Everyone knows the Star Wars Cantina Song from A New Hope. It’s a jaunty, upbeat, little song played by the Catina Band (or Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes) in a seedy Cantina on Mos Eisely that can put a smile on your face and has a super bad habit of getting stuck in your head for hours on end. But behind those perky tunes lies a pretty dark secret that has only now been uncovered.
Thanks to the Youtube channel The Warp Zone, we now know the lyrics to the Cantina Song. Okay, so they might just be parody lyrics, but they shine a light on one of the starkest (albeit fictional) social injustices since the great house elf rally of the Harry Potter universe.
Honestly, with all of the other crazy stuff going on in the Star Wars universe, I have to admit that I really didn’t pay much attention to the poor treatment of the droids. However, for all of the help they give to their human companions, they do get treated pretty awfully. Luckily, our favorite droids like Artoo, C-3PO, and BB-8 have managed to break free from oppression and played vital parts in saving the galaxy. However, it still makes you wonder why a Mos Eisely cantina owner would be cool with murder and arms being lobbed off in his establishment, but not a droid or two.
Of course, the only thing more shocking than finally seeing the truth behind the dark underbelly of the droid slave trade, torture, and oppression is finally realizing what genre of music the Cantina Band plays. Seriously, look it up; I can’t believe this is the first time I’m hearing about this…
What do you think of the Cantina Band parody song? What are some other dark aspects of the Star Wars universe that we just gloss over? Tell us in the comments!
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