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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2016-02-17 10:45 pm

Festivid: Lethal Weapon - Odds Are

So, yes, this is the vid I made for Festivids - signed and downloadable versions are finally up! [personal profile] muccamukk suggested the ideal song, which made the whole thing click. I've had an idea in the back of my head of doing a found-family-themed vid for these movies for awhile, ever since I rewatched all the movies with my mom a few years ago, and this provided the perfect opportunity.

Title: Odds Are (We'll Be All Right)
Artist: Barenaked Ladies
Fandom: Lethal Weapon movies
Summary: Martin Riggs and the Murtaughs; or, how a miserable, suicidal hermit found a family. Also featuring lots of explosions, because Riggs. (Okay, they aren't ALL his fault.)
Content notes: brief scenes of suicidal ideation near start of vid

Download: MP4 (87 Mb) | DivX (30 Mb)
Streaming: https://vimeo.com/155483424
Original Festivids post: here



Lethal Weapon - Odds Are from Sholio on Vimeo.



Lyrics:

Struck by lightning, sounds pretty frightening
But you know the chances are so small
Stuck by a bee sting, nothing but a B-thing
Better chance you're gonna bite it at the mall
But it's a twenty-three four-to-one
That you can fall in love by the end of this song
So get up, get up
Tell the bookie put a bet on "not a damn thing will go wrong"

The odds are that we will probably be alright
Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright tonight
The odds are that we will probably be alright
Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright for another night

Hit by the A-Train, crashed in an airplane
I wouldn't recommend either one
Killed by a Great White or a meteorite
I guess there ain't no way to go that's fun
But somewhere in the world someone is gonna fall in love by the end of this song
So get up, get up
No it's never gonna let up so you might as well sing along

The odds are that we will probably be alright
Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright tonight
The odds are that we will probably be alright
Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright for another night

Sure things go wrong, but I'll take my chances
Odds are long, so why not play?

Struck by lightning, sounds pretty frightening
But you know the chances are so small
Hit by the A-Train, crashed in an airplane
Better chance you're gonna bite it at the mall
But it's a twenty-three four-to-one
That you can fall in love by the end of this song
So get up, get up
No I'm never gonna let up so you might as well sing along

The odds are that we will probably be alright
Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright tonight
The odds are that we will probably be alright
Odds are we gonna be alright, odds are we gonna be alright for another night
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[personal profile] lilly_the_kid 2016-02-18 08:32 am (UTC)(link)
Yay!!! Downloading with all my might :D Thank you again for this gem! And I'm so happy to know that you had a lot of fun making this. This vid is pure happiness and I'm so thrilled to have gotten it as a gift, so, in conclusion: Yay, yay, YAY!!!!!! :D
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[personal profile] lilly_the_kid 2016-02-19 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, happiness all around! And Lethal Weapon rewatches are always wonderful :)

Oh, of course, Landsaylor! Love that vid :D Heh, I had a similar experience myself, all that secret surprise business :)
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2016-02-18 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I love how Murtaugh is awakened by the coffee and odds are they're gonna be all right because COFFEE!1 :D
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2016-02-18 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Have had this song stuck in my head all day, jsyk.