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"Beauty's Wicked Wiles"
Music

"Beauty's Wicked Wiles" (美の謀略 〜蛮神ラクシュミ討滅戦〜, Bi no Bōryaku ~Banshin Rakushumi Tōmetsusen~?, lit. Wiling Beauty ~Savage God Lakshmi Showdown~) is the boss theme of the primal Lakshmi from Final Fantasy XIV.

It was composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Kenichi Kuroda and Soken. The lyrics were written by Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and Banri Oda, with all vocals performed by Paula Kaye Gerhold.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood[]

"Beauty's Wicked Wiles" plays in the battle against Lakshmi in Emanation Emanation. It later plays again during the first phase of the fight with Lakshmi in the solo duty Return of the Bull.

It is the 38th track in Stormblood: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

"Beauty's Wicked Wiles (Oasis Mix)" is the original recording with Ayumi Murata as the vocalist but was left unused.

"Beauty's Wicked Wiles (Oasis Mix)" was included as the 53rd track in Stormblood: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics were first revealed at a PAX panel in 2017.[1] They were released later again on Stormblood: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Night.
Embrace Her worldly delights, tonight
In time you shall follow
In time you shall follow
Behold as our burdens come set with the sun
Tonight.
Step from the dark to the light, tonight
Rise high, high above our rivals
Spread our wings
Spread them wide
Let them guide
Hereby free to ever slumber
Open the door
Close our eyes
We are the dreamers
Fire.
Born of the flames of desire. This fire
Give in to the hunger
Give in to the hunger
Cast off inhibition, let passion run wild
Desire.
Fuel the unquenchable fire. Desire.
Rise high, high above your rivals
Spread your wings
Spread them wide
You needn't hide
Hereby free to ever slumber
Open the door
Close your eyes
You are the dreamer

Live performances[]

The Primals: Zepp Tour 2018 - Trial By Shadow[]

"Beauty's Wicked Wiles" was performed by the Primals in a live concert.

Arrangement album appearances[]

Journeys: Final Fantasy XIV ~Arrangement Album~[]

A piano arrangement of "Beauty's Wicked Wiles" by Keiko appears in this album, with Keiko as the pianist and the vocals provided by Susan Calloway.

Pulse: Final Fantasy XIV Remix Album[]

A remix of "Beauty's Wicked Wiles" arranged by Daiki Ishikawa appears in this album. The vocals were provided by Ayumi Murata.

References[]

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