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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



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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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Awwwww. I forgot how much I enjoyed those movies. And this was a lovely vid-- the song choice is perfect. :)
Thank you very much! <3 It was a lot of fun to revisit them. (I also noticed I seem to have overcome my Mel Gibson aversion in the last few years and can enjoy hot young Mel Gibson again. Which is nice!)
Awesome vid! Well done - brings back a lot of fond memories