New Song: “Thanksgiving”

What did you say? An actual new original song from Paul and Storm? Is it the End Times?

Nope; it’s just Thanksgiving. (For those of you outside America, Thanksgiving is a US holiday invented by the Cranberry Sauce lobby) It started out as a heartfelt attempt to write a song about the things we are thankful for, and then evolved into…well, let’s just say it took a bit of a turn.

Special thanks to Aubrey Webber from The Doubleclicks for her fine doleful cello work.

Listen below, and buy it in our store.

Happy Imminent Onslaught of Holidays, everyone!

(Note: NSFW language)

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24 Comments

  1. Rich
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Never before has a song so completely captured my feelings on a subject.

  2. Posted November 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    I have never heard a song that more perfectly encapsulated my own feelings toward the constant Lucasian fuckery with the original trilogy. Thank you, gentlemen.

  3. Jordan
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    @Rich Never before has a comment so completely captured my feelings on a song.

  4. Posted November 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I will hum this throughout Thanksgiving, the second most beautiful holiday of the month after Life Day.

    Mike

  5. brian
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Tears in my eyes…because the song is beautiful and because part of my childhood dies everytime he meddles with that Holy Trilogy. Thank you for speaking up.

  6. Simalot
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Until this year, our only traditional family Thanksgiving song has been “Alice’s Restaurant”. We’ve now added a second song to the rotation. Thanks, P&S!

  7. Posted November 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    George Lucas is a businessman, not an artist or an entertainer. He’s making $$$ off his reboots, and $$$ off “The Phantom Menace” and the other new episodes. If you don’t like Lucas Film products, then boycott them. Or stop buying them. I don’t get the point of all this complaining. It’s like complaining that “I can’t believe it’s not butter!” isn’t butter. Yup, it’s not butter. So what? Support film-makers whose products you like.

  8. PFoxen
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    This felt very “Simon and Garfunkel” to me (and I mean that in a good way).

    Introduced to you guys via Scalzi and “Fuzzy Man” (which I clipped down to a ringtone, thank you for freaking out my coworkers :D), must say I’m a fan. Keep it up!

  9. Posted November 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks guys, this is lovely.

  10. Tabz
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    <3 This is fantastic. Especially love the bits about Joss.

  11. Jeff G
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Bought the song. Please post lyrics!

  12. PonderousMan
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    ZOMG…. Guys, you have hit it out of the ballpark *again*. This is simply stunning. Between this and the Easter Song I think you may become the official Geek Holiday Song Masters For All Eternity… *grin*

  13. Virginia
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Thank you.

  14. Priscellie
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Sheer perfection.

  15. Posted November 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Everything everybody above (except Abby) said.
    Thank you.
    Perfect.

    “Dear FSM, I am thankful for Paul and Storm and Wil and turkey and Joss and Twitter and all of my #FirstWorldProblems, and please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket…”

  16. Posted November 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    I have a very good feeling about this.

  17. Posted November 27, 2011 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Yes! I want there to be a video that is nothing but George Lucas’ face as he listens to this song in headphones for the first time.

  18. Brett Glass
    Posted November 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Was expecting, somewhere in there, to hear, “And here’s to you, Mrs. Skywalker….”

  19. Richard Baldwin
    Posted November 28, 2011 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Can I please have the lyrics and chords? I want to play this at my local filk.

  20. Posted November 28, 2011 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Lyrics are here http://www.paulandstorm.com/lyrics/thanksgiving/

    We haven’t written all the chords down, but can tell you it’s played capo’d up 4.

    P&S

  21. Brett Glass
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Watched Storm play it this evening. He’s playing in A, capoed up 4, which means it comes out in C#. The chords as played are what you’d expect: A, Amaj7, A7, D, Dm, A, etc.

  22. Jeff C
    Posted December 1, 2011 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    Wow abby white knighting much? That being said yeah this is an amazing song. Very much sums up my thoughts on the ritual sacrifice of art in the name of profit, very obvious in the case of Star Wars or even Indiana Jo- wait… that NEVER HAPPENED!!! I REFUSE!

  23. Posted December 2, 2011 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Really loved hearing this live at last night’s show in San Francisco. Buying a copy right now!

  24. Jered Perez
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    A year later, George Lucas no longer owns Star Wars. Mission accomplished.

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