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"Who Will Know"

Shin Godzilla OST - Japanese cover - Red

Shin Godzilla - North American digital release

General Information
Composed by

Shiro Sagisu

Vocalist(s)

Catherine Bott (Soprano, Main Lead)
Deborah Miles-Johnson (Alto, Mezzo-Soprano)
Andrew Busher (Tenor)
Micheal George (Bass)

Lyricist(s)

Mike Wyzgowski

Track #

13

Album

Shin Godzilla (Original Soundtrack)

Length

3:07

Chronology
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Defeat is No Option (1197)

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SS_103_GZM (Famously)

"Who Will Know" is a theme that plays during the introduction of Godzilla's atomic breath, midway through the film Shin Godzilla, and is featured on the soundtrack for the film.

This theme is a mix of the themes "Who Will Know (24_Bigslow_strings)" and "Who Will Know (Tragedy)", taking the intro motif from the former piece and then transitioning into the Tragedy portion, with lyrics and a set of background vocalists.

Lyrics

Phrases that are italicized indicate background lyrics being sung in tandem with the main lyrics.


If I die in this world, who will know something of me.
I am lost, no one knows, there's no trace of my yearning.

If I die in this world, who will know something of me.
But I must carry on. Nothing worse can befall.

I am lost, no one knows, there's no trace of my yearning.
All my fears, all my tears, tell my heart there's a hole.

I wear a void, not even hope. A downward slope is all I see.

I wear a void.
As long as breath comes from my mouth.

Not even hope.
I may yet stand the slightest chance.

A downward slope.
A shaft of light is all I need.

Is all I see.
To cease the darkness killing me.

Alternate versions

  • For the 2017 Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony concert, the film version of this track was performed. Yoko Takahashi (singer of the opening theme of Neon Genesis Evangelion) performed as the solo soprano. A second version, titled Who will know - furusato, was performed as part of the finale of the concert, with Yoko Takahashi again providing vocals.
  • In 2017, Yoko Takahashi provided three cover versions of this track, which were released as part of her new single: Welcome to the stage!:
    • Who will know - furusato
    • Who will know - 2017
    • Who will know - snedronningen

Trivia

  • Interestingly enough, the song's lyrics, coupled with when the song plays in the film heavily implies this song's figuratively sung from Godzilla's perspective, as he appears to be in a constant state of agony from the process of his mutation. The lyrics also indicate that he’s a lost, suffering creature, if he dies he’ll be forgotten, and he uses his atomic breath to protect himself from the bombs.
Shin Godzilla soundtrack
Tracks Persecution of the Masses (1172)Godzilla Comes AshoreConfrontation (11174_Rhythm+Melody_Demo)Early Morning from Tokyo (Short)Search Operation (11174_Light_Edit_Demo)EM20_Rhythm_GZMEM20_Jerry_GZMReturn of GodzillaGodzilla AppearsBlack Angels (Feb_10_1211)Taba Strategy (Fob 01)Defeat is No Option (1197)Who Will Know (24_bigslow)SS_103_GZM (Famously)EM20_GodzillaEM20_CH_Alterna_01EM20_CH_Alterna_03EM20_CH_Alterna_04Battle in Outer SpaceUnder a Burning Sky (11174_Battle)Under a Burning Sky (11174_Orchestra)Omni_00Godzilla Title • Main Title - Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster - Finale Part 2 • Main Title - Invasion of Astro-Monster - Finale Part 3 • Main Title - Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2 - Finale Part 4
Bonus tracks Under a Burning Sky (11174_Rhythm_United_Choir)Early Morning from TokyoEM20_Rhythm_GZM_FullEM20_Jerry_GZM_FullWho Will Know (24_Bigslow_Strings)Under a Burning Sky (11174_United_Choir)