"If Only I Could Let Go and Cry" was a popular single released by the all-Bith band The Vortices during the Galactic Civil War. It was the only charting single released by the group, who disbanded not long afterwards, amidst the backdrop of rampant anti-alien sentiment promoted by the Galactic Empire's New Order.
Description[edit | edit source]
The song, which could also be read in the form of sheet music, was written from the point of view of a species with an eight-valved heart, nostalgically recalled moments with a partner, while also pondering on the passing of time. The song dealt with themes including sadness, nostalgia, the pain of rejection, a relationship breakup and the difficulty of one's expression of emotions.
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
|Source: Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas|
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The song "If Only I Could Let Go and Cry" was first featured in a segment written by Bob Carrau for the 1993 book Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, a publication that combines creature designs and photographs from various projects of George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise, with original text by Carrau. In it, sheet music and its lyrics are provided with a background image of the all-Bith band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes from the film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Lucasfilm employee Leland Chee, who maintains the Holocron continuity database, has indicated that information contained in the book is non-canonical.
The song was later made canonical in the second part of a series of posts on The Official Star Wars Blog called Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, written by Ed Erdelac. In it, it was revealed that the song was released as a single by the Bith trio The Vortices. The blog post misspelt the song name as "If I Could Only Let Go And Cry."
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas (First mentioned) (Non-canonical appearance)
- (as "If I Could Only Let Go And Cry")