ByTrevor Norkey, writer at
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Trevor Norkey

Before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the YouTube channel 'Bad Lip Reading' released three videos based around the original Star Wars trilogy. The videos, like all of their previous creations, used other people's voices over clips from Star Wars to make it look like they were saying something different. In fact, the videos included a phenomenal cast, including voices by Jack Black, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph.

Check out the popular Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back below that even Mark Hamill had to share:

The ending of the Bad Lip Reading of Empire included C-3PO signing as he walked away from Princess Leia on Hoth. This then turned into a muffled continuation of that song for the rest of the video.

Apparently, the video creators had a lot more in store for this song when they made it because this week, nearly 3 months later, they released the full version of this song, titled "Not the Future."

Like the earlier Bad Lip Reading videos, they made the music video so it was sung by the Star Wars characters. Luke leads this catchy song, with the help of R2-D2, C-3PO and Chewbacca.

The chorus of the song is about how futuristic and familiar the world of Star Wars seems, when really it is in the past in a galaxy far far away. It's a very fun tune that really puts a new perspective on the Star Wars universe. Check out the lyrics of the chorus below:

Even though it looks like it’s the future

It’s really a long, long, time ago

When there were knights

And they got into fights

Using sabers of light

Please remember

Even though some things look so familiar

They’re not really on Earth

Yeah, it’s a galaxy far, far away

Alien DNA walking ‘round every day

And no one notices

The rest of the lyrics are hilarious too, from calling Yoda a "space Leprechaun" to C-3PO asking if the baby ewoks come in threes. The lyrics are rather comedic, and even work perfectly with Luke when he sings it.

The video clips they chose work rather well. Whether they show clips from space battles or show Jabba the Hutt swaying back and forth to the beat, the people behind 'Bad Lip Reading' really outdid themselves this time.

Check out the music video below, and if you like it enough, you can even buy it on iTunes!

What did you think of the song? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading!


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