan from Lee, NhI Love The Lyrics!
  • Joseph from Bowling Green, KyThe song is as awesome as the movie. Weird Al is truly a gifted performer.
  • Alex from St Louis, MoIve never seen star wars but i like the song
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