Who Will Know

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"Who Will Know"
Who Will Know
Composed by Shiro Sagisu
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski[1]
Performed in Shin Godzilla

"Who Will Know" is a song composed by Shiro Sagisu for the soundtrack of the 2016 Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla.

Lyrics

If I die in this world
Who will know something of me?
I am lost, no one knows
There's no trace of my yearning

If I die in this world
(But I must carry on)
Who will know something of me?
(Nothing worse can befall)
I am lost, no one knows
(All my fears, all my tears)
There's no trace of my yearning
(Tell my heart there's a hole)

I wear a void
Not even hope
A downward slope
Is all I see

I wear a void
(As long as breath comes from my mouth)
Not even hope
(I may yet stand the slightest chance)
A downward slope
(A shaft of light is all I need)
Is all I see
(To cease the darkness killing me)

Videos

Who Will Know

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14Goji

3 days ago
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Ok, Thanks everybody!
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14Goji

one month ago
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Ummm hey sometimes when I trie to comment, the commenting page is gone and it just says <comment voting="plus"/>
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AngiraBlu

one month ago
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Here's a loop around that.:

At the top of the page, there's a tab that says "History." Click on that.

Next, you'll see the entire editing history of the page. Click on any of the dates. Preferably, the date of the 2nd most recent edit.

Finally, go to the Comments section and you're good to go! 👍
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Les

one month ago
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Easier is to just press the UTC clock in the very top right of the site. It force-updates the page cache and reloads the comments.
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14Goji

one month ago
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ok so I think what has happened is that youtube channel has been deleted and sure enough, it has. I have edited it so I uploaded a different vid that works and it has lyrics, too!
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14Goji

one month ago
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um hey the video for who will know isnt working. it says its not available. anyone else having the same problem?
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14Goji

one month ago
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I totally agree with Shin Gojira. The thing about his death being unnoticed is actually about how he has no friends or family that care about him.
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Theamazingdemo

10 months ago
Score 1
Truly, a song befitting of a god.
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Shin Gojira

26 months ago
Score 1

Everyone's talking about how Goji death wouldn't go unnoticed, but that's not what it means, Goji is all alone, he has no family nor friends, there's no equal in this version, he yerns to find someone that's the same as him, no one would know something of him because there's no one by his side, there's no traces of his yerning because he's one in his kin, he sees himself without salvation, hopeless with the only path to follow being that of sorrow

There's a hole in his heart which may never be filled, he has no answer to what he is or why is he like that and as long as he is alive he'll persist on moving on, the darkness killing him is either the radiation that keeps him alive and helps him evolve yet is a constant threat to himself or the humans who attack him on spot, seeing as their attacks coming from unknown sources (long distance attacks and him not being able to see the source of aggression) this may be pretty much the "darkness" killing him, maybe both, the shaft of light being his only defence for both of these causes a.k.a Atomic Breath, being both a weapon and a source to release radiation which would potentialy kill him if he didn't use it.

From these lyrics and his way of doing things in the movie, I'd say Gojira is depressed, he doesn't know what he is and there's no one who he can identify with, mutated into something that he should've never been, I see this Goji less than a punishment to mankind, a victim of the events, he shows no sign of aggression towards humanity, even when he had the whole Japan Self-Defence Force attacking him, until the B-2 bombard him, he bleeds and cries, but he must go on trying, every living being at the brink of death, will hold onto life with all he's got, and that's what Goji does.
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FoxOwne

29 months ago
Score 1
The lyrics are 100% from Goji's perspective. Let's analyze it carefully, start to finish: "if I die in this world, who will know something of me? I am lost, no one knows, there's no trace of my yearning" I've heard a lot of contention specifically pointed at this verse, because the notion that Godzilla's death going unnoticed is ridiculous, but if you look a little deeper, Shin isn't lamenting over being forgotten in death; he's lamenting that nobody will truly know who he was, a creature found lost in another world, afraid of what stands before him and his new, dire circumstance. He doesn't want to die a monster, he just wants to return to the world he knew before he came to be the beast we know him as. He's a fish that, very suddenly, found himself in a pond too small. Moving on, "but I must carry on, nothing worse can befall. All my fears, all my tears, tell my heart there's a hole." This part is really interesting, because it introduces the deeper bass filled secondary choir, as opposed to the light, high pitched feminine choir from before. Before digging into the lyrics, let me tell you why this is so important: many people have argued that the two separate voices may be different characters, maybe one is Shin but the other is humanity. I even saw a comment theorizing it's to bringl mystery to Goji's gender. Here's what it really means- Godzilla is facing a conflict of personality. The voices are two parts of a whole, a duality that tells the story of Godzilla's death as a simple animal and rebirth as a monster, his metamorphosis. The lighter voice represents the sadness and innocence in Godzilla's nature, speaking primarily of the fate that has befallen him and how it is inescapable, whereas the deeper voice tells of the rise of shin, speaking of how he must destroy and slaughter to survive, as well as how it will continue on at whatever cost. As for the lyrics in this verse themselves, Godzilla is saying that he must carry on destroying because there's nothing left in him anyways, and there's nothing more painful that could happen to him than what already has, his tears and fears making it clear to him that there is a hole in his heart and his very soul. He is ruined, and there's nothing left but to follow his base instincts and just survive. "I wear a void, not even hope. A downward slope, is all I see." The remnants of Goji's soul tell of how it has been wrapped in dark, trapped inside nothing, and that he cannot even hope anymore. All that is left for him is to continue falling through the downward slope, the only path that Goji can even perceive at the his point. "As long as breath comes from my mouth, I may yet stand the slightest chance, a shaft of light is all I need to cease the darkness killing me." Shin has reached the breaking point, he is nearing his death and he knows it- but he is still alive. Somehow, by some miracle and in the most twisted way, Shin has found the hope that he had lost before, but at the cost of destroying everything around him. As long as breath, an allusion to his atomic breath power, continues to flow in him then he might be able to continue living, whatever that even means for him anymore. To escape the void around him, to stop the vicious assault being laid upon him, all he needs is that shaft of light, that one ray of hope both figuratively, and with the manifestation of his atomic breath, literally. Godzilla has been through the ringer trapped in an alien world in a body he does not know, surrounded by death and destruction, all alone, nobody will know who or what he once was and all he can do to prevent the entire world from trying to slaughter him is to fight back and annihilate everything in his path. Being placed inside a monster wasn't his fault, but choosing to become one to live was all he could do. It really is a tragedy, and it really is all about Shin Godzilla.
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Aggression25

33 months ago
Score 3
Beautiful and haunting.
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Paincoast89

37 months ago
Score 1

This song is most certainly from Godzilla’s perspective. All who disagree let me make my case. This song is Godzilla’s perspective, read the lyrics: I wear a void (As long as breath comes from my mouth) Not even hope (I may yet stand the slightest chance) A downward slope (A shaft of light is all I need) Those who argue that it’s the citizens affected by Godzilla, civilians don’t need a shaft of light. Godzilla needs the shaft of light to protect him self from the bombs. As long as his atomic breaths still works he has a chance at survival. Another reason to prove this song is from Godzilla’s perspective is that without this song Godzilla feels empty as he’s missing something. Without tho song hi motives aren’t clear. Godzilla doesn’t just destroy a town unless there’s something in it for him. This song shows that he wants to be noticed but that everyone reacted in the wrong way. Now with everyone attacking him he has no where else to go but to try to defend himself while he tries to reproduce (at the end of the movie his tail spikes off into mini Godzillas but they’re frozen).

To anyone who argues that there are male and female voices singing means that it’s the civilians. You’re wrong. The male and female voices can mean 2 things. 1. Toho didn’t want to finalize his gender so they put male and female voices. 2. The male and female voices is Godzilla talking to himself. Take from this line as an example: (Godzilla) Not even hope (his conscious) I may yet stand a chance. It him just thinking to himself about everything. His options, his chances...his hope. That is why this song is from Godzilla’s perspective
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Titanollante

37 months ago
Score 2

"Toho didn’t want to finalize his gender so they put male and female voices." ???

Other than that being nonsense, I mean, it's not wrong to have interpretations like this. There's far worse and flat out incorrect interpretations, like thinking that at the ending of King Kong vs. Godzilla it's actually Godzilla swimming away. (Yes, people do think this...)
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G&G-Fan

40 months ago
Score 1
Where is "Defeat is no Option"?
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Chainsaw Gigan

31 months ago
Score 1
Just created now! (https://wiki...is_No_Option)
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Toolen

47 months ago
Score -2
Sung from Godzilla's perspective? That's ridiculous. The lyrics wouldn't make sense. EVERYBODY would know about Godzilla if he died. A giant skyscraper sized monster well over three hundred feet tall isn't something you can ignore. Furthermore, Godzilla doesn't seem the least bit afraid of the jets, and I don't see any tears or sadness in his eyes. He seems more enraged by the pain than sad or scared. The song makes more sense if you consider it to an expression of the fears and despair of Godzilla's victims, as well as the thoughts of those trying to defeat him. Japan is facing something which seems impossible to kill or even stop, a foe which could quite easily wipe The nation of the face of the earth. The hopelessness and despair reflected in the song paints a fairly accurate picture of what the people of Japan must be feeling as Godzilla continues to smash his way through the nation.
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Toolen

46 months ago
Score 1
I honestly think the song may not be simply sung from a single perspective. The fact that it features male and female singers, each singing different parts of the lyrics, suggests contrasting views. Perhaps some of the song could be interpreted as Godzilla's perspective, but not all of it.
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