Imperial Entanglements

by The Yavin 4

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Imperial Entanglements is the follow-up to our 2015 debut, Intergalactic Rock N Roll. It's a heavier, darker album, but it's also much more musically diverse. Dealing with, as the name implies, troubles with The Empire, we approach the stories from the perspectives of heroes, villains, bounty hunters, and everyday soldiers.
We have had an absolute blast playing around in the Star Wars universe to write these, and hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we have enjoyed writing and playing them.

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released May 25, 2017

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Track Name: 3720:1
Asteroids do not concern me, Admiral... I want that ship, not excuses...

Two years was pretty good run, but the Empire found our base
That probe droid called, the Imperials showed, and they chased us into space
Now we’re somewhere between Hoth and Anoat, and the hyperdrive is shot
If I can’t outrun, then I can outfly, lemme show ‘em what I’ve got!

Three-thousand, seven hundred twenty to one!
Never tell me the odds!
Three-thousand, seven hundred twenty to one!
Shut him up or shut him down!

Ground assault came down so hard, a fight we couldn’t win
The AT-ATs shook the ground so hard that the roof was caving in
Vader red-hot on our heels right to the docking bay
Chewie got the Falcon fired up, and we barely got away

Three-thousand, seven hundred twenty to one!
Never tell me the odds!
Three-thousand, seven hundred twenty to one!
Shut him up or shut him down!

“You’re not actually going INTO an asteroid field, are you?”

“They’d be crazy to follow us, wouldn’t they?”

They’re getting closer, flyboy, better outmaneuver them quick
I know you wanna impress me, but that’s an asteroid we just hit
Han, put down those hydrospanners before we get pulverized
I hope you know what you’re doing, headed for an asteroid that size

Three-thousand, seven hundred twenty to one!
Never tell me the odds!
Three-thousand, seven hundred twenty to one!
Shut him up or shut him down!

And we’ll just float away... with the rest of the garbage.
Track Name: Hail, Palpatine!
Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail!

His rule is absolute, his word is law
Resistance shall be quelled with shock and awe
We will decimate as he commands
Destiny will crush your Rebel plans

Hail! Hail! Emperor Palpatine Hail! Hail!

All that will transpire has been foreseen
You cannot resist Lord Palpatine
Unto his design you shall obey
Or you will not live to fight another day

Hail! Hail! Emperor Palpatine Hail! Hail!

Glory to our beautiful Empire
Any opposition will end in fire
A new world order rising from the ash
All who disobey will feel the lash

Hail! Hail! Emperor Palpatine Hail! Hail!
Track Name: Order 66
Fighting the fight, the war's on tonight, soldiers tried and true
Clones we may be, my brothers and me, we enjoy what we do
Across the galaxy, we need victory, the Jedi take the lead
Suddenly strange, something has changed, we have no choice but to proceed

The order it comes, the damage is done
Taking the lives we defend
Imminent death, nothing is left
After Order 66

The battle is on, the death toll at dawn, legions of Jedi dead
Kill them he hissed, somehow we resist, the voice in our head
We may have escaped, but lives we did take, our biochips we removed
Our brothers and friends, the ones we defend, lay fallen at our feet

The order it comes, the damage is done
Taking the lives we defend
Imminent death, nothing is left
After Order 66

The order it comes, the damage is done
Taking the lives we defend
Imminent death, nothing is left
After Order 66
Track Name: Rebel Scum
You think that you could ever ride with me?
I run a custom 74-Z
It's built for power and it's stripped for speed
You can't take it!
You can't take it!
I'm taking corners at inhuman speed
Do all my flying through an HUD
My blaster cannon makes the rebels bleed
They can't take it!
They can't take it!

I ride so fast my mind goes numb
When I'm running down that rebel scum!

I'm waxing targets while I'm dodging trees
Throttle open is the way to be
Come from above and they will never see
They won't make it!
They won't make it!

I ride so fast my mind goes numb
When I'm running down that rebel scum!

Not much more than an engine and a seat
But you've never seen a ride so sweet
You know my speeder, it just can't be beat
My scout patrol is gonna bring the heat
To that rebel scum!
Track Name: AT-AT Attack
1, 2, 3, AT-AT!

Mowing down your battleground
Snow won't even slow us down
Trudging thru your last defense
Bludgeoning your armaments

AT-AT Attack, AT-AT Attack
We're here to crush Rebels and we're driving 'em back
AT-AT Attack, AT-AT Attack
How many dead Rebels can we stack - come on!

Smashing through your metal walls
Crashing though your Rebel halls
Stomping down your weaponry
Clomping down your infantry

AT-AT Attack, AT-AT Attack
We-re here to crush Rebels and we're driving 'em back
AT-AT Attack, AT-AT Attack
How many dead Rebels can we stack - come on!

Our armor is way too dense
Far too thick for your offense
Armored Transport All Terrain
Armageddon coup de main

AT-AT Attack, AT-AT Attack
We-re here to crush Rebels and we're driving 'em back
AT-AT Attack, AT-AT Attack
How many dead Rebels can we stack - come on!
Track Name: Mechanical Sith Lord
Once a jedi, mind clouded with hate
Corrupted by Palpatine, sealing his fate
Obi Wan tried to bring him back to the light
Severed his limbs, but still lost the fight
He rose from the ashes stronger than before
Palpatine rebuilt him, mechanical Sith Lord
His lightsaber glows eerie blood red
Come face to face you'll end up dead

Darth Vader
Darth Vader
Darth Vader
Half man and half machine, yeah

Man in black, heart cold as steal
He'll take you down with the force he weilds
You'll hear him coming by the sound of his breath
But you won't hear yours when he strangles your neck
Rebel alliance trying to spoil his plans
Those fools will suffer and meet his demands
They blew up the death star an impossible shot
A young rebel named Luke, coming in hot

Darth Vader
Darth Vader
Darth Vader
Half man and half machine, yeah

Celebrate now because this ain't the end
He'll soon be back to take his revenge

Darth Vader
Darth Vader
Darth Vader
Half man and half machine, yeah
Track Name: Son of a Sith
I grew up surrounded by sand
My home was a desolate waste land
I craved adventure, something more
Be careful what you wish for

I'm on the run
It's no fun
Some chosen one...
I'm Vader's son

The Batttle of Yavin dawned a new day
Although the Sith Lord got away
Galactic freedom will have to wait
Must I decide my fathers fate?

I'm on the run
It's no fun
Some chosen one...
I'm Vader's son

I know there's good within him
So I surrender to them
We fought the Dark Side away
I found and lost you on the same day

I'm on the run
It's no fun
Some chosen one...
I'm Vader's son
Track Name: IG-88
IG-88 bounty hunter full of hate
Blaster on disintegrate

Bounty hunter deadly stealth
Hunting and amassing wealth
You can run but can't avoid
The clutches of this killer droid

IG-88 bounty hunter full of hate
Blaster on disintegrate
IG-88 assassin droid on terminate
I capture or annihilate

Never test my deadly aim
You'll never walk or talk the same
Artificial senses keen
Cold and cunning death machine

IG-88 bounty hunter full of hate
Blaster on disintegrate
IG-88 assassin droid on terminate
I capture or annihilate

Programmed in the ways of war
A million ways to kill or more
There is nothing you can do
Double Eight will be the death of you!

IG-88 bounty hunter full of hate
Blaster on disintegrate
IG-88 assassin droid on terminate
I capture or annihilate

IG-88
I capture or annihilate
IG-88
I capture or annihilate
IG-88
Surrender now accept your fate
IG-88
I capture or annihilate
Track Name: Zuckuss
4 Feet, assume nothing
Brown robes, bug helmet on my head
4-LOM, helps me on my bounties
Cross us and you’ll wind up dead

Uncanny sense, for tracking down quarry
Feel you hiding through the ripples in The Force
Hyperspace, is no escape
Before you’ve plotted I already know your course

Flight is useless
You’re going nowhere
You can’t evade me and you’re gonna see
When I show up
I bring the ruckus
You’re gonna learn you don’t mess with Zuckuss

Respirator, I breathe ammonia
But even now, I can smell your fear
I’m getting closer, the chase is over
Huntsman rituals have brought you near
Track Name: Death Star
Death Star!

All your star systems are belong to me
To back it up we've got a terror of technology
If you're unruly you'll be seeing it soon
It's big and round but it ain't no moon

Death Star!
Death Star!
Death Star!

It's indestructible you've got no hope
No Jedi left to interlope
Try your luck with your fighter jocks
We'll turn your planet into smoldering rocks
with our:

Death Star!
Death Star!
Death Star!

We put the plans in the hands of your Bothan spies
To lead you straight into your demise
You're in a war that you cannot win
It's our moment of triumph let the battle begin
Here come the:

Death Star!
Death Star!
Death Star!

You may fire when ready...
Track Name: Dewback Patrol
My CO was feeling really mean
He stationed me out here on Tattooine
Just like shifting sand, the time it moves so slow
When you're out riding on the Dewback Patrol

Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oah, Dewback Patrol

Twin suns mean unrelenting heat
Backwater oven's got me feeling beat
I'm dreaming every night of a place where it gets cold
When I wake I'm back out on the Dewback Patrol

Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oah, Dewback Patrol
Track Name: Dengar
I make these bandages look good
But let's get one thing understood
If bounty you are, you won't get far from Dengar

You kids think you've got what it takes
You're just a batch of fresh mistakes
I don't care who you are, you're not on par with Dengar

Ow!

My numbers speak for themselves
If you can't afford me baby go somewhere else
But don't you push your luck too far and try to bargain with Dengar

I found Chewie on Nar Shadaa
My golden ticket to Han and Leia
I shocked the monkey hard, hello from Dengar

Nal Hutta has a job for me
A body guard for a hefty fee
I'm on the mark, a battlefront star I'm Dengar

Dengar
Dengar
Dengar
Can we hear a little love for Dengar
Track Name: Bossk
I've been the best since the day I was hatched
Devoured my broodmates and I never looked back
Spent my life honing senses to hunt, fight and kill
Slew my father to take his place in the guild
NO! They wouldn't have it!

Every mark in the galaxy fears my name
Taught Boba Fett to be the killer he became
I'm the greatest hunter to come from my clan
Imperial prison's no place for me, man
NO! I wouldn't take it!

The Scorekeeper will pay

I've shown hundreds of targets to their final day
Along with some others who got in the way
Not even the Wookiees can stand to my rage
There must have been hundreds I've killed or enslaved
NO! They couldn't make it!
Track Name: Vader's Fist
Republic Army commandos of the fleet
Now Imperial Stormtroopers elite
Hunting Jedi and those who would rebel
We'll see you in Hell infidel!

Vader's Fist!
The 501st
The best of the best
The worst of the cursed
To fail is death
We live to fight
For our dark Lord Vader
All Right!

Armor shined, blasters primed, fighters ready to go
We've got our orders set, our efforts will not slow
Get in our way you'll take a shot to the scull
And a Death Star blast to wipe out your people

Vader's Fist!
The 501st
The best of the best
The worst of the cursed
To fail is death
We live to fight
For our dark Lord Vader
All Right!

Vader's Fist!
The 501st
The best of the best
The worst of the cursed
To fail is death
We live to fight
For our dark Lord Vader
All Right!

Vader's Fist!
Vader's Fist!
Vader's Fist!
The 501st!

Ho!
Track Name: Last Mistake
It all went down on Bespin
Where Vader's trap was laid
Boba Fett tracked the Falcon
Gave up their hiding place
The Force gave me a vision of suffering and pain
I rushed to try to save the day

Han frozen, went to Jabba
My father took my hand
Then I called out to Leia
They rescued me and ran
With Lando, her, and Chewie, we flew right to the fleet
Then headed straight to Tattooine

Way out beyond the Dune Sea
That gangster took the bait
We rode the skiffs and sail barge
Into the trap I laid
Out at the Pit of Carkoon, the Sarlaac's resting place
That's where he made his last mistake