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Clive and Joshua in Interdimensional Rift from FFXVI

Clive and Joshua in the Interdimensional Rift.

"Bow" is a musical theme in Final Fantasy XVI. It was composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Takafumi Imamura, with lyrics written by John Taylor.

It contains "Logos", the leitmotif of Ultima.

For Imamura, "Bow" is his most memorable track on disc 7 of the Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack as it gives the sense of "heading towards the final stage". Final Fantasy XVI has an axis of dark fantasy reminiscent of medieval Europe, but "Bow" creates a slightly different dimension from that world with its sound. The instruments used do not sound orchestral to begin with, the sound alternates between three and four beats, and the panning of the sound is moved from left to right for a very different feeling. It represents the unsettling nature of what is about to happen in the game.[1]


The official lyrics were released on the Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack.

Fallen angels, wayward strayed (fall on your knees)
In needless pain, unpenitent (penitentially)
In silence baying disarrayed (bow your head)
By heav'n forsaken, bowed and broken
Shame filled faces (bow down)
Fame disgraced (beg of me)
This infamy is unforgiven (your pardon)

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XVI[]

Interdimensional Rift from FFXVI

The rift.

"Bow" is plays as the field theme in the Interdimensional Rift. It is track 1 of disc 7 on the Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack.


Bowing (also called stooping) is the act of lowering the torso and head as a social gesture in direction to another person or symbol.