Godzilla (Blue Oyster Cult)

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Godzilla
Year(s) Performed 1977
Performer Blue Öyster Cult
Sung in None

"Godzilla" is a song sung by the rock and metal band Blue Öyster Cult in 1977, written in homage to the Godzilla series. Written by Buck Dharma, when performed live the song would bring on stage a Godzilla dummy and have the drummer wearing a mask of the kaiju during his solo.

Lyrics

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high tension wires down

Helpless people on a subway train
Scream bug-eyed as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh no, they say hes got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Oh no, they say hes got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla, Godzilla...

Oh no, they say hes got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men
Godzilla!!

Trivia

  • The Japanese dialogue that can be heard during the song translates to:

"Receiving breaking news! (臨時ニュースを申し上げます! Rinji nyūsu o mōshiagemasu!?)
Receiving breaking news! (臨時ニュースを申し上げます! Rinji nyūsu o mōshiagemasu!?)
Godzilla is headed towards the Ginza area! (ゴジラが銀座の方に向っています! Gojira ga Ginza no hō ni mukatteimasu!?)
Please seek shelter as soon as possible! (大至急、避難してください Daishikyū, hinan shite kudasai!?)
Please seek shelter as soon as possible! (大至急、避難してください Daishikyū, hinan shite kudasai!?)"

  • A new version of this song performed by Fighter Ishida and GYM with Japanese lyrics was released as part of the 50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection in 2006.
  • In response to this song's exclusion on Godzilla: The Album, Blue Oyster Cult members Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser wrote and performed a parody called "NoZilla."[1]
The Japanese version of the song
NoZilla

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Titanollante

21 months ago
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This is such a classic song!!
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Varan The Unbelievable

20 months ago
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Ikr!