"Godzilla" (Blue Öyster Cult)

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"Godzilla"
[[File:|330px|Official music video for "Godzilla" by Blue Öyster Cult]]
Composed by Buck Dharma,
Bear McCrearyG:KotM
Lyrics by Buck Dharma
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult,
Serj TankianG:KotM
Sung in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

"Godzilla" is a song performed by the rock and metal band Blue Öyster Cult in 1977, written in homage to the Godzilla series. Written by the band's lead guitarist and vocalist 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. A cover of the song composed by Bear McCreary and performed by System of a Down's Serj Tankian was included in the soundtrack for the 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Brendon Small and Gene Hoglan of the band Dethklok from the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse also contributed to this cover.

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 he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

Oh no, they say he's 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 he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Godzilla!

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of man
Godzilla!!

Videos

Bear McCreary's cover of "Godzilla" sung by Serj Tankian for Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Japanese-language version of "Godzilla" performed by Fighter Ishida and GYM
"NoZilla," a parody of "Godzilla" performed by Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser

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 Öyster Cult members Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma wrote and performed a parody called "NoZilla."[1]
  • In the 1990's, the song was used to promote various Godzilla movie marathons on the U.S. cable television channels TNT, the Sci-Fi Channel, and WGN.

References

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Green Blob Thing

2 months ago
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As iconic as this song is, and is good as the new cover version is, it doesn't really fit the MonsterVerse Godzilla. Not only does he not visit Tokyo, but he doesn't grab buses or trains and throw them. That's more characteristic of the previous incarnations of Godzilla, who actually would do such things.

Really though, who cares when it's a great song.
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Goji285

2 months ago
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I like the song at the end credits showing cave drawings for Godzilla Vs. Kong
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

3 months ago
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History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man... Godzilla!!
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Lachlanowers

6 months ago
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I love this song can't wait for may 30 (Godzilla 2 come's out a day earlier were i live) Long Live the King.
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Keizer Zilla

6 months ago
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Get hyped everybody! I've never wanted May 31st to come faster!
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TopMonarchScientist

2 months ago
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GODZILLA IS NOT JUST KING OF MONSTERS,HE'S THE KING OF THIS SONG!!!!
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The Guardian of the Universe

6 months ago
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Shoot, the King of the Monsters version sounds amazing!
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Titanollante

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

29 months ago
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Ikr!
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