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The Macbeth Version of Smash Mouth's "All Star"

I am, of course, breaking the theatrical tradition of mentioning both the Scottish play and the American band by name. But since I have already brought ill fortune upon myself by doing so, let's go all in.

The Tumblr user Schmerg the Impaler wrote (at least, as far as I can trace back), revised lyrics to the Smash Mouth song "All Star" with events from Shakespeare's play Macbeth:

Some witches once told me
The throne was gonna hold me.
I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed.
They were looking kind of weird
They were women but with beards
And they said there’d be a crown upon my head.

See a dagger coming and it won’t stop coming
Home to my wife and we murder King Duncan
Didn’t make sense not to live for the crown
Your cred goes up but your mind goes down.

So much to plot, so much to scheme
So what’s wrong with taking the king’s seat?
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine till you kill Banquo.
Hey now, you’re a Scot star, get your kilt on, go slay
Hey now, Thane of Cawdor, get the show on, this play
And all the witches agree
None of women born can harm thee.

Last year, students from the Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, California sang the lyrics for the trailer of a production of that Scottish play.

-via reddit


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