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"Rise" (ライズ ~機工城アレキサンダー:天動編~, Raizu ~Kikō-jō Arekisandā: Tendō-hen~?, lit. Rise ~Machine Castle Alexander: Geocentrism~) is a boss theme from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, which plays when the party fights Alexander Prime.

It was composed by Masayoshi Soken. Michael-Christopher Koji Fox both wrote the lyrics and sung the song.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

"Rise" does not start playing until Alexander Prime casts Divine Judgment in Alexander - The Soul of the Creator Alexander - The Soul of the Creator, with the earlier phase featuring "Moebius" which is an orchestral remix of "Metal" that also incorporates part of "Locus". When Alexander Prime casts Timegate and half of the party enters Entropy, the background music is "Out of Time" which is a highly distorted mix of "Locus". The "sonic boom" in the first line is timed to go off around the same time as the Divine Judgment cast.

It is the 39th track in The Far Edge of Fate: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers[]

"Rise (Journeys)" plays as the boss theme against Alexander Prime in The Epic of Alexander (Ultimate) The Epic of Alexander (Ultimate).

It is the 3rd track in Death Unto Dawn: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Composition[]

"Rise" features heavily blurred scat-singing, rock instrumentation, and the sound of alarms. "Rise" appears to be in 4/4 time and includes lyrics in the Goblin language, in which an unknown character, perhaps Quickthinx Allthoughts or Schrodinger, encouraging the Illuminati to rise up against the Uplanders, in service to Alexander.

According to Soken, "Rise" contains profanity, though this is not clear in the official lyrics; it is possibly in the line "Cold dustin' the flustered is super-cali ????' tageous". When the song was remixed for the Pulse album, however, the lyrics were slowed down to the extent where this could be heard as 'Supercalifragacious'; official lyrics still do not exist. The passage "A to the L to the E X ander / Gobbies gonna rise up, boom like thunder" was revealed at Fan Fest prior to the release of all of the lyrics.

The lyrics reveal discrepancies between the English and Japanese localizations of Final Fantasy XIV. The line "Son to the Father to the Maker's own way" suggests that the intended translation of "Alexander, the Creator" was "Alexander, the Maker", since the first two figures are Midas, the Son, and Gordias, the Father. The Illuminati are called the "Blue Hand", which explains the passages "Blue blazes, blue faces / Blue blood, blue truth gonna see you black and blue" and "Step back, the Blue's about to pull you under!"

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics were released on The Far Edge of Fate: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

English
Sonic boom, rings loud from the engines
Ironclad murder gonna 'liminate the distance
Ain't no 'landers gonna take us (no)
Cold dustin' the flustered is super-cali ????' tageous
Slow down. (Stop!) Takin' no hits
'Cceleratin' past us. blast us. fit to transmit (son)
Son to the Father to the Maker's own way
There's a method to the metal on the metal highway (yo)
Keepin' up the pace. (What?) Keepin' with the quickness
Keep the lightning bottled, throttled, throttle to the finish
×2
Movin', soothin', got nothin' to prove and
Pushin' all your buttons with a button-pushing blue hand
Blue blazes, blue faces,
Blue blood, blue truth gonna see you black and blue (right)
Keepin' up the pace. (What?) Cruisin' with the quickness
Keep the lightning bottled, throttled, throttle to the finish
×2
Thirty thousand goblins gonna solve the goblins' problems, 'cause the
Problems of the goblins goin' rotten till they solve 'em, yeah the
Thirty thousand goblins gonna solve the goblins' problems, with a
'Splodin smashin' bashin' whackin' crackin' smackin' kind of chaos
A to the L to the E X ander
Gobbies gonna rise up, boom like thunder
Rise up and raise the iron roof off
Now, Rise up and riot 'til the bomb drops
Now, Rise up, the time is right to sound off, so
Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me (RISE UP!)
Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me (RISE UP!)
Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me RISE WITH ME
Step back, the Blue's about to pull you under!
Japanese translation
ソニックブーム! 青燐機関(エンジン)が爆音を奏でるぜ!
装甲殺戮兵器で急接近!
地上の者どもには 負けねぇぜ!
動揺した奴らを殺すなんて スーパーカリ????タジアス!
減速せよ(急停止) 損傷なく
加速して抜き去り 攻撃せよ 交信準備は完了だ!
息子から父へ そして創造主への道
機工城(メタル)のハイウェイには 機工城(メタル)の流儀があるんだぜ!
速度を保て(何だと?) 高速状態を保て!
雷気を保て 終わるまでスロットルは全開だ!
✕2
動作 沈静 自己主張ナシ
貴様のスイッチを全て押す 青い手が押してやる!
青い焔 青い顔
青い血(青い真実)が お前をシバき倒してやるぜ!
速度を保て(何だと?) 高速状態で巡航だ!
雷気を保て 終わるまでスロットルは全開だ!
✕2
三万のゴブリンたちが ゴブリンたちの問題を解決する なぜなら
ゴブリンたちの問題は 解決されるまで悪化する一方なのだから
三万のゴブリンたちが ゴブリンたちの問題を解決する!
ドカッ! バシッ! バシッ! ビシッ! ビリッ! バシン! つまりは混沌(カオス)
AからLへ......そして、E X ander!
ゴブリンたちが立ち上がり 雷鳴のような衝撃を!
立ち上がれ! 鉄の屋根をブッ飛ばせ!
立ち上がれ! 爆弾投下まで大暴れ!
立ち上がれ! 叫び声を上げる刻だ!
俺と共に 俺と共に 俺と共に 立ち上がれ!
俺と共に 俺と共に 俺と共に 立ち上がれ!
俺と共に 俺と共に 俺と共に 俺と共に立ち上がれ!
覚悟しろ! 青の手がお前を 地の底に引きずり込むからな!

Live performances[]

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

"Rise" was performed by the Primals in a live concert.

Arrangement album appearances[]

The Primals[]

An arrangement of "Rise" appears in the Primals' debut album.

Journeys: Final Fantasy XIV ~Arrangement Album~[]

A band arrangement of "Rise" is performed by the Primals which appears in this album.

Pulse: Final Fantasy XIV Remix Album[]

A remix arranged by Takafumi Imamura was released for the album. The vocals were provided by Koji Fox.

External links[]

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