“It’s a Trap,” The Song: Lyrics!

Well, Paul and/or Storm never got back to me about “It’s a Trap,” the song, as I blogged about here. So I took it upon myself to figure out the lyrics.

Again, the YouTube video is here.

There’s a video of another performance, along with some other songs, from w00tstock Boston. “It’s a Trap” starts at about 4:33 in the video. Warning: This one has some NSFW-language.

LYRICS: The songwriter himself, Bill Corbett, has kindly provided the official lyrics! They’re here, after the jump! You can see Mr Corbett’s original reply, and my embarrassingly fangirlish response, in the comments!

It’s a Trap
lyrics by Bill Corbett
**********

There’s someone looking out for you
From way up in the sky
Making sure that trouble won’t
Jump in your lap

He’s always got your back, my friends
He’s just that kind of guy
When you’re in danger, he’ll shout
“IT’S A TRAP!”

His name is Admiral Ackbar
Though his rank doesn’t matter
And yeah, he’s a peculiar-looking chap

But when the chips are down
His voice cuts through all the chatter
And he’ll tell you, “Man, look out!
IT’S A TRAP!”

It’s a trap
Answering a personal ad
It’s a trap
Wearing stripes with plaid
It’s a trap
Buying a house for no money down

It’s a trap
Putting on that magic ring
It’s a trap
When comedians sing
It’s a trap
Trying that new Arby’s in town

Yeah, Ackbar’s watching over you
Every moment of your life
His two huge eyes
Are covering the map

So when the man you met on Craigslist
Is waiting with a knife
You’ll hear a voice from the sky
“IT’S A TRAP!”

He’s truly just the best of men
Or maybe he’s a fish
I don’t really know all this Star Wars crap

Doesn’t matter, he’ll be there
Whenever you may wish
Croaking out, with love –
“IT’S A TRAP!”

It’s a trap
Getting an online degree
It’s a trap
Anything fat-free
It’s a trap
Trusting a certain Mr. Darth Vader

It’s a trap
Being a guest on Fox News
It’s a trap
Marrying Tom Cruise
It’s a trap
Movie prequels twenty years later

It’s a trap
Answering a personal ad
It’s a trap
Wearing stripes with plaid
It’s a trap
Buying a house for no money down

It’s a trap
Putting on that magic ring
It’s a trap
When comedians sing
It’s a trap
Trying that new Arby’s in town

You should never try that new Arby’s in town…
[It’s a trap!]

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3 Responses to “It’s a Trap,” The Song: Lyrics!

  1. Bill Corbett says:

    Here ya go:

    **********

    IT’S A TRAP

    There’s someone looking out for you
    From way up in the sky
    Making sure that trouble won’t
    Jump in your lap

    He’s always got your back, my friends
    He’s just that kind of guy
    When you’re in danger, he’ll shout
    IT’S A TRAP!”

    His name is Admiral Ackbar
    Though his rank doesn’t matter
    And yeah, he’s a peculiar-looking chap

    But when the chips are down
    His voice cuts through all the chatter
    And he’ll tell you “man, look out!
    IT’S A TRAP!”

    It’s a trap
    Answering a personal ad
    It’s a trap
    Wearing stripes with plaid
    It’s a trap
    Buying a house for no money down

    It’s a trap
    Putting on that magic ring
    It’s a trap
    When comedians sing
    It’s a trap
    Trying that new Arby’s in town

    Yeah, Ackbar’s watching over you
    Every moment of your life
    His two huge eyes
    Are covering the map

    So when the man you met on Craigslist
    Is waiting with a knife
    You’ll hear a voice from the sky
    IT’S A TRAP

    He’s truly just the best of men
    Or maybe he’s a fish
    I don’t really know all this Star Wars crap

    Doesn’t matter, he’ll be there
    Whenever you may wish
    Croaking out, with love —
    IT’S A TRAP

    It’s a trap
    Getting an online degree
    It’s a trap
    Anything fat-free
    It’s a trap
    Trusting a certain Mr. Darth Vader

    It’s a trap
    Being a guest on Fox News
    It’s a trap
    Marrying Tom Cruise
    It’s a trap
    Movie prequels twenty years later

    [REPRISING PREVIOUS]

    It’s a trap
    Answering a personal ad
    It’s a trap
    Wearing stripes with plaid
    It’s a trap
    Buying a house for no money down

    It’s a trap
    Putting on that magic ring
    It’s a trap
    When comedians sing
    It’s a trap
    Trying that new Arby’s in town

    You should never try that new Arby’s in town…
    [It’s a trap!]

    • Marissa says:

      Ohmygodohmygodohmygod
      Okay, let me get my fangirling out of the way: I really love your work on MST3K and Rifftrax! Ohmygodohmygodohmygod…
      Whew. Okay. So. I’m beyond flattered that you took the time to comment on my humble Ackbar blog.
      Thanks so much.
      Marissa

  2. Reanee says:

    I don’t know who I love more… Ackbar or Bill Corbett!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3

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