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Clive Rosfield and Ifrit

"Find the Flame" is a boss theme in Final Fantasy XVI. It was composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Soken and Yoshitaka Suzuki, with lyrics written by John Taylor.

"Find the Flame" is referred to as "Clive's theme song" in the development of the game.[1]

To Soken, the theme song is musically "childish" as there is no development and it is a one-sided composition. He originally wrote this track for a promotional video at short notice and did not intend to implement it in the game. After he submitted it as music for the video, people around him insisted that he should use it for the Clive scene. When Soken implemented it, he thought that it was addictive.[2]

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics for "Find the Flame" were first released via Square Enix Music's Twitter account.[3] The official lyrics were released again along with the lyrics for "All as One" on the Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack.

Find the Flame[]

Dig, dig, dig, dig, deeper
Dig, dig, dig, dig, deeper
Delve, delve, delve, delve, deeper
Weep, weep, weep, weep, weeper
Dig, dig, dig, dig, deeper
Dig, dig, dig, dig, deeper
Wake, wake, wake, wake, sleeper
Reap, reap, reap, reap, reaper
Raise thy lantern, pioneer
Shine upon the far frontier
Fingers cracked and body broken
Mind adaze yet soul awoken
Diving into the...mire!
Laid out upon the...pyre!
Never this soul shall...tire!
Running into the...fire!
Your bleary bloodshot eyes open wide in the dawn
Let the light in and brighten the shades that sleep inside you
Find the flame, the flame, the flame
Find the flame, the flame, the flame
Let its light blind you
Delve in this dark abyss.
Fathomless emptiness,
Till the kiss of fire enfolds you!

All as One[]

Once more unto the breach, dear friends
Oh my friends, hear me
Feel the fire blazing
Feel the blizzard raging
Hear the thunder roaring
Follow our fateful calling
Step by step, we climb through the night to the dawn
Hand in hand, we stride to the light, heaven-borne
Step by step and hand in hand we march on
All as one, marching together
Ever on until a new day dawns
Beyond the farthest yon
Beyond infinity
Teeth set, hold hard your breath, dear friends
Oh my friends, hear me
Fear not the tempest wailing
Fear not the boulders hailing
Fear not the darkness surging
Fear not the brightness purging
On and on, we strive through the night to the morn
Side by side, we fly to the light, heaven-borne
On and on and side by side we march on
All as one, marching together
Ever on to claim the heavens' throne
We march together
One for all and all for one

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

"Find the Flame" plays during the cutscene when Clive transforms into Ifrit and fights the Infernal Shadow in The Path Infernal quest battle during the The Path Infernal collaboration event.

It is track 83 on the Growing Light: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XVI[]

Ifrit from FFXVI artwork

Ifrit

"Find the Flame" plays when Clive Rosfield accepts the truth and unlocks Limit Break during the second half of the boss battle against the Infernal Shadow and the second boss battle against the Infernal Eikon.

"Find the Flame" has appeared in a number of trailers prior to the release of the game.

"Find the Flame" is the first track from the game to be officially released and was released as a single track taken from the Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack.[4][5] It is track 16 of disc 3 on the original soundtrack.

"Press On" is an arrangement by Masayoshi Soken that plays during the first half of the battle against the Infernal Shadow. It is track 15 of disc 3 on the original soundtrack.

"Who I Really Am" is an arrangement by Saya Yasaki that plays during the cutscene between Clive and Jill Warrick outside of the Apodytery at the Phoenix Gate ruins. It is track 17 of disc 3 on the original soundtrack.

FF16 Ultimalius

Ultimalius

"All as One" is an arrangement by Soken and Ryo Furukawa,[note 1] with different lyrics written by John Taylor. It plays as a final boss theme during the second half of the battle against the final boss Ultimalius, when he activates Limit Break. It is track 15 of disc 7 on the original soundtrack. To a lesser extent, its melody was utilized alongside that of "Logos" (Ultima's leitmotif) in the theme for the first half of the aforementioned final boss fight, "Hymn of the Penitent".

"Ifrit vs Ifrit – Unused" is an arrangement by Soken that is unused in the game. It is track 15 of disc 8 on the original soundtrack.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line[]

"Find the Flame" appears as a Battle Music Stage in the Final Fantasy XVI DLC pack, released on November 1st, 2023.[7] It features a difficulty level of 4, 5, 9, and 13 for its Basic, Expert, Ultimate, and Supreme Scores, respectively.

The stage's visuals are modeled after the arena in the second phase of Clive's battle against the Infernal Shadow and Infernal Eikon.

Notes[]

Annotations[]

  1. In the booklet of the original soundtrack, there is a typographical error that credits the arrangement for "All as One" to "Masayoshi Soken & Yoshitaka Suzuki". It was corrected to "Masayoshi Soken & Ryo Furukawa" on the official website.[6]

Citations[]

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