Prayer for Peace

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"Prayer for Peace"
Prayer for Peace
Performed by Toho High School of Music students
Composed by Akira Ifukube
Lyrics by Shigeru Kayama
Heard in Godzilla (1954)

"Prayer for Peace" (平和への祈り,   Heiwa e no Inori) is a song composed by Akira Ifukube, with lyrics by Shigeru Kayama, and performed by students of the Toho High School of Music for the 1954 Toho film, Godzilla. It was covered by Fabio Frizzi for the Italian version of the film, nicknamed "Cozzilla", and would go on to be used as the basis for the main title of two of Lucio Fulci's films, Zombi 2 and City of the Living Dead.[1]



Yasuragi yo
Hikari yo
Toku kaerekashi
Inochi komete
Inoru warera no
Kono hitofushi no
Aware ni medete

Yasuragi no
Hikari yo
Toku kaerekashi

English translation[2]

Oh peace, oh light
Hasten back to us
May we live without destruction
May we look to tomorrow with hope
May peace and light return to us
Our hearts are filled with prayer
This we pray

Hear our song
And have pity on us
May we live without destruction
May we look to tomorrow with hope


This is a list of references for Prayer for Peace. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. "Cozzilla (Film)". TV Tropes. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. Godzilla-Prayer for peace w/ lyrics - YouTube


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