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Excerpts from Luke Skywalker's Mixtape Journal

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May 4, 2018

A few months ago we found indisputable evidence that Kylo Ren kept a mixtape journal, and it turns out that is in line with the rest of the Skywalker family tree.

 

Today, we’ll share with you a notebook we found left behind in the wreckage of a burnt tree on Ahch-To, full of music and musings by none other than our beloved last Jedi, Luke Skywalker. And it is truly a thing of glory — a pure Soft Boy Mixtape.

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Track One
Subject: This farm is so boring, I have nightmares about turning into sand.   

Mood:

Music: Death Cab for Cutie – Soul Meets Body

Lyrics that speak to me:
I want to live where soul meets body
And let the sun wrap its arms around me and
Bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing
And feel
Feel what it's like to be new
'Cause in my head there's a Greyhound station
Where I send my thoughts to far off destinations
So they may have a chance of finding a place where they're
Far more suited than here

Track Two
Subject: I’d be the best pilot in the Empire if Uncle Owen’d just let me go! It’s so unfair! I’m already so good at shooting womp rats…
Mood:
Music: Hercules – I Can Go the Distance

Lyrics that speak to me:
I have often dreamed of a far off place
Where a hero's welcome would be waiting for me
Where the crowds would cheer, when they see my face
And a voice keeps saying this is where I'm meant to be
I'll be there someday, I can go the distance
I will find my way if I can be strong
I know every mile would be worth my while
When I go the distance, I'll be right where I belong

Track Three
Subject: Han thinks he knows everything. I’ll show that garbage fly boy what’s up. I’LL SHOW HIM. And I’ll get the girl. And you know what? I’m totally over those two guys in that bar telling me they didn’t like me.
Mood:
Song: Plain White T’s – What If

Lyrics that speak to me:
What if nobody likes me
What if I don’t succeed
What if I give it all that I got and it's not good enough till I bleed
What if I don't get anywhere at all
Would I consider myself a failure
Would I be that small

No!
I'm gonna keep shining denied just makes me want it more
I'll keep shining each time push harder than before
I can't live my life always worried about what if
Cause what if I die tomorrow then I never even lived

Track Four
Subject:
Everyone leaves me. What the actual hell. I don’t even know how to use that magic force thing yet. I have a bad feeling about this.
Mood:
Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

Lyrics that speak to me:
Made off
Don't stray
My kind's your kind
I'll stay the same
Pack up
Don't stray
Oh say say say
Oh say say say

Track Five
Subject:
Look, I know Ben’s gone… but today I heard him in my head after, you know, I blew up the Death Star, and honestly… I needed a friend, and it was nice? I have no idea if I’m losing my mind, but I’m going listen to that voice in my head. And I will not regret it, probably.
Mood:
Music: Blur – Tender

Lyrics that speak to me:
Tender is the ghost
The ghost I love the most
Hiding from the sun
Waiting for the night to come
Tender is my heart
I'm screwing up my life
Lord I need to find
Someone who can heal my mind

Track Six
Subject:
Master Yoda thinks it’s sooooo easy to be a jedi. If 900 years old I was, have a giant mansion I would with some soft beds to sleep in. And a bathroom. Oh God I hope I can figure this stuff out.
Mood:
Music: Phantom Planet – Recently Distressed

Lyrics that speak to me:
You see my wings are on the fritz
And I can't even get up off the ground
I'm really sorry for this mess
Because it all came crashing down
Can I remember
Someone please tell me how
To do my job or I'm out of work
And speaking frankly you will be out of luck

Track Seven
Subject: This song reminds of my dad (I know, a dad!!!???)
Mood:
Music: Something Corporate – Konstantine

Lyrics that speak to me:
And you don't want to be here in the future
So you say
The present's just a pleasant
Interruption to the past
And you don't wanna look much closer
'Cause you're afraid to find out all this hope
You had sent into the sky by now had crashed
And it did because of me
And then you bring me home
Afraid to find out that you're alone, no
And I'm sleeping in your living room
We don't have much room
To live

Track Eight
Subject: I can’t believe it’s finally over. We did it. That freaking lightning goblin in a cloak is gone forever, and my sister and I can finally breathe easy. My dad’s at rest. My skin looks great. Time to party!
Mood:
Music: Celine Dion – A New Day Has Come

Lyrics that speak to me:
Where it was dark now there's light
Where there was pain now there's joy
Where there was weakness, I found my strength

Track Nine
Subject: OH MY GOD I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER AND THIS IS SOME BULLCRAP. I DID MY TIME. I SAVED THE GALAXY. I AM OVER IT. NO SIR. GOODBYE. This is definitely not about guilt! I’m just over it! I don’t feel guilty at all!
Mood:
Music: Michael Jackson – Leave Me Alone

Lyrics that speak to me:
I don't care what you talkin' 'bout baby
I don't care what you say
Don't you come walkin' beggin' back mama
I don't care anyway

Track Ten
Subject: This is not how anything works and I am mad about it. All these children running around thinking they know things, like I haven’t been exactly where they were 40 years ago. My eyes are going to roll right out of my head.
Mood:
Music: Belle & Sebastian – Get Me Away from Here, I’m Dying

Lyrics that speak to me:
Oh, I'll settle down with some old story
About a boy who's just like me
Thought there was love in everything and everyone
You're so naive!
After a while they always get it
They always reach a sorry end
Still it was worth it as I turned the pages solemnly, and then
With a winning smile, the boy
With naivety succeeds
At the final moment, I cried
I always cry at endings
Oh, that wasn't what I meant to say at all
From where I'm sitting, rain
Washing against the lonely tenement
Has set my mind to wander
Into the windows of my lovers
They never know unless I write
"This is no declaration, I just thought I'd let you know goodbye"
Said the hero in the story
Said the hero in the story
"It is mightier than swords
I could kill you sure
But I could only make you cry with these words"

Track Eleven
Subject:
I’m ready.
Mood:
Music: Remy Zero – Fair

Lyrics that speak to me:
But you're alive!
Well, it's only
Fallen frames, they told me
You stand out, it's so loud
And so what if it is?
It's cold as you face into the wind
Where'd it go to? Tonight the sun shall see its light