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"Godzilla" is a song sung by the rock and metal band, Blue Öyster Cult, in 1977, written in homage to the Godzilla series. Written by Buck Dharma, when performed live, the song would bring a Godzilla dummy on stage and have the drummer wearing a mask of the kaiju during his solo. In 2019, a cover by Serj Tankian of System of a Down and Bear McCreary was released for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.


Lyrics

1977 version

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go, go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go, go Godzilla, yeah

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go, go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go, go Godzilla, yeah

Godzilla! zilla…zilla…God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla
God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla
God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla
Godzilla!
Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla
Rinji news o moshiagemasu!
Godzilla ga Ginza hoomen e mukatte imasu!
God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla
Daishikyu hinan shite kudasai! Daishikyu hinan shite kudasai!
God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla God zilla
God zilla God zilla

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go, go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go, go Godzilla, yeah

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

2019 version

Gojira!
Mosura!
Sore! Sore! Sore! Sore!
Go! Go! Go!
Gojira!

Gojira!
Mosura!
Go! Go! Go!
Gojira!

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high-tension wires down
Helpless people on subway trains
Scream, bug-eyed, as he looks in on them

Gojira!
Mosura!

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town
Oh, no, they say he's got to go
Go, go, Godzilla! (Oooooh)
Go, go, Gojira!
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go, go, Godzilla!
Go, go, Gojira!

Gojira!
Mosura!
Sore! Sore! Sore! Sore!
Go! Go! Go!
Gojira!

Gojira!
Mosura!
Go! Go! Go!
Gojira!

Oh, no, they say he's got to go
Go, go, Godzilla!
Go, go, Gojira!
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go, go, Godzilla!
Go, go, Gojira!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Godzilla!
Sore! Sore! Sore! Sore!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Gojira!
Godzilla!
Gojira!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Godzilla!
Gojira!
Godzilla! Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Sore! Sore! Sore! Sore!
Go! Go! Go!
Gojira!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Sore! Sore! Sore! Sore!
Go! Go! Go!
Gojira!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Go! Go! Go!
Gojira! Godzilla!

Appearances

Versions

Trivia

  • The Japanese dialogue that can be heard during the Blue Öyster Cult version translates to:

"Receiving breaking news! (臨時ニュースを申し上げます! Rinji nyūsu o mōshiagemasu!?)
Receiving breaking news! (臨時ニュースを申し上げます! Rinji nyūsu o mōshiagemasu!?)
Godzilla is headed towards the Ginza area! (ゴジラが銀座の方に向っています! Gojira ga Ginza no hō ni mukatteimasu!?)
Please seek shelter as soon as possible! (大至急、避難してください Daishikyū, hinan shite kudasai!?)
Please seek shelter as soon as possible! (大至急、避難してください Daishikyū, hinan shite kudasai!?)"

GOJIRA (FIGHTER ISHIDA & GYM)

GOJIRA (FIGHTER ISHIDA & GYM)

The Japanese version of the song

  • A new version of this song performed by Fighter Ishida and GYM with Japanese lyrics was released as part of the 50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection in 2006.
  • In the 2014 Legendary film, the male MUTO does all the things Godzilla does in the song, including pulling down high-tension wires as he escapes from Janjira, terrifying passengers in a subway train in Honolulu, and picks up a bus and throws it back down as he heads through the city to meet his mate.
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters marks the first time the song is used in a Godzilla film.

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